Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> July 22, 2002

Jon Bortz – Lasalle Hotel Properties Inc (lho)

JON E. BORTZ has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a Trustee of LaSalle Hotel Properties, a leading multi-tenant, multi-operator real estate investment trust, since its formation in early 1998. He became Chairman of the Board in January 2001. Prior to separating from Jones Lang LaSalle in January 2001, Mr. Bortz was Chairman of the Board and CEO of LaSalle Hotel Advisors, Inc., since its incorporation. Mr. Bortz founded LaSalle's Hotel Group in 1993, and as President, has overseen all of LaSalle's hotel investment and development activities. From January 1995, as Managing Director of LaSalle's Investment Advisory division, Mr. Bortz has also been responsible for certain East Coast development projects, including the redevelopment of the historic Grand Central train terminal in New York City. From January 1990 to January 1995, he served as Senior Vice President of LaSalle's investment division, with responsibility for East Coast development projects and workouts. Mr. Bortz originally joined LaSalle Partners LaSalle Incorporated) in 1981. Mr. Bortz holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Bortz is also co- author of The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Real Estate Investing, revised second edition, 1982. Profile
TWST: Would you please give us a short introduction to LaSalle Hotel


Mr. Bortz: LaSalle Hotel Properties is a real estate investment trust,

which is a type of investment that