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Alex Sogno

CEO - Senior Hotel Asset Manager at Global Asset Solutions

Alex Sogno

Mr. Sogno began his career in New York City after graduating with honors at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland. He joined HVS International New York, and he established a new venture at the Cushman & Wakefield headquarters in Manhattan.

In 2005, Mr. Sogno began working for Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), founded by HRH Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud member of the Saudi Royal family, and asset managed various hotels including Four Seasons, Fairmont, Raffles, Mövenpick, and Swissotel. He also participated to the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of KHI at the London Stock Exchange as well as the Dubai International Financial Exchange.

Mr. Sogno is also the co-writer of the ‘Hotel Asset Management' textbook published by the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA), the American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute, and the University of Denver. He is the Founder of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association Asia Pacific (HAMA AP) and Middle East Africa (HAMA MEA).

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Hotel Asset Management's FIVE Best Factors For Sales & Marketing

Hotel asset management can have a positive impact on an asset's hotel Sales & Marketing (S&M) department.

How To Create A Forecast Plan For Hotel Businesses In Unknown Times

With the advent of the 'new normal', hotel owners and operators must begin considering the various financial and operational scenarios in their forecasts extending into 2021. Accurate forecasting is notoriously tricky, even in "business as usual" times.

In Step: Owners and Operators moving forward, together (or not)

All stakeholders need to review the business model. 1) All invoices and contracts with should be reviewed, renegotiated or cancelled. Since 2008, we accumulated cost, which can be cancelled during this challenging period.

How Hotel Asset Managers Can Create/Add Value To PE Funds During A Pandemic

The damage inflicted by COVID-19 cannot be underestimated, it is imperative that hotel owners, including Private Equity (PE) funds stay vigilant and have aligned interests with all concerned parties. What better way than to engage the likes of a Hotel Asset Manager (HAM) who is an extension of the PE fund with relevant industry know-how and expertise.

Forecasting In A Time Of Unknowns

With the advent of the 'new normal', hotel owners and operators must begin considering the various financial and operational scenarios in their forecasts extending into 2021. Accurate forecasting is notoriously tricky, even in "business as usual" scenarios.
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