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Mr. Glincher

Andrew Glincher

Office Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Andrew Glincher focuses his practice on representation of institutional and individual owners, developers and managers of real estate, business owners, professionals and professional service firms, institutional lenders in lending, loan recovery and restructuring, and various parties in the negotiation and resolution of business and real estate disputes. He is well known for his problem solving and negotiation skills, including his ability to structure successful and creative resolutions to disputes of all types. Mr. Glincher has represented developers and owners of retail centers, hotels, movie theatres, office and industrial buildings and parks, utilities, restaurants, residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, assisted living, low to moderate income housing complexes, long-term care facilities and condominium projects, both locally and nationally. In addition, Mr. Glincher serves as an elected member of the firm's Governing Committee. Mr. Glincher was appointed a member of the faculty of Boston College, where he has taught a course in Real Estate Finance since 1988. He is a past president of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, Men's Associates and presently serves as vice chairman and member of the Center's Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Glincher serves as president of two low to moderate income housing facilities, on the Board of Directors of B'nai B'rith Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, as clerk and a member of the Board of Governors of Blue Hill Associates, Inc. (Blue Hill Country Club), and as a member of the Advisory Board of The Entrepreneurship Institute. He has served as vice president of the New England Realty Unit of B'nai B'rith and on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Center of Sharon (Temple Israel). Mr. Glincher is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Glincher served as a member of the Town of Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Glincher is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Glincher can be contacted at 617-345-1222 or aglincher@nixonpeabody.com

Coming up in January 2020...

Mobile Technology: Meeting Tech Expectations

What once seemed futuristic is now the norm, owing to the escalating developments in mobile technology, and hotels must continue to innovate in order to meet guest expectations. In a recent study from Mower, 65 percent of guests said they would gladly pay more for a hotel that provides the mobile technology they deem essential. The same study shows that 44 percent of travelers are more likely to book a smart hotel, and nearly 7 in 10 want to use smart devices provided by the hotel. And how do guests wish to use all this technology? A majority expressed a desire for mobile check-in and check-out, and mobile payment options. They also want to be able to stream content from their phone to the TV; to make service requests of the hotel staff; to control in-room lighting, temperature and sound; to order food and beverages; and to request a wake-up call - all from their mobile device. Guests also expressed preferences for robust wi-fi and convenient device charging ports throughout the hotel. They also appreciate the use of hotel branded apps which allow a guest to book a room, access loyalty programs, receive discounts and rewards, and even use the app to choose the room, floor and view they prefer. Some hotel apps also allow a customer to track their charges throughout their stay, rather than waiting to receive a bill at the end. Finally, mobile tech lounges are popping up more frequently in some hotels. These lounges offer guests the opportunity to perform tasks like airline check-ins or access to local info guides, but they also provide a place where guests can comfortably get some work done outside their room. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to meet their customers' expectations in the mobile technology space.