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Mr. Green

Jeff Green

President and CEO, Jeff Green Partners

Led by President and CEO Jeff Green, Jeff Green Partners provides a full spectrum of analytical and interpretive services for retailers, property owners, developers and municipalities. The Phoenix-based firm is a nationally recognized leader in real estate feasibility, with significant experience in everything from shopping center development and re-positioning to retailer expansion and location assessment. Beyond feasibility studies and demographic profiles, the firm provides the kind of in-depth analysis that generates critical context, penetrating insight and valuable strategic direction to many of the country's leading developments. Jeff Green Partners provides both the big picture and the small details, the large-scale feasibility context and the granular market analysis—all within the framework of a boutique, customized research process that delivers clear and concise reports packed with the kind of actionable intelligence and analysis that supports meaningful bottom-line decisions for clients. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, Jeff Green has had extensive consulting experience on a wide range of research projects ranging from feasibility studies for development projects across the U.S. and internationally to sales projections for specific retailers. Mr. Green is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences sponsored by industry organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Food Marketing Institute and Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a regular contributor and source to industry focused media and national media outlets, sharing his market insight on the retail, mixed-use and real estate industry's most important topics and trends. Mr. Green is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Food Marketing Institute, American Marketing Association, ULI, International Downtown Association and the Value Retail Association.

Please visit http://jeffgreenpartners.com for more information.

Mr. Green can be contacted at 602-795-8351 or jgreen@jeffgreenpartners.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.