A Managing Director, Senior Partner, and head of HVS’s office in Portland, Oregon, Kasia Russell, MAI is a powerhouse of hotel expertise, providing clients with appraisals and analyses that form the cornerstone for good decisions. Clients including independent investors, hotel owners and management companies, and major banks depend on Kasia’s expertise, attention to detail, and professional conviction on assignments, including hotel appraisals, market studies, and feasibility studies for proposed hotels. Since joining HVS in 2006, Kasia has orchestrated hundreds of hotel assignments nationwide, with a focus on hospitality markets across the Pacific Northwest.
In addition to her consulting and valuation work for hotels, resorts, and mixed-use assets, Kasia has represented HVS at several major hotel industry events, also having hosted the HVS Market Connections event in Portland in 2016. Kasia has also written on the dynamics, demand generators, and hotel-supply shifts in the Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Phoenix lodging markets. Kasia earned her bachelor's degree from Western Washington University; she has front-line hotel experience with a variety of hotels, casinos, and resorts throughout the state of Washington.
Kasia loves to spend time in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three young daughters. Their trekking takes them through the wilds of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood, which lie on neighboring sides (in Washington and Oregon, respectively) of the Columbia River. In the city, Kasia, Matt, Olivia, Winnie, and Reese often seek out local and visiting performers in concert. Along with experimenting with Polish, Chinese, Indian, Italian, and Spanish cuisines in the kitchen at home, the family also enjoys the local “farm to fork” dining.