Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Part 2 of Ski, Esq.'s Interview with Steve Rice

Picking up where we left off, here is the rest of Ski, Esq.'s interview with CNL Lifestyle Properties' top ski executive, Steve Rice.

Friday, January 18, 2013

America's Top Ski Resort Executive Speaks with Ski, Esq.

Ski, Esq. was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to sit down with CNL Lifestyle Property's Managing Director - Steve Rice. Steve manages CNL's extensive ski resort portfolio, including 14 owned resorts and three resorts where CNL holds senior debt. He also advises on acquisition of new properties and oversees seven resort commercial villages.

Today's post is the first of the two part series in which Steve and Ski, Esq. explore a wide variety of topics from resort acquisition to ski area management, snowmaking to  HR and everything in between. Thank you to Steve for taking the time to be interviewed and share his keen insight on the industry. Our readers will enjoy a rare behind the scenes look into at the multifaceted world of ski resort management.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Link: NYT Article on Jay Peak's Use of EB-5 Visa

Monday's New York Times contained an interested story about Jay Peak (VT) and its use of the EB-5 visa program to finance infrastructure improvements at the resort. Given the tightness of the current credit market, Jay Peak turned to foreign investment as a means of financing its impressive and rapid base area development. Under the EB-5 Visa Program, foreign nationals receive a green card in exchange for an investment of $1M ($500,000 in a rural area such as Vermont's Northeast Kingdom).

Full story at: