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Hotel Lawyer from Meet the Money® - Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC)
Announces its Top 10 Challenges for Hotel Industry in 2012



By Jim Butler of the Global Hospitality Group®
Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com
May 11, 2012

Along with Mike Cahill of Hospitality Real Estate Counselors (HREC) and Sean Hennessey of the Lodging Investment Advisors, I am privileged to be one of the co-chairs of the Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC). LIIC is the hotel industry "think tank" whose membership owns or operates many billions of hotel investments, and involves all aspects of the industry.

LIIC Annual Survey

I am grateful that Mike Cahill takes responsibility for analyzing LIIC's annual survey of lodging investment trends and challenges, a highly regarded profile of investment sentiment and attitudes for the lodging industry for the next 12 months.

This survey results in the annual "LIIC Top Ten", which Mike delivered to more than 350 participants at the 22nd annual conference of Meet the Money® today.

Economy is top concern

You won't be surprised that the economy remains the biggest concern among LIIC's members. But some of their beliefs about where things are headed are less obvious and very interesting.

If you were not in attendance, you missed Mike's personal insight. But the presentation is available on HotelLawyer.com. It is brief and straightforward, as was his delivery. For a snapshot of what industry leaders are thinking about right now, click here.

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LIIC serves as the leading industry think tank servicing the hospitality business (www.liic.org). We appreciate all LIIC members for their continued contribution to leadership in our industry.

Contact LIIC's co-chairmen at:

Jim Butler, Chairman, JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® : jbutler@jmbm.com

Mike Cahill, CEO & Founder, HREC: mcahill@hrec.com

Sean Hennessey, CEO, Lodging Investment Advisors: shennessey@lodgingadvisors.com

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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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Our Perspective.
We represent hotel lenders, owners and investors. We have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for more than $60 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 1,300 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at jbutler@jmbm.com or +1 (310) 201-3526.


Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM, and Chairman of its Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™. Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE "hotel lawyer" and you will see why.

Jim and his team are more than "just" great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.



JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®
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 1,300 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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310.201.3526

 

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