Meet the Money® 2012


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Monday, May 7, 2012

7:00 pm Winebar mixer for early arrivals – Century Foyer

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

7:00 am Registration, Networking and Breakfast – Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:45 am Welcome by Jim Butler

8:00 am State of the Industry Alerts

Smith Travel Research
U.S. Lodging Industry – What lies ahead?

Vail Brown

PKF Hospitality Research
“PKF Hotel Horizons—Lodging Industry Outlook?”

Bruce Baltin

Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels
“Capital Markets Update: Transactions, Financing and Market Value”
Gregory Hartmann

9:00 am Panel 1: Big Deals – Big Capital. Who says there is no capital
available in hospitality?

Moderator: Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal
Panelists: Michael Bluhm, Morgan Stanley
Kevin Colket, Starwood Capital Group
Jonathan Falik, Cantor Fitzgerald
Benjamin Leahy, Goldman Sachs
Kevin Semon, Midland Loan Services

9:55 am Coffee Break

10:10 am Panel 2 How to get the most out of your brand and operator
and other tips for driving profits

Moderator: Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors
Panelists: William Doak, CIM Group
Ali Kasikci, Orient Express Hotels
Chip Ohlsson, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Cormac O’Modhrain, Sunstone Hotel Investors
Angelo Stambules, Marriott International


Grand Salon A

Breakout 3A: Tips, Traps & Tricks for dealing with Troubled Assets

Moderator: Alan Tantleff, FTI Consulting
Panelists: Frank Anderson, Anderson Hospitality Consultants
Robert Kline, R.W. Kline Companies
Jeffrey Kolessar, GF Management
Patrick O’Neal, PNC Bank
Matthew Schwab, Karlin Real Estate
Curt Spaugh, Helios AMC

Gateway Salon

Breakout 3B: ADA Compliance & Claims Prevention – The new rules.
You can pay me now or pay me later

Moderator: David Sudeck, JMBM
Panelists: Kim Blackseth, Kim Blackseth Interests

Kimberly Carter, Montage Hotels & Resorts
John Farrow, Farrow Commercial Construction
Marty Orlick, JMBM

Grand Salon F

Breakout 3C: Alternative Financing for New Development.
Accessing Oversees Capital with EB-5 Financing

Moderator: Catherine Holmes, JMBM
Panelists: Louis Katsos, New York Immigration Fund
Joe McCarthy, American Dream Fund
Brian Su, Artisan Business Group
Kevin Wright, WrightJohnson

12:00 pm Buffet Lunch
California Ballroom

12:30 pm Special Presentations

Andrew Ingraham, NABHOOD

Angela Gonzalez-Rowe, LH&RA

Morris Lasky, The Lodging Conference 2012

1:00 pm. Are the Nightmares Behind Us?
David Goerz, High Mark Capital Management

1:40 pm Return to General Session

1:45 pm Panel 4 Views from the Executive Suite. Where are we now?
Where are we going?

Moderator:Tom Engel, TR ENGEL Group
Panelists: Mark Elliott, Hodges Ward Elliott
Tom Fisher, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Jim Merkel, RockBridge
Gregory Mount, Richfield Hospitality, Inc.
John Murray, Hospitality Property Trust
Craig Wrench, Washington Real Estate Holdings


Grand Salon A

Breakout 5A: Value Add with Repositioning

Moderator: Chuck Bedsole, Alvarez & Marsal
Panelists: Larry Broughton, Broughton Hotels
Doug Dreher, The Hotel Group
Stephen Kallaher, Wyndham Hotels Group
Michael Mohr, MetWest Ventures, LLC

Gateway Salon

Breakout 5B: Great Partners make Great Projects – Joint Ventures
and other options

Moderator: Guy Maisnik, JMBM
Panelists: Kambiz Babaoff, Ensemble Hotel Partners
Mark Burden, Rim Hospitality
Rick Frank, Behringer Harvard

Jonathan Martin, AEW Capital Management
Lamont Meek, Circa Capital

Grand Salon F

Breakout 5C: Profitable Non-Branded Management Strategies

Moderator: Jack Westergon, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors

Panelists: Peter Connolly, Hostmark Hospitality
Thomas Geshay, Davidson Hotels
Charles Harris, Luxe Hotel on Sunset
Bill Linehan, Sceptre Hospitality
Brian Quinn, Driftwood Hospitality Management


3:35 pm Panel 6 That was then – This is now. Debt Financing is back!

Moderator: Rob Stiles, Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman
Panelists: Alan Flatt, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ronnie Gul, MesaWest
Reginald Heard, BankOne Capital
Todd Pollack, UBS AG
Adrian Watkins, Archon Capital, a Goldman Sachs Company

4:30 pm Panel 7 Creating & Preserving Asset Value. The PIP challenge
and beyond.

Moderator: Steve Van, Prism Hotels & Resorts
Panelists: John Beazley, Trigild, Inc.
Carlos Rodriguez, Driftwood Hospitality
Jerome Cataldo, Hostmark Hospitality
Rich Clark, Gallagher Real Estate & Hospitality Services
Neil Freeman, Aries Capital

5:30 pm Grand Welcome Reception – Poolside

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


7:00 am Registration, Networking and Breakfast – Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am Welcome Back – Jim Butler – Grand Ballroom

8:05 am Special Presentations

Hotel Values and CAP Rates
Suzanne Mellen, HVS

8:20 am LIIC Top Ten
Michael Cahill, HREC

8:35 am California Hotel Perspective
Alan Reay, Atlas Hospitality

8:50 am Panel 8 – Secret Sauce of Buying Hotels Today. How are deals being
sourced? Who is doing them? What makes a successful
purchase or sale?

Moderator: Tom Morone, Warnick+Company
Panelists: Kate Henriksen, RLJ Development
Kevin Mallory, CB Richard Ellis
Christopher Pfohl, Pyramid Hotel Group
Samuel Reynolds, Apple REIT
William Sipple, HVS Capital Corp

9:45 am Panel 9 Meet the Lenders 2012!

Moderator: Geoffrey Davis, HREC
Panelists: Peter Berk, PMZ Finance
Warren DeHaan, Starwood Property Trust
Patrick Feltes, GE Franchise Finance
Anne Hampton, Wells Fargo Bank
David Schwartz, Natixis Real Estate Capital

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Panel 10 Hotel Development is Back! Success stories from the field.

Moderator: Guy Maisnik, JMBM

Panelists: William Canepa, Wave Crest Resorts

Les Howell, Pacifica Companies

Kevin Mahoney, Stonebridge Companies
Tom Prins, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts
William Swank, Twenty4Seven Hotels

12:00 pm, Buffet Lunch – California Ballroom


1:00 pm Panel 11 Picking the Right Brand & Operator.
Your bottom line is at stake.

Moderator: Robert Braun, JMBM

Panelists: Patrick Bajdek, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Craig Mance, Hilton Hotels
Rich Musgrove, HotelAVE
Larry Somma, Hyatt Hotels
Sam Winterbottom, Grubb & Ellis

2:00 pm ADJOURN


U.S. Lodging Market Outlook
ADA Compliance & Claims Prevention: The New Rules
Are The Nightmares Behind Us? Economic and Capital Market Outlook
Capital Markets Update: Transactions Financing and Market Value
The 2012 LIIC Top Ten
California Hotel Values: Where Is the Market Heading in 2012?
U.S. Lodging Industry – What lies ahead?
Hotel Values & CAP Rates