Tom McConnell is the Head of C&W Global Hospitality, where his primary responsibilities include hotel real estate transaction advisory, brokerage, investment advisory, asset management and other related services. Tom joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2005 as a Senior Managing Director to establish the Hotel Transactions Group. His experience in the hospitality industry spans two decades, and he has held advisory and consulting roles in numerous market and economic analyses of hotel investments, valuation, management contracts, finance and hotel company transactions.
Over his 20-year career, Tom has been involved in numerous hotel transaction and consulting engagements related to investment advisory, finance, operations consulting, workouts and brokerage. He has worked with virtually all of the major, international hotel companies including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International. He also counts various Wall Street firms and investors as clients, including Credit Suisse, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase and others.
Prior to joining C&W, Tom worked for Insignia. Prior to that, he worked with Arthur Anderson, LLP as Director of Hospitality Consulting Services in the firm’s New York City office. Previously, he held senior positions with Kenneth Leventhal & Company, and Laventhol & Horwath. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker at industry conferences and is often quoted in various national publications on hospitality-related issues. Tom received an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a graduate degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.