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Join us at Meet the Money® in Los Angeles May 7-9, 2012. Get the latest on debt and equity financing and what’s up in the hotel industry.

01 May 2012

Hotel Lawyer in Los Angeles at Meet the Money® 2012

My staff and I are making final preparations for the 22nd Annual Meet the Money® conference and I couldn’t be more excited! This year’s theme is “Rise above the global financial tempest” and our speakers are ready to share the experience, knowledge and insight that enables them to find financing, create value and get deals done in the midst of our current global challenges.

Who will be there?

Our speakers are industry leaders and catalysts, providing insight into the industry and marketplace. And in keeping with Meet the Money’s® standard as an efficient and effective conference, much practical advice and useful information will be exchanged.

Our economist luncheon speaker, David Goertz, of HighMark Capital Management, is sure to provide insight as to where we are headed. Our speakers from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Cantor Fitzgerald, and Starwood Capital will outline their capital programs — and they aren’t just for the big players.

Capital providers like Pebblebrook, Richfield, Washington Real Estate, RockBridge, Hospitality Properties Trust, Sunstone, CIM, RLJ, Apple REIT, and others will on hand.

The brands will be well represented, and clue us in on how they are supporting their owners, developers and properties.

Who else will be there? About 400 hotel industry owners, developers, operators and brands, and capital providers – – all interested in finding opportunities and meeting the challenges we face today.

What challenges and opportunities will be addressed?

Challenges on an industry level, as well as a global level, continue to abound and we all know what they are – PIPs, ADA, unions, technology, government regulation, European crisis, healthcare, CMBS struggles, the list goes on. Our expert speakers will discuss these issues, and more. How have they effectively met challenges and solved problems?

Opportunities are also presenting themselves. Financing has warmed up and is getting competitive. Meet the Money® speakers will focus on new and evolving sources of debt and equity financing, innovative deal structures, EB-5 financing for new development, and value-add plays with repositioning.

As always, we will provide the latest update on the state of the industry, hotel transactions, cap rates and fundamentals.

How do you join us?

I invite you to join us at Meet the Money® at the Sheraton Gateway LAX, May 7-9, 2012. If it is your first time attending, I hope you will look for me and introduce yourself. To register and view a full lineup of speakers and panels, go to

See you there!


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