Hoteliers turn to HVS for advice on where their hotels stand—and where they can gain ground. Brian Arevalo’s first real-world work in the field was for a beachfront hotel in Manzanillo, Mexico, then in the final stages of construction. Brian’s market study analyzed penetration factors, demand generators, and competition to suggest that the hotel target business travelers and offer rates slightly below the market average. The advice paid off, landing the owner a contract with a Dutch construction company that kept the hotel at full occupancy over the next three years. A Senior Project Manager with HVS and based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian continues this drive to help hotel ventures succeed, keeping up with industry fundamentals and shifting local, regional, and national trends to help you capitalize on conclusions about your hotel.
Brian began his studies in hospitality at Cornell University, where he was a member of the Cornell Hotel Society, the Club Managers Association of America, and the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. He later transferred to the hospitality management program at the University of North Texas (UNT), where he belonged to the Eta Sigma Delta hospitality honor society. Upon graduation from UNT, Brian enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, graduating with a master’s in Technology Commercialization. Brian’s prior work in hospitality includes roles in hotel operations and corporate finance. His service as Corporate Treasurer at the Austin, Texas-based College Houses Cooperative gave him practical experience with how budgets and capital expenditures come into play when determining a property’s value.
Outside of work, Brian loves to cook and to travel, symbiotic passions that reward and nourish each other. At home, Brian’s diversions include watching Dallas Mavericks basketball, Dallas Cowboys football, and Manchester United soccer games, as well as the University of Southern California (USC) teams for all college sports.