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Jackson Hsieh

USB Investment Bank
Vice Chairman, Global Head of Real Estate Group
New York, NY, USA

Jackson Hsieh joined UBS in April 2002 and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking Group and the Global Head of the Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group, which has over 70 professionals located in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. Prior to joining UBS, Jackson was Global Head of Morgan Stanley's Lodging and Leisure Group. While at UBS, Jackson served as head banker on the $37 billion restructuring of General Growth Properties, $25.8 billion sale of Hilton Hotels Corporation to Blackstone, $6.6 billion sale of CNL Hotels & Resorts, $5.7 billion acquisition of Hilton Group's hotel division by Hilton Hotels Corporation, the $3.9 billion sale of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and $2.2 billion KSL Recreation acquisition by CNL Hospitality. During Jackson's tenure at Morgan Stanley, he served as senior banker on the $3.9 billion Hilton Hotels-Promus Hotels acquisition, Raffles Hotels-Swissotel Hotels acquisition, Bass-Inter-Continental, Promus-Doubletree, Westin-Starwood and Red Lion-Doubletree mergers; sales of the Renaissance Hotel group, Caesar Park Hotels, Summerfield Suites, Red Lion LP, Omni Hotels and Travelodge; and debt and equity offerings for Extended Stay America, Host Marriott, Lodgian, LaSalle Hotels Properties, the Renaissance Hotel Group, Four Seasons Hotels, LaQuinta Inns, Red Lion Hotels, RFS Hotel Investors, Interstate Hotels, and Doubletree Corporation.

Jackson also served on the Investment Committee for global real estate acquisitions for Morgan Stanley's Opportunistic Real Estate Funds, totaling in excess of $23 billion in acquired real estate assets.

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1983), Jackson received a master's degree from Harvard University (1987). He is a former Co-Chairman of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council (IREFAC) and recipient of the IREFAC Chairman's Award for recognition of commitment, contribution and innovation to finance and development for the hospitality industry. In 2008, Jackson was awarded the Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year Award at The Americas Lodging Investment Summit Conference.

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