Expertise Beyond the Numbers

2014 Hospitality Summit Promises Best Practices Insights for the Industry

The hospitality sector is one of the most diversified and unique industries.  From understanding the current economic climate impacting travel to managing tax and property valuation issues, hospitality leaders are consistently faced with new and challenging obstacles.

On May 8th, at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C., Popp Hutcheson and  SC&H Group are hosting the “2014 Hospitality Summit,” which is a complimentary educational seminar on current issues in the hospitality industry and the strategies and best practices to manage them.

The sessions cover a wide-range of topics including:

  • Hospitality Industry Economic Update
    This session will provide an update on sales activity within the hospitality industry, current market trends across the country, and the future forecast.
    Presented by: Mark Woodworth, PFK Hospitality Research, LLC
  • Personal Property Tax Reporting Issues and Savings Opportunities
    This session will provide a clear understanding of how the recordation of purchase price allocations, renovations, and retirements, is critical to ensuring your fixed assets are not overassessed for personal property purposes.
    Presented by: Megan Lusby, SC&H Group and Mark Miller, SC&H Group
  • The Real Deal: What Drives Sale Prices in Today’s Market?
    This panel will explain what really drives sales prices and why there is such a disconnect between valuation for property taxes and real world deals.
    Presented by: Kyle Stevenson, Hunter Hotels, Raj Contractor, Host Hotels, John Koshivos, Hilton and Andy Wimsatt, CBRE, Inc.
    Moderated by: Mark Hutcheson, Popp Hutcheson PLLC
  • An Eye on Washington: Legislative Updates for the Hotel Industry
    Enjoy lunch while hearing about hot issues that could impact hotel operations and expenses (minimum wage debate, ADA, unions, etc.).
    Presented by: Vanessa Sinders, American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • California Update
    This panel will provide an update on the recent California decision regarding hotel valuation and the appropriate methodology for removing intangibles from the taxable value.
    Presented by: Eliot Johnson, Marriott and Julie Crist, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
    Moderated by: Jeff Glock, SC&H Group
  • Hotel Valuation and the Appraisal Institute
    This session will discuss how appraisal institute courses and text have impacted hotel valuation.
    Presented by: David Lennhoff, SC&H Group and Jeffrey Shaney, SC&H Group
  • Ask the Industry Experts
    This session will be an open forum discussion addressing the questions generated by conference participants.
    Presented by: Beau Athia, Baywood Hotels, Bill Robinson, RAM Asset Management, Jim Chiak, Woodbine Development and Matthew Ahrens, Host Hotels
    Moderated by: Rob Unkle, SC&H Group and Mike Shalley, Popp Hutcheson PLLC

In addition to these educational sessions, there will be networking opportunities and a complimentary dinner.

Click here to register for this complimentary event.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn best practices for managing business growth in the dynamic hospitality sector.