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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 March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.