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Jeffrey J. Preston

Jeffrey J. Preston

Senior Vice President
Chicago, IL

Phone:  773-255-1385
Email:  [email protected]


  • HREC Investment Advisors - Chicago, Illinois - 2006 to Present - Senior Vice President - Independent consultant/broker/developer active in the hospitality real estate industry

  • JBS & Associates - 1988 - 1991 - Assisted the Resolution Trust Corporation in the disposition of hotel real estate assets from the portfolios of failed Savings & Loan institutions throughout the country

  • Anderson & Company - 1986 - 1988 - Vice President of this hotel real estate development firm. Instrumental in the development and management of four hotel properties located in Nashville, TN., Eden Prairie, MN., Hilton Head, SC., and Ontario, CA.

  • Pannell, Kerr, Foster (PKF) - 1980 - 1986 - Senior Manager/Manager - Performed market and financial feasibility studies for various owners, developers and financial institutions throughout North America including VMS Realty, JMB Realty, Holiday Inns of America, and other national lending institutions and hotel companies

  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - 1978 - 1980 - Held numerous management positions in Vancouver, British Columbia; Lexington, Kentucky; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Chicago, Illinois.  Gained experience in all operating and administrative departments including front office, housekeeping, food and beverage, accounting, and sales and marketing. 


University of Denver, BSBA 1978
Hotel and Restaurant Management Program

Teaching and Lecture Assignments

  • Purdue University

  • University of Denver

  • DePaul University Entrepreneurship program

Civic and Charitable Service

  • Board of Directors, Steppenwolf Theater Company

  • Chicago Food Bank

  • Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

  • The Cradle Society, Evanston, IL