Author Bio

Jim Butler

Chairman, JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group

Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM, and the founder and chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™. He is recognized as one of the top hotel lawyers in the world and has authored or co- authored The HMA & Franchise Agreement Handbook, How to Buy a Hotel Handbook, and The Lenders Handbook. Jim has led the Global Hospitality Group® in more than $68 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 1,500 hotel properties located around the globe. Jim’s team has worked on more than 60 EB-5 projects over the past three years. 310.201-3526 or

Articles by Jim Butler (146)

ALIS hotel conference in Los Angeles -- A turnaround in hotel investor sentiment? Was that just a raindrop or is the sky falling?

Until now, the discussions have always been about how long the recovery will last (what inning are we in)? And how high values and fundamentals will go before they peak and start down in the next cycle. Not so much this time.The irony is that hotel industry fundamentals remain ...