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Global Hospitality Advisor: The UNLV-JMBM Hotel Developers Conference: New Platform Launches With First Comprehensive Hotel Development Summit To Focus On GREEN

The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM) are co-sponsoring the only hotel summit designed to provide senior hospitality executives with a comprehensive program that examines both the compelling economic benefits and some of the daunting practical challenges of going green. The UNLV-JMBM Hotel Developers Conference 2008 will bring together the hotel industry’s top leaders and its most experienced developers on March 11-13, 2008 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will emphasize the economics, current case studies, costly mistakes, brilliant successes, financing and valuation issues, consumer trends and offer a “how-to” (or “how not to”) approach relating to GREEN hotel development, including;

  • What does it mean to go GREEN? Who’s doing it? Why?
  • The hard economics of GREEN building: Sticks and carrots
  • Case studies: From boutique hotels to mainstream developments: CityCenter, Gaia, Orchard
  • Demystifying LEED. LEED in the trenches. Beyond LEED
  • How to use GREEN design, technology and materials to operate a sustainable hotel
  • Men in Black Unveil “The GREEN Hotel of Tomorrow”
  • Practical advice from industry leaders and GREEN pioneers
  • Financing green hotels

“With one of the premier hotel programs in the world, UNLV is pleased to become this annual event’s signature sponsor,” said Stuart H. Mann, Dean of UNLV’s Harrah Hotel College. “We look forward to working closely with JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® to establish a new platform (with this event and others) that will no doubt spark discussion of important issues, while leading the implementation of cutting-edge innovations and solutions in the hospitality industry. This new platform will also renew and revitalize innovation in the hotel industry.” Jim Butler, hotel lawyer, author of and chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® said, “JMBM is pleased to be working with Mann and his UNLV team. As a service to the hotel industry, the hotel lawyers at JMBM have been presenting annual hotel conferences for almost 18 years,” Butler pointed out. “We share UNLV’s focus on industry service, pragmatism and innovation. With that common vision, we look forward to UNLV’s co-sponsorship helping us take this platform to a whole new level."

Jim Butler, hotel lawyer and author of, is recognized as one of the top hotel lawyers in the world — just google “hotel lawyer” to see why. He devotes 100% of his practice to hospitality, representing hotel owners, developers and lenders. Jim leads JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® — a team of 50 seasoned professionals with more than $40 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 1,250 properties located around the globe. In the last 5 years alone, they have brought their practical advice to more than 100 hotel mixed-use projects, virtually all of which involve condo hotels or hotel condos — often along with other real estate uses such as office, retail, spa and sports facilities. Jim can be reached at 310.201.3526 or