Hotel Litigation Support and Other Services
John Keeling is the principal of The Keeling Consultancy, LLC. that accepts occasional consulting assignments including arbitration or the formation of an expert opinion on matters involving hotels. Consulting assignments may involve:
- Expert testimony on hotel issues;
- Hotel appraisals;
- Calculation of lost profits;
- Workouts and repositioning of troubled hospitality assets;
- Negotiation of hotel franchise or management agreements;
- Hotel acquisition, site selection and financing.
- Development and repositioning of full-service hotels;
- Hotel facilities planning;
- Hotel asset management; and,
- Hotel disposition
With over 30 years of hotel development, operations, consulting, appraisal and brokerage experience, Mr. Keeling is a recognized authority on hotel matters and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, Business Travel News, Hotel Management, and numerous weekly business journals and daily newspapers. He has been inducted into the exclusive Counselors of Real Estate (CRE).
In 2015 Mr. Keeling was inducted into the Michigan State University, School of Hospitality Business Hall of Fame as an Alumnus of the Year. He was named an Honorary Alumnus of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Mr. Keeling was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston and a Distinctive Service Award by the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association.
Mr. Keeling is also an Executive Vice President with the Valencia Group which specializes in the development and operation of upper-upscale and luxury, independent hotels. In addition to management, the company provides development, branding and repositioning services. Mr. Keeling and the Valencia development team are currently developing hotel projects in downtown Houston, College Station, Irving, Lubbock and Fort Worth. Existing properties are located in Austin, College Station, Houston, & San Antonio, TX; San Jose, CA and Kansas City, MO.