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Jon E. Bortz

Trustee

Jon is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that specializes in the acquisition and investment in upper upscale, full service hotel and resort properties, which he founded in 2009. He also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Prior to founding Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Jon formed LaSalle Hotel Properties, where he served as president, chief executive officer, trustee and chairman of the board. Previously, he formed the Hotel Investment Group of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated and served as its president; and prior to that, he held the positions of managing director, Investment Advisory Division and senior vice president, Investment Division, among others at Jones Lang LaSalle.

Jon brings to the Board executive leadership experience, including his long and distinguished career in the lodging industry, and provides fundamental real estate and development experience that is critical to our core business. Jon has served on our board since 2005.