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Tom Morone is Managing Director/EVP of CHMWarnick, a leading hotel asset management and owner advisory services company, responsible for $15 billion in hospitality real estate. Tom is well known in the industry for his 40-plus years of expertise in asset management and all facets of hotel advisory services. He is also CHMWarnick’s specialist in litigation support and expert testimony, as well as hotel and resort real estate and business brokerage. Tom has advised many clients on the market and economic feasibility, programming, franchise branding, and management company selection for their hotels. He has also assisted in clients' decisions to buy, sell, or hold and has executed a number of innovative solutions for his real estate clients. Tom is a licensed real estate broker in California and Arizona. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a member of and Chairman Emeritus (2009) of the International Society of Hotel Consultants (ISHC), and is a certified expert in mediation, arbitration, and dispute resolution. Tom currently sits on the Board of Advisors at The Collins College of Hospitality Management Cal Poly Pomona. He holds a lifetime teaching credential in California, lectured in the Hospitality Management Program at UCLA, and formerly taught in the NYU Hospitality program. Tom co-authored CapEx 2007, a study of capital expenditures in the hotel industry. He is a frequent speaker at national hospitality conferences and is a steering committee member in the Planning Committee of America’s Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS). For more information, visit For the latest company news, follow @CHMWarnick on Twitter and LinkedIn.