Arbor Lodging Announces the Appointment of Robert Lowe Jr. as New Advisory Board Member

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Experienced Executive in National Real Estate Investment, Development and Management Joins Advisory Board of One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Hotel Investment and Management Companies.

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Chicago-based hotel investment and management company, Arbor Lodging, has announced the appointment of new advisory board member, Robert Lowe Jr., current Co-CEO of Lowe, a leading national real estate investment, development, and management firm. As the latest addition to the advisory board of one of the nation's fastest growing hotel companies, which recently expanded under a $135 million dollar portfolio acquisition in five new markets, Lowe embodies the mission of the company and brings his own expertise and skills to the table to ensure the ongoing success of Arbor Lodging.

“We are delighted to have someone with Rob’s extensive experience join us, said Vamsi Bonthala, Chief Executive Officer of Arbor Lodging Partners, the investment arm of Arbor Lodging. “His years of knowledge and involvement with commercial, hospitality and residential assets will be sure to help Arbor Lodging grow and further establish our positioning as a leading national player in the hospitality industry. We relish the opportunity to add such an influential member to our advisory board and look forward to adding additional industry leaders.”

Robert J. Lowe, Jr. currently shares overall leadership of Lowe with his brother Mike, where they both serve as Co-Chief Executive Officers. He is responsible for more than $8.5 billion of commercial, hospitality and residential assets, as well as more than $3 billion in commercial real estate projects in the pipeline or under development. Lowe has been an industry leader over the past 31 years, during which he has developed, acquired and managed real estate assets nationwide, while creating innovative, lasting environments and meaningful experiences that connect people and places. He also serves on a number of other boards including as an Advisory Board Member of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, a member of the Stanford Professionals in Real Estate, Vice Chairman of the YPO Hospitality Network, past Trustee and President of the Palisades Presbyterian Church, and more.

Lowe received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stanford University and then earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he experienced real-world business research and consulting experience. Lowe is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

Arbor Lodging’s fully integrated hotel investment and hotel management platform now owns 25 full-service and select service hotels throughout the United States. The portfolio consists of a range of hotels under brands such as Curio Collection by Hilton, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Residence Inn, Homewood Suites, and more.

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Arbor Lodging is a Chicago-based national owner and operator of hotels. The company was founded in 2005 with the goal of uniting the best practices of enterprising hotel operators and sophisticated institutional investors to effectively underwrite and execute investments in the lodging space. Arbor Lodging Partners makes investments in hotels, acquires loans secured by hotels and, through its affiliate Arbor Lodging Management, manages operations for its own hotels and those owned by third parties. A leading hotel management company with a range of services, Arbor Lodging Management is a Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and InterContinental Hotels Group approved operator. The company has been designated one of the nation's top hotel companies by Hotel Management Magazine. In 2017, Hotel Phillips Kansas City, an Arbor Lodging-managed property, made Architectural Digest’s list of the ‘Most Beautiful Hotels in Every State.’ To learn more about Arbor Lodging, visit

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