C&W Welcomes Hospitality & Gaming Industry Veteran

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Eric Lewis, Executive Managing Director and Mark Capasso, Executive Director, are thrilled to announce that Elaine Sahlins has joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Hospitality & Gaming Group, within Valuation & Advisory, as managing director and a senior member of its U.S. Operations team, based in San Francisco.

“Elaine is passionate about her work, which spans an array of focus areas; she’s highly regarded for her tireless mentorship of up-and-coming valuation professionals, and she truly embodies the client-centric mindset and pursuit of excellence that has made our V&A group one of the largest and most respected in the industry,” said Lewis.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Elaine spent more than 15 years at HVS as a Managing Director of the Consulting & Valuation Practice. While there, she was responsible for hotel and gaming valuations, market studies, feasibility reports and hospitality investment analysis. Elaine's professional experience also includes 7 years as a Senior Review Appraiser at Bank of America.

Ms. Sahlins’s experience also includes mixed-use projects, and she is well-versed in the appraisal of general commercial real estate, feasibility studies, appraisal of complex leases, partial interest appraisals, management company valuations, and hotel market analysis.

Ms. Sahlins is a Certified General Real Estate appraiser in the State of California and a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute. In addition to having appraised or evaluated hundreds of properties in over 40 states and seven countries, she has written numerous articles and publications about hotel and gaming real estate.

A graduate of Barnard College, Elaine also holds a Master’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

“Hiring someone of Elaine’s caliber is a differentiator in the market and will allow our Hospitality & Gaming group to provide an even higher level of service and quality to our clients,” said Capasso.