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Ms. Glickman

Alexandra Glickman

Area Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Gallagher Real Estate & Hospitality Services

Alexandra Glickman has 34 years of experience in the commercial insurance arena. As Area Vice Chairman and Managing Director-Practice Leader of Gallagher Real Estate and Hospitality Services, Ms. Glickman's expertise is in developing and servicing clients who specialize in real estate development, acquisition, advisory, management and all aspects of ownership as well as all asset classes. She has an extensive experience in the Real Estate industry and has pioneered many real estate specific insurance products and services. Prior to joining Gallagher in 2001, she led Marsh's worldwide Real Estate and Hospitality Practice.

Ms. Glickman has been a featured speaker, instructor and contributor to numerous organizations and publications including the Practicing Law Institute, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, BOMA, NAREIM, NAIOP, ICSC, California State Bar Real Estate Section, CEB, CLE, national lenders' conferences, graduate schools and numerous law firms. She has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Business Insurance and Real Estate Southern California to name a few. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Ms. Glickman was named by Real Estate Forum Magazine as one of the Nation's Top 50 “Women of Influence.”

Ms. Glickman's current and past professional and community involvement award recognition includes Board Member - USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, YMCA Metropolitan Los Angeles Board of Directors, Member - Real Estate Round Table and Homeland Security Task Force, City of Hope Real Estate & Construction Council - Board Member (Chair) among others.

Ms. Glickman is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from the School of Business Administration, USC as well as John F. Anderson Graduate School of Management - UCLA.

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Ms. Glickman can be contacted at 818-539-1303 or alexandra_glickman@ajg.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.