The NEHIF Spring 2019 Meeting
Our clients and friends in the hotel industry continue to look for opportunities to meet high-level industry contacts and spur acquisitions, equity partnerships, and growth. We have organized the Northeast Hospitality Investment Forum (NEHIF). NEHIF is a who’s who for hotel investors, developers, brand owners and management companies who have a presence in the Northeast or want to establish one.
WHAT IS THE NEHIF?
NEHIF is modeled after the Northwest Hospitality Investment Forum (NHIF™), launched by our firm in 2011. Like NHIF, NEHIF is an invitation-only, semi-annual event for principals and executives of hotel owners, brands, management companies, developers, investors, and lenders, all of whom are valuable contacts for hotel development, investment, and portfolio expansion. NHIF is compact and exclusive, with attendance limited to a size that encourages relationship development.
NEHIF’s stated purpose is straightforward. It is a place where:
- Stakeholders learn about trends affecting hotel investment, ownership and development;
- Equity, debt, management and developers find each other;
- Stakeholders learn about opportunities in the region and elsewhere; and
- Investors, owners and developers who are new to hotels make industry connections.
THE NEHIF SPRING 2019 MEETING
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
4:00 -7:30 pm
Revere Hotel Boston Common
200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA
The Silver Ballroom
4:00 pm – Registration and Check-in
4:00-4:55 pm – Opening Networking Reception
Refreshments and light appetizers Reconnect with regional and national industry colleagues. Learn from each other about deal opportunities and projects in the pipeline. Whether you’re equity, debt, brand, management, development, or ownership, build the relationships that will help you achieve your objectives.
5:00-6:30 pm – Presentation and Panel Discussion
Short Program—Transactions and Operations Performance. This presentation will provide current information and data on hotel transactions and performance.
James O’Connell ISHC, Principal at HREC (Danvers, Massachusetts). Principal of O’Connell Hospitality Group. Oversaw the hotel real estate brokerage and finance activities throughout the Northeast. Grew to become one of the top hotel brokerage companies in the region before merging the company with HREC Investment Advisors, a nationally recognized hotel brokerage, finance and consulting company with 16 offices across the country.
Centerpiece Program: “Getting the most out of your hotel, insights from hotel management and asset management”. We will be exploring from the perspective of hotel management companies and owner asset management insights on how to get the most revenue and efficiency out of your hotel. Topics to be discussed: repositioning, ROI on investments and upgrades, technology and staffing. Our panel will include familiar names in the national and regional hotel market.
Russell Savrann, Attorney – Counselor, Sandman Savrann PLLC (New Haven, CT & Boston, MA). Sandman Savrann is a national law firm devoted exclusively to providing comprehensive legal counsel to the hospitality industry. Russ has served as lead counsel for hotel clients in hundreds of hotel matters and transactions regionally, nationally and internationally, including hotel developments, acquisitions and dispositions, financial and entity structuring, management and franchise agreements, operational matters, and dispute resolution. As Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Russ worked with development, operations, construction, marketing, and compliance teams on an international platform. Prior to Starwood, Russ was the chief legal officer of Ground Round Restaurants.
6:30-7:30 pm – Post-Presentation Networking and Cocktail Reception Pick up your discussions and connections from earlier in the evening. Meet those still on your list. Make plans for follow-up meetings or visits to northeast sites, hotels, or markets.
7:30 pm – Adjournment
For those attending the NEHIF please note that the entrance to the Revere Hotel Boston Common is located at 200 Stuart Street, Boston. Our meeting will take place in the Silver Ballroom.
Parking is available on site at the Revere Hotel for a fee: Self Parking: 0-1 hour – $14, 1-2 hours – $20, 2-10 hours – $30, 10-24 hours – $40. Valet Parking: 0-2 hours – $25, 2-5 hours – $35, 5-8 hours – $40, 8-24 hours – $51
For more information about the Northeast Hotel Investment Forum please visit http://www.sandmansavrann.com/northeast-hotel-investment-forum/
If you have not yet registered for this invitation-only event then please click on this link to register: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4196706