Over the course of her ten-year career with HVS, Desiree Flanary, MAI has been involved with appraisals and/or feasibility studies for over 500 hotel and resort properties throughout the United States. Projects range from full-service destination resorts to hotels of all sizes and orientations. Desiree’s work primarily focuses on the west coast and mountain regions of the United States. In addition, she has worked in a number of destination resort markets near national and state parks, including Moab, UT; Pigeon Forge, TN; Estes Park, CO; Jackson Hole, WY; Big Sky, MT; East Glacier Park Village, MT; and outside of Yosemite National Park.
She has authored several articles on various topics relevant to the industry and speaks at several conferences on a regular basis. 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).
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.