Real Estate Roundtable: The Future of Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Innovation in NYC, LA, Las Vegas and Beyond

Andrew Zobler `87, is the Founder and CEO of the Sydell Group, which owns a diverse portfolio of award-winning properties including the NoMad New York, LA, and Las Vegas; the LINE DC, LA, and Austin; the Freehand New York, LA, Miami, and Chicago; The Ned London, and the Park MGM Las Vegas. He will share his experiences launching and growing his company which is focused on unique hotels deeply rooted in their location and architecture.

Andrew, who was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in global business by Bloomberg Businessweek, and also recognized by AFAR magazine in their 2018 Travel Vanguard as one of nine “visionaries who are shaping the future of travel," will set the stage for a lively and informative discussion on the future of hospitality and innovation within the industry. Join us to learn more about the dynamic and fast-paced hotel and restaurant industry and get some insight on future trends within the industry.

Michael Cahill, President, Joseph Crea Dean and Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Andrew Zobler `87, Founder and CEO, Sydell Group

Jennifer DiMarco `99, Senior Associate General Counsel, Employment, Union Square Hospitality Group
Lon Jacobs `81, Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Jodi Stein `06, Partner, Land Use & Zoning Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Robin Zeidel `97, Principal, Zeidel & Associates P.C.

Debra Bechtel, Associate Professor of Clinical Law, Brooklyn Law School

The hospitality industry has been experiencing tremendous changes and disruption over the past few decades in all areas including, technology and privacy, changing consumer tastes and demands, competition from rental platforms, employment and union issues, and land use rules. It has also seen a time of incredible growth and innovation. Not surprisingly, many Brooklyn Law School graduates have been working at the forefront of the hospitality industry and having a major impact on its growth and success.