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Hotels in Financial Distress and Their Resolution

By Amrik Singh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Denver – Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Daniels College of Business The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented, rapid, and severe negative shock that reverberated through the global travel industry and leaving in its wake, a trail of economic destruction and uncertainty, business closures, rising unemployment, and […]

From War to Recovery: A Lesson From Churchill

Source: Photo Credit to Canva By: Chris Mumford, Founder, Cervus Leadership Consulting July 26, 1945. The British public, having gone to the polls on July 5th, awaits the delayed count of the national election. Victory in Europe has been celebrated two months previously, and the war in the Pacific is nearing its conclusion with Japan being […]

Projecting Economic Cycles in the Lodging Industry

Source: Photo Credit to Canva By: John O’Neill, PhD, Pennsylvania State University Various stages of the economic cycle have been a popular discussion topic at many hotel investment conferences in recent years. These discussions have included hypothesizing by panel participants regarding what is the current phase of the cycle (sometimes likening economic growth cycles to a […]

Seniors Housing 101: Where Are We Now & Where Do We Go from Here?

Source: Photo credit to Canva By: Serena Lipton & Zach Bowyer, MAI, JLL Seniors housing, while still a highly niche sector, is quickly evolving to become a core investment. According to JLL Research, there are approximately 24,500 properties, comprised of 1,687,000 senior living units and 1,461,000 nursing care beds. “Seniors housing” is an umbrella term that encompasses approximately […]

Closing Lodging Transactions through COVID: An Overview of The Hospitality Real Estate Finance Markets

Source: Image from Canva By: Mark Owens, John Avanzino & Robert Webster, CBRE Hotels Introduction The Hospitality Industry has experienced many shocks, none as severe as the COVID-19 virus. This article focuses on COVID’s impact on the U.S. hospitality real estate finance market, providing insight into the state of the market pre-pandemic, lending community sentiment, lender engagement and market […]

Asset Management for a Changing World: Learnings and Strategies from the Pandemic

Source: Photo from Canva By: Chad F. Sorensen & Gabriel Stein, CHMWarnick Prior to the onset of COVID-19, hoteliers around the world were enjoying a “Golden Age of Hospitality.” Record-breaking performance in 2019 continued a period of reliable growth, development pipelines surged globally, portfolios expanded from a proliferation of brands with minimal differentiating attributes, and investor confidence remained […]

COVID-19’s Impact on the U.S. Hotel Sale Transaction Market

Source: Photo from Canva By: Daniel H. Lesser, MAI, LW Hospitality Advisors We live in extraordinary times as there are only a limited number of periods in America’s 245-year history which have been as transformative as 2020 (i.e., 1776, 1865, 1929, 1945, 1968, 2001).  The confluence of a global pandemic, mass civil disobedience, and the transfer […]

From the Editor’s Desk – April 2021 Real Estate Issue

By: Kaushik Vardharajan It was a year ago, on March 11, 2020, when the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic of global proportions, leading to lockdowns of many countries and an almost complete cessation of travel across the world. Once the scale and seriousness of the pandemic became clear, the hospitality industry’s immediate focus […]

Sanitizer Centerpieces: Concerns for Restaurant Operations in MA

Photo Source: Canva By Dr. John Palabiyik, Dr. Suzanne Markham Bagnera, and Dr. Brendan Cronin The COVID-19 virus arrived as an unidentifiable shock to the restaurant industry. The whole hospitality industry was unexpectedly crippled by an issue that it has never experienced in its prior history. Once operators got over the antecedent trauma, they immediately […]