Appointments & Promotions

Boston-Based T.R. ENGEL Group Named Asset Manager of the Greater Columbus Convention Center

BOSTON, MA. March 7, 2017 - T.R. ENGEL Group, LLC, (TRE), a seasoned hospitality advisory, asset management, project management and transactions firm, has been named by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority as the official asset manager of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The selected TRE team has a prior asset management history with numerous other convention and group-oriented facilities including the San Jose Convention Center, Memphis Cook Convention Center and the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center.

Asset management for the Greater Columbus Convention Center began mid-January 2017.

"We look forward to working closely with the Authority, its management company, SMG, and the Columbus hospitality community, to share our knowledge and experience in convention center finance and accounting, operations, sales and marketing, branding and capital investment to ensure success," shares Tom Engel, principal of T.R. ENGEL Group. The TRE team will be spearheaded by industry veteran, John Christison, who has more than 40 years experience as a successful convention center chief executive, at various venues in the United States.

According to Don Brown, executive director of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, "We anticipate a great energy and momentum under TRE's asset management leadership. We are ready to move ahead with operational and organizational assessments and implementation of TRE's comprehensive work plan."

Tom Engel (left) and John Christison (right)

About T.R. ENGEL Group (TRE): With offices in the United States and the Middle East, TRE is a hospitality and real estate advisory specializing in transaction services and project and asset management for hotels, convention centers, and mixed-use commercial real estate. The firm's experience in operations, development, financial analysis, and brand flagging provides value and benefit, working closely with owners throughout the pre-development, operations and turnover stages of the hotel lifecycle. As investment advisors, T.R. ENGEL provides due diligence and buyer and seller know-how for the sale of hotels in North America, Europe and the Middle East. TRE works with a diverse cross-section of investors including government entities, private equity real estate firms, real estate investment trusts and high net-worth family companies. www.trengelgroup.com.

Asset management for the Greater Columbus Convention Center began mid-January 2017.

"We look forward to working closely with the Authority, its management company, SMG, and the Columbus hospitality community, to share our knowledge and experience in convention center finance and accounting, operations, sales and marketing, branding and capital investment to ensure success," shares Tom Engel, principal of T.R. ENGEL Group. The TRE team will be spearheaded by industry veteran, John Christison, who has more than 40 years experience as a successful convention center chief executive, at various venues in the United States.

According to Don Brown, executive director of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, "We anticipate a great energy and momentum under TRE's asset management leadership. We are ready to move ahead with operational and organizational assessments and implementation of TRE's comprehensive work plan."

About T.R. ENGEL Group (TRE): With offices in the United States and the Middle East, TRE is a hospitality and real estate advisory specializing in transaction services and project and asset management for hotels, convention centers, and mixed-use commercial real estate. The firm's experience in operations, development, financial analysis, and brand flagging provides value and benefit, working closely with owners throughout the pre-development, operations and turnover stages of the hotel lifecycle. As investment advisors, T.R. ENGEL provides due diligence and buyer and seller know-how for the sale of hotels in North America, Europe and the Middle East. TRE works with a diverse cross-section of investors including government entities, private equity real estate firms, real estate investment trusts and high net-worth family companies. www.trengelgroup.com.

Media Contact:
Leora Lanz
LHL Communications
leora@lhlcommunications.com
+1-516-680-8529

Coming Up In The August Online Hotel Business Review




{300x250.media}
Feature Focus
Food & Beverage: Multiplicity and Diversity are Key
The challenge for hotel food and beverage operations is to serve the personal tastes and needs of an increasingly diverse population and, at the same time, to keep up with ever-evolving industry trends. In order to accomplish this, restaurateurs and hoteliers have to flex their creative muscles and pull out all the stops to satisfy their various audiences. One way to achieve this is to utilize existing food spaces in multiple ways at different times of the day. Lunch can be casual and fast, while dinnertime can be more formal and slower paced. The same restaurant can offer counter service by day but provide table service by night, with a completely different menu and atmosphere. Changes in music, lighting, uniforms and tabletop design contribute to its transformation. This multi- purpose approach seeks to meet the dining needs of guests as they change throughout the day. Today’s restaurants also have to go to great lengths to fulfill all the diverse dietary preferences of their guests. The popularity of plant-based, paleo, vegan, and gluten and allergen-free diets means that traditional menus must evolve from protein-heavy, carb-loaded offerings to those featuring more vegetables and legumes. Chefs are doing creative things with vegetables, such as experimenting with global cuisines or incorporating new vegetable hybrids into their dishes. Another trend is an emphasis on bold and creative flavors. From chili oil to sriracha to spicy maple syrup, entrees, desserts and beverages are all being enhanced with spice and heat. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will document the trends and challenges in the food and beverage sector, and report on what some leading hotels are doing to enhance this area of their business.