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

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

New this year: Workout Boot Camp

A special 2-hour pre-conference session on Monday, May 2 will provide a refresher course on the fundamentals of a workout and bankruptcy basics for new asset managers, loan servicers, in-house counsel and brokers. The “Workout boot camp” will be hosted by JMBM bankruptcy partner Robert B. Kaplan, and is available at no additional cost to conference attendees.

New this year: Capital Connections™

Meet the Money® is also launching a new program, “Capital Connections™,” to help capital providers and capital consumers meet at the conference to discuss development and investment opportunities. Koss REsource, a Gold Sponsor, will use their online platform to connect attendees with capital providers for in-person meetings. Capital Connections™ will take place Wednesday afternoon, May 4, and is included in the registration fee.

Register Now

Registration is $950, and includes meals and conference materials. For registration information, a full program, and other details, visit the Meet the Money® website at

About Meet the Money®

Every year in May, Meet the Money® brings hospitality executives and capital providers together in Los Angeles for learning, networking, and deal making. Meet the Money® is the national hotel finance and investment conference presented by JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® – the most experienced legal and advisory team in the industry, with more than $71 billion in hotel transaction experience involving more than 3,800 properties around the globe.


Doreen Filice
(310) 201-3589