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CSM Lodging Names Robert Baker as Director of Sales
for the Residence Inn by Marriott in Mesa, Arizona

Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 13, 2013
CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, has named Robert Baker director of sales for the Residence Inn by Marriott, located in Mesa, Arizona.  Joel Carver, vice president of Sales and Marketing, made the announcement.

“It is with pleasure that we welcome Robert to CSM Lodging and to our property, Residence Inn by Marriott, Mesa,” said Mr. Carver.  “He brings extraordinary sales, management and people skills to his new role and is an excellent addition to our company’s and to the property’s sales and marketing team.”

Robert Baker comes to his new role as director of sales with a diverse professional background.  He previously managed restaurants for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – one of the nation’s most successful and fastest growing casual dining establishments, and also served in management for Chili’s in the Persian Gulf.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Baker held sales positions of increasing responsibility for major hotel brands.  These included Hilton, Hyatt Regency and Marriott at hotels in Los Angeles and Albuquerque.

Robert Baker attended Central Texas College and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Intelligence Schools at both Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and Pensacola, Florida.  He previously served in U.S. Military Intelligence for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland, and Berlin, Germany.  Baker resides in Chandler, Arizona.

About CSM Lodging

CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, acquires, develops and manages quality hospitality real estate investments within select markets across the United States. The company is known for their business ethos of treating their customers and associates with integrity and respect, and for their commitment to the future of the communities in which they live and work.

In 1994, CSM purchased its first hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota. By the end of 2002, CSM had opened 29 hotels and developed a presence in Minneapolis, Portland, Denver, Boston, Detroit, Seattle and Naples. Today, CSM Lodging manages 38 hotels nationwide and continues to achieve awards in design, openings, quality, sales excellence, marketing and revenue management.

CSM Lodging is part of the CSM Corporation family of companies, founded in 1976, which has engaged in the acquisition, development, leasing, management and ownership of quality real estate assets. The extensive portfolio includes retail, office & industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the United States.


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