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Robert Dann Named President of CSM Lodging's 38 Hotel Portfolio
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MINNEAPOLIS – October 24, 2005 – CSM Corporation, a diversified real estate development and acquisition company, announced today that Robert Dann has joined CSM Lodging as president. Dann’s wealth of knowledge and 20 plus years of experience in the hospitality industry will serve CSM Lodging well as the company continues on a path of impressive growth.
 
As president, Dann will provide leadership, direction and bottom line results to CSM’s portfolio of 38 hotel properties. He will also further develop CSM’s growth strategy to extend its industry reach with key acquisitions in strong travel markets nationwide.
 
“With his experience spanning all aspects of the hospitality industry, Rob has a great understanding of the hotel business,” said Gary Holmes, president of CSM Corporation. “CSM Lodging has an aggressive growth strategy in place and we’re confident that Rob’s proven operational experience will increase the profitability of CSM’s portfolio.”
 
Since 1983, Dann has worked his way up the ranks of the hospitality industry through various management and executive management roles. Dann comes to CSM after serving as vice president of operations for Interstate Hotels and Resorts and prior, with Boykin Management Company as Executive Vice president and Director of Operations. Dann’s background also includes experience with independent, full- and limited- service hotels including Marriott, Radisson and Hilton brands as well as Ian Schrager Hotels and independently owned Helmsley Park Lane Hotel. He has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Denver.
 
CSM Lodging is a division of CSM Corporation, which owns and operates 38 properties across the United States under the Marriott, Hilton and Carlson brands. CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for an unprecedented two years in a row.
 
CSM Corporation, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Minneapolis. CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. The company’s extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential and hotel properties across the continental United States. For more information, visit www.csmcorp.net. 
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CSM Corporation
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Also See: Robert Dann Joins Boykin as Executive Vice President Director of Operations / Mar 2000
Lisa Giaimo Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CSM Lodging / June 2005

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