INVESTMENT MANAGER/HOTEL OWNER
THE LODGING OPPORTUNITIES GROUP LLC
c/o Carl Marks & Co.
900 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10022
P: (212) 909.8420
F: (212) 980.2631
Key Executives: Morris Lasky, Chairman of the Board; Martin Schiffman, President
Services Provided: Invests in distressed and opportunistic hospitality situations.
Seeks underperforming institutional quality hotels with a minimum of 125 rooms in
Description: Martin Schiffman and Morris Lasky lead a team of seasoned professionals who have specialized talents targeted to the challenging issues affecting hospitality assets. Through THE LODGING OPPOR TUNITIES GROUP, the team is part of the
LODGING UNLIMITED GROUP OF COMPANIES. The flagship of the Group, Lodging
Unlimited Inc., is the hotel services company founded by Mr. Lasky in the 1970’s. The
Lodging Opportunities Group, together with other LUI entities, is completely vertically integrated as a principal, providing management, acquisition, construction and
financing services to the hotel industry.
Major Clients: Barclays Bank, Citicorp, Daiwa Bank, DLA Piper, General Electric,
LaSalle Bank, Oppenheimer and Company, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Wells Fargo
Service Territory: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West
REAL ESTATE FINANCING
655 Third Avenue, Floor 9
New York, NY 10017
P: (800) 650.2627
F: (212) 818.0997
Key Executives: Michael Sneden, Executive Vice President; Gary Unkel, Loan
Originator; Jim Brett, Underwriting/Closing;
Services Provided: ValueXpress provides SBA 504, SBA 7(a) and CMBS conduit
loans secured by commercial RE, including apartments, retail, office, industrial
Description: ValueXpress is an affiliate of Country Bank, a NY-based commercial
bank. The company was formed in 1995 to assist borrowers through the complexities
of SBA and CMBS conduit loans. The company has completed over 250 transac-
tions in excess of $1.2 billion since formation. ValueXpress is a service-oriented firm
staffed with associates that are highly skilled in the underwriting and closing
of CMBS conduit loans and SBA 504 and 7(a) loans.
Major Clients: ValueXpress encourages loan submissions from all intermediaries,
including mortgage brokers, commercial bankers and property owners.
Service Territory: Northeast Focus, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Other