Tag: Hospitality

Top 5 Wealthiest Hotel Owners

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Phillip Ruffin  Las Vegas Treasure Island  Networth: $2.5 Billion Originally a college dropout, billionaire Philip Ruffin began accumulating his wealth by purchasing convenience stores in 1959. Ruffin went on to open 60 locations throughout the Midwest all from his own self-service…

Top 10 Coolest Independent/Boutique Hotel Concepts


As we continue to put in our efforts for developing and planning for the 2016 Independent Lodging Congress, we thought it would be a great idea to bring you a list of unique and cool concepts beyond the amenities that…

CRE Videos of the Week

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Jonathan Tisch, Co-chairman of the Board, Loews Corporation Mr. Tisch talks how travel and tourism can pave the way for job creation and economic development

Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week


Mensch of the Week:  Rawles Wilcox, Greysteel, Director of Multifamily Investment Sales In recent news, real estate investment firm Greysteel named Rawles Wilcox as their newest Director of Multifamily Investment Sales Division. The division is responsible for employing both advisory…

Anbang Throws in the Towel, But What Have We Learned?


Last week was a futile bidding war between Marriott International and Anbang over Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Up until March, we all figured the Marriott-Starwood $12.2 billion merger was a sure thing. That is, until Anbang swooped in with a…

Commercial Real Estate Week-In-Review


Week-in-Review for March 26 – April 1, 2016 Anbang Drops $14 Billion for Starwood Hotels: Anbang Drops $14 Billion Bid For Starwood Hotels – Earlier this week China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. made a surprising move when it dropped a…

How Luxury Hotels Are Turning into Residences


We’ve all had that thought while enjoying a particularly wonderful vacation: what if I could live this way year round? While it may seem like a pipe dream, some of the world’s most famous hotels are making that very wish…