Tom Baker

Corporate Managing Director

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Transaction Volume

  • $2 Billion

Specialties

  • Hospitality

Professional Expertise

Prior to joining Savills Studley as Managing Director of the Hospitality Group, Mr. Baker teamed with industry veterans Marc Magazine and Dave Durbin to establish Humboldt Hospitality Advisors, LLC, a full-spectrum hospitality services firm based in McLean, VA. Previously Mr. Baker was Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer for the Barceló Crestline Corporation where he directed the business development effort of Barceló Crestline and Crestline Hotels & Resorts, including acquisitions, dispositions and asset management of 160 owned and leased hotel properties. As a member of the launch team of Playa Hotels & Resorts, a $1.2B investment fund including investors Farallon Capital Management, ADIA, Brahmin Capital, Merrill Lynch and Marathon Asset Management, Mr. Baker served as EVP & Chief Investment Officer of both entities while focusing on asset management and recruiting permanent staff for Playa.

Throughout a 35 year career, Mr. Baker has served in a number of senior management positions with Marriott International in California and NYC, Nikko Hotels International and Durbin Hotels, Inc.

Activities & Achievements

Mr. Baker has served as a member of numerous organizations, including the Marriott Marketing Advisory Board, HSMAI Marketing Committee, Urban Land Institute and the National Association of College & University Business Officers. In addition he served as President, Newport Beach, CA CVB and was a board member of the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Education

Mr. Baker earned his Bachelor degree in business administration from Michigan State University.

Tom Baker