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Amelia P. Lim (S)

Executive Vice President

CBRE Hotels Advisory | West Division


Hotels and Resorts, Valuation & Advisory

Amelia Lim Executive Vice President Americas
Hotels and Resorts, Valuation & Advisory
Honolulu 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1800

Honolulu, HI 96813

Professional Background

Amelia Lim is an Executive Vice President for CBRE Hotels Advisory in Hawaii. Ms. Lim is a well-known and proven advisor/consultant with extensive experience that enhances CBRE’s business platform in Hawaii and the Pacific Region. Being one of the leading experts in commercial real estate, Ms. Lim partners with and advises many of the leading global, institutional and private investors with interests in hotels and resorts located in Hawaii and the Pacific. Ms. Lim’s areas of expertise include investment and operating strategy, market analyses, feasibility studies, valuations, operator selections and management/franchise contract negotiations.


 Prior to joining CBRE Hotels, Ms. Lim served as an Executive Vice President for JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. During her 16 years with the firm, she was a project team leader and primary client contact for acquisition due diligence assignments, renovation reviews, development analyses, operational assessments and appraisals/valuations on more than $5.5 billion in hospitality assets and portfolios. She also arranged more than $2 billion in hospitality sale transactions.

Before joining JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, Ms. Lim was an Associate Director for Insignia/ESG, and she began her career as an Analyst with HVS International.

Representative clients include major sources of debt financing, major public and private hotel companies, numerous municipalities and public agencies, public and private REITS, private equity firms, law firms and legal counsel, private sector hotel developers, and universities.

Education & Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • New York University, Master of Science, Real Estate Development and Investment
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, Hotel Administration (with Distinction)

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
  • Real Estate New York 2008 “Women of Influence”
  • Lecturer, New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Licensed Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson
  • Memberships: Cornell Hotel Society, NYU Real Estate Alumni Network



Clients Represented
  • ADIA
  • Blackstone
  • Dalian Wanda
  • Erste Abwicklungsanstalt
  • Halekulani Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kerzner International
  • MSD Capital
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Ashford Hospitality Trust
  • China Oceanwide
  • DaVita
  • FelCor Lodging Trust
  • IBM Corporation
  • Junius Real Estate Partners
  • Marriott International
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers
  • The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Atrium Holding Company
  • China Orient Summit Capital
  • Dimah Capital
  • GlaxoSmithkline
  • iStar Financial
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • Millennium Partners
  • Shenzhen New World
  • Tokyo Star Bank


Significant Assignments


  • 50 Hotel Portfolio Various U.S. Locations - 11,750 rooms
  • Ala Moana Hotel - 1,095 rooms
  • Alohilani Resort - 839 rooms
  • Marriott Portfolio of 16 Hotels Various U.S. Locations - 2,500 rooms
  • Proposed Mandarin Oriental Oahu - 125 rooms
  • Proposed Mixed-Use Development San Francisco - 1.1 million SF
  • Proposed Select Service Hotel Los Angeles - 250 rooms
  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort Hawaii - 338 rooms
  • Turtle Bay Resort - 452 rooms
  • Waikoloa Development Parcels Hawaii - 29 Acres
  • Westin Maui - 759 rooms
Amelia Lim Executive Vice President Americas
Hotels and Resorts, Valuation & Advisory
Honolulu 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1800

Honolulu, HI 96813