Scope & Range of Services
Overview:Kenneth C. Free is a hotel and resort professional with over forty-years’ experience in the business. He is a highly credible resource for hotel operations and real estate development issues.
Degrees and Licenses held by the Principal:MBA- Finance, Bloch School of Business & Public Administration (University of Missouri, Kansas City); BS- Hotel Administration, Harrah College of Hospitality (University of Nevada, Las Vegas); Registered Resort Professional, American Resort Development Association; Certified Master Hotel Supplier, American Hotel & Lodging Association; Real Estate Broker licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.
Detail: Mr. Free’s company, Straightline Hospitality, Inc., provides Advisory and Expert Services for Hotels, Resorts, and Timesharing. These services may be in relation to new properties going through the development or pre-development stages, those that are open and experiencing difficulties, or in situations where disputes have arisen among the stakeholders. Additional current emphasis is in premises liability and wrongful death cases.
Key areas of consulting and expert effectiveness are –
Concept Development Finance Planning (Mergers & Acquisitions) Business Valuations Operations (Policies and Procedures) Management and Staff Handling (Labor Related) Safety, Sanitation and Food Handling Franchise Development and Field Services