Rachael Rothman

Company: CBRE Hotels

Position: Global Head of Hotels Research and Data Analytics


As CBRE’s Head of Hotels Research & Data Analysis, Rachael Rothman, CFA, ISHC, is responsible for forecasting, presenting, data analysis, thought leadership, and helping hotel owners, brands, and management companies maximize profits while minimizing risks.

Ms. Rothman joined CBRE in 2021 after a 20-year career as a public hotel company executive and equity analyst. Most recently, Ms. Rothman held executive positions at Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE) and Playa Hotels and Resorts (PLYA).

Prior to that, Ms. Rothman worked for 18 years as a leading equity analyst following the hospitality industry for Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Susquehanna International Group where she followed the hotel, restaurant, cruise line, and casino industries. Ms. Rothman started as a line-level employee in the hotel industry, ultimately working her way up to General Manager.

Ms. Rothman holds a B.A. in Romance Languages & Literature from Bates College, a master’s degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, a master's degree in economics from the University of Virginia, and she holds the CFA and ISHC designations.

Mission Statement

To provide our clients the best return on their consulting dollars, anywhere.


FP&A, capital raising, pitch decks, forecasting, economics, public capital markets, corporate strategy, investor relations, thought leadership, outlooks, presenting, all-inclusive resorts, and benchmarking.

Professional Memberships

I hold the CFA and ISHC designations. I am a member of the Cornell Hotel Society and the New York Society of Securities Analysts. I am on the board of the International Luxury Hotel Association.