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2014 Conference Agenda - Program Overview (specific details to follow)
Monday October 20th, 2014
9am - Golf Tournament
3pm - Registration Opens
7pm - Opening Night Reception

Thursday October 23rd, 2014
12pm - Conference Concludes

Thank you for making our 19th year a Great Event. View the 2013 Agenda below.

For information on The Lodging Conference 2014 program, please contact Linda Chelmow, Conference Director, linda@lodginglink.com

 


Tuesday, September 17, 2013
View By Day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

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

Sponsored by
Sandman Savrann, PLLC

3:00 - 6:00
Conference Check-in

Sponsored by

HVS Capital Corp

7:00 - 9:00
Opening Cocktail Party/Dinner

Sponsored by
Choice Hotels International
exp
PSAV



Wednesday, September 18, 2013
View By Day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

 
7:00 - 8:00
Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by
GH2 Hospitality Architects
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Valencia Group

8:00 - 8:15
WELCOME

Harry Javer, President, The Conference Bureau

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Morris Lasky, Chief Executive Officer, Lodging Unlimited, Inc.
Chairman of the Board, the Lodging Opportunities Group

8:15 - 8:35
What’s Ahead for the Economy

Presented by
Bernard Baumhol, Chief Global Economist
The Economic Outlook Group

8:35 - 10:00
GENERAL SESSION

Sponsored by
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


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

The Lodging Conference 2013 presents a distinguished panel of industry leaders sharing their views on the important issues facing today’s hotel owners, developers and investors.

 

MODERATOR:
Don Landry, Owner
Top Ten Hospitality Advisors

 

PANELISTS:
Roger J. Bloss, President & CEO
Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr., Chairman
FelCor Lodging Trust 
Nancy Johnson, Executive Vice President
Development, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
David Kong, President & CEO
Best Western International

John Murray, President

Hospitality Properties Trust
Mehul B. “Mike” Patel, 2013 Chairman, AAHOA
Principal, NewcrestImage, LLC

10:00 - 11:00
Refreshment Break

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

Sponsored by
Cooper Carry
GE Capital, Franchise Finance
Marriott International
Providence Hospitality Partners LLC

11:00 - 12:15
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
  

W-2 : Beyond Bullet Points: Statistics, Trends and Analysis

    
PRESENTED BY:

Vail R. Brown, CMHS, Vice President, Global Business
Development & Marketing, STR
Bruce Ford, Senior Vice President
Lodging Econometrics 

Stephen Rushmore, Jr., President & CEO, HVS
R. Mark Woodworth, President
PKF Hospitality Research, LLC


W-3: The New Explosion of Hotel-Retail Mixed-Use

Hotel-Retail development stopped in 2008, but now major players are adding substantial hotel elements to shopping malls.  Attend this panel to hear the latest strategies for successful hotel and retail projects being used by owners and developers.

 

MODERATOR:
Jim Butler, Chairman, Global Hospitality Group
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

 

PANELISTS:
Bruce Baltin, Senior Vice President
PKF Consulting USA, LLC
Tom Lander, Vice President & General Manager
Mortenson Development, Inc.
T. Dupree Scovell, Managing Director
Woodbine Investment Corporation
Lalaine Tanaka, Design Principal
JCJ Architecture
Scott Travis, Senior Vice President, Development
Buckingham Companies


W-4 : What the Name Says About Your Property

Discover which brands might add the most value to your property, what amenities mean to brand identity, design elements to meet brand standards, and key components of a franchise agreement including terms, fees, support, and reservation systems.
 
MODERATOR:
Dennis Nessler, Editor, Hotel Business

 

PANELISTS:
Steven Belmonte, CEO/Owner
Vimana Franchise Systems, LLC
Ron Burgett, Executive Vice President
Lodging and Brand Development
Red Lion Hotels
Robert Ekman, Vice President
Midscale Franchise Development
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Mitch Miller, Shareholder, Miller Law Group, P.C.
David Tarr, Senior Vice President, Development
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


W-5 : Hotel Assets: Should I Build or Buy?

In today’s climate of opportunity for investors, the panel will look at the methodology used to determine whether it makes sense to build, buy (or sell) including the product type and location.
 
MODERATOR:
Rick Besse, Senior Managing Director
NGKF Hotels

 

PANELISTS:
Mark Laport, President & CEO
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company

Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President Brand Management & Member Services
Best Western International, Inc.
Brendan Watters, Chief Executive Officer
Boomerang Hotels
Brian Wogernese, President
Cobblestone Hotels, LLC


W-6 : Meet the Equity

Executives from major equity investment companies will discuss their objectives, geographic and segment targets, brand preferences, return parameters, and other expectations.  Management companies and developers will find out which investment companies and vehicles will provide the strongest relationships to spur acquisitions, new development and growth.
 
MODERATOR:
Stacy Silver, President
Silver Hospitality Group, LLC

PANELISTS:
Dara Friedman, Vice President
Morgan Stanley Real Estate
James T. Merkel, President & CEO
Rockbridge
Bernard N. Siegel, Principal
KSL Capital Partners
Michael H. Sonnabend, Managing Member
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group


W-7 : Your Hotel’s Success Begins with Value-Added Construction and Design

Owners, designers and commercial real estate professionals discuss how to ensure a successful hotel development or renovation including procedures to handle guests during renovation, construction management, general contracting, design elements, historic conversions, energy management and sustainability. 

 

MODERATOR:
Michelle Finn, Senior Vice President
ST Media Group International

 

PANELISTS:
Vijay Dandapani, President
Apple Core Hotels
Christopher M. Kearney, P.E. LEED AP
Hospitality Market Sector Leader
exp US Services, Inc.
Chad Oppenheim, Principal
Oppenheim Architecture+Design
Bill Wilhelm, Executive Vice President
R.D. Olson Construction

Christina Zimmer, Principal

Stonehill & Taylor

12:15 - 1:45
Lunch

Sponsored by
BakerHostetler 
Magnuson Worldwide
Mortenson Development
PKF Consulting USA, LLC


12:45 : Above & Beyond Award 2013

The Above & Beyond Award is given annually to an individual who is highly regarded in the hospitality industry for their distinguished humanitarian efforts.
 
2013 Recipient:
Hasmukh (H.P.) Rama
CEO & Chairman of the Board, JHM Hotels


Presented By:
Michael A. Leven
President & COO, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

2:30 - 5:30
DEAL CORRAL MEETINGS

Meet one-on-one with representatives from a variety of hotel industry-related companies including franchise, design, brokerage, management, and finance.

3:00 - 5:00
EXPRESS NETWORKING

Join us for a fun, fast-paced three minute rapid networking session open to all conference attendees.  Bring plenty of business cards to exchange during the event!

3:00 - 4:30
CONCURRENT ROUND TABLES

Industry experts lead round table discussions and answer your questions.  There is no advance registration for the round tables.  You are invited to join in as many as you choose. 


Round Table 1 : Boost Conversions and Drive Profits by Integrating Social Media with Core Marketing Strategies

 
EXPERTS:

Patrick Bosworth, Co-Founder, CEO
Duetto
John R. Cauvin, Executive-in-Residence and Program Director

Hospitality-based MBA Program, Northern Arizona University

Sarah Smith, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

RoamingAround


Round Table 2: Deals from $2 – $15 Million

 
EXPERTS:

Charlie Fritsch, President
MBA Hotel Brokers/Hotel Brokers International
Brian Silberman, Vice President, CBRE Hotels

John Svec, Managing Director
Largo Hospitality Finance Group


Round Table 3 : Essential Tips on How to Sell to Hotels

 
EXPERTS:

Doug Eichler, Vice President, Commercial Sales
DIRECTV

Dan Richardson, Senior Director Business Development

Entegra Procurement Services

Mike Ryan, Director
Simmons Bedding Company


Round Table 4 : CMBS Loans and the Hotel Owner

 
EXPERTS:

Peter Berk, President
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group

Brian Holstein, Senior Vice President, HVS Capital Corp
Mitch Miller, Shareholder, Miller Law Group, P.C.
Angelo Stambules, Senior Vice President
Capital Markets, Hunter Hotel Advisors


Round Table 5 : ADA Compliance: Implications for Owners and Managers When Acquiring or Developing New Lodging Facilities

 
EXPERTS:

Bobbie Singh-Allen, Executive Director

Independent Lodging Industry Association
Mark M. Trapp, Member, Labor and Employment Practice
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

3:00 - 4:00
Refreshment Break

Sponsored by
Aimbridge Hospitality
B Hotels & Resorts
Epstein Becker Green

6:30 - 9:00
Poolside Cocktail Party/Dinner

Sponsored by
Arizona Biltmore, Waldorf Hotels and Resorts


Thursday, September 19, 2013
View By Day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

 
7:15 - 8:45
Continental Breakfast

$1,000 cash drawing!  Must be present to win.
Sponsored by
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Jones Lang LaSalle

8:45 - 9:00
WELCOME BACK


Harry Javer
, President
The Conference Bureau

CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME
Morris Lasky, Chief Executive Officer
Lodging Unlimited, Inc.
Chairman of the Board
the Lodging Opportunities Group

9:00 - 9:30
Leaders in the Industry

 
MODERATOR:

Jeff Weinstein, Editor in Chief
HOTELS Magazine / HOTELS' Investment Outlook

One-On-One Interviews
Eric Danziger, President & CEO
Wyndham Hotel Group
Stephen P. Joyce, President & CEO
Choice Hotels International
Katherine Lugar, President & CEO
American Hotel & Lodging Association

9:30 - 10:30
GENERAL SESSION

Sponsored by
DIRECTV


T-1 : A View from the Top (Part II)

A panel of world renowned industry leaders share their views on the latest hotel trends.

 

MODERATOR:
Jeff Higley, Vice President/Editorial Director
HotelNewsNow.com/STR

 

PANELISTS:
Liam Brown, President, U.S. & Canada,
Select Service & Extended Stay Lodging and
Owner & Franchise Services, The Americas
Marriott International
Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, The Americas
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Douglas Kessler, President
Ashford Hospitality Trust
Tom Magnuson, Chief Executive Officer
Magnuson Worldwide
Simon Turner, President, Development
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

10:30 - 11:30
Refreshment Break

$1,000 cash drawings!  Must be present to win.
Sponsored by
The Allied Group
     A Construction Services Company
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Richfield Hospitality
Sceptre Hospitality Resources
Simmons Hospitality Bedding

11:30 - 12:45
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
 

T-2: What Every Borrower and Financier Needs to Know

The panel will discuss working with an experienced hotel lending expert and the importance of the franchise agreement, management contract, capital reserves, inventory controls, operating budgets, and insurance.

MODERATOR:
William G. Sipple, Managing Director
HVS Capital Corp

PANELISTS:
Peter Berk, President
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group
Warren de Haan, Chief Originations Officer
Managing Director, Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Laurie Ivy, Senior Vice President, Marketing
PMC Commercial Trust

Cara Leonard, Senior Vice President

Lowe Enterprises Investors
Paul Novak, Executive Director, Lodging Acquisitions
Whitman | Peterson


T-3 : Distribution Channels and New Online Portals

From OTA’s to Brand Dot Com, from Google to social-media sites, there has been a proliferation of booking channels (and devices in which to book rooms). This panel will discuss the best practices for revenue management in today’s complex environment.
 
MODERATOR:
Glenn Haussman, Editor-in-Chief
Hotel Interactive
 
PANELISTS:
Adam Brownstein, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer

buuteeq

Jessica Junker, Vice President, Sales & Marketing & CIO
Cobblestone Hotels, LLC
Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales
Cvent

Kelly Popp, Director Business Development

Sceptre Hospitality Resources
Max Starkov, President & CEO
HeBS Digital


T-4: EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development

Learn about EB-5 and hospitality investment opportunities as experts discuss the visa immigrant investor program as a source of capital for hotel development, acquisition and renovation projects.
 
MODERATOR:
Irvin W. Sandman, Partner
Sandman Savrann, PLLC
 
PANELISTS:
Marty Collins, Chief Executive Officer
Gatehouse Capital Corp.
Paul Fanfera, Principal, Business Development
San Diego Unified Port District
Greg Steinhauer, President
American Life, Inc.


T-5: Franchise Focus

Executives from major brands discuss their current and long-term franchising, development, management, and acquisition strategies.

MODERATOR:
Joseph A. McInerney, President & CEO Emeritus
American Hotel & Lodging Association

PANELISTS:
Ted Ent, Vice President & Managing Director
Development, Southwest, Hilton Worldwide
Eric Jacobs, Chief Development Officer
Select Service & Extended Stay
Marriott International
Bernie Moyle, Chief Operating Officer & CFO
Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Philip Silberstein, Executive Vice President
Development, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Rajiv Trivedi, Executive Vice President
Chief Development Officer
La Quinta Inns & Suites


T-6: Today’s Most Pressing Legal, Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Discover the latest news regarding hotel operations, franchising, immigration reform, hiring, technology, and social media and the impact that pending decisions may have on your hotel, employees and guests.
 
MODERATOR:
William H. Reynolds, Jr., Senior Managing Director
MCS Capital LLC/Marcus Corporation

PANELISTS:
Laura Lee Blake, Vice President
Franchising & Government Affairs & General Counsel
Asian American Hotel Owners Association
Debbie Johnson, President & CEO
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
Jay P. Krupin, Partner, BakerHostetler, Chair of Hospitality Labor & Employment Practice
Katherine Lugar, President & CEO
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Bobbie Singh-Allen, Executive Director
Independent Lodging Industry Association


T-7: The Hotel Management Company

Experts discuss hiring a management company with the range of experience, brand relationships and skills that can best meet your investment expectations and ownership objectives.

MODERATOR:
Martin Schiffman, President
The Lodging Opportunities Group

PANELISTS:
Chris Ivy, Executive Vice President
Development & Acquisitions
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Bill Linehan, Chief Marketing Officer
Sceptre Hospitality Resources
Julie Purnell, Senior Vice President
Acquisitions & Development, Denihan
Karen Thiessen Moyer, Attorney
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


T-8: Lifestyle Boutique Hotel Outlook

The panel will provide insight into branding, acquisition, management, development and expansion possibilities in gateway cities as well as secondary and tertiary markets.

MODERATOR:
Frances Kiradjian, Founder, Chair, Publisher
Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association

PANELISTS:
Leigh Hitz, President & CEO, Magnolia Hotels
John Keeling, Executive Vice President
Valencia Group
David Schwartz, Managing Principal
The Management Consortium, Inc.
Michael Tall, President & COO
Charlestowne Hotels
Brad Wilson, President, Ace Hotel Group

12:45 - 1:45
Lunch

Sponsored by
Continental Contractors, Inc.
InterMountain Management
Pillar Hotels & Resorts
Perkins Coie LLP
PMZ Realty Capital LLC – Hotel Finance Group

1:45 - 3:00
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
 

T-9: Find the Money for Expansion, Construction and Renovation

The panel will discuss various equity and debt alternatives with a detailed discussion on the approval process, down-payment requirements, fixed and floating rates, prepayment options, loan-to-value and how much money might be available for you to pursue your goals.

MODERATOR:
Ed Watkins, Editor at Large, HotelNewsNow.com

PANELISTS:
Scott Andrews, Managing Director, Hotel Originations
GE Capital, Franchise Finance
Bill GriceExecutive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle
Michael Jaynes, President
Hall Structured Finance
Jon S. Wright, President & CEO
Access Point Financial


T-10: Brokering a Successful Deal

From listing to closing, our panel will discuss transactions from a buyers and sellers perspective including asset value, the hotel purchase and sale agreement, financing climate, transaction timeline, equity requirements, and market conditions.

MODERATOR:
Cynthia B. Nelson, Partner
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

PANELISTS:
Gregory A. LaBerge, National Director, National Hospitality Group

Marcus & Millichap
Matt Le Master, Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Todd Ratliff, Senior Vice President
Hodges Ward Elliott
Herb Warmbrodt, President
Warmbrodt Hotel Investments
Sam Winterbottom, Senior Managing Director
NGKF Hotels


T-11: The Innovative Hotel

To keep up with today’s culture of technology and innovation, find out how state-of-the-art hotels are delivering seamless staff and guest experiences that you might implement at your hotel including guest-servicing, sales and marketing, operations, budgeting, FF&E and more!

MODERATOR:
Michelle Renn, Managing Editor
Hotel-Online

PANELISTS:
Michael Boushka, Managing Director

Accenture Hospitality Services

Peter Feeney, Vice President, Emerging Markets
DIRECTV
Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director
Thayer Ventures

Fritz Kummer, Principal, Fritz Kummer, LLC

Paul Scialla, Founder, Delos - Stay Well Rooms
William C. Weinaug, Jr., P.E., LEED AP
Vice President
exp U.S. Services Inc.


T-12: Overlooked Properties: Value-Added Hotel Investing

Discover how to successfully capitalize on the current real estate market and maximize your investment goals by acquiring, financing and managing under-performing, quality hotel assets.

MODERATOR:
Greg Hartmann, Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

PANELISTS:
David Buffam, Chief Executive Officer
New Castle Hotels & Resorts
David Callaghan, Vice President, Resort Sales & Service
Interval International
Jeffrey Dauray, Vice President, Acquisitions
RLJ Lodging Trust
Jeffrey Kolessar, Senior Vice President
Development, GF Management
John Sonnier, Senior Vice President
Hodges Ward Elliott


T-13: REIT Strategies and Opportunities

The panel will discuss the challenges, trends and long-term outlook of capital-raising, acquisitions, debt reduction, domestic and international markets, refinancing and risk management.

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

PANELISTS:
Pamela JW Barnhill, President & COO
InnSuites Hospitality Trust: IHT
Dan Hansen, President & CEO
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.

Diane Morefield, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Ashish Parikh, Chief Financial Officer
Hersha Hospitality Trust


T-14: Acquisitions in the Pipeline

Owners and investors will discuss their growth strategies, targeted locations, transaction activity and the deals that will get done in the months ahead.

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

PANELISTS:
Sumner A. Baye, President/Partner
International Hotel Network, LLC

David Capps, Vice President of Development

Aimbridge Hospitality

Rick Frank, Chief Investment Officer

Pillar Hotels & Resorts
Teague Hunter, President
Hunter Hotel Advisors
Brian Silberman, Vice President
CBRE Hotels


T-15: Capital and Operations: Successful Joint Venture Partnerships

Operators and owners often have a very complex relationship. Find out how investors and operators work together to capitalize on opportunities and meet strategic goals.

MODERATOR:
Clifford J. Risman, Partner
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

PANELISTS:
Jerome F. Cataldo, President & CEO
Hostmark Hospitality Group
Fred Cerrone, President & CEO
Hotel Equities
Bob Loewen, Chief Operating Officer
Wyndham Hotel Group

Brian Quinn, Executive Vice President, Development

Driftwood Hospitality Management
David Wani, Chief Executive Officer
Twenty Four Seven Hotels

3:00 - 4:00
Refreshment Break

$1,000 cash drawing!  Must be present to win.
Sponsored by
GF Management

LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Miller Law Group

4:00 - 5:15
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
 

T-16: Hotel Operations: Achieve Your Highest Yield

Ensure repeat business, customer loyalty, and maximum profitability as the panel reviews all aspects of a well-run operation including communication, maintenance, personnel, marketing plans, budget and cash projections, capital improvements and much more!

MODERATOR:
Tara Gorman, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

PANELISTS:

Daniel Glasser, MAI, Director, Western Property Advisors, Inc.

Thomas Prins, Principal
Gemstone  Resorts International, LLC
Dharmendra (D.J.) Rama, President
JHM Hotels
Barry Sanders, President & COO
American DG Energy
Thea Sargent, General Manager
Contemporary Resort & Golden Oak
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
David B. Storm, President & CEO
Providence Hospitality Partners, LLC


T-17: Loan Modifications and Workouts

Find out how you might amend, extend or refinance your loan to preserve the value of your hotel asset, buy yourself time to make informed decisions and achieve long-term stability.  

MODERATOR:
Joel Ross, Principal, Citadel Realty Advisors

PANELISTS:
Adams M. Docks, Partner
Perkins Coie LLP
Matt Henry, Managing Director
Chatham Capital Advisors, LLC
Joel Hiser, Principal
Horwath HTL
John Pharr, President
Strand Development Company, LLC


T-18: Upper Scale and Luxury Hotels

Owners and managers will discuss new development, repositioning, acquisitions, operations, management, franchising, design elements, and customer service.

MODERATOR:
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Executive Editor
Hospitality Design Magazine

PANELISTS:
Luis Acosta, Vice President Development

Wischermann Partners, Inc.

Chip Ohlsson, Vice President
Franchised Development
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Robert Van Ness, Executive Vice President, Americas

Preferred Hotel Group

Dina Winder, Vice President, Acquisitions

The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC


T-19: Meeting Development Objectives and Performance Standards

The panel will provide insight into creating a successful development including understanding the market, your potential customer, brand options, project timeline, and costs.

MODERATOR:
David Roedel, Partner, Roedel Companies

PANELISTS:
Brent Hardy, Project Director

The John Hardy Group

Tony Moayed, Chief Executive Officer

Tricorp Hearn Construction
Scott Travis, Senior Vice President, Development
Buckingham Companies
Homer G. Williams, Chairman
Williams/Dame & Associates, Inc.


T-20: Dual Brand Hotels

Two distinct brands.  One hotel site.  Discover the rewards and challenges of securing financing, designing common space, maximizing marketability and operational efficiency of a two-flag hotel.

MODERATOR:
Stephanie Ricca, Editor in Chief, Hotel Management

PANELISTS:
Jim Chu, Senior Vice President
Franchise Owner Relations Group
Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Cara Shimkus Hall, FAIA, Principal
GH2 Hospitality Architects
Craig Mance, Senior Vice President
Development North America
Hilton Worldwide
Bob Neal, Principal, Cooper Carry
Shane Platt, Regional Vice President
Franchise Development
Choice Hotels International


T-21 : Planning a Successful Hotel Renovation Project

Complete your hotel renovation on time and within budget as experts walk you through every stage of the process.

MODERATOR:
Megan Sullivan, Managing Editor
Lodging Magazine

PANELISTS:
Stephen Siegel, Principal, h-cpm
Craig Sullivan, Senior Vice President
Parkwest General Contractors

Bill Swank, President - Development and Construction

Twenty Four Seven Hotels
Peter Welch, President & CEO
Continental Contractors, Inc.

David Winkler, Vice President and Director, Western Regional Operations

The Allied Group

6:30 - 9:00
Cocktail Party/Dinner

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


Friday, September 20, 2013
View By Day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

 
8:00 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast

$1,000 cash drawing!  Must be present to win.
Sponsored by
Lodging Econometrics

9:00 - 10:30
GENERAL SESSION

Owners and Lenders Forum
This panel of owners and lenders will analyze the impact of the economy and supply on short-term and long-term market value.

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

Panelists:
James Fitzgerald, Managing Director - Hotel Investments
Principal Real Estate Investors
Fred Grapstein, Senior Vice President
Vornado Realty Trust

Franklin Lin, Director, Commercial Real Estate Group

Deutsche Bank
Mark K. Owens, Managing Director – Hospitality Group
Ackman-Ziff

Ben Van Horn, Mortgage Banker

Keystone Commercial Capital

10:30
Door Prizes