Robert B. Stiles

Principal & Managing Director


Mr. Stiles is a Founding Principal of RobertDouglas and brings more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in structuring and executing capital solutions and property sales for hotel investors and owners. Prior to co-founding RobertDouglas, Rob was the Co-Head of the National Hospitality Group at Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick-Goldman and previously held senior leadership positions as a principal at Sonnenblick-Goldman and as the founding Group Managing Director of HorwathHTL in Asia.


  • HorwathHTL - Group Managing Director - Asia
  • Sonnenblick-Goldman - Principal & Managing Director
  • Cushman & Wakefield - EVP / Co-head Lodging


  • B.S. - School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University (honors)
  • A.S. – Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University


  • HOTELS Investment Outlook – International Advisory Board
  • ILFC – Co-Chairman
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking

He joined Sonnenblick-Goldman as a Managing Director and Principal in early 1999 and has since completed many of the largest and most complex asset sale, financing and development transactions internationally, including the following sample of representative assets: 

  • The Beverly Hilton (Beverly Hills), finance
  • The J.W. Marriott Union Square (San Francisco), sale
  • The Montage (Beverly Hills) construction finance
  • Hotel Hana Maui (Hawaii), sale
  • Courtyard by Marriott Portfolio (40 hotel portfolio), finance
  • Canadian Hotel Portfolio (5 Hotels), finance
  • Righa – Hilton Narita (Tokyo’s Narita Airport), sale
  • W. Resort & Casino (Las Vegas), senior financing
  • Four Seasons Rancho Encantado (Santa Fe) construction finance
  • SLS Hotel Beverly Hills (Los Angeles), finance
  • Amangani Resort (Jackson) finance
  • Telski/Telluride Ski Company (Telluride), JV Sale

Rob serves on the International Advisory Board of HOTELS Investment Outlook magazine, is the founder of HICAP, Asia’s premier hotel investment conference based in Hong Kong now in its 30th year, and is a Co-Chairman of the International Lodging Finance Council (ILFC). He has a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in development and finance from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

A resident of Marin County, just over San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Rob enjoys mountain biking and remains addicted to fishing.

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