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Hotel Management Agreements – They wrote the book! And it is FREE

March 16, 2011 - Hotel-Online is the first to review and announce the release of a valuable new resource on hotel management agreements. Written by hotel industry veterans drawing on their team’s experience in negotiating, re-negotiating, litigating and advising on more than 1,000 hotel management agreements, this new HMA Handbook is a must read for every hotel owner, developer, investor and lender.

For years, hotel industry leaders have said that JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® wrote the book on hotel management agreements. Now they literally have – The HMA Handbook, their second publication in their “we wrote the book series.” While a work of this substance and quality might sell for a substantial amount, it is available in an eBook format for FREE to hotel owners, developers, investors and lenders who register at

Here’s a quick summary of what it is and what it delivers.


The HMA Handbook
Hotel Management Agreements for owners, developers, investors & lenders


An eBook of about 80 pages. Although the book is written by hotel lawyers and business advisors, it is very readable in plain English. It provides a comprehensive view of legal, business, and market considerations in fast reading, easy-to-understand language.

Target audience

As the subtitle suggests, this book is written for senior decision-makers involved with hotel ownership, development, investment and lending. It provides the kind of practical advice you would get from your own team of experts who work on hotel management agreements every day, offering guidance in dealing with the hotel brands and helping you to prevent unreasonable demands in an industry fraught with so much, lore, custom and changing standards of market terms.

What is covered

1. How to get a great hotel operator

2. What you need in your hotel management agreement

3. How to terminate a hotel management agreement

Purpose of this e-book

Jim Butler and Robert Braun are hotel lawyers and advisors. They specialize in representing hotel owners and lenders – not the brands. They believe that the deck is stacked in favor of the hotel brands because of the full-time teams that do nothing but negotiate hotel management agreements, the relative lack of experienced advisors who are available to help owners and lenders, and the disparate bargaining position of the brands.


They wrote this book to help level the playing field in order to give owners, developers, investors and lenders and better chance of getting a fair deal before it is too late.


FREE in eBook format to hotel owners, developers, investors and lenders.

For  more information

Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®
310-201-3526 or

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