BridgeStreet Global Hospitality appointed C.A. Anderson as the new SVP of global development and real estate. Anderson served as managing director of investments for Cambria Hotels & Suites of Choice Hotels International, where he was responsible for unit growth by driving capital market strategy for the brand team.
Anderson is a veteran of the hospitality industry, with more than 30 years of real estate and operations experience. He served as president and COO of a privately owned hotel operating company; EVP, acquisitions and development at Interstate Hotels & Resorts; and held executive positions with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers (now Barings RE Advisers), Red Lion Hotels and Japan Airline Development Group.
“Anderson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge across multiple layers of the development and real estate industry to BridgeStreet,” Sean Worker, president and CEO of BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, said in a release. “He is an exceptional leader who will help steer development of BridgeStreet’s managed assets for real estate owners seeking alternatives to a traditional hotels. C.A. will focus on our versatile brand experiences, such as Mode Aparthotel and Stüdyo, which are built to inspire guests and intrigue developers."
During his career, Anderson has also been responsible for managing all aspects of hotel real estate investing. His accomplishments include the development of 17 luxury hotels, encompassing a variety of product types from commercial business properties to complete resort venues. Anderson has served on the planning and development council of various lodging companies and spearheaded the full-entitlement process for several master planned development projects. Throughout his numerous years investing in lodging real estate, Anderson acquired and sold billions of dollars in hotels for shareholders and clients alike, creating value-added opportunities for all investors.
Anderson earned his A.B. degree at San Diego State University and continued his graduate work at the University of San Diego. In addition, he is granted a C.H.A. designation from the American Hotel Motel Association Educational Institute and is a past board member of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association. Anderson is a past guest lecturer at New York University and Cornell Hotel School as well as an active participant in several industry councils and conferences, including the Urban Land Institute, the Hotel Development Council and the Lodging Industry Investment Council.