The NHIF Fall 2019 Meeting
The Northwest Hotel Investment Forum is a place where:
- Stakeholders learn about trends affecting hotel investment, ownership and development.
- Equity, debt, management, brands, and developers find each other.
- Stakeholders learn about opportunities in the region and elsewhere.
- Investors, owners and developers who are new to hotels make industry connections.
THE NHIF FALL 2019 MEETING
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 4:00-7:30 pm
The Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Bellevue
10777 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
3:45-4:00 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.
Hannah Smith, Consultant—Consulting and Analytics Division, STR (Broomfield, CO). Hannah provides custom data solutions to clients using STR’s extensive database, with projects ranging from comp set selection and optimization to customized dashboards in Excel or Tableau software. STR is the industry’s unparalleled information gatherer and supplier, providing global data benchmarking, analytics, and marketplace insights. www.strglobal.com
Mark Lukens, Managing Director, LWHA (Seattle, Washington). Mark has over 25 years of experience in hospitality real estate and holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. LWHA provides advisory, valuation, feasibility, investment counseling, asset management, and transactional services focused exclusively on hotels, resorts, gaming properties, and conference center assets worldwide. www.lwhospitalityadvisors.com
Centerpiece Program: “Alternative Lodging Concepts”. This is no longer your father’s lodging industry. New lodging concepts are arising at an increasing pace. We’ll explore some of the more creative and interesting ones and the opportunities they present.
Joy Berry, Owner, Silver Lining Hospitality (Carmel, CA); Chief Operating Officer, Luxe Collection (Los Angeles, CA). Joy is a creative force in the hotel industry, with deep experience and expertise in brand development, operations, and buying, selling, and developing hotels, resorts, spas, residences, fractional units, and casinos. She owns and operates her own hotels, and currently is developing a retreat and camping project in Carmel, CA. Her background includes the founding of Travaasa Experiential Resorts, a unique, all-inclusive lodging concept, and the formulation of its brand proposition and supporting systems. Her experience also includes 12 years with Marriott International’s development team, where she served as Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development.
Chris Haydon, Co-Founder, CIO, and CFO, AutoCamp (San Francisco, CA). Chris leads investment and financial activities for rapidly growing outdoor hospitality developer and operator, AutoCamp. He is responsible for helping his team source, acquire, and capitalize all new projects. He manages all capital partner relationships through the full life cycle. Chris’s background includes roles at Gabelli Asset Management, Wyndham Worldwide, hedge fund Tipp Hill Capital, and an MBA from Columbia Business School AutoCamp is the exclusive hospitality partner of Airstream and a leader in the burgeoning outdoor hospitality industry. It has fully vertically integrated teams in Development, Operations, Marketing, Branding, Accounting, and Capital Markets. www.autocamp.com
Jason Kamen, Vice President, West Coast Operations, WhyHotel (San Francisco, CA). Jason leads WhyHotel’s development and operations on the West Coast. With over 15 years of experience in real estate development and operations, Jason’s background includes leadership positions at Crescent Heights, where he led all of the company’s ground-up, ultra-luxury, multifamily developments, and at Atlantic Realty Development, where he led restructuring efforts and held responsibility for the company’s 72-property portfolio. WhyHotel is a hospitality management company that operates fully staffed, pop-up hotels out of the vacancy of newly built, luxury apartment buildings. The company has also recently launched Hospitality Living, a division that is developing high-rise buildings flexibly designed to optimize between a range of uses from apartment to hospitality. www.whyhotel.com
Jake Raiton, Development Director — Green Light Development (Portland, OR). Jake has over 20 years of experience in real estate development and finance with a focus on market rate commercial development. Most recently Jake and Green Light Development have been focused on establishing and expanding KEX hotels in North America, through a joint venture with the KEX brand, based in Iceland. KEX is a fresh, hostel/gastropub concept. The KEX Portland is currently under development and will join the KEX Reykjavik, the brand’s flagship. www.greenlightportland.com
Irvin Sandman, Attorney – Counselor, Sandman Savrann PLLC (Seattle, WA). With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Irvin has served as lead counsel for hotel clients in thousands 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. He is the 2008 recipient of the Anthony Marshall Award for lasting contributions to hospitality law, a past president of the Hospitality Industry Bar Association, and editor-in-chief of the Washington State Hospitality Law Manual, Third Edition. Sandman Savrann is a law firm founded exclusively to serve hotel clients. With resources in Boston, Miami, New Haven, New York, Phoenix and Seattle/Tacoma, the firm delivers industry–informed, cost effective counsel for regional, national, and international hotel companies and owners. www.sandmansavrann.com
6:30-7:30 pm – Post-Presentation Networking and Cocktail Reception
Cocktails and appetizers
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 northwest sites, hotels, or markets.
7:30 pm – Adjournment
REGISTRATION AND NHIF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:
Registration is open only to Members of NHIF and to NHIF’s invited guests. Early registration (through Friday, September 20, 2019) is $95; later registration is $105. Early registration is recommended. Hotel developers, owners, investors, management companies, brands, lenders, and deal makers who are interested in an invitation can contact Irvin Sandman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESERVATIONS AT THE HOST HOTEL:
The Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Bellevue will provide to NHIF members and invited guests a limited block at a favorable rates. The room block will be available through Friday, September 27, 2019, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.
NHIF STEERING MEMBERS:
Irvin W. Sandman, SANDMAN SAVRANN PLLC ~ Mark Lukens, LWHA
NHIF PATRON SPONSORS:
NHIF BRAND SPONSORS:
NHIF SILVER SPONSORS: