News release

JLL names Rathawat Kuvijitrsuwan Senior Vice President of Hotel Advisory & Asset Management Thailand

The new appointment supports JLL’s strategy to further expand its role as market leading hotel advisor in Thailand

December 05, 2022

JLL (NYSE: JLL) Hotels & Hospitality Group today announced the appointment of Rathawat Kuvijitrsuwan as Senior Vice President, Advisory & Asset Management, Thailand. Based in Bangkok, he assumes this leadership role as Thailand’s hospitality industry continues to rebound strongly following the Covid-19 pandemic. JLL will further expand its role as market leading hotel advisor in Thailand, with a team of 12 hotel sector experts covering every key market in Thailand.

“Thailand continues to be one of the most important and diverse hotel markets in Asia and we are delighted to have Khun Rathawat join us as we continue to expand our in-market advisory capabilities. Thailand offers some of the best value-add and greenfield investment opportunities in the region, underpinned by the beauty of the country, the welcoming and hospitable nature of the Thai people, and progressive tourism policies” says Xander Nijnens, Managing Director, Head of Advisory & Asset Management, Asia Pacific, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group.

For JLL, Rathawat will be responsible for advising both domestic and international clients through development advisory, feasibility assessment, investment strategies, operator selection and contract negotiation, and asset management. Having worked across all real estate asset classes, he will be well placed to support clients who are experienced in hospitality or first-time market entrants.

“We are grateful to be working with the leading local and global real estate investors in Thailand and Khun Rathawat brings a real depth of expertise across all the sectors. This wide understanding of real estate in Thailand matched by his experience and passion for the hotel sector positions us exceptionally well to advice clients with diverse portfolios and mixed-use developments” says Michael Glancy, Country Head for Thailand, JLL.

Rathawat joins JLL from CBRE, where he was most recently Head of Research and Consulting, Thailand. He held this position for close to five years, during which time he was responsible for advising clients on strategies and providing thought leadership across the entire Thailand commercial property space.
He holds a Master’s Degree in real estate from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science, Architecture, from Chulalongkorn University.

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