Maurice is one of the pre-eminent independent advisors to the development of high-end hotels and resorts in California. Working with both private developers as well as land-owning public agencies, Maurice has successfully facilitated the development of numerous upscale, full-service hotels in the state. Most of these development deals involve significant public investment in order to bridge the gap between the cost of construction and the value of the hotel once completed. Maurice utilizes creative strategies involving building and ground leases, rebates of transient occupancy taxes and property taxes, tax-exempt bonds, and other innovative public-private financing techniques. See some of the Case Studies for details on the various public financing vehicles utilized to make these hotel deals work.