Mr. Rafuse is the chief administrative officer with responsibility for leading Noble’s asset management team overseeing Noble’s hotel operating strategy and partners, as well as Noble’s financial and fund administration team. Mr. Rafuse also focuses his expertise in finance and complex structuring to work with municipalities and other entities to obtain economic subsidies, tax increment financing, and other enhancements, which add value to Noble’s lodging investments.
Mr. Rafuse has more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience and joined Noble in 1999 as a partner and chief financial officer. In 2003, he helped create Noble’s development group and served as Noble’s Chief Development Officer. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. He previously held senior executive roles with Impac Hotel Group/Lodgian, BMH Wood Technologies, Liuski International and Pratt Industries.
Mr. Rafuse received a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Loma Linda University and is a trustee at the Atlanta Girls School.