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Greenberg Traurig’s Richard F. Davis to Speak at ARDA

LOS ANGELES – Mar. 28, 2017Richard F. Davis, co-chair of the Hospitality Group at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak today at the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) Global Timeshare Event taking place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

Davis will join a panel to discuss “New Growth Realities” in the timeshare industry focused on various traditional and innovative ways of creating timeshare inventory from other types of projects or forms of real estate. Examples to be discussed include: conversions of hotels, resort and residential condominiums or commercial property, acquisitions of legacy projects, development of reclaimed land, joint ventures with investment funds, and many other opportunities.

ARDA is the Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries (timeshares). ARDA has nearly 750 corporate members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded corporations with extensive experience in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. The membership also includes timeshare developers, financial institutions committed to the industry, timeshare management companies, industry vendors, suppliers, and consultants; as well as owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC).

Davis has more than 35 years of experience in the global recreational and resort real estate industry and is co-chair of the firm’s Hospitality Group. He has counseled owners, developers, investors, operators, lenders, and advisors in connection with major global hospitality industry projects. He is a Trustee of the American Resort Development Association; and a member of the Urban Land Institute and its Recreational Product Council, the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Mexican Tourism Developers, and the Caribbean Hotel Association. He has been a member of industry task forces in Florida, California, and other U.S. jurisdictions as well as with respect to Mexico, the Caribbean, and other foreign locations.

Other Greenberg Traurig attorneys attending ARDA are Jim Mace, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Las Vegas office; Mark I. Michigan, New York shareholder and Co-Chair of the Structured Finance and Derivatives Practice; Todd A. Miller, Orlando shareholder; Richard M. Caron, Orlando of counsel; and Bruce T. Lower, Orlando associate.

Greenberg Traurig is also a proud sponsor of this event.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Hospitality Group

Greenberg Traurig’s Hospitality Group advises developers, owners and operators of hotel, resort and club properties, as well as governments, private government corporations, governmental and private financial institutions, and financial consultants on virtually all aspects of their involvement in the hospitality industry in the United States, the Americas, and overseas. Our multidisciplinary team brings corporate, real estate, tax, and environmental attorneys together with recognized industry leaders experienced in the development and financing of hotel and resort properties, as well as the design and implementation of club and resort membership programs.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.