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Mr. Glincher

Andrew Glincher

Office Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Andrew Glincher focuses his practice on representation of institutional and individual owners, developers and managers of real estate, business owners, professionals and professional service firms, institutional lenders in lending, loan recovery and restructuring, and various parties in the negotiation and resolution of business and real estate disputes. He is well known for his problem solving and negotiation skills, including his ability to structure successful and creative resolutions to disputes of all types. Mr. Glincher has represented developers and owners of retail centers, hotels, movie theatres, office and industrial buildings and parks, utilities, restaurants, residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, assisted living, low to moderate income housing complexes, long-term care facilities and condominium projects, both locally and nationally. In addition, Mr. Glincher serves as an elected member of the firm's Governing Committee. Mr. Glincher was appointed a member of the faculty of Boston College, where he has taught a course in Real Estate Finance since 1988. He is a past president of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, Men's Associates and presently serves as vice chairman and member of the Center's Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Glincher serves as president of two low to moderate income housing facilities, on the Board of Directors of B'nai B'rith Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, as clerk and a member of the Board of Governors of Blue Hill Associates, Inc. (Blue Hill Country Club), and as a member of the Advisory Board of The Entrepreneurship Institute. He has served as vice president of the New England Realty Unit of B'nai B'rith and on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Center of Sharon (Temple Israel). Mr. Glincher is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Glincher served as a member of the Town of Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Glincher is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Glincher can be contacted at 617-345-1222 or aglincher@nixonpeabody.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.