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Hospitality Lawyer Insights series from Meet the Money® 2009

10 May 2009

Hotel industry information presented by industry leaders at Meet the Money® 2009

The hospitality lawyers of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® have presented an annual hotel conference for 19 years. On May 5-7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, Meet the Money® 2009 was held at the Sheraton LAX for almost 400 industry leaders.

This is a guide or index for finding the best information we collected from our annual hotel conference.





Two kinds of resource information from JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2009


The PowerPoint presentation from speakers.

For many of the presentations from our Keynote Speakers, you can download the slide show from Hospitality Lawyers present JEWELS from Meet the Money® 2009 — the “best ever” hotel conference. Here, you will find links to five of the major slide presentations from the Conference.

Hospitality Lawyer Insights.

In addition to the “raw” data presented by the slide shows, JMBM’s hospitality lawyers have sifted through all the great content to find the jewels among the important topics covered. To provide practical guidance to our hotel industry friends, we have included our views and commentaries and some of the most interesting quotes provided by industry leaders throughout the conference.


#1.
Is leverage dead or deadly — a controversial new investment reality may be taking hold


#2.
When does the hotel industry recover?


#3.
When is it time to buy hotels?


#4.
What is the cost of capital for hotels?


#5.

Troubled hotel loans in CMBS – working with special servicers


#6.
What is happening with hotel values today?


#7.
Public – Private Hotel Development Financing – What Kinds of Public- Private Hotel Projects Are Underway Now and What Kinds of Public Financing Are Available Now to Build Hotels


#8.
How should borrowers and lenders deal with each other during this credit crisis?


#9.
What is the future for new hotel construction and development?


#10.
When will CMBS come back?


#11.
What are the winning strategies for hotels today?


#12.
What’s left for owners today?


#13.
REITs and other institutional investors


#14.
Brands


#15.
Challenges and Opportunities


Other articles on State of the Hotel Industry

Other recent articles that relate to the state of the industry paint a pretty consistent picture of data and trends. Here are a few links to articles for your convenience:

This is Jim Butler, author of www.HotelLawBlog.com and hotel lawyer, signing off. We’ve done more than $60 billion of hotel transactions and have developed innovative solutions to unlock value from troubled hotel transactions. Who’s your hotel lawyer?

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Our Perspective. We represent hotel lenders, owners and investors. We have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for more than $60 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 1,000 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at jbutler@jmbm.com or 310.201.3526.

Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM and Chairman of its Global Hospitality Group®. Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE “hotel lawyer” and you will see why.

JMBM’s troubled asset team has handled more than 1,000 receiverships and many complex insolvency issues. But Jim and his team are more than “just” great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. For example, they have developed some unique proprietary approaches to unlock value in underwater hotels that can benefit lenders, borrowers and investors. (GOOGLE “JMBM SAVE program”.)

Whether it is a troubled investment or new transaction, JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® creates legal and business solutions for hotel owners and lenders. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.

Two kinds of resource information from JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2009

The PowerPoint presentation from speakers.

For many of the presentations from our Keynote Speakers, you can download the slide show from Hospitality Lawyers present JEWELS from Meet the Money® 2009 — the “best ever” hotel conference. Here, you will find links to five of the major slide presentations from the Conference.

Hospitality Lawyer Insights.

In addition to the “raw” data presented by the slide shows, JMBM’s hospitality lawyers have sifted through all the great content to find the jewels among the important topics covered. To provide practical guidance to our hotel industry friends, we have included our views and commentaries and some of the most interesting quotes provided by industry leaders throughout the conference.


#1.
Is leverage dead or deadly — a controversial new investment reality may be taking hold


#2.
When does the hotel industry recover?


#3.
When is it time to buy hotels?


#4.
What is the cost of capital for hotels?


#5.
Troubled hotel loans in CMBS – working with special servicers


#6.
What is happening with hotel values today?

This is Jim Butler, author of www.HotelLawBlog.com and hotel lawyer, signing off. We’ve done more than $60 billion of hotel transactions and have developed innovative solutions to unlock value from troubled hotel transactions. Who’s your hotel lawyer?

________________________
Our Perspective. We represent hotel lenders, owners and investors. We have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for more than $60 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 1,000 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at jbutler@jmbm.com or 310.201.3526.

Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM and Chairman of its Global Hospitality Group®. Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE “hotel lawyer” and you will see why.

JMBM’s troubled asset team has handled more than 1,000 receiverships and many complex insolvency issues. But Jim and his team are more than “just” great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. For example, they have developed some unique proprietary approaches to unlock value in underwater hotels that can benefit lenders, borrowers and investors. (GOOGLE “JMBM SAVE program”.)

Whether it is a troubled investment or new transaction, JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® creates legal and business solutions for hotel owners and lenders. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.