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The IHM Group SA 2010


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The IHM Group SA 2010

  1. 1. International Hospitality Management CANADA USA PANAMA AUSTRALIA
  2. 2. Contents About IHM Group 5 Management Team 7 Services Property Acquisitions 9 Real Estate Development 9 Facility Design / Planning 11 Fractional Ownership 11 Hospitality Management 13 Joint Venture Partnership 15 Golf Course Management 17 Conclusion 19 Contact Us 20 International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 3. Management
  3. 3. ABOUT THE IHM GROUP The IHM Group is the product of more than 25 years of luxury international development, hospitality management and sales / marketing experience by our founders, Mr. Duane Lee, and Mr. Cameron MacKellar. The IHM Group, operating under the Top Notch Brand of Companies, is a real estate development, investment and management firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with international office locations in Michigan, USA; South Australia, Australia and Panama City, Panama. Formed in 2007 by Duane Lee and Cameron MacKellar, The IHM Group acquires real estate based upon its profit-making potential and provides management consultation to distressed projects internationally. At the present time the group’s portfolio includes apartment buildings, mixed use properties, golf course communities and single family homes within the US, Canada, Australia and South America. The managing partners, Duane Lee and Cameron MacKellar have over 20 years of combined real estate investment and management experience and have collectively completed more than 100 million dollars worth of real estate transactions. Mr. Lee and Mr. MacKellar joined forces in 2007 to pursue an international investment strategy that seeks to add value by leveraging local economic anchors to further stimulate and rejuvenate areas with upside potential. As a “turn-key” operator of residential, mixed use and luxury properties, they have successfully been able to provide investors with above average returns due to a keen insight of international markets. The IHM Group applies its collective knowledge of the market and geographic trends to identify and acquire real estate in areas that have substantial upside appreciation potential post acquisition and development. IHM Group’s Property Development & Management division takes pride in its ability to locate and acquire economically sound, high-yield investment and development properties in select locations. Typically, the company seeks situations where our entrepreneurial expertise and value added approach can be applied to commercialize the asset to its maximum value. International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 5. Management
  4. 4. MANAGEMENT TEAM DUANE LEE - Chief Operating Officer Duane Lee is a seasoned real estate professional with extensive background and experience operating challenging and diverse companies and enterprises. From property maintenance and construction, to management and development, he is well versed in all aspects of the hospitality, commercial, and residential sectors. An industry leader, he regularly participates in the discussions that effect property management and development at the highest level. CAMERON MACKELLAR - President Cameron MacKellar has more than 20 years experience across various specialty sectors, including hospitality management, architectural, landscape and golf course design. With successful projects completed in Australia, the USA, South America and the Middle East, he has successfully negotiated start-up operations for hotel brands including Ramada Hotels, and investment banking organizations such as the Gulf Finance House based in Bahrain and the United Kingdom. GABRIEL MULLAN - Vice President Gabriel has more than 40 years experience in management, design, construction, and development in the transportation, hospitality, and engineering fields. With successful projects across the US, Canada, and Ireland, his attention to detail is unmatched, and he possesses the management and development skills needed in today’s changing environment. Gabriel took the lead in making Canada’s largest airport an “eco-friendly” operation, while increasing the profitability of the operation. VAUGHN LAMER - Architectural / Construction Manager Vaughn leads the architectural and construction management departments as a licensed and LEED accredited architect with over 15 years of professional experience. He has served previously with internationally award-winning, and acclaimed architectural firms overseeing the design and construction of their regional offices as they expand practices throughout the US and Internationally. Vaughn’s career has included projects in Charlotte, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Baltimore. JOHN WELLS - International Project Manager John Wells has more than 20 years of international design and management experience as a development professional. Serving as a corporate owner’s representative over design of capital projects he has worked on many iconic destination resorts, casinos and theme parks. He specializes in monitoring and maintaining budgets, schedules, and cost management strategies, resolving outstanding design and technical issues while providing cost control and quality assurance throughout the entire process. International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 7. Management
  5. 5. SERVICES PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS IHM Group is actively pursuing new hospitality, leisure and residential property opportunities in emerging markets both nationally and internationally. Together with our strategically placed country partners, we seek acquisition opportunities in the fields of poor performing hotels, resorts and golf course developments. Our flexible approach also provides a joint venture option between the IHM Group and direct asset holders / land owners, if so desired. With a proven history of locating profit-driven opportunities, our ongoing expansion on the international market is reflective of our sound, diverse investment portfolio to date. Backed with leading financial and investment company partners, the IHM Group is conservative in approach, yet deliberate in action for acquiring sound investment-based hotel and leisure operations. Our portfolio of recreational and community-driven properties in emerging markets worldwide is what keeps our group at the leading edge of the industry, and ensures the ongoing successes of our operations globally. PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT IHM’s Property Development Group is a specialist real estate investment and development consortium, specializing in analyzing and identifying exclusive commerical and residential properties which demonstrate elite living environments and profitable investment potential for our investors and client base. We have a proven history of fostering solid relationships with key developers across multiple international real estate sectors. We share the financial and lifestyle benefits of these relationships with internationally minded individuals in the USA, Canada, South America and Australia, with each providing a unique insight into the diverse and unique aspects of each culture base to be addressed. We not only invest in the luxurious quality of our projects, but also in the communities in which we develop, regularly supporting and donating to local organizations, community events, and a range of cultural programs. We plan, and bring to life. a strategic balance of sustainable developments with a full range of residential, commercial, and leisure-based ammenities. International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 9. Management
  6. 6. SERVICES FACILITY DESIGN / PLANNING With our executives having vast architectural, land-planning and residential planning experience in projects from the Middle East, Australia, the USA, South America and India, our environmentally and financially considerate planning techniques have provided successfully implemented projects all around the world. In addition to our in-house services, we have assembled a world-class team of unique service partnerships with leading industry professionals to enforce our commitment to delivering luxury property initiatives on-time and within budget. The IHM brand continues to be associated with prosperous, yet sustainable and considerate solutions in political, cultural and ethical circles. Our development objectives are pure, with each project undergoing a vigorous due diligence phase to ensure the opportunity strengthens local markets, and will ultimately provide facilities that respond efficiently and effectively to all associated groups. FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP Fractional ownership makes owning an extraordinary vacation property simple, at a fraction of the cost of sole ownership. IHM Fractional continues to take fractional ownership to a higher level by offering discreet privacy, a strong investment component, and world-class boutique properties in luxury locations. IHM Group creates small, private partnerships to own extraordinary vacation homes in some of the world’s most desirable and exclusive destinations, including Panama, Turks & Caicos, Los Cabos, Bahamas, Costa Rica and other desirable locations. Our approach is a personal and intimate alternative to other forms of fractional ownership, destination clubs, private residence clubs, and sole ownership. Luxury fractionals differ greatly from the old-style timeshares in the following ways: • Deeded property, with the same rights as any other real estate purchase • Greater chance of property appreciation • A longer amount of time on property (from 4-13 weeks) • A luxury level of furnishings, services and amenities Contact us today for your free consultation relating to currently available properties. International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 11. Management
  7. 7. SERVICES HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT International Hospitality Management, LLC operates a hotel & resort management company that operates a variety of hotels and luxury resort properties in the United States of America, South / Central America, Australasia and Europe. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and additional office locations in Michigan; Australia and Panama City, we provide regionally based services to hotel owners and developers across the USA, as well as Internationally in selected regions. IHM Group’s expertise covers a broad range of lodging options, from mid-size extended-stay and limited service properties, to boutique and full-service resorts featuring full service health / spas, restaurants, and convention centers. We continue to develop a well-respected international portfolio, and our market presence is further strengthened with a proven track record in all aspects of the hospitality industry including: Internet distribution and eMarketing Sales & Marketing Revenue Management Hotel Operations Accounting Services Hotel renovation projects Construction / Product Management Human Resources Our management team has had extensive experience with most major franchises around the world, and we are recognized by these brands for our service values, strategic mission and ongoing commitment to excellence. In addition to the brand families, our hotel management division is equally experienced and dedicated to our independent boutique and resort clientele. Since our inception, we have consistently maintained our commitment to building long-term relationships with our investors, clients, owners, and we continue to provide steady, positive results in constantly changing economic environments. Applied in a focused manner, and matched with creative marketing and sound accounting principles, we enhance operating efficiencies and ensure consistent product and service levels across all our properties. Our company’s senior management have an average of 20 years of experience in all segments of the hotel, resort and golf management industries, and have proven highly successful in the takeover, re-positioning, and optimization of these operations. International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 13. Management
  8. 8. SERVICES JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP The IHM Group partners have been presented with some truly unique and inspiring projects on a global scale. Commonly we find our clients and asset holders (land owners) have a suitable vision for their project, but lack required commercialization resources and experience to deliver a financial, cultural and ethically successful rollout or development. In response to these requests, the IHM Group responded by establishing a tailored joint venture operation to assist our national and international clients. Our business model is highly creative, and is further supported from both a pre-construction and post-construction level. In essence, we provide a “turn-key” solution to projects that seek to become industry and regionally leading operations. The IHM Group seeks early involvement in the project opportunity, this way we can ensure that maximum value is achieved from the earliest possible moment. With our exclusive project partners from the masterplanning, architectural, environmental, engineering and golf course design sectors, we maintain an open and transparent communication channel throughout our engagement that ensures all parties are cohesively involved in the commercialisation process from the outset. Our key industry-leading partners include: HOK PLANNING Established in 1955, HOK has grown into a firm of over 2,500 employees linked across a global network of 28 office locations. We manage the planning, design, and construction process for all types of projects in every part of the world. Building Design & Construction’s 2006 survey ranked HOK as the largest architectural / engineering firm; and Engineering News Record’s 2006 survey of top U.S. design firms ranked HOK as the world’s largest Architectural/Engineering firm. GENSLER ARCHITECTURE Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 30 offices and over 3,000 professionals in the Middle East, Asia, UK, and the Americas. The firm has over 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry and delivers projects as large as a city and as small as a task light for an individual’s desk. Gensler is distinguished by an unwavering commitment to client success. CASHMORE GOLF DESIGN CGD have been involved with over 70 golf courses internationally. Their global experience has armed them with a wealth of problem-solving techniques, across an incredibly diverse range of terrains and they are well equipped to provide design solutions for golf courses planned anywhere in the world. CGD is being sought out by developers from all over the world, because of their award winning courses that have gained international recognition and their reputation for delivering the highest quality golf courses at affordable prices, on time and on budget. International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 15. Management
  9. 9. SERVICES GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT The IHM Golf Management division has ONE clear objective for each managed facility: To grow the business’s bottom line through first-rate golfing experiences for our customers, by providing unsurpassed service, products and value. Why focus on the customer’s experience? We have learned that financial success requires more than cost-efficient operations or a well-stocked golf shop. It requires professional, customer-focused operators who encourage customers to play more, spend more, and serve as advocates for the course to their golfing friends. Satisfied customers are loyal customers, and loyal customers build the bottom line. IHM’s Golf Management services specialize in the following services: • Membership development • Revenue development • Agronomy and technical services • Outside Guest Services • Operational support • Pace of Play Management • Planning and design • Driving Range Management • Golf course construction management • Retail Merchandising • Feasibility and operational reviews • Outing and Golf Event Services • Club and course turnaround and recovery The commitment to a long-term support offering by our service professionals ensures that new facilities are structured for profitability well before opening day and existing facilities have the ability to reverse their challenged operations through time proven management practices. IHM’s Golf Management division is managed and operated by industry leading specialists with more than 50 years of combined experience in the successful operation of golf resort facilities worldwide. Our diverse leadership and management team is further enhanced by strategic relationships with a number of the worlds leading PGA / European Tour professionals, and internationally recognized golf course design and construction specialists. International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 17. Management
  10. 10. CONCLUSION The IHM Group operates a vast array of internationally acclaimed service provisions, within a common luxury, and high-end property theme. Our proven business structure, and commitment to the ongoing success of our acquisiton, development and management portfolio provides a diverse team of corporate professionals. Complimented by our considerate approach to executing high-profile projects, we continue to strengthen our relationship with private and public sector operations around the globe. As part of the IHM Group’s commitment to all our clients, investors, and partners we ensure each opportunity will be thoroughly investigated with our local, national and international partners to provide sound investment opportunties for our long-term solutions. We welcome the opportunity to provide our consultation services on selected projects that fit within our boutique operations. IHM continues to be selective and methodical in our approach to the projects we pursue, as we believe a successfuly delivered project has greater value than sheer property volume. All communication with our team will be kept in the strictest confidence, and any information exchanged with our executive team and project partners will be treated as confidential and will not be distributed to our third party vendors. International International Hospitality Management, LLC Hospitality 19. Management
  11. 11. CONTACT US The IHM Group delivers operational and brand initiatives to achieve service and development excellence. Our international excellence and experience in the hospitality, leisure and property sectors, together with our attention to detail ensures that our project or asset-driven opportunities are secure under the guidance of the value-added services we provide. Should you feel The IHM Group is able to assist you with your current or future project requirements, we invite you to contact our team members (nearest your location) in full confidence at the information provided below. The IHM Group LLC. Registered in Canada, USA and Panama. CANADA Global Headquarters 320 Main Street, North Suite 53 Brampton, ON L6V 4A3 P: +1 416 566 2704 E: W: Skype: topnotchproperty USA Regional Office 660 Annapolis Street Commerce, MI 48382 P: +1 248 363 2343 E: W: Skype: topnotchcam PANAMA Regional Offices Camino Real Bethania, Panama P: +507 6505 9798 E: W: Skype: topnotchproperty International Hospitality Management, LLC International Hospitality 20. Management