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Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 5 Things to negotiate in your next Franchise Agreement | By Robert Braun & Jim Butler

After a year of economic upheaval in the hospitality industry, hotels are making big changes as they look ahead to recovery. Oftentimes these changes involve a complete rebrand, and this leads to questions about what is negotiable in a franchise agreement. In the article below, Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, talks about 5 important franchise terms that can usually be negotiated.
Tags: Travel, Jim Butler, Bob Braun, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Robert Braun, Cybersecurity Privacy Group


Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 5 Things to negotiate in your next Franchise Agreement | By Robert Braun

After a year of economic upheaval in the hospitality industry, hotels are making big changes as they look ahead to recovery. Oftentimes these changes involve a complete rebrand, and this leads to questions about what is negotiable in a franchise agreement. In the article below, Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, talks about 5 important franchise terms that can usually be negotiated.
Tags: Travel, Bob Braun, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Robert Braun, Cybersecurity Privacy Group


United States: Hotel Lawyer: PACE Financing – Now An Accepted Tool For Hotel Lenders And Borrowers - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

About five years ago, my partner David Sudeck, a senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®, spoke at a hotel industry conference about the attractive features of PACE...
Tags: News, United States, David Sudeck, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Mitchell LLP, Jeffer Mangels Butler


Update on Hotels in CMBS Special Servicing: What’s Next in Round Two

The Global Hospitality Group® just hosted a very timely webinar discussing the state of the hotel and CMBS industries. Our program featured senior representatives from Argentic, Greystone, and Situs - three of the largest CMBS special servicers with the most distressed hotel debt - as well as leading data and analytics firm Trepp, HREC's runway capital program, Manhattan Hospitality for hotel industry perspectives, and our own hospitality workouts and receivership expert to break down the...
Tags: Travel, Global Hospitality Group, Argentic Greystone, Trepp HREC, Manhattan Hospitality


New Challenges for Hotels: The New California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020 | By Robert Braun

On November 3rd, Californians voted to approve Proposition 24 which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act to include expanded consumer rights and greater privacy protections. Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, explains the major provisions of the Act and discusses the challenges hotels face as they look to address its requirements.
Tags: Travel, California, Bob Braun, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Robert Braun, Cybersecurity Privacy Group


United States: Meet The Money® Online: CMBS Special Servicing FAQs For CMBS Borrowers, Investors And Holders - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® is excited to announce that next up in our Meet the Money® Online series is a virtual roundtable discussion among some of the top experts in the complex world of CMBS.
Tags: News, United States, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Mitchell LLP


JMBM’s Global Hospitality Chairman Jim Butler Will Speak About Hotel Investment at 2019 Institutional Real Estate Forum

Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®, along with Jack Westergom of Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, will speak at the 4th Annual West Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum on June 5, 2019 in San Francisco on the topic of hotel investment. They will also conduct a roundtable discussion for investors who may be new to the hotel investment.
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Jim Butler, Global Hospitality, Jack Westergom, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM


The 2019 LIIC Top Ten — Hotel Real Estate: Mostly Sunny Days Clouded by Labor Issues | By Jim Butler

Yesrerday, we kicked off Meet the Money® 2019 – the National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference hosted by JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® – with the LIIC Top Ten. Presented by my friend, Mike Cahill, CEO and Founder of HREC and one of LIIC’s co-chairmen, the LIIC Top Ten reflects the perspectives of the industry’s most active members in the hospitality market.
Tags: Travel, Jim Butler, Mike Cahill, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, LIIC, HREC


JMBM's Global Hospitality Group Announces the Publication of an EB-5 Handbook for Developers

JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and EB-5 Finance Group™ are pleased to announce the publication of The Developer's EB-5 Handbook for EB-5 Construction Financing, a "must-read" resource for developers who are considering using EB-5 financing to complete or enhance their capital stack for construction projects. This is the much talked-about and often (inappropriately) maligned EB-5 program, also known as the immigrant investment visa program.
Tags: Travel, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Finance Group


EB-5 funding for new development: JMBM has closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 financing

08 May 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  As of January 31, 2017, JMBM’s team has closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 financing and sourced more than half of that for our clients! EB-5 is a proven means of financing development projects. EB-5 financing is an important and viable source of construction financing for hotels, hotel enhanced mixed-use, and other development projects. Seven or eight years ago, when JMBM started helping hotel developers with EB-5 financing...
Tags: Hotels, America, Hilton, Marriott, Jim Butler, Silverstein, David Sudeck, Hotel Finance − Hotel Debt & Hotel Equity, EB-5 Financing, Hotel Development, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM


JMBM’s 27th Annual Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance and Investment Conference

  LOS ANGELES—The Meet the Money® 2017 conference will bring hospitality industry leaders together from May 8-10 in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Hotel LAX. This marks the conference’s 27th year, where hotel owners, operators, developers, consultants, investors, brands, lenders and other capital providers will gather to get deals done and discuss and catch up on the latest issues and opportunities involving the hotel industry. “This year’s conference is particularly important,” said Jim Butle...
Tags: Hotels, Los Angeles, Hyatt Regency, Jim Butler, Trump hotel, Aimbridge Hospitality, Eric Danziger, Hotel Finance − Hotel Debt & Hotel Equity, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Meet the Money®, Richard K Green, MeetTheMoney com About Global Hospitality Group, Jeffer Mangels Butler Mitchell LLP


Hotel Cybersecurity: What Can Happen When Hackers Strike? | By Robert E. Braun

Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests' credit card data and employees' personal information. They are also vulnerable in other ways. In a recent hotel breach, the hackers did not go after confidential data, but rather sought a ransom payment after taking control of the hotel's technology. My partner Bob Braun, senior m...
Tags: Travel, Bob Braun, Robert E Braun, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Privacy Group


Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card data and employees’ personal information. They are also vulnerable in other ways. In a recent hotel breach, the hackers did not go after confidential data, but rather sought a ransom payment after taking control of the hotel’s technology. My partner Bob Braun, sen...
Tags: Hotels, Bitcoin, Braun, Bob Braun, Data Technology, Privacy & Security, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Privacy Group, Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt


Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .

10 November 2016 Global Hospitality Group® survey results: What does all the recent consolidation in the hotel industry mean to different stakeholders? Marriott closed its acquisition of Starwood on September 23, 2016, following Accor’s closing of its acquisition of Fairmont/Raffles on July 12, 2016. Other consolidations may already be underway. In any event, most of us in the hotel industry expect some very important consequences to result from such transactions. The hotel lawyers at JMBM’s Glo...
Tags: Hotels, Accor, Marriott, Starwood, Marriott Starwood, Fairmont Raffles, Outlook and Trends, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM


Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotels

7 November 2016 Hotel Lawyer on multi-branded hotels. Hotels with more than one brand are increasingly common, but it wasn’t always so. Although some compelling advantages are driving this trend in many situations, developers and owners should weigh the advantages against other considerations. My partner Bob Braun is a senior member of our Global Hospitality Group® and has experience with many hundreds of hotel management and franchise agreements. Bob is also co-author of the Hotel Management Ag...
Tags: Hotels, Bob, Bob Braun, Outlook and Trends, Hotel Management Agreements, Hotel Development, Hotel Franchise & License Agreements, Global Hospitality Group


Hotel Lawyer in Phoenix: Hotel Industry Analysis

15 October 2016 The hotel lawyers of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® recently hosted an event for hotel industry leaders held during the Phoenix Lodging Conference. The meeting was both a high level networking opportunity and a planning session for the Firm’s national hotel finance conference – Meet the Money® 2017, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency LAX, May 8-10, 2017. For more information, visit www.MeetTheMoney.com. U.S. Lodging Industry Analysis: Daniel Lesser, LW Hospitality Advisor...
Tags: Hotels, Phoenix, Dan, Outlook and Trends, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Meet the Money®, LW Hospitality Advisors


JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® announces EB-5 financing and closing of two recent deals for Great Wolf Resorts and Wurzak Hotel Group

7 October 2016 Los Angeles—The Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is pleased to announce the recent closing of two hotel deals for their clients, Great Wolf Resorts and Wurzak Hotel Group. Jim Butler, Chair of the Global Hospitality Group®, and David Sudeck, a senior member, led the transactions and associated EB-5 financing. Great Wolf Resorts recently closed the purchase of property in LaGrange, Atlanta, for a resort that will include a 93,000 square foot water p...
Tags: Hotels, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Butler, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Wurzak Hotel Group, David Sudeck, EB-5 Financing, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM


EB-5 Regional Center program extended until December 9, 2016 by Continuing Resolution

3 October 2016 Déjà vu all over again? Last Thursday, President Obama signed the Continuing Resolution, or CR, passed by Congress for the principal purpose of avoiding the shutdown of the Federal government by continuing to fund government operations and most of its agencies at 1916 levels through December 9, 2016. It is hoped that at that time, Congress and the President will be able to agree upon the budget for the entire fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. As last year, the Continuing Reso...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Hotels, Flint Michigan, EB-5 Financing, Global Hospitality Group


How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect every stakeholder in the hotel industry

  Most of the people we talk to in the hotel industry believe that consolidations, such as the recent Marriott-Starwood and Accor-Fairmont mergers, will have a big effect on their own hotel investments and other stakeholders in the hotel industry. JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® would like to know what you think about these events. Please click on the link below to tell us how these mergers will impact your business with this 6-question survey that should take you less than 3 minutes to complet...
Tags: Hotels, Marriott Starwood, Outlook and Trends, Hotel Development, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM


Video: Tye Turman discusses new hotel builds, adaptive reuse, and brands | jmbm.com

Tye Turman, Senior VP of Lodging Development at Marriott, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss what’s in Marriott’s pipeline, PIPs, adaptive reuse, and Marriott’s brands, including Moxy and AC.
Tags: Marriott, Moxy, David Sudeck, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM


Video: Tye Turman discusses new hotel builds, adaptive reuse, and brands

  Tye Turman, Senior VP of Lodging Development at Marriott, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss what’s in Marriott’s pipeline, PIPs, adaptive reuse, and Marriott’s brands, including Moxy and AC. A transcript follows the video. See other videos in this series on the Jeffer Mangels YouTube channel. David Sudeck: I’m at the 26th annual Meet the Money® Confer...
Tags: Asia, Hotels, David, Marriott, Moxy, Western United States, David Sudeck, Outlook and Trends, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Meet the Money®


Video: Alice Gao discusses interest rates and Chinese investment in gateway cities

  Alice Gao, Senior VP of ICBC USA, speaks with Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. Alice explains the structure of ICBC USA, discusses interest rates, and Chinese immigrant investment in U.S. gateway cities. A transcript follows the video. See other videos in this series on the Jeffer Mangels YouTube channel. Bob Braun: I’m here with Alice Gao, who’s a Senior Vice President of ICBC...
Tags: New York, California, Hotels, Seattle, Alice, Icbc Standard Bank, FDIC, ICBC, Bob Braun, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Alice Gao, Meet the Money®


Video: Tom Corcoran discusses rational debt and the 2016 hotel market | jmbm.com

Tom Corcoran, Chairman of the Board of FelCor Lodging Trust, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss “rational debt,” redevelopment opportunities, and the evolution of FelCor.
Tags: David Sudeck, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM


Video: Alan Reay discusses the California hotel market, sales and purchases, RevPAR and financing

  Alan Reay, President of Atlas Hospitality Group, speaks with Robert Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss the California hotel market including sales and purchases, pricing, RevPAR, financing, and the impact of the Marriott/Starwood merger and Airbnb. A transcript follows the video. See other videos in this series on the Jeffer Mangels YouTube channel. Bob Braun: I’m with A...
Tags: California, Hotels, Alan, Bob Braun, Marriott Starwood, Outlook and Trends, Hotel Finance − Hotel Debt & Hotel Equity, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Meet the Money®


Video: Tom Corcoran discusses rational debt and the 2016 hotel market

  Tom Corcoran, Chairman of the Board of FelCor Lodging Trust, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss “rational debt,” redevelopment opportunities, and the evolution of FelCor. A transcript follows the video. See other videos in this series on the Jeffer Mangels YouTube channel. David Sudeck: I’m David Sudeck, I’m at the 26th annual Meet the Money® conferenc...
Tags: Hotels, FelCor, David Sudeck, Outlook and Trends, Hotel Finance − Hotel Debt & Hotel Equity, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Meet the Money®


Video: Bill Blackham talks about demand, RevPAR, and opportunities in the select service hotel sector | jmbm.com

Bill Blackham, President and CEO of Condor Hospitality Trust, speaks to Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss Condor’s transition from economy chain scale into select service, extended stay and limited service hotels, RevPAR, and opportunities in the select service sector.
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Video: Bill Blackham talks about demand, RevPAR, and opportunities in the select service hotel sector

  Bill Blackham, President and CEO of Condor Hospitality Trust, speaks to Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss Condor’s transition from economy chain scale into select service, extended stay and limited service hotels,  RevPAR, and opportunities in the select service sector. A transcript follows the video. See other videos in this series on the Jeffer Mangels YouTube channe...
Tags: Hotels, Condor, Bob Braun, Outlook and Trends, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Meet the Money®


Video: Jonathan Falik discusses the 2016 hotel finance and investment environment | jmbm.com

Jonathan Falik, CEO of JF Capital Advisors, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss the current hotel market, the availability of capital, and what lenders and capital providers are looking for.
Tags: David Sudeck, JF Capital Advisors, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM


Video: Jonathan Falik discusses the 2016 hotel finance and investment environment

  Jonathan Falik, CEO of JF Capital Advisors, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss the current hotel market, the availability of capital, and what lenders and capital providers are looking for. A transcript follows the video. See other videos in this series on the Jeffer Mangels YouTube channel. David Sudeck: We’re at the 26th Annual Meet the Money Confere...
Tags: Hotels, David Sudeck, JF Capital Advisors, Outlook and Trends, Hotel Finance − Hotel Debt & Hotel Equity, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM, Meet the Money®


Video: Patrick Hogan of CMB Regional Centers discusses the EB-5 immigrant investment visa program and hotel finance–2016 Hotel Finance and Investment Outlook

  Patrick Hogan, CEO of CMB Regional Centers, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. They discuss the evolution of the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Visa Program, indirect jobs, completion guarantees, and taking care of the investor. A transcript follows the video. See other videos in this series on the Jeffer Mangels YouTube channel. David Sudeck: Hi, I’m David Sudeck, I’m ...
Tags: Congress, Hotels, CMB, David Sudeck, Outlook and Trends, Hotel Finance − Hotel Debt & Hotel Equity, EB-5 Financing, Hotel Development, Global Hospitality Group, Pat Hogan, JMBM, Patrick Hogan, Meet the Money®