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For Immediate Release
Dennis Gemberling

Distressed Hotels Exec adds Expertise

 to Perry Group's Investor & Lender Services
John Fernando to oversee operations and project supervision for
 asset management, receivership and advisory assignments
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 7, 2010 - Anticipating a higher number of foreclosures, receiverships and sales as banks and special servicers grapple with problem hotel loans starting in the second quarter of 2010, Perry Group International has brought on a seasoned hospitality industry corporate manager, John Fernando, as Operations Director. John will provide additional oversight support services for single hotel assets and lodging portfolios.
Fernando HeadshotFormerly a senior executive with Janus Hotels & Resorts, a company that specialized in bank REO's during prior downturns, Mr. Fernando has a variety of expertise at the property level in both hotel and food and beverage operations. "I have known John a long time and he has the proven ability to increase a hotel's overall income, while maintaining brand standards, which ultimately adds value to its real estate, according to Dennis Gemberling, President of Perry Group International. In addition to the West, he will maintain an Atlanta office for close proximity to East Coast clients."
Founded in 1985, Perry Group International is a San Francisco based management, consulting and expert services firm for lodging, foodservice, resorts, gaming and clubs. The firm does work across North America with underperforming and distressed hotels and restaurants as third-party asset managers and consultants for investors and owners and as receivers and interim managers for lenders, financial institutions and their legal and real estate professionals. Please visit for more information.
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