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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 November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.