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Hotel Appraisals Methodology for the appraisal process may change based on the asset being valued, but the end goal is always the same – establishing monetary value. Hotel valuation, a highly specialized process, is different from valuing any other cash flowing real estate as the appraiser must give consideration to four elements: land, business, improvements, and personal property. Join the Hotel Investor’s Marketplace Webcast on March 5, when Adam Cowart, MAI, Senior Appraiser and Director of Operations for Cowart Hospitality Services and HBI President Tony DeGeorge will discuss new trends emerging in hotel valuation, how hotel lending criteria has changed in recent years, and what impact this has on the valuation process. Read more >
Mar 5 2014
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  • Methodology for the appraisal process may change based on the asset being valued, but the end goal is always the same – establishing monetary value. Hotel valuation, a highly specialized process, is different from valuing any other cash flowing real estate as the appraiser must give consideration to four elements: land, business, improvements, and personal property. Join the Hotel Investor’s Marketplace Webcast on March 5, when Adam Cowart, MAI, Senior Appraiser and Director of Operations for Cowart Hospitality Services and HBI President Tony DeGeorge will discuss new trends emerging in hotel valuation, how hotel lending criteria has changed in recent years, and what impact this has on the valuation process.
  • An improved economy brings rise in the dreaded hotel PIP. Hotel brands are requiring franchise property owners to deal with property improvement and deferred maintenance issues that were put on the back burner while the country weathered the economic downturn. The concept of reinvesting and improving your hotel to maintain and increase the asset’s value makes sense; however, with the economy showing only modest growth, hoteliers are reluctantly letting loose of the purse strings. Kevin Brickner, Vice President at Wyndham Worldwide and Daniel Couture, Sr. Director of Product Improvement at Choice Hotels International, join Charlie Fritsch, president of Hotel Brokers International to discuss the PIP process from inspection and negotiation to budgeting and execution.
  • Presentation featuring the most up-to-date and recent hotel performance trends data as tracked by Smith Travel Research. Join Charlie Fritsch, president of Hotel Brokers International, and Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/HotelNewsNow.com, as they discuss the hospitality real estate industry market and opportunities for investment.
  • This year, HOTEL BROKERS INTERNATIONAL conducted their annual HOTEL FINANCING SURVEY in partnership with HOTEL BUSINESS magazine. The survey – now in its 19th year – was distributed to nearly 200 hospitality industry lenders and examined the types of loan products available in the market, requirements for generating hospitality loans and opinion on the status of the lending industry this past year and through 2013. During this Webcast, Dennis Nessler, editor of Hotel Business, will join HBI President Charlie Fritsch to discuss the hotel financing market and share the results of this survey with the hospitality investment community.
  • The U.S. hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics for fourth quarter 2012 in year-over-year measurements, according to the data tracked and compiled by STR and STR Analytics. On March 13, Stephen Hennis, Director of STR Analytics, will join the HBI Hotel Investor’s Marketplace Webcast and HBI President Charlie Fritsch to take a detailed look into the hotel performance data and review which regions, markets, and segments were the greatest contributors to the increases posted in 2012. Could the industry’s occupancy, ADR and revenue per available room continue this upward trend throughout 2013 and 2014?


    About Stephen Hennis, CHA, ISHC
    As Director of STR Analytics, Stephen Hennis oversees specialized consulting projects and the development of new STR products and services. Mr. Hennis has over 17 years of experience in the analysis of lodging investments. He has appraised and evaluated over 500 lodging facilities, and has been involved in the underwriting, negotiation and acquisition of luxury hotels and resorts.

    About STR Analytics
    Meeting the needs of all lodging industry participants for in-depth, comprehensive analysis of hotel industry performance data, STR Analytics provides an extensive range of services and creative applications to a variety of clients. STR Analytics offers the unique combination of experienced lodging industry experts and STR’s unparalleled international hotel database. STR Analytics is based in Boulder, Colorado. STR is the recognized leader in providing accurate, actionable information and analysis to the lodging industry. Since 1985, the company has served the industry operating on the key principles of integrity, confidentiality and customer service.
  • As the year winds down, we look toward 2013. How will the hospitality real estate and finance markets differ from 2012? What new opportunities will the New Year bring? What, if any, impact will the United States Presidential Election have on the hospitality industry? Be a part of the conversation as our panel of hospitality industry professionals - Charlie Fritsch, Hotel Brokers International; Laurie Ivy, PMC Commercial Trust; and Joe McCann, Optimum Hotel Brokerage – look toward 2013 and discuss the issues most important to hotel real estate investment, financing and operation.
  • Webcast will feature the most recent hotel performance trends data as tracked by Smith Travel Research. Join Charlie Fritsch, president of Hotel Brokers International, and Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/HotelNewsNow.com, as they discuss the hospitality real estate industry market and opportunities for investment.
  • The 18th ANNUAL HOTEL FINANCING SURVEY sponsored by HOTEL BROKERS INTERNATIONAL and LODGING HOSPITALITY, distributed to nearly 200 industry lenders, surveyed the types of hotel lending available in the market, requirements for generating hospitality loans and opinion on the status of the lending industry this past year and for 2012. During this webcast, Ed Watkins, editor of Lodging Hospitality will join HBI President Charlie Fritsch to discuss the hotel financing market and share the results of this survey with the hospitality investment community.
  • The economic recovery has brought new opportunities in real estate investment, and hotel acquisitions seem especially well positioned to benefit from rising asset values and the recovering capital markets. The U.S. hotel industry closed 2011 with increases in occupancy, ADR and RevPAR. While the industry is not back to 2007 and 2008 levels, 2012 shows signs of continuing this upward trend and opening a new window of opportunity.

    Join the Hotel Investor’s Marketplace Webcast as our panel of industry professionals discusses 2012: The Year of Opportunity.

    Our Panel

    Charles H. Fritsch, V, CHB
    President, Hotel Brokers International
    President, MBA Hotel Brokers, Inc.

    Christopher G. Hurn
    CEO & Cofounder
    Mercantile Capital Corporation

    Robert L. Hunter, Jr., CHB, ISHC
    CEO, Hunter Realty Associates, Inc.
    Co-chair, Hunter Hotel Investment Conference

    Robert W. White
    President
    Hospitality Appraisals, Inc.
  • During the complimentary Hotel Investor's Marketplace Webcast scheduled for November 9, HBI president Joe McCann will be joined by lodging industry media... And, instead of posing the questions, these Editors will be answering them. Lodging industry Editors spend every day focused on the facts of the industry, participating in industry investment conferences, interviewing experts in the industry and studying industry analyses. They are familiar with all aspects of the industry. Through this Webcast industry Editors will share their perception on the State of the Lodging Industry. Webcast attendees will glean invaluable information on a variety of hospitality industry topics including: finance, hotel franchise and the overall health of the industry.

    Panelists include:
    Joe McCann, president, HBI / president, Optimum Hotel Brokerage LLC
    Dennis Nessler, editor, Hotel Business
    Stephanie Ricca, editor in chief, Hotel Management
    Eric Stoessel, managing editor, Lodging Hospitality

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