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Bob Kaplan

Senior Vice President

Bob Kaplan

Senior Vice President
+1 949 7258580
+1 949 3515999

Newport Beach

3501 Jamboree Road
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
+1 949 725 8500
+1 949 725 8545

Professional Experience


Bob Kaplan joined CBRE Hotels in January 2011 as a Senior Vice President, bringing over 30 years of hospitality transaction experience to the CBRE hospitality services platform. Bob is recognized as one of the top hospitality brokers in the US, focusing primarily on providing hospitality brokerage services to southern California hotel investors, owners, lenders/servicers and developers.

Prior to joining CBRE Hotels, Bob was Senior Managing Director with Colliers International Hotels/PKF Capital in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Bob was president and founder of Orange County based RMK Hospitality Advisors, which was established in 2003 after spending 6 years as Vice President of Real Estate at Newport Beach based Tarsadia Hotels. Prior to joining Tarsadia in 1997, Bob was a San Diego based broker with John Burnham & Co., specializing exclusively in the sale and marketing of hospitality properties.

Bob is a graduate of UCLA and has been licensed to sell real estate in California since 1980. Bob has established extensive industry relationships and demonstrated a successful transaction track record, both as a broker and principal.

Partial Transaction List


2015 marks the 31st year Bob has specialized exclusively in hospitality transactions. The following illustrates a partial list of transactions Bob has completed, both as a broker and principal:

Recent Transactions:

Hotel Z Gaslamp Quarter ​San Diego ​96 room, boutique hotel
​DoubleTree Bakersfield ​Bakersfield ​262 room, full-service hotel
DoubleTree Hotel Circle San Diego 219 room, full-service hotel​
DoubleTree Del Mar San Diego 220 room, full-service hotel
Residence Inn Gaslamp San Diego 240 room, extended-stay hotel
Anaheim Plaza Hotel Anaheim 8.5 acre redevelopment site
Portfolio Sale​ California​ $2.57 billion loan & asset sale
DoubleTree Carson Carson 225 room, full-service hotel
Hyatt Place Vista Vista 150 room, select-service hotel
Sheraton Pasadena​ Pasadena​ 311 room, full-service hotel​
Metropolis​ Los Angeles​ 6.33 acre, mixed-use dev. site​
Hilton Garden Inn​ Rancho Mirage​ 120 room, select-service hotel​
Embassy Hotel​ Santa Monica​ 36 room, boutique hotel​
​Inn at Rancho Santa Fe ​Rancho Santa Fe
107 room, 21 acre resort hotel​
​Holiday Inn and Suites ​Anaheim
255 room, full-service hotel​
​Holiday Inn Resort ​Palm Springs
249 room, full-service hotel​
​Park Manor Hotel ​San Diego
80 room, boutique hotel​
​Holiday Inn
Laguna Hills​
147 room, full-service hotel​
​Hollywood Heights Hotel ​Hollywood
160 room, boutique hotel​
Wyndham Orange County Costa Mesa 238 room, full-service hotel


Previous Transactions:

 Anaheim Marriott Anaheim  1,033 room, convention center hotel  
  Belamar Hotel  Manhattan Beach 120 room, boutique hotel  
  Dana Inn & Marina San Diego  196 room, full-service hotel & marina  
  DoubleTree LAX  El Segundo  215 room, full-service hotel  
  Embassy Suites Buena Park  Buena Park  199 room, all-suite hotel  
  Four Points Rancho Bernardo  San Diego  205 room, full-service hotel  
  Hampton Inn Buena Park   Buena Park 138 room, limited-service hotel  
  Hampton Inn LAX  Los Angeles  150 room, limited-service hotel  
  Hard Rock Hotel Gaslamp-Land  San Diego  250 room, full-service hotel  
  Hilton Checker's Hotel  Los Angeles  180 room, full-service hotel  
  Hilton Mission Valley  San Diego  350 room, full-service hotel  
  Holiday Inn & Suites Anaheim  Anaheim  255 room, full-service hotel  
  Holiday Inn By The Bay  San Diego  237 room, full-service hotel  
  Holiday Inn Long Beach  Long Beach  224 room, full-service hotel  
  Holiday Inn OC Airport  Santa Ana  180 room, full-service hotel  
  Holiday Inn Rancho Bernardo  San Diego  178 room, full-service hotel  
  Holiday Inn Sports Arena San Diego  316 room, full-service hotel  
  Hotel Circle Inn & Suites  San Diego  220 room, limited-service hotel  
  Hotel La Jolla  La Jolla  108 room, boutique hotel  
  Humphrey's Half Moon Inn  San Diego  182 room, full-service hotel  
  Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs  Palm Springs  103 room, resort hotel & spa  
  Marriott Del Mar  San Diego  284 room, full-service hotel  
  Sheraton La Jolla  San Diego 200 room, full-service hotel  
​  Homewood Aliso Viejo Site Aliso Viejo 130 room, extended-stay site ​


Clients

  • Bartell Hotels
  • Baupost
  • Brighton Management
  • Calstrs
  • CIM
  • Core Capital
  • CW Capital
  • Dimension Development
  • DKN
  • Fillmore Capital
  • IDS
  • JMI
  • J Street Hospitality
  • Pacifica Companies
  • RLJ
  • Southwest Value Partners
  • Starwood
  • Stonebridge Cos.
  • Sunstone
  • Tarsadia Hotels
  • Urban Commons

Bob Kaplan

Senior Vice President
+1 949 7258580
+1 949 3515999

Newport Beach

3501 Jamboree Road
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
+1 949 725 8500
+1 949 725 8545

Available Properties