Hospitality Financial Leadership – Benchmarking and Key Business Indicators – By David Lund

This thing in the title of this piece, I want to say was a fad that died already. Benchmarking and KBI’s were all the rage a decade ago and now, today, you don’t hear much at all about their usefulness or how to create them. There is a good reason they have fallen out of sight in the hospitality industry – read on to find out why.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – The Financial Forecast Disconnect and How to Correct It – By David Lund

When I work with hotel clients around their financial leadership it’s often centered on getting the team to do their monthly financial forecast. A greater interest in doing it produces better and more consistent results. When doing financial leadership workshops and individual coaching, I inevitably discover the same thing time and time again. It’s the disconnect between the executive team/director of finance part of the operation and the department line managers. In this piece I am going to explain why this disconnect exists, how to detect it and what you can do to fix it.

Troubled Hotel Loans on the Horizon? Hotel Lawyer Perspective from the Spring 2019 Trigild Lender Conference – By Jim Butler

Speakers at the conference noted a few troubled spots in lending, but they seem to be isolated to the oil patch or situations that are specialized and limited. Overall it seems that some experts project a continuation of modestly good times through 2020 or 2021, while a few doomsayers claim we are ready to fall off a cliff any minute.