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As goes the economy, so goes the hospitality industry: So what’s happening to the economy, capital markets and global hotel markets?

07 May 2010

Hotel Lawyer with the latest reports and forecasts on the economy, capital markets and global markets from industry leader presentations at JMBM’s 20th annual hotel conference — Meet the Money® 2010.

The close correlation between the economy and the hospitality industry provides a fascinating subject. Although it is somewhat intuitive that when the economy is growing and people are being hired, more is spent on travel, lodging and leisure . . . and the other way around.

Not surprisingly, virtually every seat was filled at JMBM’s 20th Meet the Money® conference for the special presentations on these topics. Here are the PowerPoint presentations from three of our industry leaders.

For other information from Meet the Money®, the hotel lawyers at JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® are pleased to provide additional links below.

Outlook and impact of the economy, capital markets and global markets for the hotel industry

Here are the PowerPoint presentations from three of the industry leaders given earlier this week at Meet the Money® 2010.

David Loeb, RW Baird: Capital markets outlook

Art Adler, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels: Global capital markets

Richard Green, USC Lusk Center: Economy and Outlook

Meet the Money® 2010 Presentations

For your convenience, here are the links to materials and presentations from Meet the Money® 2010:

The Lenders Handbook for Troubled Hotels.

Meet the Money® – What is really happening with the recovery and how will it affect the hotel industry? Insightful perspectives from the experts at Meet the Money®

Hotel industry think tank top 10 challenges for 2010

Hotel industry update! The worst may be behind us but whither the future? Industry stats and insights from HVS, PKF, Smith Travel and CBRE

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