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Magic carpet for Hotel Financing to buy hotels, develop hotels and reposition hotels — JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2007, May 3, 2007, Sheraton LAX

Hotel Lawyer on hotel financing. Looking for money to develop a hotel mixed-use project? Need debt or equity financing to buy a portfolio of hotels or just a one-off deal? Seeking financing to reposition your hotel project? It doesn’t matter. . . On May 3, 2007, hundreds of hotel financing experts, hotel developers, and hospitality insiders will converge at the Sheraton Gateway LA Airport Hotel in Los Angeles to Meet the Money®.

Now in its 17th year, this event has become the premier event for hotel financing. If you don’t have your registration confirmed, you better hurry, because the event is almost completely sold out!! You can check out the program, speakers — all the details — and register online at

Here’s what it is all about . . .

JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® is the “Gateway to Hotel Finance”

I have received more telephone calls, e-mails and inquires through recently asking how we can help facilitate financing an unprecedented number of hotel deals. The inquiries concern every type of debt and equity financing imaginable for every kind of hotel or hospitality project — big hotel deals, little hotel deals; domestic and foreign hotel projects; urban high-rise hotels as well as urban and destination resorts; complex hotel mixed-use and more mundane, bread-and-butter select service hotels.

JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group likes to think of itself as the “Gateway to hotel finance.” We are not lenders or mortgage brokers, but we are more than “just” great hotel lawyers. We are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. We are deal makers. We can help find the right operator or capital provider. We know who to call and how to reach them. We are a major gateway of hotel finance, facilitating the flow of capital with our legal skill, hospitality industry knowledge and ability to find the right “fit” for all parts of the capital stack. Because we are part of the very fabric of the hotel industry, we are able to help clients identify key business goals, assemble the right team, strategize the approach to optimize value and then get the deal done.

How do you get the right financing for your hotel project?

You can search the internet and find valuable resources like our Annual Outlook (“How will you finance your hotel project in 2007? Part I and Part II)

You can spend a lot of time setting up appointments to try to see who is doing what this week, or . . . you can come to Meet the Money® and — as the name suggests — take advantage of this unique forum to meet the most active providers of debt and equity financing for hotels today. And it is in an ultra-efficient one-day format so you can “meet everybody who is anybody in hotel finance,” get done what needs to be done, and get back to your main business.

Time is short. The event takes place next week (May 3, 2007) and you don’t want to miss this. So check out the details at and plan to join us for a full day focused on hotel finance in Los Angeles on May 3, 2007 at the Sheraton LAX. You will be in good company — just look at organizations that are sending experts to share their industry know-how:

AEW Capital Management, AFC Hotel Finance Group, American Property Management, Aries Capital, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Atlas Hospitality Group, Baupost Group, Behringer Harvard Funds, Berkshire Capital Financial, Boutique Club, California Hotel & Lodging Association, Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, Capmark Finance, CapStar Hotel Company, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, CB Richard Ellis, Champ Hospitality, Chicago Title, Choice Hotels International, CIT Group, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, Countrywide Home Loans, CWCapital, Dolce International, Eagle Hospitality Properties, Forestpark Capital Advisors, Fortress Investment Group, Fremont Investment & Loan, Gatehouse Capital Corporation, GE Capital Solutions Franchise Finance, Hardage Suite Hotels, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hotel Business, Hospitality Real Estate Counselors, HREC Investment Advisors, HSH Nordbank, HVS International, Integrated Capital, Integrity Hospitality, InterContinental Hotels Group, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, iStar Financial, JER Partners, JLC Hospitality Consulting, Joie De Vivre Hospitality, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, KeyBank Real Estate Capital, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Lambert Investments, Lehman, Lodging Unlimited, Lowe Enterprises Investors, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, Marriott International, Marsh USA, Miraval, Morgans Hotel Group, Palladian Development, Perry Real Estate Partners, PKF Consulting, PNC Real Estate Finance, Principal Real Estate Investors, Prism Hotels, R & R Global Hospitality Group, Redwood Capital Advisors, Rockbridge Capital, S&P Destination Properties, San Diego National Bank, Scotia Capital (USA), Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Smith Travel Research, Sonnenblick-Eichner, Sonnenblick-Goldman, Stanford Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Stonebridge Companies, Sunstone Hotel Investors, T.R. ENGEL Group, Tarsadia Hotels, Textron Financial Corporation, Thayer Lodging Group, The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, The Athens Group, The Bankers Bank, The Greenwich Group International, The Hotel Group, The Plasencia Group, The Royal Bank of Scotland, TIAA-CREF, Trinity Hotel Investors, Triyar Hospitality, Vacation Finance, Valencia Group, Warnick & Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo, Windsor Capital Group, Winston Hotels, WTS International, Wyndham Hotel Group, and XE Capital Management.

And here are the speakers at Meet the Money® 2007. Wouldn’t you like to talk with them about your deal?

Frank Anderson, Peter Anscomb, Jesse Baker, Bruce Baltin, Debra Bates, Jonathan Benowitz, Tina Berger, Peter Berk, Jerry Best, J. Blackham, Michael Blahosky, Robert Bowers, Robert Braun, Michael Cahill, Joseph Champ, Vernon Chi, Jeff Cohen, Marty Collins, Chip Conley, Peter Connolly, Richard Conti, Jeffrey Coy, Mark Crisci, Michael Cryan, Jeffrey Dallas, Richard Dantas, Stephen Darling, Geoffrey Davis, Russell Dazzio, James DeAngelo, Dan Dearen, Navin Dimond, Kevin Donahue, Douglas Dreher, Peter Dupuis, Elliot Eichner, Ali Elam, Thomas Engel, Kenneth Fearn, James Fitzgerald, Richard Frank, Neil Freeman, Greg Friedman, Thomas Geshay, Abid Gilani, Stephen Goodman, Marc Gordon, Doyle Graham, Pamela Greacen, Joseph Green,
Adam Greene, Clyde Guinn, Bert Haboucha, Michael Hartmeier, Gary Henkin, Jim Holliman, Catherine Holmes, Frank Jansen, Kyle Jeffers, Douglas Kessler, S. Kinsell, Ricardo Koenigsberger, Stanley Kozlowski, Carl Lambert, Morris Lasky, Jin Lee, William Littlefield, Joseph Long, Jere Lucey, John Lustgarten, Michael Mahoney, Guy Maisnik, Brian McLean, Suzanne Mellen, Thomas Morone, Michael Murphy, Jay Newman, Patrick O’Neal, Jim O’Shaughnessy, Greg O’Stean, David Pepper, Alan Reay, William Reynolds, Clark Rogers, Richard Rogovin, Christopher Rose, Jonathan Roth, Markland Rousseau, George Ruff, Russell Schildkraut, Janice Schnabel, Larry Shupnick, Stacy Silver, William Sipple, David Soares, Curtis Spaugh, Angelo Stambules, Robert Stern, Robert Stiles, Neil Teplica,
Charles Tomb, Russell Urban, Adam Valente, Stephen Van, Henry Vickers, Conrad Vlak, Richard Warnick, ISHC, Bob Waun, Jack Westergom, Paul Whetsell, Chris White, Stanley Woelfel, Howard Wolff, R. Woodworth, Jon Wright.

So come Meet the Money®. See you on May 3rd!