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The Prognosis for Occupancy and Average Rate in a Slowing Economy

Given the current state of the economy, and the growing consensus that a recession is near, if not here, what is the outlook for the hotel industry? This article reviews past cycles, to gain some insight into future occupancy and average rate trends.

Explanation Of Steve Rushmore's 2006 NYU Presentation

Steve Rushmore offers some thoughts on the interpretation and use of the Hotel Valuation Index.

Economy Lodging: Always In Transition

Since its inception, the economy segment has undergone a continual process of transition. Although most owners, operators and lenders take a “stick to the basics” approach, a problem arises when one attempts to define just what “the basics” are.

When Do I Need an Appraisal of My Restaurant's Real Estate?

Real estate appraisers are frequently asked to give examples of when it is appropriate to have an appraisal performed to determine market value or investment value. This article gives some examples.

Low Interest Rates and High Demand for Hotel Assets Fuels Value Gains

In this article the author explains how current low interest rates and high demand for hotel assets affect value gains.

Hotel Valuation Techniques

The article presents three traditional income approaches that are used to estimate the market value of individual hotel assets. Each technique is illustrated by means of a unified case study that allows for a meaningful comparison of the techniques.

San Diego Market Overview

While the nation’s hospitality industry limped through 2001, there were several cities across the nation that fared reasonably well in spite of the malaise caused by the national economy slowdown and the events of September 11th. San Diego, also know


The State of California represents a powerhouse within the U.S hospitality industry and we would like to take this opportunity to provide an overview of the state’s key markets during the current challenging operating environment.

Palm Springs Market Overview

Prior to the events of September 11th, the market was performing at levels on par with 2000; however, since September 11th the market occupancy declined somewhat.

Hotel Mortgage Loan Workouts and Defaults - PART 2

This is the second in a series of articles where we are addressing the problems, which some borrowers (and obviously their lenders) are having currently with hotel mortgage loans, along with some ideas as to strategies for possible resolution.
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