Advisors with extensive Experience
DOUGLAS S. ROHRER, CHIA
Rohrer provides a multi-disciplinary set of competencies and professional experience spanning hospitality operating companies, lodging + food & beverage feasibility analysis, commercial real estate investment & capitalization, distressed debt situations, and joint venture structures having served in the various roles as CFO/CIO & General Counsel for a global diversified hospitality operator, as a structured finance banker/debt trader at Citadel Securities, workout/restructuring & capital markets advisor at Aberdeen Realty Holdings Ltd. (ARH), commercial real estate banker at Credit Suisse and as a real estate finance attorney with global law firms Sidley Austin LLP and SquirePattonBoggs LLP. Throughout each role, Mr. Rohrer’s primary focus was serving clients in the hospitality sector.
The addition of Mr. Rohrer’s extensive capital markets experience in the hospitality sector was a natural complement to the existing suite of services ARHospitality Capital delivers to its national client base. Mr. Rohrer focuses on arranging senior, subordinate and alternative structured finance solutions for hospitality assets while also assisting owner/operators, distressed debt investors and lenders/special servicers in evaluating hospitality real estate (or debt collateralized by hotel assets) and structuring capitalization solutions in connection with a property or note acquisition. Notably, Mr. Rohrer was featured in a February 2012 Wall Street Journal article discussing being appointed as Directing Holder and sole advisor to a foreign fund on its acquisition of a B-Note and subsequent FMV option exercise on a $150M A-Note out of a floating rate CMBS trust and successful resolution of the inter-creditor battle over the debt on a notable Las Vegas casino and resort property.
Mr. Rohrer is admitted to practice law in California and New York, obtained several FINRA Securities Industry Licenses including the 24, 7 and 63, and holds a New York State Real Estate License. Mr. Rohrer has also completed the post graduate program in Hotel Real Estate Investment & Asset Management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and attained the CHIA designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute in hospitality industry analytics.