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  • Using Retirement Accounts to Buy Real Estate
    Using Retirement Accounts to Buy Real Estate
    Joseph Kennedy, Crystal Investment Property and David Moore, IRA Advantage, LLC Recorded: Sep 27 2018 64 mins
    “Self-Directed” is not a legally defined term, but an industry term for an account that allows the account holder to choose his or her own investments. It is an IRA that can accommodate Real Estate related investments along with a virtually unlimited list of other asset types!

    Whether you want to use IRA 401k money to buy real estate, make loans or buy notes, this course will teach you how to make it happen. Learn how to create the right investment vehicle, write an offer, finance investments with retirement accounts, and sell your investment today.

    Invest in what you know and make REAL investments for a secure future!
  • Employment Law: Top Challenges Facing the Lodging Industry Today
    Employment Law: Top Challenges Facing the Lodging Industry Today
    Jennifer Church, HBI President | Andria Ryan, Attorney, Fisher & Phillips, LLP Recorded: Aug 2 2018 59 mins
    In this session you will learn how to comply with new DOL requirements for tip pools, requirements to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs, disabilities and pregnancy-related limitations, and how to handle transitioning and transgender employees. We will cover the latest trends in local and state laws as related to criminal background checks, sick leave, scheduling, and mandates for housekeeping employees. We will have a timely discussion about how to prevent and respond to harassment and how to avoid becoming the next #MeToo employer.
  • Lodging Industry Outlook by STR
    Lodging Industry Outlook by STR
    Tony DeGeorge, HBI & Jeff Higley, STR/STR Global/Hotel News Now Recorded: Dec 13 2017 54 mins
    On December 13, Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/Hotel News Now, will join Tony DeGeorge, president of Hotel Brokers International, in a live webinar presentation of hotel performance data trends as tracked by STR. Jeff and Tony will discuss this year’s industry performance and share projections for 2018.
  • Turn Your 1031 into a 1031 Plus
    Turn Your 1031 into a 1031 Plus
    Tony DeGeorge, HBI & Jon Dauble, Dauble Wilson Worthington Recorded: Nov 30 2017 52 mins
    What’s Better Than a 1031? A 1031 Plus! Many hotels use Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to defer capital gains taxes by selling a property and reinvesting the proceeds into a new property—referred to as a “1031 exchange.” Join us for this webinar and learn how to turn a 1031 transaction into a robust resource by eliminating the negatives and adding elements that enhance your bottom line with the help of this well-used section of the IRC.
  • Lodging Industry Outlook by STR
    Lodging Industry Outlook by STR
    Jeff Higley, STR and Diana Alt, HBI Recorded: Nov 2 2016 56 mins
    On November 2nd, Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/Hotel News Now, will join Diana Alt, president of Hotel Brokers International, in a live webinar presentation of hotel performance data trends as tracked by STR. Jeff and Diana will discuss this year’s industry performance and share their projections for 2017.
  • Hotel Industry Report: The Social Media Effect
    Hotel Industry Report: The Social Media Effect
    Bjorn Hanson and Donna Quadri-Felitti Recorded: Sep 22 2016 48 mins
    The webinar will report on the most comprehensive research to date about hotel social media. Social media plays an ever-increasing role in a hotel’s business; therefore, it is necessary for hoteliers to understand its use and impact. The research study was conducted by Bjorn Hanson, clinical professor, Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism at New York University, and Donna Quadri-Felitti, director and associate professor, School of Hospitality Management at Penn State University. Their study findings were based on responses of U.S. Hoteliers, just like you, and include investment, staffing, objectives, room nights generated, and differences and trends by location, size of hotel, franchised/managed and other attributes.
  • Balanced Perspective on U.S. Hotel Operations Issues
    Balanced Perspective on U.S. Hotel Operations Issues
    Brandt Niehaus, John O'Neill Recorded: Feb 3 2016 70 mins
    According to a recent report, U.S. hotels collected record amounts of resort fees and other surcharges totaling $2.47 billion in 2015, leading to main stream media coverage with sensational headlines such as “Hidden hotel resort fees not going away any time soon." The purpose of this webinar is to provide a balanced perspective regarding resort fees and other surcharges at U.S. hotels.

    The webinar will also explore the potential effects of what could be described as extreme increases in the minimum wage on the U.S. hotel industry. The Obama presidential administration as well as several large municipalities are actively seeking, or recently passed laws that increase the minimum wage by an extreme amount. The webinar will quantify the forecast effect on the U.S. hotel industry.
  • Lodging Industry Outlook
    Lodging Industry Outlook
    H. Brandt Niehaus, Jeff Higley Recorded: Jan 14 2016 64 mins
    Presentation featuring up-to-date hotel performance data trends as tracked by Smith Travel Research. Join H. Brandt Niehaus, president of Hotel Brokers International, and Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/HotelNewsNow.com, as they discuss the hospitality industry outlook for next year and opportunities for investment.

    Meet the Panel:
    H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB is President of Hotel Brokers International and President of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., a full-service hotel investment advisory firm. Mr. Niehaus has over 30 years of experience in hospitality real estate sales and consulting. He has successfully transacted the sales of hundreds of hotel properties from limited-service independents through full-service luxury hotels representing sellers in conventional sales as well as lender-owned transactions for banks and institutions. A consistent top sales producer, Niehaus was recently named Broker of the Year in recognition of his record-setting sales performance in 2014. Mr. Niehaus holds the professional designations of Certified Hotel Broker (CHB), Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

    Jeff Higley serves as the Vice President of Digital Media and Communications and as Editorial Director of STR / STR Global / Hotel News Now. He oversees all aspects of the Hotel News Now (HNN) digital platform, including the Hotel News Now website and daily newsletter. Jeff also leads the STR family of companies’ efforts with corporate public relations and press releases. He is the former editorial director for Hotel & Motel Management magazine and has specialized in hotel industry journalism for many years. He frequently writes articles on the lodging industry.
  • Roles of the Owner, Controller and CFO in Data Security
    Roles of the Owner, Controller and CFO in Data Security
    Brandt Niehaus, Julie Eisenhauer & Peter Henley Recorded: Sep 24 2015 57 mins
    Data breaches strike all industries, but for the hospitality industry the stakes are extremely high, and the financial impact to a company can be significant. As an owner, controller or CFO, your responsibility now includes the safety of corporate data. We will explore how you can effectively work with IT to develop a risk management profile that protects your data and maintains your financial success.

    Meet the Panel: H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB, President of Hotel Brokers International and President of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., a full-service hotel investment advisory firm. Julie Eisenhauer, CPA is a shareholder at Clark Nuber, a CPA and consulting firm in Bellevue, Washington, where she provides audit, assurance and consulting services to privately owned companies. Peter Henley, CPA, CITP, serves as Clark Nuber’s Senior Director of IT, and is responsible for aligning IT with the firm’s strategic business plan and making Clark Nuber the most technologically advanced accounting firm in the Northwest.
  • Hospitality Lending Report - 2015
    Hospitality Lending Report - 2015
    Brandt Niehaus, Dennis Nessler Recorded: Jun 24 2015 56 mins
    The June 24th Hotel Investor’s Marketplace webcast will focus on Hospitality Lending. HBI President Brandt Niehaus will be joined by Dennis Nessler, Editor at Large of Hotel Business to discuss the magazine’s recently completed survey of hospitality industry lenders and examine the types of loan products available in the market, requirements for generating hospitality loans and opinion on the status of the lending industry this past year and through 2015.

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