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Mark Friesen

Mark Friesen is one of two principals of Beyer Brown & Associates, an FF&E purchasing agent that has been servicing the hospitality industry since 1978. Beyer Brown is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and has several offices both domestically and internationally with a Vancouver location. Friesen has been in the hospitality industry for over 24 years and brings a high level of understanding and knowledge of many aspects of the industry. In addition to being a principal of Beyer Brown for over 15 years, Friesen is also a member of YPO, and has increased his knowledge with an asset management course certification from eCornell. During his career, Friesen has overseen over 2 billion dollars in FF&E purchasing and has worked on every major hotel brand including Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, Hilton, Kimpton, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and many others. Currently living in Vancouver, Friesen travels extensively and maintains a very active industry reputation.
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Patterns in Hospitality: What’s in Flux Post-Pandemic

The hospitality industry has always been impacted by and responded to major economic and cultural forces and trends. As the industry emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many unknowns for hotel brands, individual...
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Alt-Normal: Some Prospects for Hotels Post-Pandemic

As the hospitality industry was temporarily yet profoundly challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, hoteliers were strong-armed into modifying guest-facing operations. Technology has played the predominant role in encouraging safe, seamless, and socially distant guest...
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Is the Industry Facing a CapEx Depletion Syndrome?

In 2020, as the pandemic swept through the United States, many of its nearly 58,000 hotels remained solvent in part by deferring planned capital expenditure (CapEx) spending wherever possible, transferring allocated resources to operations...