Douglas S. Rohrer
Mr. Rohrer provides a multi-disciplinary set of competencies and professional experience spanning hospitality operating companies, lodging + food & beverage contract representation, commercial real estate investment transactions, distressed debt workout & restructuring, and joint venture formation along with a broad range of general corporate matters having served in the various roles as CFO/CIO & General Counsel for Plan Do See a global diversified hospitality operator, structured finance banker/debt trader at Citadel Investment Group, workout/restructuring & capital markets advisor at Aberdeen Realty Holdings Ltd. (ARH), commercial real estate banker at Credit Suisse and as a real estate finance attorney with global law firms Sidley Austin LLP and SquirePattonBoggs LLP. Throughout each role, Mr. Rohrer’s primary focus was serving clients in the hospitality, finance and commercial real estate sectors.
Mr. Rohrer has extensive capital markets experience in the hospitality sector. At Credit Suisse, Mr. Rohrer led the origination and closing of over $1.2 billion and was integrally involved in over $3 billion in financing at all levels of the capital structure for projects and acquisitions across all asset classes with a specific focus on the lodging sector nationally. At Citadel Investment Group Mr. Rohrer was Managing Director and Co-Head of Real Estate Finance Strategies and led Citadel’s entry into commercial real estate finance developing a lending platform with $1B in balance sheet capacity. Notably, Mr. Rohrer was featured in a February 2012 Wall Street Journal article discussing ARH being appointed as Directing Holder and sole advisor to a foreign fund on its acquisition of a B-Note and subsequent FMV option exercise on a $150M A-Note out of a floating rate CMBS trust and successful resolution of the inter-creditor battle over the debt on a notable Las Vegas casino and resort property.
Mr. Rohrer is admitted to practice law in
California and New York, obtained several FINRA Securities Industry Licenses including
the 24, 7 and 63, and holds a New York State Real Estate License. Mr.
Rohrer has also completed the post graduate program in Hotel Real Estate
Investment & Asset Management at Cornell University's School of Hotel
Administration and attained the CHIA designation from the American Hotel &
Lodging Educational Institute in hospitality industry analytics. Mr. Rohrer obtained his undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of California, Santa Barbara
with Dean’s Honors and Juris Doctor – International Business Law degree from
the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Rohrer has been a guest lecturer at New
York University Tisch Center for Hospitality & Tourism and has published several articles in industry law journals.