Meet the Money® 2015 Program

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The Window of Opportunity is Open: Choosing the Right Deals

Monday, May 4, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 pm Resort development workshop: Mixed use and shared ownership
Sponsored by Interval International
David Sudeck, JMBM – Moderator
Jay DiGiulio, Boutique Hotel Club
Jon Fredericks, Welk Resorts
Tom Meyerer, Capital One
Bryan Ten Broek, Interval International
5:00 pm Winebar mixer for early arrivals

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

7:00 am Registration, Networking, Breakfast
7:45 am Welcome – Jim Butler
8:00 am Keynote speaker
Richard Green, Lusk Chair & Professor, USC
8:30 am Panel 1: Financing bread and butter deals
Frank Anderson, Anderson Hospitality – Moderator
Alice Gao, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Matthew Hick, Access Point Financial
James Morehead, GE Capital Franchise Finance
Francisco Nacorda, The Loan Depot
Ira Ury, PMZ Realty Capital
Adam D. Valente, Rockbridge Capital
9:30 am Panel 2: Playing with a full capital stack
Geoff Davis, HREC – Moderator
Kyle Jeffers, Starwood Property Trust
Cara Leonard, Lowe Enterprises
Barbara Morrison, TMC Financing
Gary Swon, Societe Generale
Tom Whitesell, Capital Source
10:45 am Breakout Sessions
Panel 3A: Understanding Chinese investment opportunities
George Chiang, Concord Realty – Moderator
Don Li, Interstate Hotels & Resorts- Rim Hospitality Division
Dr. Yu Lv, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
David Lung, Wells Fargo
Donald Wen, WenWin Solutions
Wilson Wang, Atlas HospitalityPanel 3B: Keys to successful hotel development—Best practices of the experts
Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality – Moderator
Kenneth Baker, Hill International
Christian Ryan, MARSH
Andrew Shayne, Hollywood International Regional Center
Darrell Long, Hirsch Bedner Associates
William J. Wilhelm, R.D. Olson Construction

Panel 3C: The advantages of independent management
Frances Kiradjian, Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association – Moderator
Robert Alter, Seaview Investors
Larry R. Broughton, Broughton Hotels
Bert Haboucha, Atlas Capital Advisors
Peter Nichols, Richfield Hospitality
Douglas Rigoni, Coast Hospitality

11:45 pm Lunch
12:15 pm Special Presentations
Hotel valuations and predictions
Stephen Rushmore Jr., HVSUS lodging industry—What lies ahead?
Vail Brown, STR

PKF Hotel Horizons—Lodging industry outlook
Mark Woodworth, PKF Hospitality

1:10 pm Special Presentation
LIIC Top Ten
Mike Cahill, Lodging Industry Investment Council
1:25 pm Panel 4: Thoughts from the executive suite
Peter Connolly, Hostmark Hospitality – Moderator
Bill Blackham, Proximo Investments
Phil Cyburt, Laurus Corporation
Deric S. Eubanks, Ashford Hospitality Trust
Greg Mount, Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Gary Steffen – Hilton
2:25 pm Panel 5: How liquid is the financing market today?
Rob Stiles, RobertDouglas – Moderator
Alan Flatt, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jeff Frank, Goldman Sachs
David Goldman, Aareal Bank
Brian Murphy, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Jason Choulochas, NorthStar Realty Finance
3:30 pm Breakout Sessions
Panel 6A: Why select service is on fire—How to keep the profits coming
Richard Clark, AJ Gallagher & Co. – Moderator
Chris Dobbins, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Blake Evans, R.D. Olson Construction
Cameron Gunter, PEG Development
Kate B. Henriksen, RLJ Lodging Trust
Tim Powell, Hilton – HiltonPanel 6B: The hotel mixed-use experts—Making iconic projects
Frank Anderson, Anderson Hospitality Consultants – Moderator
Marty Collins, Gatehouse Capital
Bill Doak, CIM Group
Jay Newman, The Athens Group
Dupree Scovell, Woodbine Investment
Homi Vazifdar, Canyon Equity

Panel 6C: Repositioning and value-add opportunities
Judy Hoffman, Trigild – Moderator
Larry Broughton, Broughton Hospitality
Bill Linehan, Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Steve Van, Prism Hotels & Resorts
Robert Radovan, Criswell Radovan
Bill Sipple, HVS Capital
Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality

4:35 pm Panel 7: Innovative financing alternatives for hotel development—Crowd funding and EB-5
Jonathan Bloch, JMBM – Moderator
Tim Edgar, Hotel Innvestor
Elizabeth Braman, Realty Mogul
Adrian Pomery,
Kevin Wright, Wright Johnson
5:30 pm Grand Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

7:00 am Breakfast & Networking
8:00 am Welcome back – Jim Butler
8:05 am Special Presentations
California hotel perspective
Alan Reay, Atlas HospitalityHotel values and cap rates
Suzanne Mellen, HVS
8:30 am Panel 8: Thought leaders speak
Jeffrey L. Higley, STR/ – Moderator
Bruce Baltin, PKF Consulting
Jerome F. Cataldo, Hostmark Hospitality
Marty Collins, Gatehouse Capital
Jonathan Falik, JF Capital Advisors
Steve Van, Prism Hotels & Resorts
9:30 am Panel 9: Acquisition strategies that make and shake the market
Tom Morone, CHMWarnick – Moderator
Colin Carroll, Ashford Hospitality Trust
Bill Doak, CIM Group
Patrick J. Deming, Eastdil Secured
Mike Depatie, KHP Capital Partners
Ronald Kim, Prospera Hotels
10:30 am Panel 10: Hot and emerging brands
David Sudeck, JMBM – Moderator
Kimo Bertram, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Michael Evans, MGM Hakkassan Hospitality
David Kuperberg, Hampshire
Bill Linehan, Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Kelly Sinclair, Ace Hotel Group
Gary Steffen, Hilton
11:30 am Panel 11: Another look at the capital stack
Bill Sipple, HVS – Moderator
Tim Doherty, iStar Financial
Mark Fluent, Deutsche Bank
Kevin Miller, Thorofare Capital
Jeff Salladin, LStar Capital
Jonathan Schurgin, Cantor Fitzgerald
J. Sitra Dior, Cerberus Generale
12:30 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Panel 12: Working with the brands for success
Bob Braun, JMBM – Moderator
Peter Connolly, Hostmark Hospitality
Chris Dobbins, Hyatt Hotels Corproation
Mark LeBlanc, Interstate Hotels & Resorts- Rim Hospitality Division
Rob Palleschi, Hilton
Jere Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group
Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality
1:45 pm Adjourn