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External Article21 July 2021

Hotel Operating Models Keep Building Inspections Front And Center

Hotel Lawyer: Miami Condo Collapse Scenario 'Rare and Disastrous Confluence of Events'

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Routine building inspections, preventive maintenance and a good management team all contribute to keeping a hotel in good working condition.


As the world follows the developing story of what led to the condominium collapse at Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, hoteliers and other real estate and building professionals might be reevaluating their maintenance, repairs and renovation plans.

Jim Butler, founding partner and chairman of the global hospitality group law firm at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, said the condo collapse was a "rare and disastrous confluence of events."

"We will still be sifting through the debris and the facts months from now, maybe even a year from now, but culprits for causing the problem are design ... it could have been construction," he said, adding that maybe sub-grade materials were used.

There also could have been bad vendors or inspectors who overlooked issues, Butler said.

Read the full article at HotelNewsNow (part of CoStar)

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