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Daniel H. Lesser Named Senior Managing Director of the Hospitality and Gaming Group, Cushman & Wakefield


NEW YORK, July 14, 2004 -- Daniel H. Lesser has been named senior managing director of the Hospitality and Gaming Group, at Cushman & Wakefield.

"Dan is driven to help his clients succeed, and his dedication and professionalism show through everyday," said Brian Corcoran, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield.

Mr. Lesser previously served as Managing Director of the group with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (C&W) at the World Headquarters in New York and has been with the firm for 10 years.  During the past 23 years, Mr. Lesser has specialized in real estate appraisals, economic feasibility evaluations, investment counseling, and transactional services of hotels, resorts, conference centers, casinos, and timeshare properties on a worldwide basis.  Prior to his hospitality advisory and transactional experience, Mr. Lesser held operational and administrative positions with Hilton Hotels Corporation and Eurotels-Switzerland.

Mr. Lesser is a member of and has served on numerous committees for the American Society of Real Estate Counselors and the Appraisal Institute.  In addition to holding the Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation, he has served a variety of committees with the American Hotel and Lodging Association.  Mr. Lesser is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Chapter of the CHS.  He is an Advisory Board member and former member of the Fundraising Subcommittee for the New York University Center for Hospitality Industry Studies.  Furthermore, Mr. Lesser is a founding member of the Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC).

As a noted hotel real estate industry authority, Mr. Lesser has authored numerous articles and has been quoted in a variety of major industry publications.  Furthermore, Mr. Lesser lectures frequently at hotel industry investment conferences, as well as at Cornell University, New York University, Boston University, New York Institute of Technology, the New York Metropolitan Chapter and the Boston Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the New England Chapter of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CCIM), The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), and the Real Estate Board of New York.

A graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, with a Bachelor of Science, Mr. Lesser also attended the Ecole Hoteliere in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Baruch College-City University of New York.

Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately held real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, the firm has 164 offices in 49 countries around the globe, and 11,000+ talented professionals. 

Cushman & Wakefield
Terry Spillane
Also See: Mark D. Capasso Joins Cushman & Wakefield's Hospitality and Gaming Valuation Group / Sept 2003

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