Shannon Okada, MAI, Managing Director of Gaming with HVS, has experience in virtually every node of casino-hotel operations, valuation, and development. Shannon, based in Las Vegas, has performed appraisal and feasibility assignments for full-service hotels, resorts, and casino operations in markets across the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. In 2005, he was engaged to co-develop multifaceted models and projections for hotel-casino projects in Macau, now the world’s largest market for legalized gaming. In 2007, Shannon was one of the pioneer consultants in the then-developing gaming market in Singapore. His hundreds of engagements in Nevada have taken him to markets and submarkets across the state. The appraisal of the Harrah’s Entertainment Portfolio, comprising nine properties in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Atlantic City, is among the complex casino-hotel assignments he has undertaken. Shannon earned his MS in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. He also holds MBA and JD degrees from Pepperdine University in Malibu and a BBA in Marketing & Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Shannon is a Designated Member (MAI) of the Appraisal Institute.