In September 2009, LaSalle Hotel Properties announced that Michael D. Barnello was named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Barnello served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Acquisitions of the Company from its formation until September 2009. In May 2008, he was named President of LaSalle Hotel Properties and was elected to the Board of Trustees in July 2008.
Mr. Barnello joined Jones Lang LaSalle in April 1995 as a Vice President. Prior to April 1995, Mr. Barnello was a Vice President with Strategic Reality Advisors, formerly known as VMS Realty Partners, where he was responsible for hotel asset management since 1990.
Concurrently, Mr. Barnello was a Vice President at Stone-Levy LLC, an affiliate of Strategic Realty Advisers, where he was responsible for hotel acquisitions. Mr. Barnello holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.