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Kim Gauthier, CHAM, CHA, CPA

Senior Vice President

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Education
  • Master of Business Administration, College of Business, Loyola College
  • Bachelor of Science, Mary Washington College

Kim Gauthier, CHAM, CHA, CPA

Senior Vice President

Kim has more than 35 years of experience real estate experience and 25 years of asset management experience driving hotel performance to achieve superior returns over multiple investment cycles. As Senior Vice President, Kim works with her team and leverages her expertise to develop and execute strategies 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.   Core strengths include a deep accounting knowledge, contract interpretation, and the transaction process and requirements.

 

Prior to hotelAVE, Kim 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. Kim 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.

“It is great to be part of such a strong, competent, and knowledgeable team”

Affiliations and Certifications
  • Hospitality Asset Manager Association (HAMA): Board Member (2014), Education Chair (2016),
    Member since 2000
  • AH&LA Financial Management Committee: Marketing & Communications Chair (2016),
    Member since 2012
  • Certified Hotel Asset Manager (CHAM)
  • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Publications/Articles
  • Cash Key to Survival as Hoteliers Search for New Normal – April 2020, Hotel News Now
  • Asset Managers – The Downturn is Here – September 2019, Hotel News Now
  • Bridging the Divide Between Revenue Asset Managers – July 2019, Hotel News Now
Has worked at hotelAVE since
2015
Interests and Hobbies

Kim enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, Chip and Chloe.