Clearwater Beach, The Vision is Realized

Over the last 20 years, Clearwater Beach has made a complete transformation from the traditional “mom and pop” hotel products to a true nationally recognized hotel market.
Kristina D’Amico is a Senior Analyst in the Miami office of HVS and the Shared Ownership Services division of the firm. She specializes in hotel (including all-inclusive resorts) and shared ownership assignments throughout Florida and the Caribbean Basin. Kristina’s expertise includes appraisals and market and feasibility studies (for proposed hotels and existing redevelopments/repositionings). Kristina played a significant role in the valuation of the first $1 million plus per room hotel sale to take place in Miami Beach. She also served as an expert witness in a quasi judicial hearing before the Historic Preservation Board reviewing the demolition permit request related to the closed Belleview Biltmore hotel in Pinellas County, Florida. Kristina has authored articles on the successful redevelopment of the Clearwater Beach, Florida, hotel market and is highly regarded as a hotel market expert relative to the Tampa Bay MSA (Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater). Originally from New Jersey, Kristina earned her Bachelors Degree from Florida International University (FIU) with a major in Finance and a minor in Hospitality Studies, Cum Laude. She is a certified-general appraiser and a Candidate for Designation, Appraisal Institute.


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