Global Hospitality & Lodging Investment Summit 2011

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iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the Global Hospitality & Lodging Investment Summit 2011 due to take place on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 in New York City!  This intensive, interactive one-day event will provide a snapshot of the current health and future outlook for the global hospitality industry.  Through a series of focused panel discussions, the event will examine emerging trends and opportunities along with the costs, benefits, risks and rewards of hospitality investments now and into the foreseeable future. The Summit will unite the key players in the hospitality arena—institutional and private equity investors, REITs and hotel investment companies, hotel owners and operators, developers, franchisors & franchisees, hospitality asset and property managers, lenders and investment bankers—for a full day of networking, dynamic discussions and thought-provoking presentations.

Key Topics Covered

  • Emerging Trends in the Hospitality & Lodging Industry: Signs of Recovery?
  • Analyzing Opportunities in Different Market Sectors
  • Private Equity Investment and Its Impact on the Hospitality Industry
  • Lender’s Perspective on Hospitality Financing: the New Normal
  • Lodging REITs: Competitive Advantage or Disadvantage?
  • Emerging Markets Update: Hospitality Investment, Development and Franchise
  • Green Hotels: The Sustainability Agenda
  • Mixed-Use Development Projects: Managing Complexity
  • Hospitality & Lodging Industry: Is Now the Time to Jump In?

Network With Leading

  • Institutional and Private Equity Investors
  • Hotel REITs and Investment Companies
  • Hotel/Real Estate Lenders and Financiers
  • Hotel Owners and Operators
  • Hotel/Real Estate Investment Bankers
  • Hotel Developers
  • Hotel Franchisors & Franchisees
  • Hospitality Asset and Property Managers
7:45 am - REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 am - CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
8:45 am - EMERGING TRENDS IN THE HOSPITALITY AND LODGING INDUSTRY: SIGNS OF RECOVERY?
  • Discussing the most recent hospitality & lodging trends for 2011 and the industry’s longer-term outlook
  • Assessing risk-return tradeoffs in the current market and gaining an edge on the competition
  • Capitalizing on the influx of foreign capital relative to a weaker U.S. dollar
  • Analyzing the latest RevPAR, ADR and occupancy statistics for the luxury, upscale, midscale, economy, and boutique market segments
  • Environmental issues: what’s the ROI on sustainability initiatives?
  • Latest government legislation impacting the hospitality industry
Mitesh B. Shah

Mitesh B. Shah

Senior Managing Principal & CEO

NOBLE INVESTMENT GROUP

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Francis J. Nardozza

Francis J. Nardozza

Chairman & CEO

REH CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC

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Bruce Blum

Bruce Blum

President & Co-Founder

GB LODGING

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Timi Hallem

Moderator:

Timi Hallem

Partner

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

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9:30 am - ANALYZING OPPORTUNITIES IN DIFFERENT MARKET SECTORS
  • Luxury segment
    - Diversifying your portfolio through the acquisition of luxury resort and hotel properties
    - Current prospects for Class A office space, retail space and luxury rental units
  • Full service segment
    - Unique aspects to this specialized asset class
    - Business travel hotel and hospitality accommodations
  • Economy segment
    - How the budget/economy sector functions in a recession
    - Convenience, practicality and affordability
  • Mixed-Use segment
    - Synergies between hotels, residential and retail with the right merchandise mix and blend of uses
    - Adding timeshare and fractional ownership units to mixed-use projects
Kevin Colket

Kevin Colket

Vice President, Acquisitions

STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP

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David Gutstadt

David Gutstadt

Executive Director

MORGAN STANLEY

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Timothy J. Grisius

Timothy J. Grisius

Senior Vice President, Lodging & Mixed-Use Development

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL AND RITZ-CARLTON

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Nelson F. Migdal

Nelson F. Migdal

Shareholder

GREENBERG TRAURIG

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10:15 am - MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
10:45 am - PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
  • Understanding the strategic investment objectives for private equity (PE) in the lodging sector
  • Overview of notable recent M&A transactions and the role of institutional investment in public-to-private hotel transactions
  • Examining the short- and long-term consequences of PE investment to the hotel industry in terms of structure, operations, and ROI
  • Discussing whether hotel company privatizations are likely to continue when economic and financial conditions stabilize
  • Forecasting PE investment flow to finance hotel company LBOs during the coming years
David McCaslin

David McCaslin

President

NORTHWOOD HOSPITALITY

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Joseph Long

Joseph Long

CIO & Executive Vice President, Development

KIMPTON HOTEL & RESTAURANT GROUP, LLC

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Jeffrey S. Laliberte

Jeffrey S. Laliberte

Principal

WHEELOCK STREET CAPITAL

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Russell D. Urban

Russell D. Urban

Senior Vice President and Partner

HEI HOTELS AND RESORTS

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11:30 am - LENDERS’ PERSPECTIVE ON HOTEL FINANCING: THE NEW NORMAL
  • Discussing the fallout from the credit crisis on financing new projects and the search for lower loan-to-value ratios
  • Assessing financing options such as first mortgage, CMBS, disciplined underwriting in the current economic environment
  • Evaluating mutually beneficial deal structures for owner and lender
  • Key steps in hotel financing for new construction, acquisitions and refinancing
Rene John Theriault

Rene John Theriault

Managing Director

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO.

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Peter Berk

Peter Berk

President

PMZ HOTEL FINANCE GROUP

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James E. Fitzgerald III

James E. Fitzgerald III

Managing Director, Hotel Investments

PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Bill Weber

Bill Weber

Managing Director

CANTOR FITZGERALD

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12:15 pm - PAPERING YOUR DEAL PROPERLY TO MINIMIZE TRANSFER AND REAL ESTATE TAXES
  • Allocating the components of value in the acquisition of a hotel or resort property proactively for State & Local Tax purposes
  • Analyzing three scenarios where an allocation can be used to minimize transfer and real estate taxes
  • How REIT rules affect behavior in the industry?
  • Thoughts on how the hospitality industry can help itself through awareness and actions?
Bernice T. Dowell

Bernice T. Dowell

Senior Managing Consultant

PARADIGM TAX GROUP, LLC

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Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence

Partner

BIEGEL & WALLER LLP

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12:45 pm - NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1:45 pm - LODGING REITS: COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE?
  • REIT perspectives: how do lodging REITs view deals? What are they looking for?
  • Are hotel REITs at a competitive advantage or disadvantage vis-a-vis private equity and other investors?
  • What is the current availability of capital to REITs, and what is their cost of capital?
Neil H. Shah

Neil H. Shah

President & Chief Operating Officer

HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST

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Jeff Dauray

Jeff Dauray

Senior Vice President, Acquisition

RLJ LODGING TRUST

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Douglas W. Vicari

Douglas W. Vicari

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Trustee

CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST

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2:25 pm - HOSPITALITY & LODGING INDUSTRY: IS NOW THE TIME TO JUMP IN?
  • Bullish or bearish on hospitality and lodging industry?
  • Analyzing the most lucrative hospitality sectors and locations
  • Assessing the most cost-effective sources of debt and equity capital
  • Overcoming major hurdles to getting deals done
  • Key takeaways to share with your colleagues
Tim Wang

Tim Wang

Director and Head of Investment Research

CLARION PARTNERS

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Michael Kamras

Michael Kamras

Managing Director

CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC

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Jin Y. Lee

Jin Y. Lee

Managing Director & CIO

THAYER LODGING GROUP

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Steven D. Klein

Moderator:

Steven D. Klein

Partner

WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER LLP

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3:10 pm - AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK
3:30 pm - EMERGING MARKETS UPDATE: OUTLOOK FOR HOSPITALITY INVESTMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND FRANCHISE
  • Understanding the trend of continued investments in emerging markets
  • Exploring regions with the highest projected ROI such as China, India, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Morocco, and Vietnam
  • Assessing the risk of investing in foreign countries, including political and legal gaps
  • Discussing ways to gain a competitive advantage in foreign markets and seeking further expansion
Todd Wynne-Parry

Todd Wynne-Parry

SVP, Development and Acquisitions

COMMUNE HOTELS & RESORTS

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Andrew Fay

Andrew Fay

President, COO & Founding Partner

GETTYS GROUP

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Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold

Director, Development

FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS

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4:00 pm - GREEN HOTELS: GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, GOOD FOR BUSINESS
  • Environmental issues and implementing environmentally friendly initiatives
  • Up to date and relevant environmental legislation and regulations
  • Capitalizing on environmentally conscious consumers and rising utility costs
  • Brand-wide integration of sustainable strategies
  • Overcoming design and budget implications, and operational considerations
  • Examining the decreased cost premium and the return on investment in sustainability
Faith Taylor

Faith Taylor

Worldwide Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE

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Andrea Pinabell

Andrea Pinabell

Corporate Director of Sustainability

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC.

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Eric Mazzone

Eric Mazzone

Sr. Project Manager

NYSERDA’s Energy Efficiency Services

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4:30 pm - COCKTAIL RECEPTION & NETWORKING

Speakers

Eric Mazzone

Eric Mazzone

Sr. Project Manager

NYSERDA’s Energy Efficiency Services

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Andrea Pinabell

Andrea Pinabell

Corporate Director of Sustainability

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC.

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Faith Taylor

Faith Taylor

Worldwide Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE

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Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold

Director, Development

FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS

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Andrew Fay

Andrew Fay

President, COO & Founding Partner

GETTYS GROUP

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Michael Kamras

Michael Kamras

Managing Director

CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC

Michael Kamras is a Managing Director in Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group, which he joined

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Neil H. Shah

Neil H. Shah

President & Chief Operating Officer

HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST

Neil H. Shah is President and Chief Operating Officer of Hersha Hospitality Trust. Mr. Shah leads Hersha's hotel

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Bernice T. Dowell

Bernice T. Dowell

Senior Managing Consultant

PARADIGM TAX GROUP, LLC

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James E. Fitzgerald III

James E. Fitzgerald III

Managing Director, Hotel Investments

PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Peter Berk

Peter Berk

President

PMZ HOTEL FINANCE GROUP

View More

David McCaslin

David McCaslin

President

NORTHWOOD HOSPITALITY

View More

Joseph Long

Joseph Long

CIO & Executive Vice President, Development

KIMPTON HOTEL & RESTAURANT GROUP, LLC

View More

Timothy J. Grisius

Timothy J. Grisius

Senior Vice President, Lodging & Mixed-Use Development

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL AND RITZ-CARLTON

View More

David Gutstadt

David Gutstadt

Executive Director

MORGAN STANLEY

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Timi Hallem

Timi Hallem

Partner

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

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Francis J. Nardozza

Francis J. Nardozza

Chairman & CEO

REH CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC

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Tim Wang

Tim Wang

Director and Head of Investment Research

CLARION PARTNERS

Tim Wang is a Director and the Head of Investment Research at Clarion Partners, a leading U.S. real estate

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Steven D. Klein

Steven D. Klein

Partner

WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER LLP

Steven Klein is a partner and Co-Chair of Willkie’s Real Estate Department in New York.  Mr. Klein specializes

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Todd Wynne-Parry

Todd Wynne-Parry

SVP, Development and Acquisitions

COMMUNE HOTELS & RESORTS

View More

Kevin Colket

Kevin Colket

Vice President, Acquisitions

STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP

Kevin Colket is Vice President of Acquisitions for Starwood Capital Group where he is responsible for

View More

Rene John Theriault

Rene John Theriault

Managing Director

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO.

View More

Mitesh B. Shah

Mitesh B. Shah

Senior Managing Principal & CEO

NOBLE INVESTMENT GROUP

Mr. Shah founded Noble in 1993 to specialize in making value

View More

Bruce Blum

Bruce Blum

President & Co-Founder

GB LODGING

Bruce Blum, President & Co-Founder of GB Lodging offers 30 years of principal-oriented domestic and international

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Nelson F. Migdal

Nelson F. Migdal

Shareholder

GREENBERG TRAURIG

Nelson F. Migdal is a Principal Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and co-Chairs the Hospitality Group.  Nelson has

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Jeff Dauray

Jeff Dauray

Senior Vice President, Acquisition

RLJ LODGING TRUST

Jeffrey Dauray joined RLJ’s executive management team in January 2009. He serves as Senior Vice President,

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Jin Y. Lee

Jin Y. Lee

Managing Director & CIO

THAYER LODGING GROUP

Mr. Lee is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer and is a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Lee

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Russell D. Urban

Russell D. Urban

Senior Vice President and Partner

HEI HOTELS AND RESORTS

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Jeffrey S. Laliberte

Jeffrey S. Laliberte

Principal

WHEELOCK STREET CAPITAL

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Bill Weber

Bill Weber

Managing Director

CANTOR FITZGERALD

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Douglas W. Vicari

Douglas W. Vicari

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Trustee

CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST

Douglas W. Vicari is Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and

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Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence

Partner

BIEGEL & WALLER LLP

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Eric Mazzone

Eric Mazzone

Sr. Project Manager

NYSERDA’s Energy Efficiency Services

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Andrea Pinabell

Andrea Pinabell

Corporate Director of Sustainability

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC.

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Faith Taylor

Faith Taylor

Worldwide Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE

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Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold

Director, Development

FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS

View More

Andrew Fay

Andrew Fay

President, COO & Founding Partner

GETTYS GROUP

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Michael Kamras

Michael Kamras

Managing Director

CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC

Michael Kamras is a Managing Director in Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group, which he joined in

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Neil H. Shah

Neil H. Shah

President & Chief Operating Officer

HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST

Neil H. Shah is President and Chief Operating Officer of Hersha Hospitality Trust. Mr. Shah leads Hersha's hotel

View More

Bernice T. Dowell

Bernice T. Dowell

Senior Managing Consultant

PARADIGM TAX GROUP, LLC

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James E. Fitzgerald III

James E. Fitzgerald III

Managing Director, Hotel Investments

PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Peter Berk

Peter Berk

President

PMZ HOTEL FINANCE GROUP

View More

David McCaslin

David McCaslin

President

NORTHWOOD HOSPITALITY

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Joseph Long

Joseph Long

CIO & Executive Vice President, Development

KIMPTON HOTEL & RESTAURANT GROUP, LLC

View More

Timothy J. Grisius

Timothy J. Grisius

Senior Vice President, Lodging & Mixed-Use Development

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL AND RITZ-CARLTON

View More

David Gutstadt

David Gutstadt

Executive Director

MORGAN STANLEY

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Timi Hallem

Timi Hallem

Partner

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

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Francis J. Nardozza

Francis J. Nardozza

Chairman & CEO

REH CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC

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Tim Wang

Tim Wang

Director and Head of Investment Research

CLARION PARTNERS

Tim Wang is a Director and the Head of Investment Research at Clarion Partners, a leading U.S. real estate investment

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Steven D. Klein

Steven D. Klein

Partner

WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER LLP

Steven Klein is a partner and Co-Chair of Willkie’s Real Estate Department in New York.  Mr. Klein specializes in

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Todd Wynne-Parry

Todd Wynne-Parry

SVP, Development and Acquisitions

COMMUNE HOTELS & RESORTS

View More

Kevin Colket

Kevin Colket

Vice President, Acquisitions

STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP

Kevin Colket is Vice President of Acquisitions for Starwood Capital Group where he is responsible for originating,

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Rene John Theriault

Rene John Theriault

Managing Director

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO.

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Mitesh B. Shah

Mitesh B. Shah

Senior Managing Principal & CEO

NOBLE INVESTMENT GROUP

Mr. Shah founded Noble in 1993 to specialize in making value

View More

Bruce Blum

Bruce Blum

President & Co-Founder

GB LODGING

Bruce Blum, President & Co-Founder of GB Lodging offers 30 years of principal-oriented domestic and international hotel

View More

Nelson F. Migdal

Nelson F. Migdal

Shareholder

GREENBERG TRAURIG

Nelson F. Migdal is a Principal Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and co-Chairs the Hospitality Group.  Nelson has been

View More

Jeff Dauray

Jeff Dauray

Senior Vice President, Acquisition

RLJ LODGING TRUST

Jeffrey Dauray joined RLJ’s executive management team in January 2009. He serves as Senior Vice President,

View More

Jin Y. Lee

Jin Y. Lee

Managing Director & CIO

THAYER LODGING GROUP

Mr. Lee is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer and is a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Lee

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Russell D. Urban

Russell D. Urban

Senior Vice President and Partner

HEI HOTELS AND RESORTS

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Jeffrey S. Laliberte

Jeffrey S. Laliberte

Principal

WHEELOCK STREET CAPITAL

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Bill Weber

Bill Weber

Managing Director

CANTOR FITZGERALD

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Douglas W. Vicari

Douglas W. Vicari

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Trustee

CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST

Douglas W. Vicari is Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and a

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Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence

Partner

BIEGEL & WALLER LLP

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