2012: The Year of Opportunity

Hotel Brokers International
The economic recovery has brought new opportunities in real estate investment, and hotel acquisitions seem especially well positioned to benefit from rising asset values and the recovering capital markets. The U.S. hotel industry closed 2011 with increases in occupancy, ADR and RevPAR. While the industry is not back to 2007 and 2008 levels, 2012 shows signs of continuing this upward trend and opening a new window of opportunity.

Join the Hotel Investor’s Marketplace Webcast as our panel of industry professionals discusses 2012: The Year of Opportunity.

Our Panel

Charles H. Fritsch, V, CHB
President, Hotel Brokers International
President, MBA Hotel Brokers, Inc.

Christopher G. Hurn
CEO & Cofounder
Mercantile Capital Corporation

Robert L. Hunter, Jr., CHB, ISHC
CEO, Hunter Realty Associates, Inc.
Co-chair, Hunter Hotel Investment Conference

Robert W. White
President
Hospitality Appraisals, Inc.
Apr 18 2012
85 mins
2012: The Year of Opportunity
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    President, Hotel Brokers International
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    Sponsored by: Choice Hotels International
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    President, Hotel Brokers International
    President, Greene, Canfield, DeGeorge, Ltd.

    Laurie Ivy
    Director of Hospitality Marketing
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    Charles H. Fritsch, CHB
    President, MBA Capital Funding
    President, MBA Hotel Brokers

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