Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, CA
Failure, Finance and Bill Gates’ Toilet Idea: My Top 10 Reads of 2018

Of the hundreds of writings I read during the past year, following are 10 favorites (in no particular order) that I found thought-provoking or inspirational.

Navigating at Peak: A SWOT Analysis of the U.S. Hotel Industry

In order to remain competitive, cutting-edge hotel market participants routinely consider the sector’s highly fluid strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Q3 2018 U.S. Lodging Market Update

The LW Hospitality Advisors (LWHA) Q3 2018 Major US Hotel Sales Survey includes 57 single asset sale transactions over $10 million, none of which are part of a portfolio.

The Importance of an Exit Strategy

While few are anticipating a major market crash, the duration, depth of a prospective economic recession and risk of a downturn is higher now than it has been for more than five years.

Q3 2018 US Lodging Market Update

High levels of US consumer and business confidence are being fueled in part by low unemployment rates and rising wages both of which continue to have positive effects on the demand for US hotel room night demand.

Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Amid increasing government pressure to limit exposure to foreign investments, several Chinese companies are now attempting to quickly sell off their U.S. commercial real estate assets.

Managing Guest Expectation Delivers Exceptional Customer Service

At its core, the lodging business is really all about providing guest service.

Shorter Ownership Means Longer Franchise Agreements

Hotels these days sell with a lot of runway on their franchise agreements, and incoming owners are more likely to extend the agreement and thereby prolong the revenue stream of the franchisor.

Where Will Amazon’s HQ2 Land?

Sometime before the end of this year, Amazon is scheduled to announce the winning city, which is anticipated to include over US$5 billion in construction and as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Hotel Investing for Individual Real Estate Investors

EquityMultiple Director of Investments Jonathan Lesser hosts Jonathan Jaeger of LW Hospitality Advisors at EquityMultiple headquarters to discuss the ins and outs of hotel real estate investing.

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