Hotel markets are in perpetual motion, and only an expert with an engineering mind and years of experience in the field can bring you fully into step with their dynamics. HVS Portland Senior Vice President Desiree Flanary gears her hotel consulting and appraisal efforts to sync up with each project’s goals and timetables, excelling at valuations of even the most complex, atypical, and time-sensitive hotel assignments in the midst of a market’s flux. She also offers keen insights within the consulting realm, helping developers and municipalities determine the opportunities and threats of proposed hotel projects, as well as feasibility in the long-term. Desiree is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI).
Tenacious and teeming with insights, Desiree’s ability to hunt down facts, decipher data, and produce authoritative advice has come over the course of hundreds of hotel assignments in the West and Pacific Northwest. She has also researched and written on innovative hotel brands: the hotel industry in Reno, Nevada; and energy-driven markets in Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. Desiree has spoken on Northwest lodging trends at a CREW of Portland luncheon in 2015, as well as a Biznow Seattle event and the HVS Market Connections event in Portland in 2016. Desiree earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
Desiree regularly donates to the MS Society and participates in the annual MS Deception Pass Class outside of Seattle, Washington. She belongs to the professional association CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) of Portland, serving on the board of directors as the sponsorship chair for 2016 and 2017, and attending the organization’s national and regional events throughout the year. Desiree is an active outdoorswoman and knows the areas around Lake Tahoe and the Columbia Gorge particularly well. When not traveling, Desiree can be found near her home of Portland road biking with her husband John, sampling food at the wide variety of Portland restaurants, or hiking with their dog Cecelia May.