- Concept development, evaluation, creating competitive advantages & functional design direction
- Plan reviews for architects, owners and consultants for operating efficiency and ensuring flexible facility options
- Space planning, interior programming
- Mixed-use developments; shared facilities, services and cost centers, identification & allocation of shared expenses, service agreements.
- Preliminary organizational staffing to drive planning of staff facilities, offices
- Value engineering –weighting cost/benefit and projected returns
- Preparation, review, valuation of:
- Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (“FF&E”)
- Operating Equipment & Supplies (“OE&S”)
- Pre-opening Marketing Plans and Pre-opening Budgets
- Analysis and recommendations on brand-mandated investments
- Owner vs Operator priorities, facilitating resolution to conflicts
- LEED (Leadership in Environmental & Energy Design) and environmental planning, operational applications/solutions and payback analysis.
Asset Management and Operations
- Advice for hotels, restaurants and hospitality-related businesses
- Organizational reviews, productivity analyses, performance reviews
- Capital Expenditure evaluation and recommendations; renovation evaluation
- Preparation and/or analysis of five to ten year capital plans
- Operational reviews including performance analysis and recommendations
- Ongoing Owner representation/monitoring and guidance
- Review of Marketing & Sales Plan plus Annual Operating Budget; competitive set analysis, revenue management and distribution systems audit
- Compliance review/analysis of Management Agreements
- Food & Beverage operational review and strategic planning via roadmap
- Design and integration of systems (IT). Software selection review.
- Brand/affiliation analysis and selection/negotiation of management and representation agreements. Introduction of leveraged incentive plans.
- Systems and control procedures review and audit; brand compliance issues; Quality assurance resolution plans
Board Experience & Competencies
- Marketing & Finance committees
- Compensation Committee (chair)
- Board Recruitment/Nominating Committee (chair)
- Media Relations
- Tourism strategy
Member of Cayuga Hospitality Consulting specializing in optimizing hospitality asset value, returns and performance across the spectrum of hotel operations.