Mr. Robinson has won numerous awards as a real estate consultant and appraiser, including the coveted James Felt “Most Creative Counselor” Award from his CRE peers for his innovative appraisal of the Grand Canyon National Park. Additionally, he has been awarded the Chuck Pinkowski “Member of the Year” Award from his ISHC peers for developing an Alternative Dispute Resolution training program for hospitality professionals.
Mr. Robinson is a frequent lecturer at various real estate and hospitality industry-related seminars and conferences across the United States, and has spoken more than two dozen times at national and local hotel industry conferences. Some of his most recent panels included the topics of Litigation Support Services, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Arbitration Opportunities in the Hospitality Industry. He was the editor of KPMG’s Hospitality Update newsletter in the mid-1990s, and served on the Program Planning Committee of the annual UCLA Hotel Industry Investment Conference for six years. He is a regular Guest Lecturer on complex valuation topics to MBA students at UC Berkeley’s School of Real Estate.
He has co-authored an article entitled “How to Value Commercial Improvements in a National Park” in the Winter 2000/Spring 2001 edition of Real Estate Issues; a chapter entitled “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Hospitality Industry” in the textbook Hotel Investments: Issues and Perspectives, 4th edition (2006); a chapter entitled “Converting Existing Historic Buildings into Hotels” in the textbook Hotel Sustainable Development: Principals and Best Practices, 1st edition (2011); and an article entitled “Issue Review Boards™ – The Next Wave of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Hospitality Industry”.
Mr. Robinson is a member of the prestigious International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), and served for nine years on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee. Other professional memberships include the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). He is also a member of the Board of Arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).