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Jeffrey Dauray

Executive Vice President,
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Jeffrey Dauray serves on RLJ’s executive team as Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Investment Officer with departmental responsibility for RLJ’s real estate transactions. Jeff and co-partner Kate Henriksen work in close coordination with RLJ’s CEO, Leslie Hale, on all RLJ corporate strategic initiatives involving RLJ’s acquisitions and dispositions of assets.

Jeff joined RLJ in February 2009 prior to the company’s public listing via the company’s predecessor Private Equity Platform (RLJ Development, LLC) as Vice President, Acquisitions.  After the RLJ’s IPO in 2011, Mr. Dauray was promoted to Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for RLJ Lodging Trust with responsibility for sourcing and structuring the REIT’s hotel acquisitions. In 2017, Mr. Dauray was elevated to his current leadership role of Co-Chief Investment Officer. Jeff and team continue to target investments in individual hotels, strategic asset portfolios, whole loans, joint ventures, and entity-level transactions.

A 30-year veteran of institutional real estate investment, Mr. Dauray’s career is comprised of senior positions in RE Private Equity Investment, RE Investment Banking, CRE Investment Sales Advisory, and Non-performing Real Estate Asset Management for a large US national bank. Since 1985, Jeff’s individual real estate transaction volume exceeds US $15 Billion.

Mr. Dauray received his Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University.  He is a past or present member of the AHLA Hospitality Investment Roundtable, ULI Hotel Development Council, the New York Hospitality Council, the Capital Lodging Forum, and a voting member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC).

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