The Hospitality Industry’s Road to Recovery 

Feb 12, 2021 9:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Webinar Details

Many industries have suffered greatly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the hospitality sector is among the hardest hit. Those within the industry have faced unprecedented challenges and have had to move swiftly to adapt to the “new normal”. After experiencing a period of almost complete shutdown in the global hospitality industry, things are looking up as vaccines have started to be distributed. However, as public health restrictions begin to be lifted and the economy reopens, the hospitality sector might find itself changed. Will there be new customer behaviors? And will hospitality businesses be able to make a recovery in a post-pandemic environment?

Topics to be discussed in this webinar include:

  • Lending (conventional, SBA, liquidity market)
  • CMBS borrowers in the hospitality space
  • Shift in customer behavior as a result of the pandemic and navigating challenges as the market opens back up

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Speaker Details

Join Excelsior’s founder, Brian Adams, as he leads a guided conversation with Mili Shah, hospitality industry expert, to discuss mitigating risks and evaluating opportunities in an uncertain market.   



Brian Adams

Brian C. Adams is the President and founder of Excelsior Capital, where he spearheads the investor relations and capital markets arms of the firm. He has 10 years of experience in real estate private equity. Prior to forming Excelsior Capital, Brian co-founded Priam Properties (an institutional real estate private equity sponsor) in 2010 and provided leadership and direction for the firm in connection with capital markets, investment management and investor relations.

 Brian is also a former practicing attorney, earning his J.D. from Suffolk University and his B.A. from Wesleyan University with honors. 


Mili Shah

Mili Shah hails from Atlanta, Georgia.  She graduated New York University and then received her JD/MBA at The University of Tennessee.  She practiced commercial real estate law, representing lenders and borrowers, at Kitchens Kelley Gaynes, P.C in Atlanta.  Her experience as an attorney helped her pursue a career in banking, where she served as the SBA Lending Director of Vantage Bank Texas.  She has closed several SBA 7a and 504 loans.  Her expertise is in hotel lending and she has maintained relationships with franchisors and franchisees on various lending platforms.



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