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JMBM's Hotel Developer Forum: LA wants 4,000 new hotel rooms stat!

Hotel Developer Forum in Los Angeles With hotel development beginning to blossom in many national markets where the cost to buy a hotel substantially exceeds the cost to build one, JMBM's hotel lawyers recently held a...more

1/23/2014 - Hospitality Industry Hotels Public-Private Partnerships

EB-5 Alert: U.S. House of Representatives Approves Three-Year Extension of EB-5 Regional Center Program and Sends to President for...

EB-5 Program Regional Centers Have Been Re-authorized until 2015. EB-5 Regional Centers play an important role in raising EB-5 financing for new business development, and there has been some concern among investors and...more

1/17/2014 - EB-5 Immigrants Immigration Reform Investors USCIS Visas

Warning for hotel investors considering golf courses: Golf courses are different! They have different risks and require different...

Hotel investors suddenly seem to be buying or building more golf courses. With the right expectations and circumstances, golf courses can make sense -- particularly as an amenity for hotels, residential development and other...more

12/16/2013 - Golf Courses Hospitality Industry Hotels

ADA Defense lawyer: Pool lift litigation proliferates. Why enterprise-wide compliance is the best solution.

It has been almost a year since the Department of Justice's ADA requirement for fixed or permanent pool lifts in "places of public accommodation" has been in effect. Now a fact (and cost) of doing business in the hospitality...more

11/7/2013 - ADA Hospitality Industry Hotels Public Accommodation Swimming Pools

Robert T. Koger -- Hotel Lawyer with the FBI affidavit that helped put Koger behind bars

The hotel world has been fascinated by the civil litigation and criminal actions swirling around the former President and owner of Molinaro Koger, Robert T. Koger....more

9/19/2013 - Affidavits FBI Hotels White Collar Crimes

NOW is the best time to buy or sell a hotel in many years

The number of hotel transactions is up by more than 50% for the first 6 months of 2013 over the comparable period last year, and is expected to top $18 billion for 2013, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. And HVS reports that...more

9/19/2013 - Commercial Real Estate Market Financing Hotels Interest Rates

Robert T. Koger of Molinaro Koger is arrested and put behind bars. A shocking course of continuing fraudulent conduct is unveiled

Hotel Lawyer with the latest on the arrest and jailing of Rob Koger, formerly of Molinaro Koger. There are some significant new developments in the saga of Robert T. ("Rob") Koger and the high profile civil and criminal cases...more

9/12/2013 - Criminal Prosecution Fraud White Collar Crimes

Abu Dhabi Investment Fund buying 3 Editions from Marriott. What does this mean to Marriott and the Edition brand?

Craig Karmin and Alexandra Berzon of the Wall Street Journal broke a big story yesterday evening which appeared in the August 15, 2013 US edition of the paper at page C3. The headline is "Marriott Close to Deal to Sell Three...more

8/15/2013 - Hotel Management Agreements Hotels Marriott

The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego -- a condo hotel -- did NOT offer "securities" according to new appellate court decision in Salameh...

Hotel Lawyers on "hotel condo" units as securities (or NOT). An important decision on when a condo hotel does NOT involve the sale of a "security" One of the most significant challenges for developers of a condo...more

8/14/2013 - Condominiums Hotels Sales SEC Securities

EB-5 Financing for hotel development: Using guest expenditures to calculate job creation for hotels

USCIS has challenged EB-5 financing for hotel projects that rely on guest expenditures. ...more

6/16/2013 - EB-5 Financing Hotels USCIS

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