Apertor Hospitality Asset Management And Advisory Firm Announces Comprehensive Research & Analysis Services And Proprietary Online Resources

Apertor Hospitality, LLC, an asset management and advisory firm serving the hospitality and gaming industries, has announced new, customized research and analysis services as part of its comprehensive value enhancement offerings, in addition to online resources including research publications and balanced insights on topical issues available at

Apertor Hospitality With its in-depth knowledge of economic trends and the competitive landscape in the lodging and gaming industries, the Apertor team of experts now provides client-focused, proprietary research and analysis services to the investor community, including owners, lenders, developers, institutional investors and other key stakeholders.  Separate but related, the firm has launched Apertor Research, a dedicated online information source, including comprehensive Research Publications and Apertor Insights, postings that reflect topical industry issues.

This announcement follows the launch of Apertor in January by company Founder and Principal Robert M. La Forgia along with a team of industry professionals based throughout the United States.

 “Given our team’s immersion in high-impact regions throughout the U.S. and our unique, long-standing industry relationships, Apertor has a pulse on industry developments and can offer objective, market-driven analysis and intelligence,” said La Forgia.  “Our independent, qualitative and quantitative research, augmented by our breadth of advisors on the ground, enable Apertor to analyze the competitive landscape and economic trends and provide an unbiased candid assessment without being hindered by institutional constraints.”

The firm’s comprehensive lodging and gaming research and analysis services include:

  • Analyses of macro, regional and local economic factors and trends
  • Review of competitive set and determination of market share/fair share
  • Analyses of supply and demand trends – historical, current and prospective
  • Evaluation of industry-specific operating trends and outlook
  • Development of company-specific financial models and valuation thesis
  • Channel checking to assess property-level operating performance and trends
Gregg Carlson, an advisor and research expert who has spent 30 years in the gaming, lodging and real estate industries, oversees Apertor’s new research and analysis platform. Carlson’s first research report obtainable on – offered either as a brief introduction or comprehensive research report -- studies California’s Impact on the Las Vegas Strip and details the economic metrics and outlook that point to “slow recovery ahead based on conditions 300 miles away.”  As the largest feeder market for Las Vegas, California (the eighth largest economy in the world) and its economic recovery will have a dramatic effect on future demand levels on the Las Vegas Strip. 

Another report, called “Group Business Trends in the Top 25 Markets,” explores how demand trends in the group segment of the lodging business affect overall pricing power, or yield.

Apertor offers a full complement of advisory services tailored to existing owners, investors and lenders with exposure to financially struggling hotels and casinos, as well as to new entrants looking to take advantage of current market conditions.  Comprised of proven industry veterans and leaders, the dedicated team offers customized strategies designed to enhance and optimize asset value and investment returns for their clients.

Emphasizing hands-on executive, managerial, operating and transactional experience in the hotel and casino industries, the diverse and highly engaged team at Apertor offers a complete spectrum of asset management and advisory services.

About Gregg Carlson 

Since 2002, Carlson has provided gaming, lodging and real estate industry research to gaming industry-focused private fund and institutional investors.  In addition to public and private company research, Carlson has authored a number of gaming industry economic, regional and market-level research publications.

About Apertor Hospitality, LLC

Apertor Hospitality is an asset management and advisory services firm specializing in the hospitality and gaming industries, whose highly seasoned professionals are based throughout the United States, including the New York Tri-State area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay area.  For more information, please visit

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