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Bio

Leading a team of more than 340 hotel experts in 20 countries, Mark's expertise and that of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group spans the entire hospitality spectrum

Current Responsibilities

As Global CEO of the Hotels & Hospitality Group of JLL, Mark Wynne Smith has multiple roles. Leading a team of more than 280 hotel experts in 20 countries, his expertise - and that of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group - spans the hospitality spectrum.

From luxury single assets and large portfolios to select service and budget hotels, resorts and pubs, Mark’s team delivers a variety of services to leading industry players: corporate strategy, restructuring and transaction advice, equity and debt financing advice, project development and contract management, operating contract negotiation and asset management, to name just a few.

Experience
In recent years, Mark has been central to numerous hotel portfolio transactions, including advising the InterContinental Hotels Group on some $4 billion worth of their successful divestment of hotel real estate and the sale of the $1 billion UK Marriott portfolio. He is also driven by a focus on corporate M&A, and portfolio and trophy asset sales across the globe. In addition to his leadership role at JLL, Mark is also an in-demand speaker, a regular at leading hotel conferences.

Education and Affiliations
Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors