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HIO 2015 
Strong Flow of Cross-Border Capital
The strong flow of cross-border capital into global hotel real estate assets is galvanizing increased deal momentum. Cross-border deals are expected to comprise over one-third of hotel transaction volumes in 2015 with intensity notching up.

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JLL HIO A rising tide lifts all boats, and the strong flow of cross-border capital into hotel real estate assets is galvanizing increased deal momentum.
We forecast global hotel real estate transaction volume to reach $68 billion in 2015.

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Global & Regional

JLL HISS report The only truly global survey of its kind, the Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey (HISS) identifies the weight of opinion of future trends and also establishes a benchmark position on a number of key issues from which future trends can be considered.

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EMEA Hotel Intelligence Hub

JLL Hotel Intelligence EMEA View an interactive map with our latest Hotel Intelligence Reports, local business contacts and our house view on where the city currently sits in the investor interest and RevPAR cycle.

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JLL Hotel Investment Highlights Published in the Asia Pacific, Americas and EMEA. this report provides an insightful analysis of the hotel investment market including a review of buyer and seller types.
Regional investment trends and hot markets are identified along with a listing of recent transactions. The Hotels & Hospitality team also provides a forward looking analysis of the hotel investment market.

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View comprehensive hotel market reports with local market specifics, analyse performance data and key drivers for future developments.

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Lauro Ferroni - Global Head of Hotels & Hospitality Research
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Lauro Ferroni
Global Head of Hotels & Hospitality Research
Phone:+1 312 228 2566
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Current Responsibilities
Lauro Ferroni serves as the global head of research for JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group where he spearheads the group’s research platform and coordinates strategy and output among the firm’s regional research leads based in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Lauro’s responsibilities include driving the group’s capital markets research report suite, monitoring key industry indicators to include hotel transaction volume and developing custom analytics to inform clients’ strategies and help position the firm as a thought leader.

As Senior Vice President based in JLL’s Chicago office, Lauro also heads up the firm’s Strategic Advisory and Asset Management group in the central United States where he is responsible for hotel development advisory mandates, management consulting assignments and hotel asset management engagements.

As a member of the global research team, Lauro has contributed to 85+ research reports on hotel investment and has been quoted in Forbes and Investor’s Business Daily. Representative advisory assignments include the underwriting of a $115 million national hotel portfolio, a multi-city market expansion strategy for a global hotel company and asset portfolio assessment of a select service hotel chain in preparation for a $600+ million IPO.

Education and Affiliations
Lauro holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and is bilingual in English and German.

Frank Sorgiovanni - Vice President, Research and Strategic Advisory, Asia
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Frank Sorgiovanni
Vice President, Research and Strategic Advisory, Asia
Phone:+65 6494 3668
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Current Responsibilities
As Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels & Hospitality Group based in Singapore, Frank manages Asian regional research and contributes to the strategic advisory, consultancy and investment teams. His responsibilities include authoring leading edge hotel industry research as well as thought-provoking white papers. Frank additionally provides input into the wider firm’s suite of global research reports, investment outlooks, property digests and investor sentiment surveys.

With over 14 years of property research analysis, consulting and corporate real estate advisory experience in Australia, Frank has a vast knowledge of Asia Pacific property markets. Through previous roles and work appointments, he has acquired a broad range of property skills including market overviews; demand, supply and forecasting studies; strategic consulting and investment advice; highest and best use outcomes; acquisition, asset and development feasibility; workplace strategy, occupancy planning; tenant representation and economic impact assessment.

After commencing with Jones Lang LaSalle as a graduate in Perth in 1998, Frank relocated to Melbourne in 2001 where he spent 11 years working within property research, consulting, finance, advisory, and corporate real estate roles for companies including CBRE and ANZ Banking Corporation, before re-joining Jones Lang LaSalle’s Singapore office in 2013.

Education and Affiliations
Frank holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University in Perth. There he majored in Property and Finance achieving honours.
Jessica Jahns - Head of EMEA Hotels & Hospitality Research
Jessica Jahns
Head of EMEA Hotels & Hospitality Research
30 Warwick Street
London, W1b5NH
Phone:+44 20 7399 5821
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Current Responsibilities
Jessica Jahns is Head of Hotels & Hospitality Research across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Jessica is responsible for the production of research reports across the region, providing our clients with market leading research on the future of hospitality trends. In addition, Jessica supports the transaction and valuation teams based in London, tracks hotel real estate transactions across Europe while continuing to expand the global research database.

Jessica has over 10 years’ experience in the hotel industry and prior to joining JLL in October 2013 was Lead Commercial Analyst at Michels & Taylor Ltd – a hotel asset management company in London, managing more than 80 assets across Europe. Prior to this, Jessica worked in the Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Group at Deloitte LLP where she was instrumental in delivering and developing a suite of products.

Education and Affiliations
Jessica holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Hotel & Catering Management from the University of Surrey, UK

Contact us
Lauro Ferroni
Global Head of Hotels & Hospitality Research
+1 312 228 2566
Frank Sorgiovanni
Vice President, Research and Strategic Advisory, Asia
+65 6494 3668
Jessica Jahns
Head of EMEA Hotels & Hospitality Research
+44 20 7399 5821
Kent Michels
Americas Head of Hotels & Hospitality Research
+1 312 228-2927

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