Meet the Money® 2013

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Monday, May 6, 2013

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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

U.S. Lodging Industry – What lies ahead?

Vail Brown

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

R. Mark Woodworth

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

9:00 am Panel 1: Big Players – Real Money.

Moderator: Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal
Panelists: Patrick Deming, EastdilSecured
Mark Elliott, HWE Hotels
Jonathan Falik, NGKF Hotels
Mark Fluent, Deutsche Bank
Anne Hampton, Wells Fargo Bank

9:55 am Coffee Break

10:10 am Panel 2 Development: What’s Hot – What’s Not
Where’s the money going for development?

Moderator: Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors
Panelists: John Alderson, Westfield
Alison Cumberland, Marriott International
Kevin Mahoney, Stonebridge Companies
Paul Novak, Whitman|Peterson
Tom Prins, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts


Grand Salon A

Breakout 3A: EB-5 Update: Financing for New Construction
Why do the EB-5 apps double each year?

Moderator: Catherine DeBono Holmes, JMBM
Panelists: Angelique Brunner, EB5 Capital
Joseph McCarthy, American Dream Fund
Kyle Strigenz, First Pathway Partners
Brian Su, Artisan Business Group
Homer Williams, Williams and Dame Development

Gateway Salon

Breakout 3B: Why the ADA matters to you. Comply now or pay later

Moderator: David Sudeck, JMBM
Panelists: Mark Burden, Rim Hospitality

Bradley Gaskins, The McIntosh Group
Bonnie Lewkowicz, Access Northern California
Marty Orlick, JMBM

12:00 pm Buffet Lunch
California Ballroom

12:20 pm Special Presentations

Samson Lov, Koss REsource

Andrew Ingraham, NABHOOD

Angela Gonzalez-Rowe, LH&RA

Morris Lasky, The Lodging Conference 2013

1:00 pm. Are the Nightmares Behind Us?
Richard Green, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate

1:30 pm Return to General Session

1:45 pm Panel 4 CEO Panel: New Strategies for a New Economy
Are you at the table or on it?

Moderator:Tom Morone, Warnick + Company
Panelists: Marty Collins, Gatehouse Capital
Kenneth Cruse, Sunstone Hotel Investors
Gregory Mount, Richfield Hospitality, Inc.
Chris Russell, Pillar Hotels & Resorts

2:40 pm Panel 5 How to finance your new hotel acquisition or repositioning

Moderator: Rob Stiles, RobertDouglas
Panelists: Matthew Comfort, Jones Lang LaSalle
Abid Gilani, Marriott International
Larry Grantham, Karlin Real Estate
Adam Valente, RockBridge
Craig Wrench, Washington Real Estate Holdings

3:35 pm Panel 6 Hotel Retail-Mixed Use Part 1 & Part 2

Moderator: Jim Butler, JMBM
Panelists: John Alderson, Westfield
Bruce Baltin, PKF Consulting USA
Guy Maisnik, JMBM
Dupree Scovell, Woodbine Investment

4:30 pm Panel 7 Financing Bread & Butter Hotels

Moderator: Geoff Davis, HREC
Panelists: Peter Berk, PMZ Hotel Finance Group
Patrick Feltes, Access Point Financial
Seth Grossman, Meridian Capital Group
Reginald Heard, Bankers One Capital
David Schwartz, Natixis Real Estate Capital

5:30 pm Grand Welcome Reception – Poolside

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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 State of the CMBS Markets

Kevin Donahue, C-III Capital Partners

9:05 am Panel 8 – Workouts/Receiverships/Takeovers:

Strategies for distressed hotels

Moderator: Steve Van, Prism Hotels & Resorts
Panelists: Frank Anderson, Anderson Hospitality Consultants LLC
Mark Burden, Rim Hospitality
Kelley McLaren, Trigild, Inc.
Michael Mohr, MetWest Ventures, LLC
Christopher Pfohl, Pyramid Hotel Group

10:00 am Panel 9 Driving the Top Line and Maximizing your Profits

Moderator: Bruce Baltin, PKF Consulting USA
Panelists: Rich Clark, Gallagher Real Estate & Hospitality Services
Doug Dreher, The Hotel Group
Ali Kasikci, Orient Express Hotels
Doug Rigoni, Coast Hotels & Resorts
Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors

10:55 am Break

11:15 am Panel 10 Hotel Transactions: What’s driving the deals?

Moderator: Guy Maisnik, JMBM
Panelists: Kate Henriksen, RLJ Development
Joe Nowicki, Chatham Financial
David Oliver, 360VOX Asset Management
John Strauss, Jones Lang LaSalle
Sam Winterbottom, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

12:15 pm, Buffet Lunch – California Ballroom

1:00 pm Panel 11 Maximizing Return & Value
Branded vs. Independent Operators

Moderator: Robert Braun, JMBM
Panelists: Peter Connolly, Hostmark Hospitality
Brian Rodgers, Wyndham Hotels Group
Rick Frank, Pillar Hotels & Resorts
Sam Reynolds, Apple REIT

2:00 pm ADJOURN

Why the ADA matters to you. Comply now or pay later.
Is the Recovery in US Housing Sustainable?
Why does it seem like everyone is adding a hotel to their shopping center?
Hotel-Retail Mixed-Use — What Woodbine Development is doing with hotel-retail today.
California Hotel Transaction and Market Overview
Hotel Values & CAP Rates
The LIIC Top Ten
Hotel InduSTRy Overview, What Lies Ahead…
Capital Markets Update: Transactions, Financing and Market Value
Fundamental Certainty… ….or No?