Meet the Money® 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014

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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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?

Mark Woodworth

Capital Markets Update: Transactions, Financing and Market Value
Gregory Hartmann

Hotel Valuations & Predictions

Steve Rushmore, Jr.

9:00 am Panel 1: Views from the top – Finance & Industry

Moderator: Jeff Higley,
Panelists: Michael Bluhm, Morgan Stanley
Tom Corcoran, FelCor Lodging Trust
Jonathan Martin, AEW Capital Management
Rob Palleschi, Hilton Worldwide
Adam Valente, Rockbridge

9:55 am Coffee Break

10:10 am Panel 2 Hotel-residential mixed-use development
and finance

Moderator: David Sudeck, JMBM
Panelists: Marty Collins, Gatehouse Capital Corp.
Michael Evans, MGM Hakkasan Hospitality
Rob Lowe, Lowe Enterprises
Bryan Ten Broek, Interval International
Homi Vazifdar, Canyon Equity LLC


Grand Salon A

Breakout 3A: EB-5 and beyond (what comes after EB-5)
Moderator: Victor Shum, JMBM

Panelists: John Curtis, California Golden Fund
Shawn Heyl, Hollywood International Regional Center
Young Kim, Mason Investments
Devin Williams, EB5 Global

Gateway Salon

Breakout 3B: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Get Deals Done
Moderator: Guy Maisnik, JMBM

Panelists: Peter Dordick, JLL
Jay Newman, Athens Group
Cynthia Pinto, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Maurice Robinson, Maurice Robinson & Associates
Alan Tantleff, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Gary Halbert P.E., AICP, City of Chula Vista

Grand Salon F

Breakout 3C: Financing Smaller Deals – $30 Million or less
Moderator: Frank Anderson, Anderson Hospitality Consulting, LLC
Panelists: Robert Alter, Seaview Investors
Alice Gao, ICBC Bank USA NA
Jim Morehead, GE Capital, Franchise Finance
Michael Sonnabend, PMZ Realty Capital LLC
Jon Wright, Access Point Financial

12:00 pm Buffet Lunch
California Ballroom

12:20 pm Special Presentation

Morris Lasky, The Lodging Conference 2014
Samson Lov, Koss Resource

12:30 pm. CEO Panel – What’s Cooking in the Executive Suite?

Moderator: Tom Morone, Warnick + Co.
Panelists: Ken Cruse, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
Clark Hanrattie, HEI Hotels & Resorts
Greg Mount, Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Bob Olson, R.D. Olson Development
Craig Wrench, Washington Real Estate Holdings, LLC

1:30 pm Return to General Session

1:35 pm LIIC Top Ten
Michael Cahill, Lodging Industry Investment Council

1:45 pm Panel 4 How to develop and finance successful luxury projects

Moderator: Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors
Panelists: Kimo Bertram, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Greg Doman, FRHI Hotels & Resorts
Erin Green, Rosewood
Ali Kasikci, Orient Express Hotels
Matt Sparks, Hilton Worldwide
Donald Trump Jr., Trump Organization


Grand Salon A

Breakout 5A: Buying, Developing, Operating & Financing
Select Service
Moderator: Bruce Baltin, PKF Consulting
Panelists: Brian Ehrlich, Ensemble Hotel Partners
Scott Brown, ABA Development, LLC
Christopher Dobbins, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Kate Henriksen, RLJ Lodging Trust
Sam Reynolds, Apple REIT Companies

Gateway Salon

Breakout 5B: Alternative to Brands & Brand Management – Independent
operators, boutique, soft brands, unbranded independents
Moderator: Peter Connolly, Hostmark Hospitality Group
Panelists: Larry Broughton, Broughton Hotels
Doug Dreher, The Hotel Group
Lamont Meek, Circa Capital Corporation
Michael Mohr, MetWest Ventures, LLC
Tom Prins, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, LLC

Grand Salon F

Breakout 5C: Chinese Investment/Finance in the Year of the Horse
Moderator: Eudeen Chang, JMBM
Panelists: George Chiang, Concord Realty, Inc.
Bob Kaplan, CBRE Hotels
Tom Z. Lee, Brighton Management
Andrew Pan, East West Bank
David Lung, Wells Fargo Bank

3:35 pm Panel 6 Development & Finance, Hotel Mixed-use with
Retail and/or Office

Moderator: Guy Maisnik, JMBM
Panelists: John Alderson, Westfield Development Company, Inc.
Rich Clark, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc.
Peter Gooding, True West Holdings
Dupree Scovell, Woodbine Development Corporation
Bill Sipple, HVS Capital Corp

4:30 pm Panel 7 Financing Bigger Deals – $30 million +

Moderator: Rob Stiles, RobertDouglas
Panelists: Tim Doherty, iStar Financial
Jonathan Falik, JF Capital Advisors
Todd Pollack, UBS
Brian Sedrish, Related Companies
Kev Zoryan, Morgan Stanley

5:30 pm Grand Welcome Reception – Poolside

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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

Atlas Hospitality Group

California Hotel Perspective

Alan Reay

8:30 am Panel 8 What Does it Take to Successfully Buy or Sell
a Hotel in this Market?

Moderator: Dan Lesser, LW Hospitality Advisors
Panelists: Patrick Deming, Eastdil Secured
Michael DeNicola, FelCor Lodging Trust
Deric Eubanks, Ashford Hospitality Trust
Rick Frank, Pillar Hotels and Resorts
Sam Winterbottom, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

9:30 am Panel 9 Financing Full Service Development & Deals

Moderator: Geoff Davis, HREC Investment Advisors
Panelists: Jeff Burns, Behringer-Harvard
Seth Grossman, Meridian Capital Group
Christopher Pfohl, Pyramid Hotel Group
David Schwartz, Natixis Real Estate Capital, LLC
Mark Wiesenthal, Platinum Equity

10:30 am Break


Grand Salon A

Breakout 10A Hot Legal Issues Affecting the Hotel Industry
Moderator: Mark Burden, Rim Hospitality

Panelists: Adam Bennett, AEI Consultants
Peter Connolly, Hostmark Hospitality Group
Marta Fernandez, JMBM
Brad Gaskins, The McIntosh Group
Marty Orlick, JMBM

Grand Salon F

Breakout 10B What is Happening with Distressed Assets and
Opportunistic Investments?
Moderator: Steve Van, Prism Hotels & Resorts
Panelists: Frank Anderson, Anderson Hospitality Consultants LLC
Judy Hoffman, Trigild
Patrick O’Neal, PNC
Bill Sipple, HVS Capital Corp
Fabio Cattaneo, CLG Italia

12:00 pm California Ballroom – Buffet Lunch

12:45 pm Panel 11 Managing the Brand, Managing the Manager

Moderator: Robert Braun, JMBM
Panelists: Bill Canepa, Wave Crest Resorts
Jerome Cataldo, Hostmark Hospitality Group
Jeffrey Dallas, Wyndham Hotel Group
Thom Geshay, Davidson Hotels & Resorts
Mike Higgins, IHG InterContinental Hotels Group
Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors

1:45 pm ADJOURN