In Focus: Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, New York’s “Second City” behind the Big Apple, has a diversity of industries at work to keep the area’s economy and hotel demand flowing. What parts of the region are undergoing the most change?
Preston Puleo, a Vice President with the HVS Boston and New York offices, executes hotel consulting and appraisal assignments in hospitality markets throughout New England, as well as New York and New Jersey. Preston graduated with honors from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and has worked as an associate with a hotel asset management firm in Providence, Rhode Island. His prior hospitality experience also includes internships at resorts and country clubs in Georgia and North Carolina. For more information contact Preston at +1 (910) 723-3579 or
Patrick Bursey, a Project Manager with HVS Los Angeles, recently relocated to San Diego from Colorado. Patrick works on hotel appraisals for single assets and portfolios across the United States, with a focus on southern California and San Diego County in particular. Before joining HVS, Patrick worked as Vice President of Finance and Operations at Epiphany, a strategic branding agency for luxury hotels and resorts. Patrick graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver with a BS in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance. Contact Patrick at (720) 388-9835 or or


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