Managing Director and Senior Partner Daniel McCoy, MAI, oversees the firm's St. Louis, Nashville, and Omaha offices. He has completed valuations and appraisals on hotel real estate with an aggregate value of over $5 billion. Dan has managed thousands of assignments across a wide variety of assets in both the Heartland and across the country, spanning roadside motels, beachside resorts, full-service metropolitan hotels, wilderness retreats, and virtually every type of property in between. While primarily focused on hotel markets across the Heartland, Dan leverages his national perspective to oversee the appraisal of multi-state hotel portfolios.
Dan is a recognized thought-leader, collaborative advisor, and invaluable resource for the Heartland's lodging industry. He combines a deep understanding of regional hotel markets with strong analytical thinking to provide a wide variety of clients with up-to-date hospitality intelligence and tailor-made solutions. He is responsive to client needs, thoughtful in execution, and proactive in communication. Many loyal clients praise Dan for his consistency, reliability, and responsiveness. He is always open to sharing his wealth of experience and insights.
In particular, Dan provides hotel development consulting and feasibility studies for the growing boutique and lifestyle segment throughout the Heartland, including the following properties:
- The Thompson (Nashville, TN)
- The Virgin Hotel (Nashville, TN)
- Hotel St. Louis, Autograph Collection (St. Louis, MO)
- Angad Arts Hotel (St. Louis, MO)
- The Last Hotel (St. Louis, MO)
- The Current, Autograph Collection (Davenport, IA)
- Proposed Hard Rock Hotel (Kansas City, KS)
Dan is adept at providing meaningful insight and guidance to municipalities and public agencies to help lay the groundwork for public-private hotel development projects. Examples of this work are listed below.
- Kansas City, Missouri: Proposed Convention Hotel Study
- Memphis, Tennessee: Proposed Convention Hotel Study
- Des Moines, Iowa: Existing Convention Hotel Study
- University City, Missouri: Hotel Market Analysis and Site Recommendations
- Mount Carmel, Illinois: Site Recommendation and Proposed Hotel Study
- Alton, Illinois: Proposed Hotel Study and Development Incentive Analysis
Dan has unique access to national market intelligence, forecasting, and market-specific data, which enables him to offer clients unmatched hospitality insights. He also regularly meets with a variety of ownership, development, lending, and brokerage professionals to gather information and share the HVS hospitality industry outlook.
If you have a case that requires a hotel expert, reach out to Dan. His deep understanding of hotel investment and appraisal methodology makes him an ideal expert witness. He has provided valuations and testimony for litigation in a variety of circumstances, including the following:
- Condemnation/Eminent Domain
- Property Tax Appeal
- Fraud/Breach of Contract
A Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser, Dan has authored numerous publications on valuation, lodging, and the hospitality industry.
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