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Green Hospitality Lawyer: Downturn or no, green hotels make economic sense.

12 September 2008

Green Hotel Lawyer: “The Compelling Hard Case for Green Hotel Development ” is published by Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® has a long history of supporting green hotel development. We believe that sustainability is not only the responsible, but also the financially smartest approach to hotel development and renovation.

We are very proud to announce that the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly has just published our most recent contribution on this subject, entitled: The Compelling Hard Case for Green Hotel Development.” Here is the download link to a FREE copy of the article.

Green Hospitality Lawyer with Cornell Hospitality Quarterly’s article: “The Compelling Hard Case for Green Hotel Development ” by Jim Butler, Hotel Lawyer

Here it is: “The Compelling ‘Hard Case’ for ‘Green’ Hotel Development,” published in the August 2008 Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

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PLEASE NOTE: Although I authored this article and have the right to post it here, I have assigned the copyright to Cornell University. This article may not be copied or reused without the permission of Cornell University. Copyright 2008 Cornell University. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

A rich library of green hotel development materials from the Hospitality Lawyer

For readers interested in more information on the considerations involved in green hotel development, renovation and operation, we have an entire TOPIC of devoted to this subject.

There are 3 easy ways to access the library of green hotel articles:

  1. GOOGLE “hotel lawyer”

, click on the top entry (that takes you to, select the “Hotel Law Topics” tab at the very top of the blog home page, and then select “Green Hotels

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  • , and then follow the steps in option 1 above

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  • In the “Green Hotels” section of the Blog you will find most of the Power Point presentations from the top green hotel experts in the country given at JMBM’s 2008 Hotel Developers Conference. While all materials on the Blog are 100% free, there is also a 2-DVD video of many key presentations that is available for a nominal charge. (For information on how to obtain the DVDs, contact Kathy Lubecki, at )

    This is Jim Butler, author of and hotel lawyer, signing off. We’ve done more than $87 billion of hotel transactions and more than 100 hotel mixed-used deals in the last 5 years alone. Who’s your hotel lawyer?

    Our Perspective. We represent developers, owners and lenders. We have helped our clients as business and legal advisors on more than $125 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 4,700 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at or 310.201.3526.

    Jim Butler is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE “hotel lawyer” or “hotel mixed-use” or “condo hotel lawyer” and you will see why.

    Jim devotes 100% of his practice to hospitality, representing hotel owners, developers and lenders. Jim leads JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® — a team of 50 seasoned professionals with more than $87 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 3,900 properties located around the globe. In the last 5 years alone, Jim and his team have assisted clients with more than 100 hotel mixed-use projects — frequently integrated with energizing lifestyle elements.

    Jim and his team are more than “just” great hotel lawyers. They are also hospitality consultants and business advisors. They are deal makers. They can help find the right operator or capital provider. They know who to call and how to reach them.

    Jim is frequently quoted as an expert on hotel issues by national and industry publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and Hotel Business. He is the Conference Chairman of The Hotel Developers Conference™ and Meet the Money®.

    Contact him at or 310.201.3526. For his views on current industry issues, visit

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