Hotel & Hospitality Summit


Hotel & Hospitality Summit
Friday, September 7, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

7:55 AM Good Morning – Opening Remarks

8:00 AM Hospitality Service Overview

Stuart Gray, Founder, Hospitality Rocks
• Hot Topics in the Hospitality Industry 
• Orientation – Making day one count 
• Putting the H in Hospitality

8:20 AM The Hotel Project Experience – Current and Future Projects and Projections
Moderator: Jon Ruzicka,
First Vice President Investments, Marcus & Millichap
Aaron Roseth, President, Principal, Elness Swenson Graham Architects, Inc
Scott Peterson, Sr. Director of Development, CSM Corporation
Ed Wilms, Principal, DLR Group
Jake Weyrauch, Designer, RSP Architects
• Market forecasts, trends and projections for the Industry 
• How has the current economic conditions affected the Hotel Industry
• Purchasing, development, design and financing decisions
• The importance of collaboration on a development or project

9:10 AM Break

9:20 AM Hotel Industry Trends, Data and Performance
Mark Eble,
Managing Director, CBRE Hotels
• National lodging industry trends data and forecasts 
• Historical Minneapolis hotel market performance by sub-market
• Forecasts through 2018 for Minneapolis hotel supply, demand, occupancy and ADR
• Comparison with peer cities

9:50 AM  Legislative update on issues that impact the Hotel and Hospitality industry in Minnesota 
Tony Kwilas
, Legislative Consultant, Hospitality Minnesota  and President, T.K & Associates
• The outlook on the preemption of local government minimum wage and labor mandates.
• Tax relief for businesses this year.
• Efforts to reduce the risks of litigation, particularly as it applies to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

10:20 AM Break 

10:30 AM Hotel and Hospitality Market Overview and Update 
Moderator: Peter Dugan,
Vice President, CBRE
Ronn Thomas, Director, Senior Director of Hospitality, Cushman & Wakefield
Lee Kerfoot, Hotel Real Estate Advisor, Timm & Associates Inc
Jeff Schuler, Partner, Firm Ground Architects & Engineers, Inc.
Irv Cohen, Senior Risk Consultant, Bearence Management Group
• State of the industry: 2018 Market Update
• Who are the players in the Minneapolis/St Paul market
• What are some of the challenges to this industry compared to other forms of real estate
• How is Minnesota doing in the hotel and hospitality industry today

11:25 AM Waterwalk Real Estate Development  
David Redfern, President, Waterwalk Real Estate and Franchise Development
• WaterWalk Hotel Apartments concept combines apartment living and an extended-stay hotel into one facility
• Construction Update for the development
• Project update and Overview
• WaterWalk Hotel Apartments projects local and  nationwide

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

Hotel & Hospitality Summit


  • When

  • Friday, September 7, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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