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HVS Names Kasia Russell as Managing Director of the Portland Consulting & Valuation Office after Achieving MAI Designation

HVS announced that Kasia Russell received her MAI Designation from the Appraisal Institute and was promoted to Managing Director of the recently opened Portland Consulting & Valuation Office.

Portland, Oregon: HVS announced that Kasia Russell received her MAI Designation from the Appraisal Institute and was promoted to Managing Director of the recently opened Portland Consulting & Valuation Office.

According to Stephen Rushmore, Jr., President and CEO of HVS “Kasia is part of a company initiative, being the 21st member of HVS Consulting & Valuation Division nationwide to achieve the important MAI designation. We are proud to have her leading the new Portland, Oregon HVS Consulting & Valuation office, while simultaneously attaining this milestone in her career.”

Kasia has significant hotel expertise, providing clients with appraisals and market and feasibility studies that form the bedrock for incisive hospitality decisions. Independent investors, hotel owners, management companies, and major banks represent her core constituency. Since joining HVS in 2006, Kasia has performed hundreds of hotel assignments nationwide, with a focus on hospitality markets across the Pacific Northwest.

Kasia earned her bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and has front-line hotel experience at a variety of hotels, casinos, and resorts throughout the state of Washington. She is a Certified General Appraiser in eight states and has appeared as a speaker at several major hotel industry events. Since 2012, she has hosted the annual HVS Market Connections Networking Event in Portland, Oregon. A prolific author, Kasia has written several articles focusing on the dynamics, demand generators, and hotel supply shifts in the Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Phoenix lodging markets. HVS, considered the world’s leading hospitality consulting and services organization, specializes in every segment of the industry including mixed-use projects, shared ownership ventures, gaming, and leisure endeavors. Globally, the company performs over 4,500+ assignments annually and has been engaged by hotel and real estate lenders and owners to value some of the largest portfolio sales in history.

Contact:
Kasia Russell, MAI
Managing Director, HVS Portland
4950 NE Belknap Court, Suite 201
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: (970) 227-7799
Email: krussell@hvs.com