Jerod Byrd, one of HVS’ premier experts on hotel markets in the northeast, New England, and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Managing Director and Senior Partner for HVS Philadelphia. Jerod has been involved in thousands of hotel consulting and appraisal assignments at HVS, including market studies, feasibility studies, and valuations of existing and proposed hotels and portfolios. He leads a team of hotel professionals whose collective experience spans virtually every major market and submarket in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and surrounding states. Jerod has authored numerous articles on hotel markets in Wilmington, Newark, Philadelphia, and Baltimore and has been a featured speaker at the University of Delaware’s hospitality program. Moreover, he hosted the 2012 HVS Regional Hotel Valuation Summit in Philadelphia. Jerod earned dual BBA degrees in Hospitality & Resort Management and Real Estate from The University of Memphis and is a state-certified appraiser.