Maurice Robinson

Company: Maurice Robinson & Associates, LLC

Position: President

Mission Statement

An informal, creative, big picture expert adding value by resolving disputes and facilitating development in the hospitality industry.

Geographic Areas

USA; Canada; Puerto Rico; Caribbean


Expert witness; Development planning; acquisition due diligence; strategic planning; Arbitration & Mediation; management contract, franchise and lease negotiations; valuations & ; market & financial analysis; ground leases and concessions; National Parks; public/private partnerships; bankruptcy; loan restructuring; workouts; Issue Review Boards

Professional Memberships

Counselors of Real Estate (CRE); American Society of Appraisers (ASA); FINRA Board of Arbitrators; Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)

Articles and Publications

"How to Value Commercial Improvements in a National Park"; "Mega-Resort Development Surges in Race to Meet New Demands of Business Travelers"; co-authored the "Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Hospitality Industry" chapter of the 2006 Hotel Investments--Issues & Perspectives book for the AH&LA; authored the "Converting Historic Buildings into Hotels" chapter of the 2009 Sustainable Hotels book for the AH&LA; and "Issue Review Boards™ – The Next Wave of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Hospitality Industry". Also lecture periodically at an MBA class "Real Estate Investment Analysis" at UC Berkeley.

Representative List of Clients

National Park Service; Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose, Manhattan Beach, Mountain View, Alameda, Napa, Oceanside, Long Beach and Del Mar; Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Solano and San Mateo; Port of San Diego; California State Parks; California Coastal Commission; Department of Justice; and numerous law firms and individual hotel owners


Masters of Public Administration, Municipal Finance & Environmental Management, Universty of Southern California, Los Angeles; B.A., Economics, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Past Experience

Principal, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Honolulu; Manager, PKF Consulting, Los Angeles; Senior Consultant, Williams-Kuebelbeck & Associates, Marina del Rey & SF, CA