4 episodes

Podcast by Ricky Patel

Titans of Hospitality Ricky Patel

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Podcast by Ricky Patel

    Episode 4: Ricky chats with Kevin Davis, Americas CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality

    Episode 4: Ricky chats with Kevin Davis, Americas CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality

    In this podcast episode, we welcome Kevin Davis, Americas CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality. Kevin has over 20 years of hospitality and capital markets experience. Since joining JLL in 2013, he has been involved in more than $20 billion of hotel debt and equity financings. His discussion with Ricky includes:

    Key insights on how the hospitality industry and capital markets intersect and influence each other.

    Advice for individuals and companies looking to secure financing for their hospitality projects significant challenges and opportunities for the hospitality industry.

    Emerging trends and innovations in the hospitality industry.

    • 16 min
    Episode 3: Ricky chats with Jon Stanner, President & CEO of Summit Hotel Properties

    Episode 3: Ricky chats with Jon Stanner, President & CEO of Summit Hotel Properties

    In this podcast episode, we welcome Jon Stanner, President & CEO of Summit Hotel Properties. Jon’s career has predominantly been within public companies which gives him unique insight into the publicly-traded side of hospitality. Jon oversees $3 billion assets, with a total of 15,035 guestrooms located in 24 states. This discussion includes:
    Advice for hotel owners on operational efficiency, guest satisfaction, and leadership within the industry
    Effectively balancing investor expectations while delivering exceptional guest experiences
    Investments in technology
    Maintaining and enhancing reputation

    • 12 min
    Episode 2: Ricky Patel chats with Greg Friedman of Peachtree Group

    Episode 2: Ricky Patel chats with Greg Friedman of Peachtree Group

    In this podcast episode, we welcome Greg Friedman, Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Peachtree Group. Greg has more than 24 years of hospitality experience with an emphasis on deal-structuring and financing and has led Peachtree group in more than $8.7 billion in hotel acquisitions, investments, and development since co-founding the company in 2007. This discussion includes:
    Tips for balancing risk and return
    Leveraging flexibility for sustainability during economic disruptions
    Why location and brand matters in driving premium demand and ROI
    How to remain successful in uncertain times

    • 14 min
    Episode 1: Ricky Patel chats with Mehul Patel of NewcrestImage

    Episode 1: Ricky Patel chats with Mehul Patel of NewcrestImage

    The first episode of Akerman’s Titans of Hospitality podcast features Mehul Patel, CEO of NewcrestImage. Mehul oversees a $1B+ hotel portfolio. In this episode he shares his helpful tips for acquiring portfolio hotels and discusses a variety of topics with Ricky including, innovation in the hotel industry, important steps in hotel acquisition, aspects of hotel financing, how your legal team can impact your acquisition strategy, and the importance of industry relationships.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MrShaheen ,

Excellent insight into Hospitality

I have always been interested in the hospitality industry but didn’t know where to start for a deeper dive. This podcast has been very informative and the perfect length and detail to digest some great information.

LegalMinded ,

Fantastic

Amazing, great information to have.

Safistikated ,

Great Info!

Very infomative. Can’t wait for additional episodes!

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