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Boyken Awarded “Top 50 at Fifty” By Auburn University Montgomery

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Montgomery, Alabama (May 5, 2017) – In celebration of 50 years as a University, Auburn University Montgomery (“AUM”) selected 50 of its most outstanding alumni to honor at AUM’s 2017 Commencement Services. Among the honorees, Atlanta-based DRB Consulting, LLC.’s (“DRB”) Chief Executive Officer, Donald R. Boyken, was recognized as one of its top 50 alumni Read More…

7 Tips for the PIP

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A Property Improvement Plan or “PIP,” not to be confused with Gladys Knight & the Pips, is a detailed list of property improvements required at specific times in the hotel property life-cycle. The purpose of a PIP is to maintain brand standards and keep the hotel appearance current. Without a PIP, the brand standards and consistency could Read More…

Cuba: A Country Ripe for Development

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Cuba is one of the last underdeveloped frontiers with the potential to be a great opportunity.  The country has not experienced any serious development since the 1950s.  It would appear that time has stood still for the last 50 years.  What has been developed is old and requires maintenance.  The countryside is mostly agricultural with Read More…

5 Big Hotel Trends Affecting The Industry Today – Bisnow

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Click Here to Print Article From the customer experience and how to balance dual brands to whose driving hotel supply and the fate of the front desk, here are five (5) hotel trends in the industry we learned at Bisnow’s Atlanta Hotel Development Forum this week. 1. Individualized Experiences From health-conscious to hyperlocal-themed hotel brands, going Read More…

Hurricane Matthew – Disaster Restoration

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Hurricane Matthew’s destructive path started in the Caribbean and slowly made its way through Haiti, Cuba, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas and the eastern seaboard of the Florida, Georgia and the Carolina’s. We are currently talking with clients about providing support services for their insurance claims and the steps needed to return the properties to their pre-hurricane Read More…

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Lack of Capacity is Driving up Cost

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The Federal Government inflation information clearly does not match current Construction industry pricing where everything is rising.  Engineering News Record reported that the year over year growth in prices is 3.4% – significantly higher than the Federal Government inflation rate of 1% (the government continually is adjusting this statistic down).  In the past 12 months, Read More…

Because They Can

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Over the last 40 years, I have found construction cycles to be fairly consistent and a good method for forecasting the construction business trends.  Coupled with leading indicators, they often will provide a clear vision of the future before it arrives. Prices Rising Recent increases in material pricing indicates we have reached that point of Read More…

DRB News: Hampton Inn & Suites Opens in Popular Dunwoody Business/Shopping District

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Atlanta, GA (May 25, 2016) – Atlanta-based DRB Consulting, LLC. (DRB) successfully managed the construction of the Hampton Inn & Suites for Hotel Development Partners (HDP).  The hotel is located at 4565 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody’s popular business/shopping district and will be operated by Hotel Equities (HE). DRB is a construction program management firm that provides in-depth Read More…

Vision – Beginning with the End in Mind

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Set your vision first – Never under estimate the power of a vision.  Having worked with a number of the world’s top visionary hotel developers, creating iconic projects and helping shape those projects has been stimulating and fascinating. The common thread with our successful clients, especially those that create iconic buildings and resorts, is that Read More…

Leading Indicator – Predicting or Confusing?

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The stock market’s wild ride has provided many to pause and consider what the future will hold.  In the past, the stock market has been a “leading indicator” for development and construction.  This indicator has often confirmed or predicted the economic trend six (6) months from the market event.  As with all leading indicators, there Read More…

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