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Kenneth Free
President
2808 Ashworth Circle
Las Vegas NV 91362
USA
phone: 805-373-6840
fax: 888-473-6510
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Scope & Range of Services

Overview: Kenneth Free is a hotel and resort with 40+ years experience in the business. He is a highly credible resource for operations, real estate development, feasibility, business valuation, and business interruption issues.

Degrees and Licenses held by the Principal: MBA-Finance, Bloch School of Management (University of Missouri in Kansas City); BS-Hotel Administration, Harrah College of Hotel Administration (University of Nevada in Las Vegas); Registered Resort Professional, American Resort Development Association; Master Hotel Supplier, American Hotel & Lodging Association; Real Estate Broker licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.

Detail: Mr. Free’s company, Straightline Advisors, provides Advisory and Expert Services for Hotels, Resorts, Resort Timesharing, Fractionals, Condo Hotels, Casinos, Spas, and Recreational Real Estate. These services may be in relation to new properties going through the development or pre-development stages, those that are open and in need of fundamental change, or in any situation where disputes have arisen among the parties.

Key areas of consulting and expert effectiveness are –

Advisory & Expert Services:

  • Project Concept Development
  • Project Amenity Programming
  • Strategy Development
  • Project Predevelopment Matters
  • Project Management Issues
  • Acquisition of Financing
  • Repositioning and Expansion Strategies
  • Due Diligence for Property Acquisitions
  • Management of Property Dispositions
  • Investment / Financing Package Development
  • Lost Profits Calculation & Business Interruption Impacts
  • Retail Pricing Analysis
  • Absorption Forecasting
  • Brand/System Affiliation Studies and Negotiations
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Disputes Between Partners
  • Management / Marketing Company Search and Negotiations
  • Operational Reviews or Audits
  • Marketing Program Assessments

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Dennis P. Gemberling, CHA, CFBE, FMP, FCSI
President and Founder
One Market, Spear Tower, Suite 3600
San Francisco CA 94105-1120
USA
phone: 877-907-3779
fax: 415-358-5988
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Perry Group International, founded in 1985, provides consulting, interim hotel management and restaurant and hospitality expert services for lodging, food services, resorts, and nightclubs. Their group does work nationally and internationally with new startup, profitable, and under-performing and distressed hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, retail and mixed-use real estate.

The professionals at Perry Group International serve as third-party asset manager, owners representative, and advisor, for investors and owners. They also act as court appointed receivers and interim hospitality managers for lenders, operators, and their legal and real estate professionals.

Clients have included Biscuits & Blues, Cantina’s, Chevy’s, Choice Hotels, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns, Hilton, Holiday Inns, Hooter’s Casino, Hyatt, Marriott, McDonald’s, Microtel Inn & Suites, Outback Restaurants, Radisson, Residence Inns, Signature Resort, Sizzler, Sonic Drive-Ins, Starbucks, Starwood, Sheraton, Togo’s, Wendy’s, and Willie Mays Skybox Lounge among others.


Hospitality Management Consulting:
  • Interim Hotel Management
  • Temporary General Manager
  • Short Term Corporate Manager
  • Owners Representative
  • Hotel Asset Manager
  • Project Supervisor
  • Hotel Restaurant Nightclub Consulting:
    • Acquisition and Disposition Due Diligence
    • Financial Evaluation and Impact
    • Planning, Market Analysis, Feasibility
    • Operations and Internal Review
  • Pre-opening / Post-opening Technical Support
  • Restructuring and Repositioning
  • Court Appointed Receiver
  • Provisional Director
  • Dennis Gemberling PhotoDennis Gemberling, CHA, CFBE, FMP, FCSI, President and Founder of Perry Group International, has over 35 years of experience in the Hospitality Management industry. His experience includes managing, operating, and consulting on full-service, limited-service, extended-stay, all-suite, condo and timeshare hotels and resorts, casual, fine-dining, and quick-service restaurants, bars and nightclubs, special event facilities, casinos, and mixed-use real estate.

    Mr. Gemberling has held prior positions for different owners, operators, and chains as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage, and Restaurant Unit Manager. He has been retained for over 400 projects with typical values in the $1 million to $75 million range and revenues in the $1 million to $100 million range both nationally and internationally.

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    Dr. Shannon C. Miller, DFASAM, DFAPA, CTTS
    9891 Montgomery Rd.,#245
    Cincinnati OH 45242
    USA
    phone: 937-245-0711
    Shannon C. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DFAPA, CTTS - Free initial consultation

    Forensic services on issues relating to alcohol or drug use, addiction, related behaviors (gambling, sexual addiction, etc), drug testing, psychiatry, as well as the intertwining legal issues (cognitive effects, wrongful death, child custody, malpractice, etc)
  • Retained as Expert Witness-USA & Europe
  • Both sides of the bar, civil & criminal, deposition & testimony exp.
  • Active clinical practice, broadly experienced
  • Board Certifications: Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
  • Certified, Buprenorphine & Tobacco
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Soc. of Addiction Medicine & American Psychiatric Assoc.
  • Editor-in-Chief for major national Addiction Medicine textbook
  • America’s Top Psychiatrists
  • Published original research
  • Interviews: Dateline NBC, Pravda, US News & World Report, etc.
  • Credentials, Competence, Credibility, Communication Skills
  • 7/8/2006 · Psychology
    As gambling-related disorders proliferate in the United States, more people could benefit from effective treatments. Unfortunately, shame often keeps persons with gambling problems from seeking help