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Javier Coll

Checking In With Javier Coll of Apple Leisure Group

Spanish-born Javier Coll is executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Apple Leisure Group (ALG); he is also co-founder of the group’s luxury resort brand management company, AMResorts, and its elite benefits program,...
The Fig is a 4.4-acre, multi-use project at Figureoa Street near the University of Southern California that will include a hotel, student housing, conventional multi-family housing, and a parking structure.

The Trend Toward Mixed-Use Properties

Since Scott Gale founded Ventus Group in 2006, he has acquired and/or consulted on a broad array of properties, including residential, mixed-use, and commercial projects throughout the Western United States. But, since 2014, the...
Castell Project Year One Class (2017) and Board

Hospitality Leadership Program Gets High Grades From Grads

Peggy Berg is director of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry. Formed in January 2017, the Castell Project, which will begin...
Carbon Lighthouse - Brenden Millstein

How Carbon Lighthouse Profitably Reduces the Carbon Footprint of Commercial Real Estate

Brenden Millstein, CEO and co-founder of Carbon Lighthouse, is undeniably a smart guy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard and an MS/MBA combining renewable energy, energy efficiency, and business from Stanford....
Emergency Response Plan

10 Steps From FEMA for Developing an Emergency Response Plan

FEMA offers the following 10 steps for businesses like hotels to develop an emergency response plan. Review hazard or threat scenarios. Review hazard or threat scenarios identified during the risk assessment. A risk assessment is a process...
Asheville, N.C.

Third-Tier Growth Spurt

With suburban hotel performance surpassing the growth rate for urban properties, many hoteliers are turning to secondary and tertiary markets to meet the demand for up-and-coming travel destinations. Among them is the management company...