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Meet the Money® 2016 – May 2-4, 2016: 26th National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference in Los Angeles

Getting to the winner’s circle – marathon, sprint or obstacle course?

LOS ANGELES  The 26th annual edition of Meet the Money®, the national hotel finance and investment conference, will be at the Sheraton LAX May 2-4, 2016. The conference will host hotel owners, developers, operators, brands, lenders, investors and other capital providers.

Conference speakers will explore financing, re-financing, development, and deals, as they try to answer the questions: what part of the investment cycle are we in? And what should you do about it?

“Industry fundamentals continue to be positive,” said Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®. “Investor sentiment seems to be shifting. With the REITs on the sidelines, some see this as a great buying opportunity. Others see storm clouds on the horizon and seek shelter from investment risk. Uncertain times like this make it important to decide what strategies will get you to the winner’s circle.”

Meet the Money® 2016 will present 25 panels and special presentations featuring more than 100 industry leaders, including:

  • Thought leaders from the Executive Suite
  • Changes in Chinese investment in U.S. hotels, and what this means to you
  • Investment strategies in a changing market
  • Many panels with lenders, equity investors and other capital providers
  • Construction financing
  • Bread & butter financing
  • EB-5 financing
  • Buying and selling hotels
  • Optimizing hotel value with brands and management
  • Cybersecurity breaches and preventative measures
  • Dress for distress–avoiding pitfalls and finding opportunities

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10 August 2012

Hotel restructuring, workouts, receiverships and bankruptcy. The art of heavy lifting. Because bankruptcy lawyers tend to stay out of the limelight, we were pleased when my partner, Bob Kaplan — a superb bankruptcy lawyer and a senior member of the Global Hospitality Group® — was featured in the recent Northern California Super Lawyers® Magazine. Bob is the kind of lawyer who gets the best results for his clients in the least possible time, and he is not the kind of lawyer to toot his own horn. However, the work he does for our clients is critical to their success, and the expertise he brings to a troubled hotel can add significant value for all players.

For a glimpse into the high stakes work of commercial bankruptcies, please read this article about a great partner and friend, Bob Kaplan. It describes what we do best at the Firm — take care of clients and deliver results.

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16 November 2008

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

Hospitality Lawyer: Turnarounds, workouts, receiverships, bankruptcies and deeds in lieu for troubled and defaulted hotel mortgage loans. As the bad news continues from the Global Financial Crisis, and as the recession bites deeper, the hotel industry is starting to feel the pain.

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15 November 2008

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.
This is one of many articles on the subject of “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” in the rich library at www.HotelLawBlog.com.

Hospitality Lawyer: Turnarounds, workouts, receiverships, bankruptcies and deeds in lieu for troubled and defaulted hotel mortgage loans. As we all fasten our seat belts for a rough ride in the Global Financial Crisis, commercial real estate has begun to feel the pain. Hotels will share the fate of the economy, commercial real estate, the airlines and consumer confidence. It does not look pretty.

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3 November 2008

Hotel Lawyer in Dallas, Texas at the Fishing for Solutions conclave of special servicers and hotel mortgage loan default SWAT teams. JMBM has been privileged to sponsor and take a significant role for many years in Steve Van’s unique conference celebrating its 8th anniversary in Dallas this week. Steve and his hotel management companies — Prism Hotels & Resorts (the company for managing good, healthy hotels) and REMIC Hotels (the company for managing bad, distressed hotels) — dominate the hotel industry in terms of managing troubled hotels for lenders who appoint receivers, get bankruptcy trustees and take back troubled hotels. In the last few years, Steve has broadened his scope to include more traditional bank and other commercial hotel lenders and investors with troubled hotel assets. And of course Prism does an excellent job of managing the “good hotels” for Steve’s own account, his investors, and many discerning owners (including some of JMBM’s referred clients.)

Here are my thoughts from tonight’s reception . . .

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30 October 2008

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

Butler’s Matrix: the Hospitality Lawyer’s analytical tool for lender decisions on hotel mortgage loan defaults — workouts, receiverships, deeds in lieu or bankruptcy.

OK. You handle troubled real estate loans for a lender. You are in special servicing or special assets. A troubled hotel loan comes on your screen. You know that hotel loans are different, and you have just brushed up on the Dos and Don’ts of troubled hotel loan workouts. You have done your Comprehensive Situation Analysis so that you have all the relevant business and legal information you need to make a decision, and you have even mulled over the Lender Alternatives for a Troubled Hotel Loan. But you think that there must be another way to get your arms around this situation to make a decision on which way to go . . . And there is. It’s Butler’s Matrix for choosing Lender Alternatives in troubled hotel mortgage loan workouts and defaults. . .

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30 October 2008

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

Advice from Hospitality Lawyer: Options and considerations in troubled hotel mortgage loans for lenders and borrowers.

When a hotel loan gets in trouble, a lender should immediately perform a Comprehensive Situation Analysis. (See Hospitality Lawyer – The “Comprehensive Situation Analysis” for troubled hotel loans and workouts). This is the foundation for making some of the most important decisions that the lender will face on what to do with the borrower and the loan. The borrower should also look at these considerations to formulate its strategy to accomplish its goals. So what are the alternatives for dealing with a troubled hotel loan, and what are the considerations each party has?

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30 October 2008

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

Hospitality Lawyer: The Comprehensive Situation Analysis — Critical foundation for decisions on lender alternatives for workouts, receiverships, deeds in lieu and bankruptcies with distressed hotel loan

When CMBS special servicers (and other lenders’ special assets workouts teams) see more hotel loans pop up on their “Watch Lists,” it is important to perform a “Comprehensive Situation Analysis” of your “special assets” or distressed loans. Do you know why? Do you know how?

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30 October 2008

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

Hospitality Lawyer: Workouts, receiverships, deeds in lieu and bankruptcies with distressed hotel loans: Do you know the 8 Dos and Don’ts of handling Troubled Hotel Loans?

As CMBS special servicers and other lenders’ special assets workouts teams start to receive a new wave of troubled loans in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis that erupted in September 2008, it is a great time to “get back to fundamentals” and review the Dos and Don’ts of Troubled Hotel Loans. So here they are in case you want to test your memory or get started on a new run . . .

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30 October 2008

Please see “troubled hotel loans – workouts, bankruptcies & receiverships” for the latest articles on troubled hotels.

Hotel Lawyer on troubled hotel mortgage loans and defaults, hotel workouts, hotel bankruptcies, and hotel deeds in lieu of foreclosure.

JMBM’s bankruptcy lawyers say that they have not been this busy in 20 years. JMBM’s troubled loan team veterans have dealt with more than 1,000 receiverships over the years and handled some of the biggest real estate, timeshare and hotel assets for banks and the U.S. Government (both the FDIC and the RTC in the last great meltdown). As they swing into action again, they have dusted off and updated all their checklists, polished their troubled asset technology and are providing decades of experience that has been largely lost by most institutional players from too many prosperous years.

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