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​Current responsibilities

Fernanda L'Hopital joined JLL in April 2018 as Vice President of JLL - Hotels & Hospitality Group for South America. Based in Buenos Aires, she is involved in hotel consulting assignments in the region. Primary areas of focus include market studies, feasibility analyses, valuations, contract negotiation with hotel chains, transactions and strategic planning, among others.

Specialties

  • Consulting
  • Valuation and Advisory

Years of experience 

18 (Nine in the hotel industry).

Experience

Fernanda has in-depth knowledge of the tourism, hospitality and related-real estate markets in South America. During her 9 years in the industry, she has participated in and led more than 200 projects, and has gained plenty of experience in performing market studies, feasibility analyses, strategic planning, business plans, development plans, highest and best use studies, operator search, management and franchise contract negotiation, and valuations for hotels and other real estate projects. Her regional experience is mainly built on her thorough work in countries like Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay, where she has worked both on operating and developing hotels and other real estate projects. 

Prior to joining JLL, Ms. L'Hopital served as a Senior Analyst at the Argentine Investment and Trade Promotion Agency. Previously, she held various positions at HVS South America (from Analyst to Managing Director) where she led several of the successful projects developed in the different markets of the region. During 2008 and 2009, she worked in the area of Commercial Planning and New Business Development for Argentina and Chile of Bright Star, an importer company. Previously, she was a Consultant in the International Accounts Division of the Ministry of Economy of Argentina. She began her professional career as an Analyst at Daniel Lew & Roberto L'Hopital Consultores and Buenos Aires Mergers & Acquisitions, both M&A boutiques based in Buenos Aires.

Education 

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA), Universidad del CEMA (UCEMA)
  • Bachelor degree in Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Affiliations

Fernanda is an active member of the hotel community in South America and participates in the main conferences held in the region.