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Gwenola is Director of France for JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Current responsibilities
Gwenola heads up the French team of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. She is responsible for managing the firm’s business in France, overseeing the advisory and transaction services and a team comprising 15 consultants.

Gwenola Donet has a 16-year experience in the hospitality real estate industry. She joined JLL in 2006 as a consultant and then became the head of the Advisory team in 2010. She was appointed France Director in 2012.

During her career, she has been responsible for conducting numerous valuation and advisory assignments throughout France, Switzerland and French Polynesia. She has also undertaken various feasibility studies, acquisition and mixed-use development advice, covering the full spectrum of asset classes from budget to luxury hotels and Palaces, portfolios or single assets. She is in charge of several operator searches and developed a specific expertise in negotiating management contracts and leases. Gwenola’s key strengths lies also in her knowledge in the French markets, in various type of destinations such as urban, leisure or specialized/niche markets (thermal resorts, ski resorts, sea resorts). She had the opportunity through her studies and previous jobs to gain international experience in Canada, Germany, Morocco, Mauritius, Costa Rica, French Polynesia and Switzerland.

She has been a valuable contributor to different market intelligence reports, especially on the highly recognized Parisian palaces, Budget hotels and HMA (Hotel Management Agreement) in France.

Prior positions
Prior to joining JLL in 2006, Gwenola was with KPMG in the Hospitality advisory team for five years.

ICH CNAM Paris (Real Estate Expertise and Estimation since 2007) – Prep School for the RICS
Audencia Business School (1999/2002)
SciencesPo Rennes (Political Sciences) (1995/1999)