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For information on The Lodging Conference Agenda, please contact Linda Chelmow, Conference Director, linda@lodginglink.com


Tuesday, October 6, 2015
View By Day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

 
8:00
Whirlwind Golf Club (a Troon Golf Course)

Golf Tournament 

Bus will leave promptly at 7:15AM

Sponsored by
Sandman Savrann PLLC

2:00 - 5:30
Conference Check-In

Check in will be at registration desk in conference center foyer until 5:30 PM. You can then pick up your registration materials at the cocktail party/dinner at 6:00PM

6:00 - 9:00
Cocktail Party/Dinner

Sponsored by
Access Point Financial
Choice Hotels International
Concierge by Foodbuy
exp
PSAV



Wednesday, October 7, 2015
View By Day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

 
7:00 - 8:00
Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by
Valencia Group

8:00 - 8:10
WELCOME

Harry Javer, Co-Founder and Producer
The Lodging Conference
President, The Conference Bureau, Inc.

8:10 - 8:30
Industry Overview


Presented by:

JP Ford, ISHC, Senior Vice President, Lodging Econometrics
Jan D. Freitag, Senior Vice President, STR, Inc.
Adam Lair, MAI, Managing Director, HVS
Mark Woodworth, Senior Managing Director
PKF Hospitality Research, LLC, a CBRE Company

8:30 - 8:45
Economic Outlook


Presented by:

Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist
The Economic Outlook Group, LLC

8:45 - 9:15
One-On-One Interviews


Moderator:

Glenn Haussman, Editor-in-Chief
Hotel Interactive

Interview:
Jim Abrahamson
, Chief Executive Officer
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Moderator:
Dennis Nessler, Editor at Large
Hotel Business

Interview:
Robin Ingle, Senior Vice President
Global Sales, TripAdvisor

9:15 - 10:15
GENERAL SESSION

Sponsored by
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


W-1: A View from the Top (Part I)


Moderator:

Jeff Weinstein, Editor In Chief
HOTELS Magazine


Panelists:

Jim Amorosia, President, CEO
G6 Hospitality LLC
Roger Bloss, Founder, President, CEO
Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Liam Brown, President, U.S. & Canada Select Service
& Extended Stay Lodging and Owner & Franchise Services
Marriott International, Inc.
Jay (Jimmy) Patel, Chairman, AAHOA

Richard A. Smith, President, CEO, FelCor Lodging Trust Inc.
Simon Turner, President, Global Development
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

10:15 - 11:00
Refreshment Break

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.
Sponsored by
GE Capital, Franchise Finance
Marriott International

11:00 - 12:15
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS

W-2: Hotel and Resort Development

To help ensure that your next project exceeds expectations for long-term profitability, join in a lively conversation as hotel owners, investors and developers share their perspectives on the keys to a successful development.

 

Moderator:
Bob Olson, President, R.D. Olson Development

 

Panelists:
Daniel P. Hansen, President & CEO
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.

Robert Hee, Managing Director, Canyon Equity, LLC
Greg O’Stean, Chief Development Officer, Americas
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Brian Quinn, Senior Vice President
Chief Franchise Officer, RLHC
Ben Seidel, President, Real Hospitality Group


W-3: Sources of Debt and Equity Financing

Banks, credit unions, pension funds, REIT’s, insurance companies, hedge funds, joint venture partnerships…hotel owners will receive valuable information on the loan types, LTV ratios, interest rates, terms, and much more.

 

Moderator:
Russell C. Savrann, Partner, Sandman Savrann PLLC

 

Panelists:
Peter Berk, President
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group
Chris Diffley, Managing Director
Investment Management, Rockbridge
Rich Grant, Executive Vice President
TMC Financing
Laurie Ivy, Senior Vice President, Lending
PMC Commercial Trust
Michael Jaynes, President
Hall Structured Finance
Tom Lander, Vice President
Mortenson Development, Inc.


W-4: Grab Market Share with a Renovation, Conversion or Adaptive Re-Use

From a guestroom update to a total makeover, experts in project planning, design, architecture, and construction will help you transform a tired, outdated building into a destination that meets the needs of your guests while leveraging the full potential in your property.

 

Moderator:
Michelle Renn, Managing Editor, Hotel-Online

 

Panelists:
Jay Burnett, Vice President of Real Estate
JHM Hotels
Samuel J. Cicero, Sr., Founder
Cicero’s Development Corp.
Navin Dimond, President/CEO
Stonebridge Companies
Arik Kono, Vice President
Franchised Development Southeast
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Stephen Siegel, President, h-cpm
Dave Winkler, Vice President & Director
Western Regional Operations, The Allied Group


W-5: Foreign Investment in the US

Developers, investors, owners and industry-related service firms will discover how to boost their bottom line by understanding market and brand preferences of foreign investors, marketing to international tourists, and the status of commerce and trade cooperation with the U.S.

 

Moderator:
Guy Maisnik, Partner & Vice Chairman
Global Hospitality Group
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

 

Panelists:
Sumner Baye, President/Partner
International Hotel Network, LLC

Alice Gao, Senior Vice President & Head of Commercial Banking

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (USA) NA
Pam Inman, President
National Tour Association
Young H. Kim, Managing Director
8th Bridge Capital
Don Li, Head of Asia Investment Group
Interstate Hotels & Resorts


W-6: 2016 Hotel Market Insight

Analysts present key performance metrics including supply and demand, occupancy, ADR and RevPAR that will drive your inventory, pricing and profit in the year ahead.

 

Presented by:
JP Ford, ISHC, Senior Vice President
Lodging Econometrics
Jan D. Freitag, Senior Vice President, STR, Inc.
Adam Lair, MAI, Managing Director, HVS
Mark Woodworth, Senior Managing Director
PKF Hospitality Research, LLC, a CBRE Company


W-7: Smart Design

From luxury to economy, hotel design and construction continues to evolve. This session will explore sustainable, long-term growth and profitability with the latest design concepts.

 

Moderator:
Jeff Weinstein, Editor In Chief, HOTELS Magazine

 

Panelists:
Cory Creath, Principal, AXIS Architecture + Design

Gary D. Dollens, Global Head Design/Product and Brand Development

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Christopher Kearney, PE, LEED AP
Hospitality Market Sector Leader, exp
Greg Keffer, Principal & Studio Leader
Rockwell Group
Vito F. Lotta, AIA, RID, LEED AP
Senior Director of Design, Hilton Worldwide


W-8: Brand, Soft Brand or Independent: A Cost-Benefit Analysis for Your Asset

Determine if a franchise, support network, or no affiliation is the best fit for your hotel as the panel discusses sales and marketing, revenue and reservation management, quality assurance, rewards programs, purchasing and much more!


Moderator:
David Eisen, Editor-in-Chief
Hotel Management Magazine


Panelists:
Jason Beasley, Chief Operations Officer & CFO
Magnuson Hotels Worldwide
John A. Belden, President & CEO
Davidson Hotels & Resorts
Steven J. Belmonte, Chief Executive Officer
Vimana Franchise Systems, LLC
Barry A.N. Bloom, Executive Vice President & COO
Xenia Hotels and Resorts
Julius W. Robinson, Vice President & Global Lead Autograph Collection Hotels
Marriott International
Rajiv Trivedi, Executive Vice President
Chief Development Officer
La Quinta Inns & Suites

12:15 - 1:45
Lunch

Sponsored by
CBRE Hotels / PKF Consulting USA LLC
Magnuson Worldwide
Mortenson Development, Inc.


1:15: Above & Beyond Award

Recipient:
Gary Mendell, Founder & CEO, Shatterproof

1:45 - 3:00
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS

W-9: Value Enhancement Strategies

With a focus on value-added opportunities, find out how a change in marketing, management, capital improvements, and/or refinancing might help you maximize yield and gain a competitive advantage.

 

Moderator:
William H. Reynolds, Jr., Senior Managing Director
The Marcus Corporation / MCS Capital LLC

 

Panelists:
Ben Brunt, Principal & Executive Vice President
Noble Investment Group
Mark LeBlanc, Executive Vice President
Development & Acquisitions
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Gil Murillo, Senior Vice President
Watermark Capital Partners
Staci Patton, Senior Hospitality Interior Designer Senior Associate, DLR Group
Wes Whitman, Partner & President
Whitman | Peterson


W-10: Key Investment Criteria Driving Deals

Profit is the primary objective in selecting your next acquisition.  Get expert advice on closing deals and identifying and structuring hotel real estate transactions that meet your goals.

 

Moderator:
Joel Ross, President, Citadel Realty Advisors

 

Panelists:
David Capps, Senior Vice President, Development Aimbridge Hospitality
David EmeryChief Financial Officer
InterMountain Hotels
Ian Guam, Chief Investment Officer
LaSalle Hotel Properties
Mitch Miller, Principal, Miller Law Group, P.C.
David Roedel, Managing Member
Roedel Companies


W-11: Revenue Management: Improve RevPAR and Profitability

Gain the edge you need to stand out from the competition with state of the art revenue management strategies that will optimize bookings and accelerate revenue.

 

Moderator:
Sean Downey, Editor-in-Chief, LODGING Magazine

 

Panelists:
Adam Anderson, Managing Director
Industry Relations, Expedia, Inc.
Patrick Bosworth, Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder, Duetto
Kathy Maher, Senior Vice President
Revenue Management, Wyndham Hotel Group
Lara Stabell-Gibb, Corporate Director
Revenue Management, OTO Development LLC


W-12: Resort, Spa and Luxury Hotels

As the economy continues to improve, this high-end sector is getting a lot of attention from developers and investors. Explore the latest global opportunities in development, branding and design to enhance the luxury travel experience.

 

Moderator:
Michelle Finn, Senior Vice President
Boutique Design Group/ST Media

 

Panelists:
Sheila Foley, General Manager, Arizona Biltmore

Raymond “Rip” Gellein, Jr.Chairman & CEO
Strategic Hotels & Resorts
Rebecca Jones, ASID, Principal and Founder
R.D. Jones and Associates, Inc.

Bob Neal, Principal, Cooper Carry
Joe Smith, Chief Executive Officer, 1754 Properties


W-13: Technology’s Influence on Hotel Real Estate Transactions

Since 2011, over $1 billion of hotels have been sold online.  The panel will explore the reasons for the traditional offline to online transformation, why it is an increasingly accepted and a preferred means by brokers, buyers and sellers and how it will continue to play a major role in the future.

 

Moderator:
Daniel Beider, Senior Managing Director & Chairman
Paramount Lodging Advisors

 

Panelists:
Monte Koch, Vice Chairman & Co-Founder
Auction.com LLC
Jeff Kolessar, Senior Vice President
Development & Acquisitions, GF Management
Patrick McInerney, Head of Industry for the Hotel Sector
Google

2:00 - 3:00
Express Networking
2:30 - 5:30
"Let's Close a Deal" Meetings
3:15 - 4:00
Refreshment Break

Sponsored by
Aimbridge Hospitality
B Hotels and Resorts
The Loan Depot Lending Co. Inc.

6:00 - 9:00
Poolside Cocktail Party/Dinner

Sponsored by
Arizona Biltmore, Waldorf Hotels and Resorts


Thursday, October 8, 2015
View By Day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

 
7:15 - 8:30
Continental Breakfast

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.

Sponsored by
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

8:30 - 8:45
Welcome Remarks

Harry Javer, Co-Founder and Producer

The Lodging Conference
President, The Conference Bureau, Inc.

8:45 - 10:00
GENERAL SESSION

Sponsored by
DIRECTV


T-1: A View From The Top (Part II)

 

Moderator:
Don Landry, Owner
Top Ten Hospitality Advisors

 

Panelists:
Rui Barros, President & Managing Director, North America Franchise Operations
Wyndham Hotel Group
Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer
IHG
Thomas Magnuson, Chief Executive Officer
Magnuson Hotels Worldwide
Jon Mehlman, President & CEO
ARC Hospitality Trust
David Pepper, Chief Development Officer, Choice Hotels International
Javier Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Americas
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

10:00 - 11:00
Refreshment Break

$1,000 cash drawing!  Must be present to win.

Sponsored by
The Allied Group
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Simmons Hospitality Bedding

11:00 - 12:15
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS

T-2: EB-5 and CrowdFunding: Innovative Options for Your Next Hotel Project

Learn how EB-5 and crowdfunding work as the panel reviews the benefits and pitfalls including legal, regulatory and legislative issues, fees, risk, marketing and timeline to meet your fundraising goal for new construction, acquisition or renovation.

 

Moderator:
David Eisen, Editor-in-Chief
Hotel Management Magazine

 

Panelists:
Tim L. Edgar, Founder & President, Hotel Innvestor
Julie Richter, Chief Financial Officer
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company

Bob Sonnenblick, Chairman, Sonnenblick Development LLC
Gregory Steinhauer, President, American Life Inc.


T-3: Management for Branded or Independent Hotel Owners

The difference between an extremely profitable and mediocre hotel is often a result of choosing the right management company. This panel will help you to select the right management company for your property to enhance operations and build value.

 

Moderator:
Russell C. Savrann, Partner
Sandman Savrann PLLC

 

Panelists:
Walter Isenberg, President & CEO
SAGE Hospitality
John Keeling, Executive Vice President
Valencia Group
Pratik Patel, Principal, REM Hospitality
Thomas Prins, Principal
Gemstone Hotels & Resorts
Paul J. Sacco, Chief Development Officer
TPG Hospitality, Inc.
David B. Storm, President & CEO
 Providence Hospitality Partners, LLC


T-4: Investment Opportunities in Existing and Emerging Markets

Whether domestic or outside the U.S., find out where the next hot markets are and which urban, secondary and tertiary markets are over-developed or ripe for new construction

 

Moderator:
Greg Hartmann, Managing Director, JLL

 

Panelists:
Robert Alter, President, Seaview Investors, LLC
Jeffrey Dauray, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
RLJ Lodging Trust
Murray Dow, President
The Dow Hotel Company
Russell Flicker, Managing Partner, AWH Partners
Cliff Risman, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP


T-5: Reputation Management and the Social Consumer

Gain insight into how to effectively use digital platforms to maximize online marketing, manage reviews, enhance revenue management and improve guest engagement.

 

Moderator:
Glenn Haussman, Editor-in-Chief
Hotel Interactive

 

Panelists:
Andrew Alexander, President
Red Roof Inn
Bryan Payea, Head of Industry Relations
TripAdvisor LLC
Robert Rauch, CHA, Chief Executive Officer
RAR Hospitality
Morgan Remmers, Senior Manager
Business Outreach, Yelp


T-6: What’s on the Horizon for Lifestyle and Boutique Hotels

Hear the latest news on the custom amenities, unique guest services, distinctive design, franchise options and desirable destinations that make each hotel a one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Moderator:
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor in Chief
Hospitality Design Magazine

 

Panelists:
Jim Alderman, Senior Vice President
Chief Development Officer
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Alfredo Carvajal, President
Delos International and Signature Programs
Stay Well
Brendan McNamara, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Product Development
Hampshire Hotels Management LLC
Début Hotel Group
Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President
Brand Management, Best Western International
Christopher Tompkins, Chief Operating Officer
B Hotels & Resorts


T-7: Think like a Buyer: How to Prepare Your Hotel for Sale

The panel will review a checklist of items including curb appeal, physical and environmental condition, financial details, realistic valuation and how to access buyers, consider offers, negotiate the price and complete the sale.

 

Moderator:
Stacy Silver, President, Silver Hospitality Group

 

Panelists:
Clint Hodges, Vice President, Hodges Ward Elliott
Gregory LaBerge, Vice President / National Director
National Hospitality Group, Marcus & Millichap
Russell Munn, Senior Vice President
Lowe Enterprises Investors
Herb Warmbrodt, President
Warmbrodt Hotel Investments


T-8: Dual Branded Hotels

Owners, developers and brand executives highlight the benefits and challenges of dual brand properties including construction and operational cost savings and a wider audience appeal while maintaining individual brand identity.

 

Moderator:
Jeff Higley, Vice President, Digital Media & Communications/Editorial Director
STR/STR Global/Hotel News Now

 

Panelists:
Mehul “Mike” Patel, CEO & Chairman
NewcrestImage Management, LLC
Greg Portman, President, PFVS Architecture
Tye Turman, Senior Vice President
Lodging Development, Marriott International

12:15 - 1:30
Lunch

Sponsored by
Pillar Hotels & Resorts
InterMountain Management
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group

1:30 - 2:45
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS

T-9: Compromise or Impasse: Demands of Legislation on the Hotel Industry

With a Democratic President and Republican Congress leading up to the 2016 presidential election, healthcare, the living wage movement, visa waiver program, and Brand USA legislation are just a few issues that will impact your hotel, staff and guests. 

 

Moderator:
Sean Downey, Editor-in-Chief, LODGING Magazine

 

Panelists:
Pam Inman, President
National Tour Association
Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AAHOA
Vanessa Sinders, Senior Vice President
Government Affairs
American Hotel & Lodging Association


T-10: Breaking News on Mixed-Use Development and Shared Ownership

If you plan to develop your first project or add to your portfolio, attend this session to find out about financing, management, operations, branding, and sales & marketing strategies to enhance the value of mixed-use resorts with a shared ownership component.

 

Moderator:
Howard Nusbaum, President/CEO
American Resort Development Association (ARDA)

 

Panelists:
David Callaghan, Vice President
Interval International
Robert Howard, Chief Investment Officer
Gold Key|PHR Hotels & Resorts
Tim Stripe, Co-President, Grand Pacific Resorts, Inc.


T-11: New Build vs. Acquisition

Before you make your final decision on building from the ground up or acquiring an existing property, a team of experts will guide you through the critical stages including site selection, supply and demand, construction, design, management, franchise, and finance.

 

Moderator:
Dinesh P. Chandiramani, Chief Executive Officer
Hyphen Construction Group, Inc.

 

Panelists:
Fred Cerrone, Chairman & CEO, Hotel Equities
Tom Naughton, Chief Investment Officer
Clearview Hotel Capital
Bernard Siegel, Principal, KSL Capital Partners
Mark Williams, Group President, Upscale Brands
Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.


T-12: Win-Win with Select Service

Investors, owners, developers and franchisors discuss the growing popularity of focused service hotels including acquisition criteria, ROI, operating costs, brands, range of amenities, guest services and new concepts.

 

Moderator:
Steven J. Belmonte, Chief Executive Officer
Vimana Franchise Systems, LLC

 

Panelists:
Brian Hughes, Senior Vice President - Acquisitions & Sales, Ashford
Mark D. Shalala, Vice President Development
Cambria Hotels & Suites, Choice Hotels International
Russ Shattan, Senior Vice President
Acquisitions & Development, MCR Development LLC
Julienne Smith, Senior Vice President
Real Estate and Development
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Peter Willis, Chief Investment Officer
Chatham Lodging Trust


T-13: CMBS Update

The issuance of U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities has grown substantially over the past few years.  The panel will discuss the current lending environment and 2016 trends.

 

Moderator:
Michael Desiato, Vice President & Group Publisher Real Estate Media Group, ALM

 

Panelists:
Neil Freeman, Chairman        
Aries Capital, LLC
Brian Holstein, Partner, US Hotel Advisors
EJ Park, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer
Moody’s Investors Service
Kevin Semon, Vice President
Special Servicing Manager
Midland Loan Services, a PNC Real Estate Business
Michael Sonnabend, Managing Member
PMZ Realty Capital - Hotel Finance Group

David Turley, Principal, Cronheim Hotel Capital


T-14: U.S. Hotel Investment in Cuba

The panel will discuss some of the major hurdles and risks for hotel developers and operators including property laws, government control, infrastructure (roads, power, water), and status of diplomatic relations with the U.S.

 

Moderator:
Joseph A. McInerney, President & CEO
McInerney Hospitality International

 

Panelists:
Matthew D. Aho, Consultant, Akerman LLP
Scott Berman, Principal, US Hospitality & Leisure Practice Leader, PwC

Ana S. Salper, Partner, Hospitality Labor & Employment Practice, BakerHostetler
Lenny Wormser, Senior Managing Director
Hospitality Division, NAI/Latter & Blum


T-15: Maximize Net Profit through Smarter Operations

A few small changes in operations can add 10% to your bottom line. The panel will discuss all aspects of hotel operations to grow your bottom line and add value.

 

Moderator:
Patrick Mayock, Editor-in-Chief
Hotel News Now

 

Panelists:
Tim Benolken, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations – Western North America
Hilton Worldwide
Warren Fields, Chief Investment Officer
Pyramid Hotel Group
Geoffrey Toffetti, President, FPG
Brad Walton, Senior Client Engagement Lead
Talent Plus, Inc.

2:45 - 3:45
Refreshment Break

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.

Sponsored by
Cooper Carry
La Quinta Inns & Suites
Miller Law Group, P.C.

3:45 - 5:00
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS

T-16: Top 20 Travel Predictions for 2016

Optimize revenue, target marketing and anticipate opportunities as the panel presents analysis of travel and tourism indicators including travel patterns, demographics, estimates of popular U.S. and international destinations, innovations in technology, mobile hotel booking, and much more!

 

Presented by:
Jamie Lane, Senior Economist
PKF Hospitality Research, LLC, a CBRE Company
Matthew Petrie, President, BDRC Americas
Aran Ryan, Director, Lodging Analytics
Tourism Economics

Douglas Shifflet, Chairman & CEO, D.K. Shifflet & Associates, Ltd (DKSA)


T-17: Welcome Home: The Evolution of Extended Stay

From economy to upper scale, the extended stay concept offers travel and leisure guests all of the amenities and space of a home away from home.  Find out about the latest design features, amenities, franchise opportunities and services that will have you adding extended stay to your portfolio.

 

Moderator:
Christina Trauthwein, Editor
Hotel Business | Hotel Business Design

 

Panelists:

Thomas Bardenett, Chief Operating Officer, Extended Stay America

Kyle Rogg, President & COO
WoodSpring Suites (formerly Value Place)
Dean Savas, Executive Vice President
Franchise Development and Management
G6 Hospitality LLC
Kevin Schramm, Western Regional Vice President Franchise Sales & Development, IHG


T-18: Meeting the Artistic Vision, Brand Standards and Your Budget

This session is a great resource for new product introductions, trending innovations and how you can procure the goods and services for the right cost, at the time you need them and at the best value.

 

Moderator:
Jonathan C. Nehmer, Chairman and Founder Jonathan Nehmer + Associates, Inc.

 

Panelists:
Kip Richards, Principal
Source Direct Construction Imports
Dan Richardson, Senior Director
Business Development
Entegra Procurement Services
Steve Tipton, Vice President
Simmons Hospitality Bedding
Kim Twiggs, Senior Director, Sales
DIRECTV


T-19: Lender Requirements: Qualifying for a Hotel Loan

The panel will discuss the criteria for financing a renovation, new construction, acquisition, conversion, repositioning or refinance including PIPs, FF&E, flagged and independent, multiple property portfolios, single lodging assets and much more!

 

Moderator:
Scott Andrews, Senior Managing Director
Hotel Group, GE Capital - Franchise Finance

 

Panelists:
Mathew Crosswy, President, Stonehill Strategic Capital

Laurie Ivy, Senior Vice President, Lending, PMC Commercial Trust
Vijay Naik, Senior Vice President, Business Development
The Loan Depot Lending Co. Inc.


T-20: Maximize Your CapEx ROI

With record transactions and new brand intro’s, the panel will review real world CapEx plans to help you deal with a franchise, hire the team, maintain a budget and schedule and much more.

 

Moderator:
Alan Benjamin, President, Benjamin West

 

Panelists:
Craig Amos, Executive Vice President
Capital Investments, Apple Hospitality REIT
Daniel Kwon, Principal, Apollo Global Management LLC
Steven Reiswig, Vice President
Design and Construction, BRE Select Hotels

5:30 - 8:30
Cocktail Party/Dinner

Sponsored by
Best Western International, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

PSAV

 


Friday, October 9, 2015
View By Day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

 
8:00 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.

9:00 - 10:15
GENERAL SESSION

Hotel Owners, Lenders and Investors Forum

As we look to 2016, key players from hospitality ownership, lending and investment discuss the challenges, opportunities and trends in acquisition, new build, expansion, renovation, conversion, financing, capital sources, and growth markets.

 

Moderator:
Michael Desiato, Vice President & Group Publisher Real Estate Media Group, ALM

 

Panelists:
Scott Andrews, Senior Managing Director
Hotel Group, GE Capital - Franchise Finance
Colin Carroll, Vice President - Investments, Ashford
Fred Grapstein, Senior Vice President, Vornado Hotels
Joel Ross, President, Citadel Realty Advisors
Bernard Siegel, Principal, KSL Capital Partners

Jon Wright, President & CEO, Access Point Financial

10:30
Door Prizes

Conference Adjourns


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