Principal & Managing Director


Mr. Hurd is a Principal & Managing Director at RobertDouglas with over fifteen years of experience in hotel capital markets, acquisitions and consulting. Prior to joining RobertDouglas in 2013, he spent three years at Barings Real Estate Advisers, where he was involved in over $750 million of hotel acquisitions on behalf of Cornerstone Hotel Income and Equity ("CHIEF") Fund II and a number of other institutional clients, as well as four years as Director of Acquisitions at HEI Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Hurd also spent two years in San Francisco with HVS International, a leading hospitality consulting and appraisal firm. While at HVS, Mr. Hurd was involved in the valuation of over $2 billion in hotel assets.


  • Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers Hotel Group - Assistant Vice President, Acquisitions
  • HEI Hotels & Resorts - Director, Acquisitions
  • HVS International - Senior Associate


  • Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, BS


  • Cornell Hotel Society
  • Cornell University Real Estate
  • HVS Alumni
  • Long-distance running (D.C. Marine Corps Marathon 2012, Chicago Marathon 2015)

During his time at RobertDouglas, Mr. Hurd has advised clients on over $2 billion in transactions located throughout North America. Representative transactions include:

  • The Jade Hotel Greenwich Village (New York), sale
  • The James (Chicago), sale
  • Hotel Sorella (Kansas City), sale
  • Thompson Hotel (Washington, D.C.), construction financing and forward sale
  • Hilton Fallsview (Niagara Falls, Ontario), financing
  • Nine Zero Hotel (Boston), financing
  • 21c Museum Hotels, programmatic equity joint-venture

Mr. Hurd holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and is a regular speaker at industry events. He currently resides in New York, New York and enjoys traveling, reading, long-distance running, and spending time with his family.