Director of HVS’ Atlanta Office to Serve as Panelist at the 21st Annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference

Delegates from HVS Atlanta, a conference sponsor, will offer insight on the hotel industry via a panel discussion and exhibition booth.

Atlanta, Georgia, February 26, 2009: HVS, a leading consultancy and appraisal firm for the hotel industry, will send two delegates from its Atlanta office to the 21st annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference. The conference will be held March 15-17, 2009, in Atlanta.

Mike Brophy, Director of Consulting and Valuation Services at HVS Atlanta, will participate as a panelist in a breakout session titled “Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons from Past Cycles.” Mr. Brophy and Heidi Nielsen, Consulting and Valuation Associate at HVS Atlanta, will also host an exhibition booth at the conference.

“Hotel investors, owners, and developers want some kind of solid guidance in today’s market,” said Brophy. “A better understanding of your hotel’s value and how your revenue management and the economy affect it will help hoteliers realize that this is not Armageddon, that the industry is not just going to crumble but will ultimately return more fit than before.”

One of the topics Mr. Brophy intends to address is the subject of liquidation value versus market value. “This is a crucial issue for hotel investors to understand. You can’t stand by an appraisal that only takes a hotel’s value as of this minute (liquidation value) into account,” Brophy said. “From a long-term perspective, these values are unrealistically low and decisions based on liquidation value alone risk being off the mark. I look forward to answering questions and explaining how the HVS appraisal method, which has been honed over three decades that included multiple recessions, takes the lack of debt capital, acquisition financing, and other economic factors into consideration when establishing a hotel’s value.”

The panel will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 16.

The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, presented by Hunter Realty Investments, Inc., is recognized as one of the top four investment conferences in the industry. The 2009 conference will bring together business entities from the construction, financing, consulting, and ownership sectors, offering the opportunity to network and discuss business prospects with industry veterans. The conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta’s thriving downtown business district.

For more information on the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, please visit To learn more above HVS and how our services can assist your next hotel venture, visit us at or contact Mike Brophy directly at or 678-628-6577.


Mike Brophy
HVS Atlanta
2386 Clower Street
Suite C101
Snellville, GA, 30078
Phone: 678.628.6577
Fax: 678.639.3335