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Kenneth C. Free

Straightline Hospitality, Inc.

2808 Ashworth Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89107
P: (888)616-8222
F: (888)473-6510
http://hotelexpertwitnesses.com

Profile

Overview: Kenneth C. Free is a hospitality professional with over forty years’ experience in the business. He is a highly credible resource for operations, real estate development, feasibility, business valuation, and income loss issues.

Degrees and Licenses held by the Principal: MBA- Finance, Bloch School of Business & Public Administration (University of Missouri, Kansas City); BS- Hotel Administration, Harrah College of Hotel Administration (University of Nevada, Las Vegas); Registered Resort Professional (RRP), American Resort Development Association; Master Hotel Supplier (MHS), American Hotel & Lodging Association; Real Estate Broker licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.

Detail: Mr. Free’s company, Straightline Hospitality, Inc., provides Advisory and Expert Services for Hotels, Resorts, Resorts, and Shared Ownership (Timesharing, Fractionals, Condo-Hotels). These services may be in relation to new properties going through the development or pre-development stages, those that are open and experiencing difficulties, or in situations where disputes have arisen among the stakeholders.

Key areas of consulting and expert effectiveness are:

• Economic Damages, Lost Profits, and Business Interruption
• Brand/System Affiliation or Conversion Issues; Management Contracts & Franchising
• Development Planning
• Financial Feasibility
• Project Financing
• Management and Operations
• Strategic Planning, Market Repositioning, and Workouts for Distressed Properties
• Management or Marketing Company Dispute Resolution
• Analysis of Case Merits
• Standards of Care
• Director/Officer Conduct

See website for complete Statement of Qualifications, including Career History of the Principal, List of Engagements, and List of Clients

Education / Licenses

MBA- Finance, Bloch School of Business & Public Administration (University of Missouri, Kansas City); BS- Hotel Administration, Harrah College of Hotel Administration (University of Nevada, Las Vegas); Registered Resort Professional (RRP), American Resort Development Association; Master Hotel Supplier (MHS), American Hotel & Lodging Association; Real Estate Broker licensed by the California Department of Real Estate

Years in Practice

42 years

Primary Areas of Expertise

• Economic Damages, Lost Profits, and Business Interruption
• Brand/System Affiliation or Conversion Issues; Management Contracts & Franchising
• Development Planning
• Financial Feasibility
• Project Financing
• Management and Operations
• Strategic Planning, Market Repositioning, and Workouts for Distressed Properties
• Management or Marketing Company Dispute Resolution
• Analysis of Case Merits
• Standards of Care
• Director/Officer Conduct

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