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Alan Hatfield Appointed by CSM Lodging as Regional Vice President of Hotel Operations - Western Region

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MINNEAPOLIS – February 11, 2005 – CSM Corporation, a diversified real estate development and acquisition company, announces today that Alan Hatfield has joined CSM Lodging as regional vice president of hotel operations - western region.  Previously, Hatfield served as vice president of operations for Intercontinental Hotels Group, where he was responsible for 10 hotels in the western United States.

In his new role, Hatfield will supervise general managers at 17 hotels in CSM Lodging’s portfolio and act as an intermediate between CSM Lodging’s corporate offices and each hotel to facilitate operations.

“Alan brings strong hotel management experience and will be a great asset to our company,” said Robin Kirk, president of CSM Lodging. “His experience and past successes have proven his ability to drive revenue, increase quality and maximize profitability in his hotels. That is what CSM Lodging strives to achieve in each of our properties, and we are thrilled to have Alan as a part of our team.”

Hatfield has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry serving in various development, sales and management roles with hotels nationwide. Hatfield began his career with Bristol Hotels and Resorts, serving as a general manager for 10 years, then working his way up to director of development. He has a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell University.

About CSM Lodging

CSM Lodging is a division of CSM Corporation which owns and operates 37 hotels nationwide under franchise agreements with Marriott, Hilton and Carlson.

Founded in 1976, CSM Corporation is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. Their extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the continental United States.  CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for their contribution to the tremendous growth and increase in market presence of limited service Marriott hotels.

Contact:
CSM Corporation
500 Washington Avenue South
Suite 3000, Minneapolis, MN 55415 
www.csmcorp.net
Also See: Jim Callaghan Named Regional Vice President of Hotel Operations, CSM Lodging / August 2004
Minneapolis-Based CSM Corporation Acquires the 197 room Holiday Inn Minneapolis West for $9.325 million / Aug 2004
CSM Lodging Acquires the 126-room Residence Inn Minneapolis - Eden Prairie / February 2004


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