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Clay B. Dickinson
Mr. Dickinson leads JLL Hotel & Hospitality Group’s- Strategic Advisory and Asset Management practice in the Latin America region. He brings more than 30 years’ experience that encompasses most aspects of the real estate and hospitality industries, including corporate strategy, valuations, market and financial analysis, project development, operations improvement, asset management, and information technology. Mr. Dickinson has worked as both a hospitality industry executive and consultant.
Prior to joining JLL in 2008, Mr. Dickinson held positions as the Client Industry Executive - Business Consulting for the global Travel and Hospitality industry segments of EDS and IBM. In this capacity, he was responsible for helping develop and implement business strategy and managing key international client relationships in the hotel, cruise line, tour operator and rental car industries.
Previously, Mr. Dickinson spent 16 years focused on the real estate and hospitality industries in the SE United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America as a Miami-based Managing Director with KPMG and as a Regional Vice President of Development for IHG. During this time, he provided advisory and due diligence services on more than $8 billion in transactions, led corporate strategy studies, and conducted hundreds of market feasibility studies, valuations and other advisory services on behalf of many of the world’s leading hospitality companies.
Education and Affiliation
Mr. Dickinson earned a BA in International Relations and Latin America Language and Area Studies from The American University School of International Service in Washington, DC. He also earned dual MIM/MBA degrees from the American Graduate School of International Management and ESADE in Barcelona, Spain and a Master of Science in the Management of Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Dickinson is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has held leadership positions in several industry organizations, including the AH&LA, HFTP, ULI and the Open Travel Alliance.