Douglas A. Kessler

President & Chief Executive Officer at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

Douglas A. Kessler

Douglas A. Kessler

President & Chief Executive Officer at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Remington Hotel Corp.
Ashford Hospitality Advisors LLC
Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

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724

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1961

Age

58

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Founder at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

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Chief Accounting Officer at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

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Chief Strategy Officer at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

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Professional at Alan L. Tallis & Associates

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

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Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel at Artivest Holdings, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Ginkgo Residential LLC

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Head-Lodging & Leisure Capital Markets at First Fidelity Mortgage Corp.

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Douglas A. Kessler
President & Chief Executive Officer at Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.
Education
BA

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

MBA

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Career History
Senior Managing Director
2018 - Current

Ashford, Inc. engages in the provision of asset management, advisory services and other products and services primarily to clients in the hospitality industry. Its segments include REIT Advisory and Hospitality Products and Services. The REIT Advisory segment provides asset management and advisory services. The Hospitality Products and Services segment provides products and services to clients primarily in the hospitality industry The company was founded on April 2, 2014 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Senior Managing Director
2014 - Current

Ashford OAINC, Inc. engages in the provision of asset management and external advisory services to other entities, initially within the hospitality industry. It serves as the external advisor to two real estate investment trusts, namely Ashford Hospitality Trust and Ashford Hospitality Prime; and has a security investment subsidiary called Ashford Investment Management, which is an alternative investment management firm that specializes in creating investment strategies focused on the real estate, hospitality and leisure sectors. The company was founded by Montgomery J. Bennett on April 2, 2014 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

President & Director
2013 - Current
Boards & Committees
President & Director
2013 - Current
Director
Prior

Senior Lifestyle Corp. owns and operates residential communities for senior citizens. The firm offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehab, affordable senior apartments and short term stays services. The company was founded by William B. Kaplan and James B. Klutznick in 1985 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500 - $999
2011

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. ULI Founded in 1936, ULI now have members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. Members say ULI provide information they can trust, and that ULI is a place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving. With pride, ULI members commit to the best in land use policy and practice.

Political Donations
$500
2011

Former Governor of Texas

Transactions
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Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. purchases Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. /Seven Hotels from Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Oak Hill Capital Partners LP, The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. purchases The Westin O'Hare from JER Partners LLC

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Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. purchases CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. /30 Hotels from CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Inactive)

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