Chicago, Illinois – October 5, 2023 – RLA Global, Four Corners Advisors, and UK-based Global Branded Residences are pleased to announce a new strategic alliance among the three firms that will expand services and opportunities for clients globally.
This boutique network combines RLA Global’s hospitality and destination development expertise,
Four Corners Advisors’ strategic, development and transactional capabilities, and Global Branded
Residences’ specialized knowledge in luxury branded real estate.
According to Riyan Itani, Founder of Global Branded Residences, “We are excited to partner with RLA
Global and Four Corners Advisors. RLA Global brings a metrics-driven approach to conceptual
planning and design, while Four Corners provides executive-level strategic advisory rooted in legal
and contractual capabilities that will deliver enhanced value to clients globally.”
RLA Global CEO Roger Allen stated, “This partnership expands our ability to deliver exceptional value
for our clients across hospitality, structuring, development and transactional services, and luxury
real estate. Each firm contributes unique capabilities that together provide a comprehensive
Michael Shindler of Four Corners Advisors added, “This alliance allows us to provide integrated
solutions that draw from our collective experience globally and specialized expertise and
backgrounds in law, hospitality and related development, and branded residences. Though our
approaches differ, we share a commitment to maximizing value for clients seeking opportunities
The three firms will jointly pursue engagements, combining their strengths into a unified
consortium. RLA Global brings hands-on hospitality and destination development experience, Four
Corners offers high-level transactional and contractual capabilities, and Global Branded Residences
provides specialized knowledge in luxury branded property advisory services and brand/operator
The strategic alliance is effective immediately. RLA Global, Four Corners Advisors, and Global
Branded Residences look forward to serving new and existing clients across an extended global
About RLA Global
RLA Global is a leading boutique advisory firm, specializing in resorts and destinations, mixed-use
developments, and complex hospitality and tourism assets. We engage projects from a highly
strategic perspective right down to the finest details, encompassing the entire life-cycle of leisure
and hospitality assets. The firm has a proven track record of 100+ high-profile projects, across four
continents. RLA Global is recognized by the European Travel Award as one of the Best International
Leisure and Hospitality Advisors. RLA Global has offices in Las Vegas, Budapest, and Dubai.
About Four Corners Advisors
Founded in 2007 and relaunched in 2014, Four Corners Advisors (FCA) stands as a distinguished
consultancy dedicated to the hospitality industry. Offering strategic advisory services, FCA excels in
asset evaluation, transactional structuring, and organizational guidance. Their commitment to
executive-level counsel ensures tailored solutions for a broad spectrum of hospitality-related
transactions. FCA is based in Chicago with a satellite office in Phoenix, AZ.
About Global Branded Residences (GBR)
Global Branded Residences is a dedicated consultancy firm specializing in branded residential
development advisory services, operator selection, negotiation, and transactional services. With two
decades of expertise working on iconic projects globally, GBR employs a data-driven strategy that
optimizes projects for sales success in diverse market dynamics. Founded by Riyan Itani, GBR stands
as a leader in effective and efficient project advisory services.