Jeffrey Dauray
Senior Vice President-Acquisitions
RLJ Lodging Trust

Jeffrey Dauray joined the RLJ senior team in January 2009. He currently serves as Vice President, Acquisitions with responsibility for the REIT’s acquisitions. Jeff’s focus for RLJ is on acquiring fee simple hotel assets, strategic property portfolios, whole loans, and entity level M&A transactions in the hotel sector. A 27-year veteran of investment real estate, Mr. Dauray’s career is comprised of senior positions in hospitality sector brokerage, REO asset management, and opportunistic RE investment banking. Prior to joining RLJ, Jeff covered the hospitality sector for CBRE’s Investment Properties Institutional Group in New York, CBRE’s top-producing investment sales team worldwide. From 1997 to 2000, Jeff was one of 3 principals directing investments for South Charles Investment Corporation, a revolving $300 million real estate opportunity fund sponsored by Bank of America's holding company. During this period Jeff was investing 90% of project equity through convertible subordinate participating debt with sponsors from all asset classes. From 1990 to 1996 throughout the S&L crisis, Jeff was an asset manager with NationsBank and subsequently Bank of America, where the team he ultimately supervised in 1996 was responsible for the asset management and disposition of the Bank’s non-performing and Real Estate Owned assets exceeding $3 Billion. Mr. Dauray earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the ULI, The New York Hospitality Council, The Washington Lodging Forum, and a voting member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council formerly known as the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association.