Kim Gauthier, Senior Vice President, has more than 20 years of experience driving hotel performance and asset value to achieve superior returns over multiple investment cycles. Ms. Gauthier works with her team and leverages her expertise to develop and execute asset management plans that result in value creation opportunities. She proactively works with the property management teams to achieve and exceed performance objectives, including RevPAR penetration targets and operating budget results.
Prior to hotelAVE, Ms. Gauthier served as Vice President of Asset Management at Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Hotel Properties. At Thayer, she was most recently responsible for asset managing seven hotels representing $300 million of asset value. She successfully asset managed over 20 hotels during her 19-year tenure, having earned the reputation of handling the firm’s most challenging assets. She also led the conversion and management of franchise contract negotiation (including credit enhancements) for multiple properties, including the conversion of the Wyndham Miami Airport to Sheraton and the conversion of the Palomar Dallas to the country’s first Curio Collection hotel. Ms. Gauthier negotiated and documented loan modifications and purchase and sale agreements, ran diligence processes, finalized closing statements and effectively transitioned new management and ownership for numerous properties. While at Thayer, she also served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Corporate Controller.
Ms. Gauthier is a Certified Hotel Asset Manager (CHAM), a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is an active board member of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) and the current Education Chair for the organization. She is also the current Marketing and Communications Chair for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Financial Management Committee, with whom she helped rewrite and publish the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, 11th Edition. Ms. Gauthier received her Master of Business Administration from Loyola College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mary Washington College with her Bachelor of Science.