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After a career in excess of 40 years, with almost thirty (30) years devoted to the hotel industry, with particular regard to both domestic and international experience in acquisitions and development; management contract work for and with hotel companies (both public and private) and owner/developers; oversight of operations and owner relations for a branded hotel and casino company; and brokerage and consulting, coupled with a legal and commercial real estate background, I bring a unique basis on which to offer the services of Four Corners Advisors, Inc. as a consultant and advisor to owners or developers, operators, sources of capital and financing, potential buyers, and others.

Four Corners Advisors, Inc. offers its services in any of the following areas:

  • Acquisition, development, disposition, minority investment: analysis, strategy, negotiation, framework, structuring
  • Borrowing advisory and negotiation
  • Workout strategy and negotiation
  • Site selection and development planning
  • Management Agreement RFP, selection, advisory and negotiation
  • Management Agreement analysis and support (including benchmarking)
  • Franchise advisory, RFP, selection and negotiation
  • Asset management and portfolio management (including advice in establishing a system of reporting and benchmarking)
  • Interface with professional advisors (attorneys, accountants, etc.)
  • Organizational structuring and advisory services


  • Assist owners and developers in preparation of appropriate programming and cooperate with design professionals in the creation of thorough development plans
  • Assist in assembling a development team familiar with the property type and location characteristics
  • Assist in the identification and selection of appropriate brand and management company for a particular hotel property
  • Coordinate the preparation of necessary financial models
  • Provide asset management oversight


  • Assist clients in acquisition processes (due diligence, business plans, negotiation and closing of transactions)
  • Assemble lists of potential professional advisors, including designers, engineers and other design professionals, appraisers and feasibility consultants, each with relevant experience
  • Assist in the identification and selection of appropriate brand and management company for a particular hotel property
  • Provide asset management oversight


  • Evaluation of the existing property, its management, its marketing and financial plans and senior management personnel
  • Assessment of the property within its market milieu (competitive set) and the overall market itself
  • Recommend necessary operating changes
  • Coordinate the property’s preparation of projections with new operating principles
  • Provide asset management oversight

Workouts and Restructurings

  • Evaluate and assess the existing asset, operations, management, market and parties
  • Review rights and obligations of both property owner (debtor) and lender
  • Recommend a plan tailored to the parties and the asset

Advisory Services for Strategic & Organizational Challenges

  • Evaluate and assess the status of the client’s organization, business plan and personnel
  • Recommend a customized and appropriate business plan
  • Coordinate implementation with affected parties
  • Create processes and protocols, as appropriate, to provide guidelines to affected parties
The principal of FCA, Michael Shindler, has over 40 years of sophisticated legal and transactional experience in commercial real estate, of which the last 30 years have been spent in the hospitality field.