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 Agenda Set for Meet the Money® 2007 Debt & Equity
Financing for Hotels / May 3, 2007, Los Angeles
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Meet the Money®, founded in 1990 by hotel lawyer Jim Butler of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro llp, is the hotel industry's only one-day conference that focuses on hotel-related lending issues and financing trends and policies. Meet the Money has become a "must-attend" event for lenders and borrowers because it fills a gap that no other conference does—it provides a practical, no-nonsense forum for debt and equity sources to meet face to face with owners and developers needing capital.

$500 registration fee (Early Registration $500 before 4/15/2007.  Regular registration on/after 4/15/07 $650).  Registration includes breakfast, conference, breaks, lunch, conference materials including Directory of Hospitality Finance and Dealmakers’ Forum & Reception following the conference.

$149.99 for conference materials if you are unable to attend the conference.

All registration fees are non-refundable.

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Meet the Money® 2007 
Debt & Equity Financing for Hotels
May 3, 2007

Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles Airport
6101 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90045

7:00 am  Registration and Networking

7:45 am  Welcome
Overview        Jim Butler
CH&LA          Jim Abrams

7:55 am  
US Lodging Industry - Great through 08?
Bobby Bowers - Smith Travel Research

8:03 am  
Profit Outlook and the Threat of Supply
Mark Woodworth - PKF Consulting

8:11 am  
General Session Panel 1
Rock N Roll

Moderator:  Dan Abrams - iStar Financial

Panelists:   Douglas Kessler - Ashford Hospitality Trust
                     Frank Anderson - HSH Nordbank AG
                     Jonathan Roth - Canyon Capital Realty Advisors
                     Patrick O'Neal - PNC Real Estate Finance
                     Marty Collins - Gatehouse Capital Corporation
                     Doyle Graham - Valencia Group
                     Rob Stern - Perry Real Estate Partners
9:15 am  

Breakout 2A
Management Agreements - "Never give a sucker an even break."
Was that WC Fields or a Hotel Operator?

Moderator:  Robert Braun - JMBM

Panelists:  Jack Westergom - Manhattan Hospitality Advisors
                    Tom Morone - Warnick & Co.
                    Peter Connolly - Palladian Development

Breakout 2B
Spa and Wellness Living

Moderator:  Bill Reynolds - Thayer Lodging Group

Panelists:   Tina Berger - WTS International
                     Chris White - WTS International
                     Dan Dearen - Miraval Resorts
                     Howard Wolff - Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
                     Richard Dantas - Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Breakout 2C
Bread n Butter Financing - Middle Market ($5-50 Million)

Moderator:  Neil Freeman - Aries Capital

Panelists:  Peter Berk - AFC Hotel Finance
                    Greg O'Stean - GE Capital Franchise Finance
                    Mark Crisci - Rockbridge Capital
                    Greg Friedman - Specialty Finance Group
                    Conrad Vlak - CIT
                    David Soares - Berkshire Capital Financial

Breakout 2D
What Do Brands Look for from Owners and Developers and their projects?
What is the most important thing in picking a Brand? What gets the brands excited?

Moderator:  Larry Shupnick - Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Panelists:  Christopher Rose - Marriott International
                    Jonathan Benowitz - Hilton Hotels Corporation
                    William Sipple - Carlson Hotels Worldwide
                    Kirk Kinsell - InterContinental Hotels Group
                    David Pepper - Choice Hotels
                    Jeffrey Dallas - Wyndham Hotel Group

Breakout 2E
Capital Market Trends & Developments.
How do you make sense of an industry flooded with capital?

Moderator:  Geoffrey Davis - HREC Investment Advisors

Panelists:   Michael Hartmeier - Lehman
                     Douglas Kessler - Ashford Hospitality Trust
                     Rick Rogovin - TIAA-CREF
                     Bill Blackham - Eagle Hospitality Properties
                     Jere Lucey - Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels
                     Paul Whetsell - CapStar Hotel Company

10:10 am  
Coffee Break

10:25 am  
 

Breakout 3A
Lifestyle and Boutique

Moderator:  Cathy Holmes - JMBM

Panelists:   Stanley Woelfel - Valencia Group
                     Dan Dearen - Miraval Resorts
                     Marc Gordon - Morgans Hotel Group
                     Joseph Long - Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
                     Chip Conley - Joie de Vivre Hospitality
                     Michael Murphy - Boutique Club

Breakout 3B
What Equity Looks for in a Partner
How to "Turn on" an Equity Guy

Moderator:  Guy Maisnik - JMBM

Panelists:   Gerald Best - JER Partners
                     George Ruff - Trinity Hotel Investors
                     Jim O'Shaughnessy - Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
                     Jesse Baker - Baupost
                     Rob Stern - Perry Real Estate Partners
                     Ali Elam - Fortress Investment Group
                     Rick Koenigsberger - XE Capital Management

Breakout 3C
Attacking the Capital Stack

Moderator:  Elliot Eichner - Sonnenblick-Eichner

Panelists:   Vernon Chi - Wells Fargo Bank
                     John Lustgarten - Lowe Enterprises Investors
                     Abid Gilani - Scotia Capital (USA)
                     Jim Holliman - San Diego National Bank
                     Peter Berk - AFC Hotel Finance Group
                     Clark Rogers - KeyBank

Breakout 3D
Construction Financing

Moderator:  Rob Stiles - Sonnenblick-Goldman

Panelists:   Angelo Stambules - Capmark Finance
                     Jonathan Roth - Canyon Capital Realty Advisors
                     Frank Anderson - HSH Nordbank AG
                     Dan Abrams - iStar Financial
                     Neil Freeman - Aries Capital
                     Adam Valente - Rockbridge Capital

Breakout 3E
Unlocking Value and Capital with Hotel Mixed-Use

Moderator:  Russell Dazzio - R&R Global Hospitality

Panelists:   Jay Newman - The Athens Group
                     Peter Connolly - Palladian Development
                     Jeff Cohen - Gatehouse Capital
                     Michael Mahoney - Triyar Hospitality
                     Russell Schildkraut - Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group
                     Jeffrey Coy - JLC Hospitality Consulting

                    
11:30 am  
Breakout 4A
Repositioning to Maximize Value, Liquidity and Opportunities

Moderator:  Guy Maisnik - JMBM

Panelists:   Michael Cryan - Windsor Capital Group
                     Thom Geshay - Tarsadia Hotels
                     Bert Haboucha - Fremont Investment & Loan
                     Joseph Long - Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
                     George Ruff - Trinity Hotel Investors
                     Carl Lambert - Lambert Investments

Breakout 4B
Condo Hotels

Moderator:  Cathy Holmes - JMBM

Panelists:   Peter Connolly - Palladian Development
                     Bob Waun - Vacation Finance
                     Jack Westergom - Manhattan Hospitality Advisors
                     Peter Dupuis - S&P Destination Resorts

Breakout 4C
Buying & Selling Hotels Today:  How do you make sense of
prices/values today and how do you finance acquisitions?

Moderator:  Frank Jansen - Chicago Title Company

Panelists:   Michael Blahosky - CB Richard Ellis
                     Douglas Dreher - The Hotel Group
                     James DeAngelo - CW Capital
                     Navin Dimond - Stonebridge Companies
                     Russell Urban - HEI Hotels & Resorts
                     Stanley Kozlowski - Forestpark Capital Advisors

Breakout 4D
International Panel

Moderator:  Jeff Yamaguchi - R&R Global Hospitality

Panelists:   Peter Anscomb - The Royal Bank of Scotland
                     Russell Schildkraut - Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group
                     Abid Gilani - Scotia Capital (USA)
                     Frank Anderson - HSH Nordbank AG
                     Jere Lucey - Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels

Breakout 4E
How to Raise Debt and Equity for Resorts, Adventure Resorts,
and Resort Mixed-Use Conference Centers, Spas & Extended Stay

Moderator:  Richard Warnick - Warnick & Co.

Panelists:   Adam Greene - Textron Financial Corporation
                     Jeffrey Coy - JLC Hospitality Consulting
                     John Lustgarten - Lowe Enterprises Investors
                     Chris White - WTS International
                     Debra Bates - Dolce International
                     Markland Rousseau - Woodfin Suites Hotels

12:30 pm  
Lunch - California Ballroom

1:00 pm  
Welcome to Lunch Program
Jim Butler

1:03 pm  
Lodging Conference Update
Morris Lasky

1:15 pm  
Luncheon Panel

Moderator:  Tom Engel - TR ENGEL Group

Panelists:   Bill Blackham - Eagle Hospitality Properties
                     Richard Frank - Behringer Harvard
                     Jim Fitzgerald - Principal Real Estate Investors
                     Stephen Darling - Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
                     Chip Conley - Joie de Vivre Hospitality
                     Michael Hartmeier - Lehman
                     Henry Vickers - AEW Capital Management
                     Jesse Baker - Baupost
2:15 pm  
General Session - Grand Ballroom
The LIIC Top Ten
Mike Cahill - HREC

2:23 pm  
The California Hotel Market: A Transactional View of Hotel Values
Alan Reay - Atlas Hospitality

 
2:30 pm  
Hotel Transactions, Prices per Room and Cap Rates
Suzanne Mellen - HVS International

2:35 pm  
General Session Panel 6
What makes for good owner relationships?
What does a Brand look for in an Owner?

Moderator:  Jack Westergom - Manhattan Hospitality Advisors

Panelists:   Kirk Kinsel - InterContinental Hotels Group
                     Jonathan Benowitz - Hilton Hotels Corporation
                     Christopher Rose - Marriott International
                     William Sipple - Carlson Hotels Worldwide
                     Paul Shetsell - CapStar Hotel Company
                     Clyde Guinn - Stanford Hotels
                     Marc Gordon - Morgan Hotel Group
3:25 pm  
General Session Panel 7
Mixed Use:  Lead, follow or get out of the way

Moderator:  Thomas Morone - Warnick & Co.

Panelists:   George Ruff - Trinity Hotel Investors
                     Robert Alter - Sunstone Hospitality
                     Navin Dimond - Stonebridge Companies
                     Debra Bates - Dolce International
                     Geoffrey Davis - HREC Investment Advisors
                     Bruce Baltin - PKF Consulting
4:30 pm  
 

Breakout 8A
Optimal Deal Structure/What Lenders Look for.
How to get your lender excited.

Moderator:  Stacy Silver - Hotel Business

Panelists:   Neil Teplica - Greenwich Group International
                     Jim Fitzgerald - Principal Real Estate Investors
                     Stephen Goodman - Redwood Capital
                     Adam Valente - Rockbridge Capital
                     Joe Champ - Champ Hospitality
                     Jin Lee - HEI Hotels & Resorts

Breakout 8B
What do Developers and Owners Look for in Brands.
Who Delivers the Value?  What is the Cost?

Moderator:  Pam Greacen - Santa Monica Hotel Group

Panelists:   Thom Geshay - Tarsadia Hotels
                     Bruce Baltin - PKF Consulting
                     Kenneth Fearn - Integrated Capital
                     Chuck Tomb - Integrity Hospitality
                     Doug Dreher - The Hotel Group
                     Navin Dimond - Stonebridge Companies

Breakout 8C
Value Investing/Workouts - Bad Loans and Big Opportunities

Moderator:  Stephen Van - Prism Hotels

Panelists:   Kevin Donahue - PNC Real Estate Finance
                     Morris Lasky - Lodging Unlimited
                     Tom Engel - TR ENGEL Group

Breakout 8D
Structured Finance/CMBS

Moderator:  Joe Green - Winston Hotels

Panelists:   James DeAngelo - CW Capital
                     Curt Spaugh - Capmark Finance
                     Patrick O'Neal - PNC Real Estate Finance
                     Kyle Jeffers - Countrywide
                     Brian McLean - Principal Real Estate Investors
                     Jon Wright - Specialty Finance Group

Breakout 8E
Hotel Transactions: Who are the Buyers? Who are the Sellers?
What is the Key to Getting Deals Closed?

Moderator:  Alan Reay - Atlas Hospitality

Panelists:   Richard Conti - The Plasencia Group
                     William Littlefield - American Property Management
                     Larry Shupnick - Interstate Hotels & Resorts
                     Clyde Guinn - Stanford Hotels
                     Debra Bates - Dolce International


5:30 pm  
Dealmakers' Forum and Reception
Brassiere/Poolside


 
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Contact:

 Jim Butler
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
Direct: (310) 201-3526
jbutler@jmbm.com

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