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Kathryn Olson represents clients in connection with a broad range of commercial real estate transactions.

Kathryn has handled U.S. hotel transactions worth several billion dollars, including acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings, financings, and management arrangements. She also regularly advises clients in connection with other classes of real estate, from office and multifamily properties to mixed-use assets to development land sales.


  • Public hotel REIT in acquisitions of major hotel properties including recent transactions in California, Florida, Texas, Wyoming, Georgia, and Hawaii, and financings and dispositions of numerous U.S. hotel properties.
  • Affiliate of international hotel brand company in the disposition of a large hotel in Washington, D.C. 
  • Public REIT in acquisitions of hotels in Florida.
  • Private family office in connection with DIP financing and later sale of luxury boutique hotel in Hawaii.
  • Public REIT in the acquisition of a hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Private international hotel fund in the acquisition, financing, and refinancing of an airport hotel in Maryland.


Chambers USA
Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide) (2023)
2019 Lease Transaction of the Year (D.C.)
Awarded by the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association (CREBA)



  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1994
  • M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1988


  • District of Columbia
  • California