Douglas Rohrer


As a Managing Director of ARH, Mr. Rohrer leads all client engagements and oversees all aspects of the firm's activities. In addition to leading ARH, from 2014 to 2017 Mr. Rohrer also served as Chief Investment Officer, CFO and General Counsel of Plan Do See America Inc., the U.S. division of global hospitality company Plan Do See Inc. Prior to joining Aberdeen Realty Holdings Ltd. in the fall of 2011, Mr. Rohrer was Co-Head of Citadel's investment banking division commercial real estate finance desk which was involved in the trading of existing senior and mezzanine debt as well as arranging the financing of new debt on commercial properties. Prior to Citadel Securities, Mr. Rohrer was a banker in Credit Suisse's Structured Real Estate Finance Group in New York focusing on the origination, structuring and securitization of debt for sophisticated real estate investors and operators. Mr. Rohrer led the origination and closing of over $1.2 billion and was integrally involved in over $3 billion in financing at all levels of the capital structure for projects and acquisitions across all asset classes.

Previously, Mr. Rohrer served as an attorney with Sidley Austin LLP’s New York Global Real Estate Group. His practice area focused on capital markets transactions with a special emphasis on structured real estate finance matters as well as commercial real estate transactions providing a unique breadth of knowledge and expertise benefiting clients as their banker while at Credit Suisse and now as an advisor with ARH.

Prior to joining Sidley Austin Mr. Rohrer gained experience at Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP serving as transaction counsel in the Real Estate Group and as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel in the Public Finance Group. His practice addressed a broad range of matters including representing domestic and foreign institutional lenders on the financing of single asset and portfolio real estate acquisitions, commercial leasing matters and purchase/sale of commercial real estate.

Mr. Rohrer received his Juris Doctorate degree from University of California Hastings College of the Law located in San Francisco, California. Additionally, he has undertaken foreign legal studies at the University of Amsterdam in conjunction with the Tulane Center for European Union Law and at La Faculté de Deroit des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion (University of Nice School of Economics and Management) in Nice, France. Mr. Rohrer received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1996 where he was inducted as a member of Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society in philosophy. Mr. Rohrer has been admitted to the New York and California State Bars and holds a NY Real Estate Brokers License as well as FINRA Series 24 (Registered Securities Principal), Series 7, and Series 63 licenses. Mr. Rohrer has also completed the post graduate program in Hotel Real Estate Investment & Asset Management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

Mr. Rohrer is actively involved in continuing education and service to his profession, including authoring several publications, "Fulfilling the Due Process Obligation to Landowners Prior to Government Action Affecting Their Interest"(NYSBA Municipal Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 4, Fall 2004) and “Bonding Public Sector Pension Contributions Revisited” which also appeared in the Municipal Lawyer (Vol. 17, No. 3, Fall 2003), a joint publication of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Edwin G. Michaelian Municipal Law Resource Center of Pace University.

Philanthropic involvement includes serving as Vice President and General Counsel for the PTC Foundation, Inc., a New York not-for-profit philanthropic organization supporting directly or through funding other philanthropic organizations issues of hunger, poverty, intolerance, illness & disease and promoting environmental conservation, education and cultural preservation programs.

Mr. Rohrer may be reached via email at