3rd Global Hospitality & Lodging Investment Summit

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About The Conference

iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the 3rd Global Hospitality & Lodging Investment Summit taking place on November 20th in New York.  Underlying fundamentals in the hospitality and lodging space remain strong, due to a protracted period of increasing demand coupled with muted supply. With rising interest rates and a relaxing of QE on the horizon, the sector may now be entering an important inflection point.  iGlobal Forum’s 3rd Global Hospitality & Lodging Investment Summit will once again bring together the most active participants in the hospitality and lodging space, including institutional and private investors, REITs, investment companies, owners and operators, developers, lenders, brokers, franchisors and franchisees.

Key Topics Covered

  • How supply increases will affect RevPAR over the coming 12-24 months?
  • The cost and availability of debt capital - who is lending on what projects,what is their criteria, and what are their production goals for 2014?
  • How developers are getting new construction deals done, and what the best financing options are for new developments?
  • How will REITs react to increases in hotel valuations and rising costs of capital, and what impact this will have on the hospitality industry?
  • Trends in private investment, and private investors’ objectives and expectations in the hotel space
  • Growth strategies of the major brands - what product types can investors expect?

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 & Property Managers
7:45 am - REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 am - CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
8:45 am - ESSENTIAL MARKET OUTLOOK FOR THE HOSPITALITY & LODGING SECTOR
  • What stage of the hotel recovery are we in, and how much longer will it last?
  • How would rising interest rates impact acquisitions and new construction in the hospitality and lodging sector?
  • Examining the advent of new supply in secondary and tertiary markets – what does the pipeline look like?
  • What do supply changes mean for lodging performance? As supply increases, how sustainable is RevPAR growth?
  • Are we at or above replacement cost? If so, in what markets?
  • How will 2013 end, and what will 2014 and 2015 RevPAR look like?
Jonathan Falik

Jonathan Falik

CEO

JF CAPITAL ADVISORS

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Daniel H. Lesser

Daniel H. Lesser

President & CEO

LW HOSPITALITY ADVISORS LLC

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William Obeid

William Obeid

President & CEO

GEMINI REAL ESTATE ADVISORS

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Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown

Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development

DENIHAN HOSPITALITY GROUP

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Christopher Pfohl

Christopher Pfohl

SVP, New Business Development & Acquisitions

PYRAMID HOTEL GROUP

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Nelson F. Migdal

Moderator:

Nelson F. Migdal

Shareholder

GREENBERG TRAURIG

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9:30 am - PRIVATE EQUITY PREFERENCES IN HOTEL PROPERTIES – WHERE IS THE SMART MONEY GOING?
  • Examining the strategic investment objectives of private equity investors in the hospitality sector
  • Trends in private funding of hospitality acquisitions and preferred investment parameters
  • What are private investors’ expectations, in terms of IRRs, equity yields, points for guarantees, mezzanine pieces and clawbacks?
  • Structuring a deal to attract private equity investment
Mark Rosinsky

Mark Rosinsky

Senior Vice President of Hotel Investments

DOW HOTEL COMPANY

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James O'Shaughnessy

James O'Shaughnessy

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development

CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE ADVISERS LLC

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Cris Broderick

Cris Broderick

SVP

HOTEL CAPITAL ADVISERS

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Justin X. Thompson

Moderator:

Justin X. Thompson

Partner

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

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10:15 am - MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
10:45 am - HOW ROBUST & DEEP ARE THE DEBT MARKETS?
  • What is the cost and availability of debt capital for hotel acquisitions?
  • What criteria are financiers looking for? How much equity is required, and what level of personal guarantees is needed?
  • How are lenders’ growing requirements impacting transaction rates and developers’ business plans?
  • What sources is capital coming from?
  • Over the next 12-24 months, billions of dollars of CMBS debt will come due – how will these loans be re-financed?
  • Will the rising CMBS market allow for hotel financing to continue more favorably? How would this affect valuations?
  • Trend-line perspectives:
    • How has commercial loan production in hotels trended between 2010 and 2013?
    • What are lenders’ 2014 production goals?
Thomas Goodsite

Thomas Goodsite

Managing Director

PRUDENTIAL MORTGAGE CAPITAL COMPANY

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Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Vice President

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO.

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Peter Berk

Peter Berk

President

PMZ HOTEL FINANCE GROUP

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Michael Odell

Moderator:

Michael Odell

Director of Capital Markets

MPI

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11:30 am - CONSTRUCTION LENDING – DRIVING NEW HOTEL DEVELOPMENT
  • What does the construction market look like?
  • What is getting financed, why, and how?
  • What are construction costs relative to the debt/equity markets, and relative to the performance achievable?
  • Examining the best financing options for new constructions
  • What types of completion guarantees and recourse do lenders require for new hotel developments?
  • How have developers got new construction deals done, and how did they satisfy lenders?
  • How are offshore lenders competing with domestic banks for U.S. construction loans? Which markets are non-traditional lenders most active in?
David Teitelbaum

David Teitelbaum

Owner

TEITELBAUM DEVELOPERS

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Bruce Blum

Bruce Blum

President & Co-Founder

GB LODGING

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Greg Fierce

Greg Fierce

Senior Vice President

US BANK

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Robert J. Ward

Moderator:

Robert J. Ward

Partner

SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP

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12:15 pm - NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1:30 pm - UPDATE ON BRAND PERSPECTIVES
  • Where are we in the cycle?
  • Where do brands see their opportunities? Geography? Segments? Markets?Are there too many brands?
  • How do brands differentiate themselves?
  • What is your brand’s value proposition?
Serena Rakhlin

Serena Rakhlin

Vice President Hotel Development & Acquisitions – Americas

TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION

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Allie Hope

Allie Hope

Head of Development and Acquisitions

VIRGIN HOTELS

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Jeff Dallas

Jeff Dallas

Senior Vice President, Business Development

WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP

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Ben Cary

Ben Cary

Director, Development

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS

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Sean Hennessey

Moderator:

Sean Hennessey

President

LODGING INVESTMENT ADVISORS

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2:15 pm - FIRESIDE CHAT: IDENTIFYING THE HOTTEST MARKETS & SECTORS FOR 2014
  • This session will discuss perceived opportunities and threats in a variety of sectors, including: select service, extended stay, timeshare/fractional, luxury, upscale, boutique, gaming and economy
  • How are valuations changing in different markets and asset classes? How are each sector and asset class being affected by the amount of equity wanting to be deployed in the space?
John Sonnier

John Sonnier

Senior Vice President

HODGES WARD ELLIOT

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Santosh Govindaraju

Santosh Govindaraju

Portfolio Manager & CEO

CONVERGENT CAPITAL PARTNERS

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Scott J. Silver

Scott J. Silver

Chairman

HOSPITALITY FUNDING LLC

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Steve Van

Moderator:

Steve Van

President & CEO

PRISM HOTELS

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3:00 pm - AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK
3:20 pm - M&A ACTIVITY – IS A PICKUP ON THE HORIZON?
  • What is the likelihood of a near-term spate of M&A deals in the hospitality and lodging space?
  • Assessing the leading indicators that M&A and IPO activity will increase
  • Notable deals to date
  • Who are the major participants in the capital stack in these transactions?
  • Trends in net asset values of the underlying REITs
Neal White

Neal White

Senior Vice President

EASTDIL SECURED

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Michael Kamras

Michael Kamras

Managing Director

CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC

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Doug Hercher

Doug Hercher

Principal & Managing Director

ROBERT DOUGLAS

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Christopher E. Jones

Moderator:

Christopher E. Jones

Director & Senior Research Analyst, Gaming and Lodging

TELSEY ADVISORY GROUP

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3:50 pm - THE EVOLUTION OF THE REITS INDUSTRY
  • As hotel valuations increase, will REITs become net sellers rather than net buyers?
  • Will REITs change their strategy when capital becomes more expensive? Will they become larger issuers of equity to get transactions done?
  • What are the net asset values of underlying REITs, and how do they compare to the break-up value of these companies?
  • Comparing REITs to other hotel investment access methods, e.g. private equity and debt
Jeff Dauray

Jeff Dauray

Senior Vice President, Acquisition

RLJ LODGING TRUST

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Aaron Weiss

Aaron Weiss

Director, Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking

CITIGROUP

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Kenneth G. Fuller

Kenneth G. Fuller

Treasurer

LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES

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Tyler Rindler

Moderator:

Tyler Rindler

Executive Director, Real Estate Group

MORGAN STANLEY

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4:30 pm - NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Speakers

Sean Hennessey

Sean Hennessey

President

LODGING INVESTMENT ADVISORS

Sean Hennessey founded Lodging Advisors in 2004 to provide highly personalized counseling services to

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Mark Rosinsky

Mark Rosinsky

Senior Vice President of Hotel Investments

DOW HOTEL COMPANY

As co-founder of The Dow Hotel Company, Mark Rosinsky has been instrumental in guiding the company’s success.

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Serena Rakhlin

Serena Rakhlin

Vice President Hotel Development & Acquisitions – Americas

TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION

Serena Rakhlin holds the position of Vice President, Hotel Development and Acquisitions, Americas for Trump Hotel

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Daniel H. Lesser

Daniel H. Lesser

President & CEO

LW HOSPITALITY ADVISORS LLC

Daniel H. Lesser, President & CEO of LW Hospitality Advisors LLC (LWHA), brings more than 30 years of expertise in

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Spencer Garfield

Spencer Garfield

Managing Director, Credit & Real Estate Department

FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC

Spencer Garfield is a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group LLC in the Credit and Real Estate business.

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William Obeid

William Obeid

President & CEO

GEMINI REAL ESTATE ADVISORS

Will Obeid is the President and CEO of Gemini Real Estate Advisors, LLC. He has overseen all aspects of Gemini’s

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Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown

Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development

DENIHAN HOSPITALITY GROUP

Ellen Brown, EVP of Acquisitions & Development, is a key member of the Denihan executive team, responsible for

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Ben Cary

Ben Cary

Director, Development

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS

Ben Cary is responsible for growing Starwood’s presence in the Southern region of the United States through the

View More

Jonathan Falik

Jonathan Falik

CEO

JF CAPITAL ADVISORS

 

Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of JF Capital Advisors, which is a strategic and capital structure advisory

View More

James O'Shaughnessy

James O'Shaughnessy

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development

CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE ADVISERS LLC

 Mr. O’Shaughnessy is responsible for all facets of the hotel group including asset management as well as the

View More

Cris Broderick

Cris Broderick

SVP

HOTEL CAPITAL ADVISERS

Since 2000, Mr. Broderick has worked for Hotel Capital Advisers which manages the hotel investment activities for

View More

Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Vice President

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO.

Jeff Frank is a vice president with Goldman Sachs.  His responsibilities include the origination and underwriting

View More

Peter Berk

Peter Berk

President

PMZ HOTEL FINANCE GROUP

View More

Thomas Goodsite

Thomas Goodsite

Managing Director

PRUDENTIAL MORTGAGE CAPITAL COMPANY

Tom has originated over 360 conventional and construction perm loans totaling in excess of $14 billion across all

View More

David Teitelbaum

David Teitelbaum

Owner

TEITELBAUM DEVELOPERS

David Teitelbaum is currently the President of Anna Maria Island Resorts, as well as a developer, builder,

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

View More

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

View More

Scott J. Silver

Scott J. Silver

Chairman

HOSPITALITY FUNDING LLC

Mr. Silver, the founder and Chairman of Hospitality Funding, LLC has 30 years of experience on Wall Street with

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Allie Hope

Allie Hope

Head of Development and Acquisitions

VIRGIN HOTELS

Allie is responsible for implementing Virgin Hotels’ global growth strategy. Allie’s primary responsibilities

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Jeff Dallas

Jeff Dallas

Senior Vice President, Business Development

WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP

Jeff Dallas is senior vice president, development, for Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company

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John Sonnier

John Sonnier

Senior Vice President

HODGES WARD ELLIOT

John Sonnier is Senior Vice President of Hodges Ward Elliott, the leading hotel brokerage and investment-banking

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Santosh Govindaraju

Santosh Govindaraju

Portfolio Manager & CEO

CONVERGENT CAPITAL PARTNERS

Santosh Govindaraju serves as Portfolio Manager and Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in capital

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,

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Aaron Weiss

Aaron Weiss

Director, Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking

CITIGROUP

Aaron Weiss joined the Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking Group at Citigroup in 2009.  Aaron covers public

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Christopher E. Jones

Christopher E. Jones

Director & Senior Research Analyst, Gaming and Lodging

TELSEY ADVISORY GROUP

Christopher Jones is a director and the senior research analyst covering gaming and lodging at Telsey Advisory

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Tyler Rindler

Tyler Rindler

Executive Director, Real Estate Group

MORGAN STANLEY

Tyler is an Executive Director, joined Morgan Stanley in 2010. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Tyler spent time at

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Steve Van

Steve Van

President & CEO

PRISM HOTELS

Steve Van, president and CEO of Prism Hotels & Resorts, founded the Dallas-based company in 1983. Under his

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Michael Odell

Michael Odell

Director of Capital Markets

MPI

Mr. Odell is the Director of Capital Markets for MPI and is responsible for sourcing and structuring new

View More

Neal White

Neal White

Senior Vice President

EASTDIL SECURED

Neal is a Senior Vice President at Eastdil Secured focusing on M&A advisory and capital raising for real estate

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

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Justin X. Thompson

Justin X. Thompson

Partner

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

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Robert J. Ward

Robert J. Ward

Partner

SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP

Robert J. Ward, a litigation partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel, represents major corporations, real estate

View More

Doug Hercher

Doug Hercher

Principal & Managing Director

ROBERT DOUGLAS

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Christopher Pfohl

Christopher Pfohl

SVP, New Business Development & Acquisitions

PYRAMID HOTEL GROUP

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Kenneth G. Fuller

Kenneth G. Fuller

Treasurer

LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES

Kenneth G. Fuller serves as Treasurer of LaSalle Hotel Properties, a $4 billion lodging REIT.  Ken’s capital

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Greg Fierce

Greg Fierce

Senior Vice President

US BANK

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Brendan Sullivan

Brendan Sullivan

Managing Director & Co-Head of Hospitality Division

CARLTON HOSPITALITY GROUP

Mr. Sullivan has executed hospitality-related principal and advisory transactions with a market value in excess of

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Luncheon Workshop

Securing the Best Financing Deals for Hotel Acquisitions & New Construction

Wednesday November 20, 2013 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

This interactive session will provide an open forum for you to discuss:

  • Which lenders are most actively financing acquisitions, and which markets and sectors they are favoring
  • Which lenders are offering new construction loans, and how they are selecting the projects they invest in
  • How developers have recently raised finance for new construction deals
  • What criteria financiers are demanding, both for hotel acquisitions and new development
  • Lenders’ 2014 production goals
  • Optimal financing options for hotel acquisitions and new development (including CMBS financing options)
  • Which offshore lenders are offering construction loans to U.S. developers, and the pros and cons compared to borrowing from U.S. lenders
David Soares

David Soares

President & CEO

LEXDEN CAPITAL

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Spencer Garfield

Spencer Garfield

Managing Director, Credit & Real Estate Department

FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC

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Sean Hennessey

Sean Hennessey

President

LODGING INVESTMENT ADVISORS

Sean Hennessey founded Lodging Advisors in 2004 to provide highly personalized counseling services to institutional

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Mark Rosinsky

Mark Rosinsky

Senior Vice President of Hotel Investments

DOW HOTEL COMPANY

As co-founder of The Dow Hotel Company, Mark Rosinsky has been instrumental in guiding the company’s success.

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Serena Rakhlin

Serena Rakhlin

Vice President Hotel Development & Acquisitions – Americas

TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION

Serena Rakhlin holds the position of Vice President, Hotel Development and Acquisitions, Americas for Trump Hotel

View More

Daniel H. Lesser

Daniel H. Lesser

President & CEO

LW HOSPITALITY ADVISORS LLC

Daniel H. Lesser, President & CEO of LW Hospitality Advisors LLC (LWHA), brings more than 30 years of expertise in a

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Spencer Garfield

Spencer Garfield

Managing Director, Credit & Real Estate Department

FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC

Spencer Garfield is a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group LLC in the Credit and Real Estate business. Mr.

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William Obeid

William Obeid

President & CEO

GEMINI REAL ESTATE ADVISORS

Will Obeid is the President and CEO of Gemini Real Estate Advisors, LLC. He has overseen all aspects of Gemini’s

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Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown

Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development

DENIHAN HOSPITALITY GROUP

Ellen Brown, EVP of Acquisitions & Development, is a key member of the Denihan executive team, responsible for

View More

Ben Cary

Ben Cary

Director, Development

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS

Ben Cary is responsible for growing Starwood’s presence in the Southern region of the United States through the

View More

Jonathan Falik

Jonathan Falik

CEO

JF CAPITAL ADVISORS

 

Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of JF Capital Advisors, which is a strategic and capital structure advisory firm

View More

James O'Shaughnessy

James O'Shaughnessy

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development

CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE ADVISERS LLC

 Mr. O’Shaughnessy is responsible for all facets of the hotel group including asset management as well as the

View More

Cris Broderick

Cris Broderick

SVP

HOTEL CAPITAL ADVISERS

Since 2000, Mr. Broderick has worked for Hotel Capital Advisers which manages the hotel investment activities for

View More

Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Vice President

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO.

Jeff Frank is a vice president with Goldman Sachs.  His responsibilities include the origination and underwriting of

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Peter Berk

Peter Berk

President

PMZ HOTEL FINANCE GROUP

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Thomas Goodsite

Thomas Goodsite

Managing Director

PRUDENTIAL MORTGAGE CAPITAL COMPANY

Tom has originated over 360 conventional and construction perm loans totaling in excess of $14 billion across all asset

View More

David Teitelbaum

David Teitelbaum

Owner

TEITELBAUM DEVELOPERS

David Teitelbaum is currently the President of Anna Maria Island Resorts, as well as a developer, builder, realtor,

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

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

View More

Scott J. Silver

Scott J. Silver

Chairman

HOSPITALITY FUNDING LLC

Mr. Silver, the founder and Chairman of Hospitality Funding, LLC has 30 years of experience on Wall Street with

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Allie Hope

Allie Hope

Head of Development and Acquisitions

VIRGIN HOTELS

Allie is responsible for implementing Virgin Hotels’ global growth strategy. Allie’s primary responsibilities

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Jeff Dallas

Jeff Dallas

Senior Vice President, Business Development

WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP

Jeff Dallas is senior vice president, development, for Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with

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John Sonnier

John Sonnier

Senior Vice President

HODGES WARD ELLIOT

John Sonnier is Senior Vice President of Hodges Ward Elliott, the leading hotel brokerage and investment-banking firm

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Santosh Govindaraju

Santosh Govindaraju

Portfolio Manager & CEO

CONVERGENT CAPITAL PARTNERS

Santosh Govindaraju serves as Portfolio Manager and Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in capital

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

Aaron Weiss

Aaron Weiss

Director, Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking

CITIGROUP

Aaron Weiss joined the Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking Group at Citigroup in 2009.  Aaron covers public REITs

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Christopher E. Jones

Christopher E. Jones

Director & Senior Research Analyst, Gaming and Lodging

TELSEY ADVISORY GROUP

Christopher Jones is a director and the senior research analyst covering gaming and lodging at Telsey Advisory Group

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Tyler Rindler

Tyler Rindler

Executive Director, Real Estate Group

MORGAN STANLEY

Tyler is an Executive Director, joined Morgan Stanley in 2010. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Tyler spent time at Citadel

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Steve Van

Steve Van

President & CEO

PRISM HOTELS

Steve Van, president and CEO of Prism Hotels & Resorts, founded the Dallas-based company in 1983. Under his leadership,

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Michael Odell

Michael Odell

Director of Capital Markets

MPI

Mr. Odell is the Director of Capital Markets for MPI and is responsible for sourcing and structuring new investments as

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Neal White

Neal White

Senior Vice President

EASTDIL SECURED

Neal is a Senior Vice President at Eastdil Secured focusing on M&A advisory and capital raising for real estate and

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

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Justin X. Thompson

Justin X. Thompson

Partner

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

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Robert J. Ward

Robert J. Ward

Partner

SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP

Robert J. Ward, a litigation partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel, represents major corporations, real estate developers,

View More

Doug Hercher

Doug Hercher

Principal & Managing Director

ROBERT DOUGLAS

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Christopher Pfohl

Christopher Pfohl

SVP, New Business Development & Acquisitions

PYRAMID HOTEL GROUP

View More

Kenneth G. Fuller

Kenneth G. Fuller

Treasurer

LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES

Kenneth G. Fuller serves as Treasurer of LaSalle Hotel Properties, a $4 billion lodging REIT.  Ken’s capital markets

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Greg Fierce

Greg Fierce

Senior Vice President

US BANK

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Brendan Sullivan

Brendan Sullivan

Managing Director & Co-Head of Hospitality Division

CARLTON HOSPITALITY GROUP

Mr. Sullivan has executed hospitality-related principal and advisory transactions with a market value in excess of $5.0

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