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 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
  • Hon Doctorate Degree – Business Administration, Johnson & Wales University
  • Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year 2012


  • Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, BS (honors)
  • Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts, AS


  • HOTELS Investment Outlook – International Advisory Board
  • ULI Hotel Development Council Leadership Group
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking

Mr. Stiles joined Sonnenblick-Goldman as a Managing Director and Principal in early 1999 and has since completed many of the largest and most complex capital raise, asset sale, financing and development transactions internationally.

Mr. Stiles serves on both the Leadership Group for Urban Land Institute’s Hotel Development Council and the International Advisory Board of HOTELS Investment Outlook magazine. He also was the co-founder of HICAP, Asia’s premier hotel investment conference for more than 30 years based in Hong Kong.  He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business by Johnson & Wales University and graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a focus in development and finance and Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts.

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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