PLEASE is a strategic management firm that unlocks latent commercial real estate value through the development and operation of successful hospitality ventures. Established by Philip Spiegel, a 3rd-generation native San Franciscan with more than a decade of executive experience in in the upper echelon of San Francisco’s high-stakes hospitality industry, PLEASE draws on Spiegel’s tenure as the key business architect and driving operational force behind Merchants Exchange Productions, the entity responsible for iconic San Francisco properties including the Julia Morgan Ballroom, the Merchants Exchange Club and Credo Restaurant.
"My job was to build the infrastructure to run a great hospitality company for Clint Reilly," Spiegel told the San Francisco Business Times upon launching his new venture. "That’s been done. It’s time for me to go to the next space and do what I do well, which is help people who own real estate monetize that real estate through hospitality."