5 March 2013
Hotel Lawyer on adding a hotel to shopping centers and malls.
The ULI program held on February 20, 2013 in JMBM’s Los Angeles offices was a great success. The program title says it all — “Back to the Future: The Renaissance of Hotel-Retail Mixed-Use.”
As one might expect for a ULI event on a timely topic like this, there was a capacity crowd, sharing of the latest “technology” in adding hotels to shopping centers, and a veteran team of presenters.
Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®, moderated the panel, which included:
Guy Maisnik, Partner and Vice Chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® Steve Mermell, Assistant City Manager, City of Pasadena Bruce Baltin, Senior Vice President, PKF Consulting Les Melcher, SVP – Business Development, Woodbine Development Corporation
The panel looked at why many shopping center owners and developers are adding hotels to their projects, and commented on some tips and traps along the way. There were some great case studies that the panelists worked on.