Check out California on OC Talk Radio
Hotel Innvestor Founder & President Tim L. Edgar was the featured guest speaker on OC Talk Radio’s one hour Check Out California talk show this week.
“it was a fun experience” said Edgar, “it was very conversational and I believe informative without being overly technical.”
This episode of Check Out California was dedicated to discussing crowdfunding for hotels. Edgar was quick to point how different investing in hotels is versus residential or even other types of commercial real estate. He also pointed out how a number of the “early adopters” of crowdfunding were focused on the technology component and had “A Field of Dreams” mentality of if you build it they (the money) will come and how many of those platforms do not exist anymore.
Edgar was the perfect choice for this discussion as Tim is a recognized industry expert in crowdsourcing for hotels and has been quoted in publications such as the Orange County Business Journal, the New England Real Estate Journal, Hotel Business, Boston Hospitality Review, Hotel News Now, Hotel Management and Real Estate Fund Manager. Edgar has also been a featured speaker on the subject at various conferences including the North American Tourism & Hospitality Investment Conference (NATHIC) in Chicago, Hotel Equities and Lender Perspectives Conference (HELP) in Boston, Meet the Money Conference (MTM) in Los Angeles, The Lodging Conference (TLC) in Phoenix, NATHIC Miami, Alternative Investing Summit (AIS) in Laguna Beach, the Hunter Hotel Conference (HHC) in Atlanta, California Lodging Investment Conference (CLIC) in Irvine and the Americas Lodging Industry Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles.
Mr. Edgar started his career in hotels in 1991 working at the Beverly Hilton while studying at the University of Southern California. After graduating from USC, Edgar went into hotel property brokerage, where he underwrote hundreds of hotel projects and personally consummated over $1.1 billion in hotel property sales. Tim is also currently an active officer in a 200-room hotel in San Francisco, California.