The History of Condo Hotels – Part 1

The condo hotel concept initially became popular in the 1970’s in the US, primarily due to the tax benefits available for Unit Owners.  Many of these tax benefits were rescinded in 1986 but the concept again gained popularity in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s as conventional financing became difficult to attain by developers.  Unit owner deposits and commitments were used to attain loans and also finance projects.  The following is the story of the history of condo-hotels in a three part series.

I’d like to thank Paul Courtnell JR, Equire, one of the pioneers of condo-hotel law, for providing me with the article that became the basis of this screencast and will also appear as the first chapter in my book – “the Definitive Study of Condo Hotels”.

About Condo Hotel Answers by Richard Evans CHA, CHAE, CRME

Selected Current & Former Accomplishments ◾Currently preparing as event organizer, keynote speaker and lecturer for the first “Annual Condo-Hotel Conference“, Miami, Florida - sponsored by Florida International University (FIU), Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and the Miami Hotel Association – June 21 & 22, 2013 at FIU North Campus. ◾Authoring “The Definitive Study of Condo-Hotels” for FIU and Other University use. Expected publication date is June, 2013 ◾Current BLOGGER: www. CondoHotelAnswers.com ◾Currently sitting on FIU panel to organize series of Revenue Management Programs. ◾May 17, 2013 - Panel member and assist FIU; Revenue Management: The Hotel in 2020 ◾Currently creating FANTASY REVENUE MANAGEMENT competition for Revenue Managers. ◾Current President of Condo Hotel Professionals LLC ◾Current volunteer to HFTP in making Condo Hotel Financial Statement suggestions toward better clarifying the financial position of the Condo-Hotel. •CHA – Certified Hotel Administrator – American Hotel & Lodging Assoc •CHAE – Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive – Hospitality Financial & Tech Professionals •CRME – Certified Revenue Management Executive – Hospitality Sales & Marketing Assoc Int’l •GMP – Cornell University Executive Training – Ithaca, New York •Produced: 3 Symphonies, Broward County – Symphony of the Americas raised funds for Cystic Fibrosis – Symphony of the Americas •Bachelors Degree: Long Island University – Accounting •Board of Director – Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau •Board of Director – Ocean Drive Executive Committee, South Beach •Board of Director – North Beach Hotels, North Beach •Board of Director – SOBE TMA, SOBE •City of MB Transporation & Parking Committee – Task Force representing all MB hotels •Liaison with former Mayor Neisen Kasdin & all Miami Beach hotels / GMCVB Speaker - Revenue Management (Yield Management, Optimization)
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