News for the Hospitality Executive
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®,
Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com
April 19, 2011
You really shouldn't miss Meet the Money® 2011. And it's only two weeks away! Meet the Money® is one of the most efficient hotel investment conferences. Attended by senior level executives coming to do business, this conference is always a reliable venue for providers and consumers of capital and people looking to do deals.
The timing and the dynamics for the Conference this year are particularly exciting. After a long drought of transactions and finance, deals are back! Simply put, investment opportunities are not going to get better than this, so you need to figure out how to find transactions now, and finance them now. Even a delay of a few weeks or months may mean you miss out.
Meet the Money® has always been an opportunity to hear what the most knowledgeable people in hospitality have to say about the state of the industry so you can make the most of the exciting times coming up. Some presentations to look forward to:
Hotel Values and CAP Rates –– Suzanne Mellen, HVS: Suzanne is Senior Managing Director of the San Francisco and Las Vegas offices of HVS, and has been appraising hotels, casinos, and related real estate for over 30 years.
U.S. Lodging Industry – What lies ahead? –– Jan Frietag, Smith Travel Research: Jan is the Vice President, Global Development at Smith Travel Research. He oversees the accumulation and interpretation of global lodging data at STR, and writes a monthly column for Lodging Magazine.
PKF Hotel Horizons—Lodging Industry Outlook –– Mark Woodworth, PKF Consulting: Mark is an Executive Vice President of PKF Consulting and President of PKF Hospitality Research, and is responsible for all of PKF/C’s activities in the Southeast and Caribbean.
Capital Markets Update –– David Loeb, R.W. Baird & Company: David is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, covering Real Estate with a specialization in Lodging and Office companies. He has over 20 years experience in the real estate industry, and is regarded as a top Industry Estimator in the Real Estate Investment Trusts and hotel/gaming industries.
To get more information and register for Meet the Money®, go to www.meetthemoney.com.
You can also find updates about Meet the Money® on Twitter—use #MTM2011 to join the conversation!
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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