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Inland American Lodging Advisor Names Jack Elkins Senior Vice President
of Project Management;

Promotes Craig Lambert to Executive Vice President and Philip Wade to Senior Vice President

Orlando, FL. – Inland American Lodging Advisor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Inland American Business Manager and Advisor (“Inland American”), announced today that Jack Elkins has been named senior vice president of project management.  Previously, Mr. Elkins held a similar position at CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and its successor Pyramid Advisors.  Prior to joining CNL, Mr. Elkins was an executive- level manager with Welbro Building Corporation and has more than 30 years of commercial design and construction experience.  The company also announced it has promoted Craig Lambert to executive vice president of asset management and Philip Wade to senior vice president of investments.  Mr. Lambert and Mr. Wade both joined Inland American in 2007 with the formation of its lodging investment platform.

“Craig and Phil have been an integral part of our team since the inception of the lodging group and have taken on ever expanding responsibilities during that time,” said Marcel Verbaas, president and CEO of Inland American Lodging Advisors, Inc.  “We are fortunate to have an excellent team of dedicated professionals that have the knowledge and passion to drive outstanding results as the hotel business continues its recovery.”

For more information on Inland American Lodging Advisor, Inc., including the biographies of the management team and a list of properties, please explore the recently launched company website at

About Inland American Lodging Advisor, Inc.
Inland American Lodging Advisor, Inc., located in Orlando, FL, focuses on acquiring and asset managing a diversified portfolio of lodging properties on behalf of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc.  Inland American Lodging Advisor, Inc. currently oversees 103 hotels with 15,897 rooms branded under various Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, IHG and Choice brands that are managed either by the brand’s managers or independent third-party management companies.  For further information regarding the company, please refer to our website at


Joel Cunningham
Inland Communications, Inc.
(630) 586-4897

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