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 Expert  727639

Expert in Hotels & Resorts: Development, Financing and Operations

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Nevada (NV)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert provides advisory services to developers, governmental entities, and licensing companies concerning real estate development for hotels, resorts, timesharing, casinos, golf courses, and related hospitality industry products. Key areas of consulting and expert effectiveness are –

• Development Planning • Financial Feasibility • Project Financing • Management and Operations • Economic Damages, Lost Profits, and Business Interruption • Strategic Planning, Market Repositioning, and Workouts for Distressed Properties • Brand/System Affiliation or Conversion Issues; Management Contracts & Franchising • Management or Marketing Company Dispute Resolution • Analysis of Case Merits • Standards of Care • Director/Officer Conduct








hotel accounting


hotel franchising


hotel hospitality


hotel lease


hotel management


hotel valuation




motel accounting


motel feasibility analysis


motel lease


motel management


motel valuation


real estate development




hospitality industry



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Las Vegas, Nevada;  Henderson, Nevada;  and North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   MBA   Finance   University of Missouri, Kansas City  
1972   BS   Hotel Administration   University of Nevada, Las Vegas  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to








President of the company.

1986 to 1993


Hilton Hotels Corporation


Corporate Properties


Director, Real Estate


Responsible for administration of real estate component of the company, including real estate development, architecture and design, asset management, project management, construction, and related areas. Billions in assets/worldwide.

Career Accomplishments:

Urban Land Institute, American Hotel & Lodging Association, American Resort Development Association


Registered Resort Professional (RRP), Master Hotel Supplier (MHS), Licensed Real Estate Broker (State of California)


Hotelman of the Year (UNLV)

Publications and Patents Summary

Over the years Expert has written or contributed to a dozen or so articles in trade publications. He has been interviewed and quoted by various media, including the Wall Street Journal.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to 2008   Arab Republic of Egypt   Defense Expert   Expert provided testamony supporting the Government's position in a dispute with a developer of a 1,377-unit resort to be built in the Gulf of Aqaba.
1999 to 2000   County of Clark (Las Vegas)   Defense Expert   Avigation case.
1995 to 1996   Channel Islands Harbor (Ventura County CA)   Feasibility & Branding   Worked with County in reworking development strategy for hotels within an aging harbor.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Master planning for conversion of the buildings within a very large manufacturing facility into a mixed use facility including hotel, retail, artists' studios, and movie production studios.
  • Total Fee Development, Master Planning, Financing, and Branding for a $353 million destination resort in a feng shui valley outside of Beijing, China.
  • Provided full range of development advisory services to redevelopers of a Rocky Mountain area historic hotel: design propgramming, financing, selection of professional team, acquisition of brand, management and staffing, and naming regime.
  • Expert witness for plaintiff where damages were sought for alleged failure of defendent to deliver on a loan commitment for plaintiff's purchase of an 850-room Nevada hotel/casino and where defendent subsequently acquired and flipped the property for his own gain.
  • Prepared Business Plan and Plan of Financing for a Louisiana Native American tribe seeking to develop a hotel and golf facility adjacent to their successful casino.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert typically accepts about six cases per year, with no preference towards plaintiffs or defendants. Jurisdictions are typically within the USA, but has accepted cases in Antigua, Dominican Republic, France, and Egypt.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Tunisia   Fee development for a $450 million destination resort on a private island.
China   Fee development for a $353 million destination resort near Beijing.
El Salvador   Planning and financing for a destination resort on a large volcanic lake.
Costa Rica   Master planning and developer search for a seaside resort on the Pacific.
Antigua   Plaintiff's expert in a dispute concerning a developer's sightline encroachment on the plaintiff's property.


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