HB ON THE SCENE: Attracting Equity Investors, Lenders to Economy Projects

COLUMBUS, OH—A panel of industry experts shared their perspective on attaining equity investment for economy hotel projects during the 2015 Hotel Business Executive Roundtable, “Attracting Equity Investors, Lenders to Economy Projects.”

The executive roundtable was held June 11 at the Red Roof Plus+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center located here. The event was sponsored and hosted by Red Roof Inns, Inc. Stefani C. O’Connor, executive news editor, Hotel Business & managing editor, roundtables, moderated the panel discussion.

The panelists included Andrew C. Alexander, president, Red Roof Inns, Inc.; Anthony A. Falor, managing director, National Hospitality Group, Auction.com; Michael Harper, VP, Stonehill Strategic Capital; Phil Hugh, chief development officer, Red Roof Inns, Inc.; Ed James, principal, Mumford Company, Inc.; Michael P. Marshall, president/CEO, Marshall Hotels & Resorts; H. Brandt Niehaus, president, HuffNiehaus & Associates; Andrew Pace, SVP, Strand Development Co.; Jay Patel, SVP/Acquisitions, Baywood Hotels; Kal Patel, Founder/President, Crestpoint Companies; and Derrick Skillings, VP/Finance & Development, Shaner Hotel Group.

Extensive coverage of the executive roundtable will be featured in the July 15 issue of Hotel Business.