California Receivers Forum

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Background & Experience
Dennis Gemberling is president and principal of Perry Group International, a management and consulting services firm specializing in hospitality, food and beverage, and related industries and has over 35 years’ experience. His educational background includes among other activities a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management from Cornell University and Certificates in Receivership Administration, Procedures & the Law from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.

Since 1985, Mr. Gemberling has provided expertise as an Asset Manager, Receiver, Interim Property Manager, and Turnaround Consultant for over 500 clients involving hospitality industry sector businesses and real estate with sales in the $500 thousand to $75 million range and typical values in the $1 million to $100 million range both nationally and internationally. These assets include full-service, convention, boutique, and limited-service hotels, extended-stay, all-suites, condo, fractional and timeshare lodging and resorts, independent and chain restaurants, bars and night clubs, and mixed-use properties. He has been appointed in receivership and bankruptcy cases in both Federal and State Courts and is often engaged on assignments nationwide.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hotels, Motels & Resorts
  • Lodging Condo, Fractional Uses & Timeshares
  • Restaurants, Nightclubs & Bars
  • Banquet, Catering, Conference & Convention Centers & Special Event Facilities
  • Retail & Mixed-Use Real Estate

Affiliations & Designations

  • Certified Hotel Administrator – American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Certified Food & Beverage Executive – American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Certified Foodservice Mgmt. Professional – National Restaurant Association
  • Certified Food Safety Manager – National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
  • Past President & Board Member, California Receivers Forum – Bay Area Chapter
  • Member – California Receivers Forum Bay Area, Los Angeles & San Diego Councils
  • Professional Member – Foodservice Consultants Society International
  • Full Member – National Association of Federal Equity Receivers
  • Practitioner Member – Turnaround Management Association
  • Listed in A.M. Best’s “Recommended Expert Service Providers” Over 10 years

Related Articles & Speaking

  • “Hotel Operations, Restructuring and Receiverships in the Age of COVID”
    Call Connect #6 Panelist – California Receivers Forum, September 23, 2020
  • “Hotel and Restaurant Receiverships and Adjusting to the New Normal”
    Receivership News – California Receivers Forum, Summer 2020
  • “Can Retail, Restaurants and Hospitality Save Each Other in a Downturn”
    Receivership News – California Receivers Forum, Winter 2020
  • “Using a Limited Purpose Receivership to Collect Hotel Transient Occupancy Taxes”
    Receivership News – California Receivers Forum, Fall 2010
  • “How to Handle Hotel Receiverships and Problems Unique to the Hospitality Industry”
    Panelist – California Receivers Forum – Bay Area Chapter Meeting, July 15, 2010
  • “Understanding the Unique Challenges of Hotel & Restaurant Receiverships”
    Receivership News – California Receivers Forum, Spring 2004
  • “Hotels & Restaurants in Transition – Beyond Beds, Baths, Bars or Breakfast”
    Journal of Corporate Renewal – Turnaround Management Association, April/May 1995