Mr. Bullock

Brian Bullock

Chief Operating Officer, Restaurants

Legacy Ventures

Brian Bullock has more than fifteen yearís of experience in the restaurant industry working with high-volume, industry-leading companies. He began his career in 1995 with Houstonís restaurants in Atlanta. After being promoted to general manager, he operated stores in both New Orleans and Houston. In 2000, Mr. Bullock left Houstonís to become vice president of operations for Border Cafe Restaurants. In 2007, he joined Bricktopís Restaurant Company, which was founded by the original Houstonís co-founder Joe Ledbetter and industry veteran Tom Brunnberg.

Mr. Bullock earned his associateís degree in culinary arts from Johnson and Wales University and his bachelorís degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is an active member of the Georgia Restaurant Association Board.

He joined Legacy Ventures Legacy Ventures, which responds thoughtfully to the built environment as planners, developers, hoteliers and restaurateurs. Legacy Ventures innovates with a multi-disciplined approach to create timeless places Ė delivering exceptional customer experiences through an engaged and passionate team, yielding measurably better results for partners and investors.

Please visit http://www.lvmgt.com for more information.

Mr. Bullock can be contacted at 404-222-9100 or bbullock@lvmgt.com

Coming Up In The December Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotelís operation that isnít touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law Ė real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott Internationalís acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important Ė the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding itís much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.