News for the Hospitality Executive
Lawyer with Fresh Perspectives on the Hotel Industry from Smith Travel
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®,
Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com
May 20, 2011
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When the hotel lawyers of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® hosted their 21st annual hotel conference recently, Jan Freitag of Smith Travel Research gave a very interesting update and some fresh perspectives on the hotel industry, including:
Vice President, Global Development Smith Travel Research
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Hendersonville, TN 37075
Jan Freitag is the Vice President, Global Development at Smith Travel
(STR), the recognized leader in lodging industry benchmarking services.
capacity Mr. Freitag is a frequent public speaker and is quoted in
publications and the general news media such as The Wall Street
York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Forbes, etc. He also writes a
for Lodging Magazine, the official magazine of the AH&LA.
Prior to joining STR, Mr. Freitag was the Director of Content Integrity at hotelreports.com in upstate New York and a hospitality consultant with Ernst & Young in Phoenix.
Mr. Freitag holds a Bachelor Degree, with distinction, from the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, and received his Executive MBA, with honors, from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Freitag resides in Nashville, TN.
Click here to download the presentation file Jan Freitag, STR: US Lodging Industry - What Lies Ahead?.
This is Jim Butler, author of www.HotelLawBlog.com and hotel lawyer, signing off. We've done more than $60 billion of hotel transactions and have developed innovative solutions to help investors be successful in bidding for hotel acquisitions, and helping investors and lenders to unlock value from troubled hotel transactions. Who's your hotel lawyer?
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Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM and Chairman of its Global Hospitality Group®. Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE "hotel lawyer" and you will see why.
JMBM's troubled asset team has handled more than 1,000 receiverships and many complex insolvency issues. But Jim and his team are more than "just" great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. For example, they have developed some unique proprietary approaches to unlock value in underwater hotels that can benefit lenders, borrowers and investors. (GOOGLE "JMBM SAVE program".)
Whether it is a troubled investment or new transaction, JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® creates legal and business solutions for hotel owners and lenders. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.
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The hotel lawyers in the Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell (JMBM) comprise the premier hospitality practice in a full-service law firm and are the authors of the Hotel Law Blog. We represent hotel owners, developers, investors and lenders and have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for more than $60 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 1,000 properties worldwide. For more information about the Global Hospitality Group®, go to www.HotelLawBlog.com. For more information about full range of legal services provided by JMBM, go to www.JMBM.com.
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