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Rod Apodaca

Senior Vice President

Rod Apodaca Senior Vice President
Newport Beach 3501 Jamboree Road
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Professional Experience

Rod Apodaca joined CBRE Hotels in January 2011 as a Senior Vice President, bringing over 20 years of hospitality transaction experience to the CBRE hospitality services platform. Rod 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, Rod was Senior Managing Director with Colliers International Hotels/PKF Capital in Los Angeles where he was responsible for all hospitality transactions in Southern California and the Pacific Southwest and was awarded Broker of the Year in 2009. Prior to that, Rod was a Managing Partner, COO and National Director of Hospitality for Accelerated Marketing Group, a national real estate auction firm. He was a top performing broker and also instrumental in establishing a hospitality brokerage division for Sperry Van Ness, a large regional real estate brokerage firm based in Irvine, California. Rod served as a financial manager for the Trammel Crow Company Los Angeles Division, responsible for a portfolio exceeding 3.6 million square feet of commercial, industrial and retail space with an approximate market value of $265 million. Prior to joining Trammel Crow, Rod was a senior advisor for Laventhol and Horwath, providing real estate advisory services to developers, government, and financial institutions.

Rod is a finance graduate of SDSU and has been a licensed real estate broker in California since 1994. His diversified professional background, in both development and consulting, enables him to offer value added acquisition and disposition strategies by effectively integrating market trends, economic and financial data, and developmental concepts into the real estate transaction.

Partial Transaction List

2015 marks the 21st year Rod has specialized exclusively on hospitality transactions. The following list illustrates a partial list of transactions Rod has completed:

Recent Closings:

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:

Best Western Newport Beach 49 room, limited-service hotel
Best Western (Auction) Greeley, CO 140 room, full-service hotel
Comfort Inn (Auction) Raliegh, NC 125 room, limited-service hotel
Days Inn Marana, AZ 80 room, limited-service hotel
Days Inn Torrance 92 room, limited-service hotel
Days Inn/Super 8 Phoenix, AZ 299 room, full/limited-service hotel
Doubletree Carson 224 room, full-service hotel
DoubleTree LAX El Segundo 225 room, full-service hotel
Embassy Suites Buena Park Buena Park 199 room, all-suite hotel
Holiday Inn Long Beach Long Beach 224 room, full-service hotel
Harbour Inn Sunset Beach 25 room, boutique hotel
Gaylord Inn (Auction) Gaylord, MI 100 room, full-service hotel
Glass Pool  Inn Las Vegas, NV 75 room, boutique hotel
Lexington Plaza (Auction) Lexington, KY 300 room, full-service hotel
Lincoln Plaza (Auction) Springfield, IL 120 room, full-service hotel
Mori Point (Auction) Pacifica 200 acre resort site
Radisson Inn Amarillo, TX 206 room, full-service hotel
Ramada (Auction) Tucson, AZ 173 room, full-service hotel
Ramada  Inn (Auction) Dallas, TX 360 room, full-service hotel
Ramada  Inn (Auction) Kansas City, MO 240 room, full-service hotel
Ramada Inn Oakhurst 70 room, limited-service hotel
Ramada Plaza Hawthorne 169 room, full-service hotel
Ramada Plaza (Auction) Lebanon, IN 205 room, full-service hotel
Ramada Plaza San Diego 182 room, full-service hotel
Red Lion (Auction) Omaha, NE 214 room, full-service hotel
Regency Plaza Denver, CO 410 room, full-service hotel




  • 1st Commercial Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Baupost
  • Brighton Management
  • Busch Firm
  • California Federal
  • Calstrs
  • CIM Group
  • Core Capital
  • CW Capital
  • Dimensions Development
  • DKN Hotels
  • Fillmore Capital
  • GE Small Business
  • IDS
  • JMI
  • J Street Hospitality
  • Koreana
  • National Bank of Long Beach
  • Pacific Hotel Mgt.
  • Pacifica Companies
  • Real Estate Investors Trust
  • RLJ Development
  • Santa Anita Real Estate
  • South West Value Partners
  • Stonebridge Cos.
  • Tarsadia Hotels
  • Urban Commons
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wachovia

Rod Apodaca Senior Vice President
Newport Beach 3501 Jamboree Road
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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