Straightline Advisors

Kenneth Free

2808 Ashworth Circle Las Vegas, NV 89107

About the Expert

Mr. Free is a highly credible resource with both broad and deep knowledge concerning hotels & resorts. Prior to opening his own firm in 1992, Mr. Free worked in senior positions with three major hotel companies in real estate development, finance, and operations. Since then, he has been engaged for scores of expert witness assignments. His perspectives derive from authentic experiences, tempered by an appreciation for academic and legal concepts pertinent to expert witness assignments.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Real Estate Commercial

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Expert's Profile

Overview: Kenneth C. Free is a hospitality professional with forty years experience in the business. He is a highly credible resource for operations, real estate development, feasibility, business valuation, and income loss issues.

Degrees and Licenses held by the Principal: MBA- Finance, Bloch School of Business & Public Administration (University of Missouri in Kansas City); BS- Hotel Administration, Harrah College of Hotel Administration (University of Nevada in Las Vegas); Registered Resort Professional (RRP), American Resort Development Association; Master Hotel Supplier (MHS), American Hotel & Lodging Association; Real Estate Broker licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.

Detail: Mr. Free’s company, Straightline Advisors, provides Advisory and Expert Services for Hotels, Resorts, Resorts, Casinos, and Shared Ownership (Timesharing, Fractionals, Condo-Hotels). These services may be in relation to new properties going through the development or pre-development stages, those that are open and in need of fundamental change, or in any situation where disputes have arisen among the stakeholders.

Key areas of consulting and expert effectiveness are –

• Development Planning
• Financial Feasibility
• Project Financing
• Management and Operations
• Economic Damages, Lost Profits, and Business Interruption
• Strategic Planning, Market Repositioning, and Workouts for Distressed Properties
• Brand/System Affiliation or Conversion Issues; Management Contracts & Franchising
• Management or Marketing Company Dispute Resolution
• Analysis of Case Merits
• Standards of Care
• Director/Officer Conduct

-See website for complete Statement of Qualifications, including
Career History of the Principal, List of Engagements, and List of Clients-

Personal Achievements


  • MBA- Finance University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • BS- Hotel Administration University of Nevada, Las Vegas


  • Registered Resort Professional American Resort Development Association
  • Certified Master Hotel Supplier American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker California Department of Real Estate


  • Urban Land Institute
  • American Resort Development Association

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Straightline Advisors is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).