the 15th Annual Meet the Money® Conference
|LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2005 — On May 5, 2005, hotel executives and developers
seeking capital for their projects—and hotel financing sources with available
capital—will gather to hear 70 top leaders from the hotel industry speak
at the 15th Annual Meet the Money® conference in Los Angeles. For one
full day, under one roof, these dealmakers will learn about the newest
trends, terms, sources, and issues in hotel finance. Through the speakers’
highly focused presentations, conference participants will be able to identify
their best possible partners for successful deals. Many of them will
make contact with each other at the conference and leave with requests
for proposals, calendared meetings, and handshakes in anticipation of new
Hotel lawyer Jim Butler, chairman of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro’s
Global Hospitality Group, has hosted the event since its inception in 1990.
He confirms that Meet the Money has developed a reputation as “the gateway
to debt and equity financing for hotels. Every year, providers of
capital and consumers of capital hook up—many of them who are doing deals
together for the first time,” Butler said.
Today’s hospitality market is diverse and complex, with financing that is equally varied and dynamic. At Meet the Money, participants will be exposed to the full range of hotel projects and their related financing strategies from economy projects to luxury brands, and [themed resorts] to condo hotels.
“Last year, one of my clients was excited even though he had to leave the conference early. He had received five requests, and it looked like he would say yes to all of them,” Butler said. “And a first-time participant told me he was amazed to leave with 15 new contacts, all of them asking for requests for proposals. Those comments are the best part of the conference for me.”
Registration costs $450 until April 30, 2005 and complete conference
information can be found at www.MeetTheMoney.com.
The Sheraton Gateway LA Airport Hotel offers a rate of $159 per night for
a limited block of rooms, if you mention the conference.
Diane Phillips - Conference Coordinator
Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 785-6707 - phone
(310) 203-0567 - fax