Duane Gauthier

Managing Director - Hospitality

Corporate Responsibilities

As Managing Director of Hospitality with Commonwealth Commercial, Duane oversees all aspects of the company’s hospitality investment activities, development services as well as providing the leadership to the hospitality management teams for the company’s managed assets to include P&L accountability, excellence in guest service, brand relations, revenue generation, strategic direction and overall property performance.

Practice Areas

  • Lodging/Acquisitions/Investments
  • Hotel Management
  • Asset Management
  • Development Services
  • Hotel Lender Consulting Services


Duane has extensive hospitality experience in a career spanning over 19 years, operating and providing property leadership for full-service and select service hotels for Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and Choice. His experience includes new hotel openings and renovations while working for both regional and national hotel management companies. He has been able to consistently improve financial results while building strong operation teams, leading to a number of honors and awards for the hotels under his leadership.


Duane holds an Associate degree in Business Administration.


Duane serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Virginia Beach Hotel Association. Additionally, Duane sits on the Hospitality Advisory Board for Tidewater Community College and Bryant and Stratton College.