Meet the Money® 2018 Program

May 7-9, 2018
Hyatt Regency LAX

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Monday, May 7, 2018

3:00 pm Meet the Equity: A Private Equity Strategies Workshop
Guy Maisnik, JMBM
Jonathan Epstein, GreenOak Real Estate Advisors
Jonathan Falik, JF Capital Advisors
David S. Parsky, Arris Investments
Gray Sheldon, LaSalle Nova Capital Markets of Chicago
Matthew A. Welch, Rockbridge Capital
5:00 pm Winebar mixer for early arrivals
Hyatt Regency LAX

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7:00 am Registration, Networking, Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome Jim Butler, JMBM
8:10 am Special Presentations
Karen L. Johnson, Pinnacle Advisory Group West
Daniel H. Lesser, LW Hospitality Advisors
Vail Ross, STR
Suzanne R. Mellen, HVS
8:45 am Spotlight interview with Eric A. Danziger, Trump Hotels
9:00 am Perspectives From the Crow’s Nest: What’s Happening in the Executive Suite
Thomas F. Morone, CHMWarnick
Bill Blackham, Condor Hospitality Trust
Ken Greene, Radisson Hotel Group
Robert Palleschi, G6 Hospitality
Kraig A. Schwigen, CMB Regional Centers
Richard J. Stockton, Ashford Hospitality Prime
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am Keys to Successful Hotel Development
Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors
Benjamin Q. Brunt, Noble Investment Group
Peter Connolly, Connolly Hospitality Advisors
Guy Maisnik, JMBM
David Stoup, Trilogy Spa Holdings
Steve L. Van, Prism Hotels & Resorts
11:30 am Being Selective About Select Service
Jeffrey L. Higley, STR /
Bruce Baltin, CBRE Hotels
Christopher F. Dobbins, IHG
Cartarwa Jones, RLJ Lodging Trust
Mark D. LeBlanc, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Samuel F. Reynolds, Apple Hospitality REIT
12:30 pm Buffet Lunch
1:00 pm Keynote Speaker
Matthew Peron, City National Rochdale
1:30 pm Return to General Session
1:45 pm LIIC Top Ten Michael Cahill, Lodging Industry Investment Council
2:00 pm Lender Strategies and Perseverance: Hotel Financing in 2018
Frank Anderson, Anderson Hospitality Consultants
Francis J. Bergold, HSBC – North America
Brian M. Good, iBorrow
Robert Lo, East West Bank
Thomas Martin, Baker Tilly Capital
Barbara Morrison, TMC Financing
3:00 pm Hotel Finance in the Current Market
Robert B. Stiles, RobertDouglas
Alice Gao, ICBC
Mark J. Gerstein, IHG
Troy Miller, Starwood Property Trust
Jerad Slagle, Prime Finance
Michael M. Watson, BMO Harris Bank
4:00 pm Afternoon Break
4:30 pm Lifestyle Boutique Development: What it Takes to Make it Happen!
Frances Kiradjian, Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association
Kim Bardoul, Highland Group
Sagar Desai, Viceroy Hotel Group
John M. Keeling, Valencia Group
Michael B. Mohr, MetWest Ventures
Todd G. Wynne-Parry, Two Roads Hospitality
5:30 pm Grand Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8:00 am Breakfast & Networking
9:00 am Welcome Back Jim Butler, JMBM
9:05 am Special Presentations
Michael J. Bellisario, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Mark Woodworth, CBRE Hotels
Warren Aston, HFS Concepts4
9:45 am Spotlight Interview with William T. Obeid, Kushner
10:00 am Financing Construction Deals: How to Make it Happen Now, and Who’s Doing it
David A. Sudeck, JMBM
Jamie Bourgeois, Live Oak Bank
Jason Choulochas, Bank of the Ozarks
Matthew H. Hogan, CMB Regional Centers
Michael J. Jaynes, Hall Structured Finance
Chris Robbins, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
11:00 am Who’s Buying? Who’s Selling? How Transactions Are Getting Done Today
Jonathan Falik, JF Capital Advisors
Jackie C. Collins, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Andrea Foster, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Judy M. Hoffman, Trigild
Ron Kim, Prospera Hotels
12:00 pm Movers and Shakers in the Capital Stack
Herb H. Warmbrodt, HREC Investment Advisors
Chad C. Christensen, Washington Holdings
Krystal England, Canyon Capital
Michael Fleischer, Related Fund Management
Tara Waldier, Rockbridge
Thomas C. Whitesell, CapitalSource
1:00 pm Buffet Lunch
1:30 pm Leaders’ Perspective on Hotel Brands and Management
Robert E. Braun, JMBM
Michael Castro, RLHC
Tiffany Cooper, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Mitch Garrett, Trump Hotels
Jonathan Newbury, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Lynne Roberts, Aimbridge Hospitality
Julienne Smith, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
2:30 pm Adjourn