BETHESDA, Md.—Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. announced the appointment of Struan B. Robertson as executive vice president, chief investment officer.
Robertson will lead the company in its domestic and international acquisition efforts. He is based at Host’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, and reports to W. Edward Walter, president and chief executive officer.
Robertson brings more than 23 years of real estate investment banking experience to Host. Most recently, he was co-head of global real estate investment banking at Morgan Stanley where he co-managed global teams across as many as 14 offices in 13 countries. He was also involved with a variety of major hotel sector deals in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to this position, he was in various roles at Morgan Stanley including head of European principal investment and investment banking and prior to that head of Asian real estate investment banking based in Tokyo, Japan.
Additionally, Mr. Robertson is a founding member and former board member of the European Public Real Estate Association, a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and a special advisor to the World Economic Forum for Real Estate.
“We are very excited to welcome Struan to our team. His extensive real estate knowledge and experience will be very valuable to Host as we continue to grow our high quality portfolio of hotels,” said Walter.