THE ONLY CALIFORNIA HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

[CLIC] is the only conference focused exclusively on the California Hotel market.

California Lodging Investment Conference’s Mission: To bring together lodging professionals in California for one day of learning, professional development, and networking.

Craig Sullivan, Conference Chair, launched [CLIC] to harness the knowledge of his fellow industry leaders, support the community, and educate emerging talent.

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Add to My Calendar 2019-03-08 09:15:00 2019-03-08 18:30:00 Los Angeles California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC] [CLIC] is the only conference focused exclusively on the California Hotel market. Irvine, California Craig Sullivan Craig@CLIConference.com

OUR SPEAKERS

Suzanne Mellen - California Lodging Investment Conference

Suzanne Mellen, MAI, CRE, FRICS, ISHC, 

Senior Managing Director – Practice Leader

Biography

With her extensive history in the industry and keen understanding of the markets, Suzanne R. Mellen, MAI, CRE, FRICS, ISHC, sets new standards for hospitality and gaming valuation.

Suzanne is the Senior Managing Director – Practice Leader of HVS. She has unparalleled experience, having appraised thousands of hotels, gaming assets, and related real estate throughout the world over the past 40 years. She specializes in complex hotel and casino feasibility issues and is nationally recognized for her industry expertise. In 2012 and 2013, she led the valuation of several high-profile multibillion-dollar hotel portfolios. In that time, she also developed an expertise in the valuation of casinos for assessment purposes and recently testified as an expert witness in one of the nation’s largest casino property tax cases.

Suzanne opened the second office of HVS in 1985, locating in San Francisco to expand the firm’s hospitality valuation services to the West Coast. She also led HVS’s expansion to Las Vegas in 2009 and Los Angeles in 2013. Suzanne has developed innovative appraisal methodologies such as a mortgage-equity income capitalization formula for variable income properties, a refinancing model for hotel investments, and a methodology for valuing the real property component of casinos in Pennsylvania, where gaming has been newly established. As an in-demand presenter for conferences throughout the United States, Suzanne has spoken at numerous industry events and makes annual appearances at JMBM’s Meet the Money and the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS).

Suzanne holds the following designations: MAI (Appraisal Institute), CRE (Counselor of Real Estate), FRICS (Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), and ISHC (International Society of Hospitality Consultants). Her professional experience includes consulting and appraisal positions with HVS New York, Morgan Guaranty Trust, Laventhol & Horwath, and Helmsley-Spear Hospitality Services, Inc. in New York City and Harley-Little Associates in Toronto, Canada. She gained her operational experience at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Suzanne earned her B.S. degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

Biography

Ms. Redlin has more than 18 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. She is one of the founders of Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. and is a Principal in the firm. Ms. Redlin has extensive experience in testing soil, soil gas, and groundwater in the context of a real estate transaction, as well as under the supervision of state and federal regulators. Her background in environmental science, in addition to her knowledge of current environmental regulations and the real estate industry, allows her to offer comprehensive environmental consulting services for real estate transactions. Ms. Redlin has extensive experience managing all aspects of due diligence- environmental, engineering, asbestos, lead based paint and radon surveys for nationwide and local clients such as developers, brokers, private equity funds and lenders including SBA, HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, portfolio, and insurance lenders.

Larry Broughton

Guest Speaker

Biography

Larry Broughton is an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and former Special Forces Operator. As a former US Army Staff Sergeant, serving 8 years on Special Forces A-Teams (commonly known as the Green Berets), Larry has parlayed the lessons learned from his time in service to his country and applied them to the business arena attaining extraordinary success.

He is the Founder & CEO of broughtonHOTELS (www.broughtonHOTELS.com), a leader in the boutique hotel industry; BROUGHTONadvisory (www.BROUGHTONadvisory.com), a strategic vision, elite team building, and transformational leadership training company; as well as yoogozi.com, an inspirational online learning forum for leaders and high achievers. Larry has received several business awards, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year®; the National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s Vetrepreneur® of the Year; Coastline Foundation’s Visionary of the Year; Passkeys Foundation’s National Leader of Integrity; and Entrepreneur Magazine included his firm on their Hot 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Larry has authored several articles and books on leadership, team building and entrepreneurial significance, including VICTORY: 7 Entrepreneurial Success Strategies for Veterans and his most recent FLASHPOINTS for Achievers. His upbeat, creative approach to business and life has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles across the country and he’s been a guest on news and TV programs on every major network, including multiple appearances on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg, and Travel Channel’s hit show, Hotel Impossible.

Larry has presented to, coached, and mentored thousands of current and aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs across the country. He has delivered keynote addresses and training programs on topics including entrepreneurship, leadership, and overcoming fear and failure to Fortune 100 firms, universities, non-profits, medical facilities, and even the Pentagon’s Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Larry has attended the Executive Program at prestigious Stanford University; studied Russian at the world-renowned Defense Language Institute; and Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara and College of San Mateo.

For more information on Larry, please visit www.LarryBroughton.me.

Biography

Tim L. Edgar is the Founder and President of Hotel Innvestor, the first web-based, hotel specific investment banking platform in the country.

Mr. Edgar started his career in hotels in 1991 working at the Beverly Hilton while studying at the University of Southern California. After graduating from USC, Edgar went into hotel property brokerage, where he underwrote hundreds of hotel projects and personally consummated over $1.1 billion in hotel property sales. Tim is also currently an active officer in a 200-room hotel in San Francisco, California.

Tim is a recognized industry expert in crowdsourcing for hotels and has been quoted in publications such as the Orange CountyBusiness Journal, the New England Real Estate Journal, Hotel Business, Boston Hospitality Review, Hotel News Now, HotelManagement and Real Estate Fund Manager. Edgar has also been a featured speaker on the subject at various conferences including the North American Tourism & Hospitality Investment Conference (NATHIC) in Chicago, Hotel Equities and LenderPerspectives Conference (HELP) in Boston, Meet the Money Conference (MTM) in Los Angeles, The Lodging Conference (TLC)in Phoenix, NATHIC Miami, Alternative Investing Summit (AIS) in Laguna Beach, the Hunter Hotel Conference (HHC) in Atlanta and the Americas Lodging Industry Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles.

Tim L. Edgar

Guest Speaker

Biography

Tim L. Edgar is the Founder and President of Hotel Innvestor, the first web-based, hotel specific investment banking platform in the country.

Mr. Edgar started his career in hotels in 1991 working at the Beverly Hilton while studying at the University of Southern California. After graduating from USC, Edgar went into hotel property brokerage, where he underwrote hundreds of hotel projects and personally consummated over $1.1 billion in hotel property sales. Tim is also currently an active officer in a 200-room hotel in San Francisco, California.

Tim is a recognized industry expert in crowdsourcing for hotels and has been quoted in publications such as the Orange CountyBusiness Journal, the New England Real Estate Journal, Hotel Business, Boston Hospitality Review, Hotel News Now, HotelManagement and Real Estate Fund Manager. Edgar has also been a featured speaker on the subject at various conferences including the North American Tourism & Hospitality Investment Conference (NATHIC) in Chicago, Hotel Equities and LenderPerspectives Conference (HELP) in Boston, Meet the Money Conference (MTM) in Los Angeles, The Lodging Conference (TLC)in Phoenix, NATHIC Miami, Alternative Investing Summit (AIS) in Laguna Beach, the Hunter Hotel Conference (HHC) in Atlanta and the Americas Lodging Industry Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles.

Biography

Arnie formed All Star Group, Inc. in September, 1995 to educate, originate and network Commercial Real Estate throughout California and the Nation. All Star Group has produced hundreds of events since it’s inception, including today’s California Lodging Investment Conference. They have been producing the Commercial Real Estate and Lending Conference (CRELC), formally the Income Property Lending Conference in Los Angeles and San Francisco annually. In 2011 the All Star Group came up with the concept of the LoanMakers ForumTM where Commercial Real Estate Lenders compete for loans LIVE at the CRELC events. The concept was trademarked in 2014 and has been a highlight of the events. In 2013 the LoanMakers ForumTM Luncheon and Expo became annual events in San Diego and San Jose. Arnie has been a consultant and featured speaker for many other Commercial Real Estate events nationwide. All Star Group and Arnie Garfinkel have produced events for other organizations including the Southland Regional Association of Realtors and the Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council.

The company has been a leader in Commercial Real Estate Lending originations through it’s Income Property Lending division, closing hundreds of commercial real estate transactions nationwide from $500,000 to $100,000,000.

Mr. Garfinkel has been a featured speaker for various organizations, including – California Association of Mortgage Brokers, National Association of Mortgage Brokers, California Mortgage Bankers Association, Building Industry Association, American Industrial Realtors Association, R.I.A.O.C., Crittenden and RealShare to name a few.
Arnie was president of the Tarzana Chapter of Toastmasters International and served as a Board of Director and Vice President of the Southern California Chapter of the Florida State University Alumni Association.

Biography

Glenn Haussman, President of Rouse Media, and Editor at Large at Hotel Management magazine, is a featured keynote speaker and event moderator, lodging industry trends expert, columnist and writer. He’s also the host of the popular ‘No Vacancy’ podcast.

Glenn is the consummate traveler, enjoying the worlds of hospitality and travel as observer, educator and guest. As a frequent moderator and speaker, his unique motivational style and viewpoint gets people rethinking conventional thinking in a way designed to promote career and business empowerment. The No vacancy podcast attracts the biggest names in hospitality, and was chosen by USA Today to as best podcast to listen to while traveling.

Glenn is regularly quoted in leading publications such as the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, Chicago Tribune and tours the country as a featured event speaker. Glenn has previously served as adjunct professor at New York University, teaching classes in Public Relations & Advertising, and Consumer Behavior, at the Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management.

Biography

Alan X. Reay is the president and founder of Atlas Hospitality Group (Atlas). Atlas has closed over $3.5 billion in California hotel sales and is considered the “expert” on the California hotel market.
Reay has an extensive hotel industry background, including serving as the director of sales with London-based ABC International Hotel Guide. In that position, Reay established contacts from all over the world.

Reay has tracked the hotel market for decades and is quoted extensively within the hotel trade and general press. He publishes biannual reports covering California hotel sales and development, along with two monthly newsletters, one geared toward hotel owners and the other for lenders.

Atlas has received coverage from numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, The San Francisco Chronicle and The San Diego Union-Tribune. He has also appeared on KCBS Radio, KTLA Channel 5 News and National Public Radio. A regular guest speaker at numerous trade events as well as the Southern California Appraisal Institute, Reay is often retained as an expert witness for important hotel-related legal cases.

Reay has represented major clients such as Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Western Bank, Corporex, Sunstone Hotels and Tarsadia. He has also closed transactions with some of the largest special servicers in the country, including LNR, CWCapital and Helios AMC.

Biography

Sullivan joined Parkwest in 2013, transitioning from a very successful career spanning over 40 years in the commercial real estate industry and hospitality, having closed over $22 Billion in hospitality transactions over the nearly 25 years. As Executive Vice President of Business Development, Craig leverages his multitude of long-standing hotel industry relationships to head up the development and growth of the company. Previous positions held by Craig include Chief Development Officer at broughtonHOTELS, Vice President at Twenty Four Seven Hotels and Vice President at National Hospitality Group, which he pioneered through North American Title Company, directing the marketing of the real estate transaction products and services exclusively to the Lodging industry nationwide. Craig has Co-Chaired the Income Property Lending Conferences/Commercial Real Estate & Lending Conference in California, with three conferences annually in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. In 2017, Craig launched the California Lodging Investment Conference or [CLIC]. This California focused one-day hotel conference sold out in its first 2 years. He also launched a radio show ”Check Out California” on the California Hotel, Tourism & Travel markets and what a vibrant part of the Golden State’s economy they are. Craig’s tremendous success in building client trust and loyalty is a direct result of his “client first” philosophy. He is very well known and respected in the hotel industry and brings a tireless enthusiasm to his role. Craig thoroughly embodies Parkwest’s commitment to the highest standard of integrity, transparency and responsiveness.

WHAT TO EXPECT

One informative day

We’re honored to have amazing industry experts, leaders and panelists from all over California and Beyond!

Location

Stay Tuned to learn about Special Discounts from our soon to be announced hotel venue.

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Food and drink!

 Wyndham Hotel Group will be our lunch Sponsor. We will have a Networking Mixer in the evening.

Accommodation

The California Lodging Investment Conference would like to thank the Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport Hotel for being the 2018 [CLIC] official venue.

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VENUE / HOTEL

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Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport

18800 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612

Conference Rates at $190 per night
if you book a room before February 14.

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OUR SPONSORS

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TESTIMONIALS

It was all exceptional!
Marcia Stamberger – Keller Williams Realty
Everything was Great – Well Done, Craig. Have one every 6 months. One Day Conference that is really focused on getting the most amount of industry information out to everyone in a very expeditious way by some great industry experts.
Robert Rycroft – broughtonHOTELS
I am a first-year attendee and I very much enjoyed the conference. I plan to attend next year.
Joseph Brinjak – Leslie Hospitality Consulting
Excellent, Chuck Hershson was a scream and made the show!
Christopher Ott – HTL Hospitality Advisors
We got to network with a lot of companies we would love to get a booth with our pacts next year.
Julie Sullivan – Islandaire
Most informative conference I have been to in California!
Sonny Patel & Hema Patel – Greenleaf Boutique Collection.
The event had a great feeling to it. People were happy and networking well.
David Bowman – Amber Hotel Company
I liked that it was all done in one day.
Janet Van Stsdale – JVA Art Group
Loved intimate setting. Keep it small and affordable, and focused.
Harry Pflueger – Maxim Hotel Brokerage
Amazing conference. Craig & his team do a remarkable job of bringing the California Hotel Industry under one room for one day!
Dev Patel – Kamla Hotels
I look forward to attending next year and will recommend it to others in our industry. I’ll bet the attendance will grow by another 25%!
Tom Bergerson – Architects Orange

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