Principal & Managing Director


Mr. Hercher is a Founding Principal of RobertDouglas and brings 25 years of investment banking and capital markets expertise to the firm. He has held senior leadership positions at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Lehman Brothers Global Real Estate, Sonnenblick Goldman and Cushman & Wakefield.


  • Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels - CEO, North America
  • Lehman Brothers Real Estate - Managing Director
  • Sonnenblick Goldman - Principal
  • Cushman & Wakefield - EVP / Co-head Lodging


  • Colgate University, BA (honors)
  • Columbia University, MBA


  • Real Estate Roundtable
  • ICSC
  • Lincoln Center RE Council
  • Team For Kids
  • FINRA – Series 24 & 7

During his career, Mr. Hercher has advised clients on in excess of $40 billion of transactions including the acquisition, financing or recapitalization of more than 100 separate hotel, resort, and lodging portfolios, totaling in excess of $25 billion and located throughout North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. He also has extensive experience with gaming, retail, office and residential properties. Representative luxury hotel and/or gaming transactions arranged by Mr. Hercher include:

  • Plaza Hotel (New York), sale
  • Four Seasons Hotel (New York), sale
  • Regent Beverly Wilshire (LA), sale
  • Plaza Athenee (New York), buy-side advisory & asset management
  • Highland Hospitality Corporation, recapitalization
  • Raleigh Hotel (South Beach), renovation financing
  • J.W. Marriott Resort & Casino (Las Vegas), senior financing
  • Princess Resort & Casino (Bahamas), sale and senior financing

Mr. Hercher has been a member of numerous industry groups, as well as being registered with FINRA as a Series 24 Securities Principal. He is a regular speaker at industry events including speaking at the Federal Reserve Bank and has contributed to articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Hotel Business, Bloomberg, REFI, and Real Estate Forum. He currently resides in Westchester County and is an avid skier, diver, sailor, and runner (completed 2011 NYC Marathon).

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