President & COO | Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Hotel Properties
Bruce Wiles serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Hotel Properties. Thayer Lodging is the lodging investment platform of Brookfield, one of the world’s largest investment managers. Mr. Wiles also serves as a Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management.
Thayer acquires hotels in the US, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Wiles is active in the development and execution of the Thayer Lodging’s investment program.
At Thayer Lodging, Mr. Wiles’ duties also include the management of all of its operating teams including Development, Asset Management and Finance. Mr. Wiles also serves as the Chairman of American Realty Capital Hospitality, a real estate investment trust, which owns 145 hotels.
Previously, Mr. Wiles served as a Managing Director of Thayer Lodging Group as well as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Bruce Wiles is one of three named principals of the legacy Thayer sponsored hotel investment funds and is a senior advisor to Thayer Ventures, a venture capital fund with a focus on travel and hospitality.
Mr. Wiles was the Chief Executive Officer of Hotel Acquisition Company (“HAC”), a company owned by Thayer and Jin Jiang International Hotel Group, China’s largest hotel company. HAC owned Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent manager of hotels. Wiles was a member of the Board of Directors and was its Lead Director. He was Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Compensation committees.
Mr. Wiles previously served as a Senior Executive and Board member of two NYSE hotel REITs and as a Senior Executive of public and privately held hotel operating companies. He was licensed as a CPA and graduated SUMMA CUM LAUDE from Georgetown University.