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Mr. Roedel, III

Fred B. Roedel, III

Partner & Managing Member, Roedel Companies, LLC

Mr. Fred Roedel is a Manager of Roedel Companies, LLC along with his brother David. He shares the responsibility of developing and implementing the annual strategic plan of Roedel Companies. He also shares the responsibility of approving the final design, budget and timeline of any asset developed. Mr. Roedel is President of ROK Builders, LLC, the wholly-owned Construction Management subsidiary of Roedel Companies. In this capacity he is responsible for developing the strategic and annual plans of ROK Builders. A prime responsibility of ROK Builders is developing outside third party major maintenance, renovation and new development business and maintaining the entity as a profitable subsidiary of Roedel Companies. Mr. Roedel's areas of expertise include structuring and sourcing private debt and equity, real estate development and construction management. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Norwich University. Outside of his efforts with Roedel Companies, Mr. Roedel is involved with several organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, is Chairman of the Daniel Webster Council's State of NH Friends of Scouting campaign and is on the Board of Directors of the Partridge Society at Norwich University. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the United States Rugby Football Union and was President of the New England Rugby Football Union for over 15 years.

Mr. Roedel, III can be contacted at 6036542040105 or FredRoedel@roedelcompanies.com

Coming up in September 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.