Kasia M. Russell, Senior Managing Director and Practice Leader – U.S. West, has been with HVS since 2006. Kasia oversees the company’s West Coast region, including team management and overall strategic direction. A Seattle native now residing in Portland, Oregon, Kasia has overseen hundreds of assignments spanning hotel appraisals, market studies, portfolio valuations, and feasibility studies for proposed hotels, resorts, and mixed-use assets. She has also appraised partial-ownership interests and conducted management contract valuations. Kasia has completed hotel valuations on hotel real estate with an aggregate value of over $100 billion.
Kasia’s clients include independent investors, hotel owners and management companies, legal counsel, city governments and municipalities, and major banks. They value her extensive expertise, her strong service-oriented mindset, and her tireless work to help them achieve their goals. Her exceptional reputation in building trusted, long-term client relationships has resulted in ongoing word-of-mouth referrals that have earned her status as one of HVS’s top leaders.
Kasia specializes in proposed developments throughout the Pacific Northwest, including urban, coastal, suburban, and rural markets. A sample of these is as follows:
- Proposed Ritz Carlton & Branded Residences, Portland
- Proposed Woodlark Hotel Portland, Portland
- Proposed Hilton Garden Inn, Redmond
- Proposed Kiwanda Lodge & Spa, Pacific City
- Proposed Autograph, Seattle
- Proposed Curio Hotel, Seattle
- Proposed Stanford Hotel, Seattle
- Proposed Indigo Hotel and Condominium Development, Vancouver
- Proposed Penrose Hotel, Walla Walla
In addition to her consulting and valuation work, Kasia regularly represents HVS at major hotel industry events and conferences. She is responsible for the publication of the annual U.S. Franchise Fee Guide
, an invaluable tool used by industry stakeholders that provides a comparative review of various hotel franchises based on their applicable franchise fees. Find the latest fee guide here
. She has also authored numerous articles on the performance trends and dynamics of hotel markets in the Pacific Northwest. Please contact Kasia for a presentation of our latest forecasts on this region.
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