Managing Director Luigi Major, MAI, oversees the firm’s Southern California practice and is based in Los Angeles. Since 2007, Luigi has worked on consulting assignments for more than 1,000 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, including several large-scale, international hotel portfolios and mixed-use developments. He has experience with all hotel asset classes and specializes in proposed developments. His work has helped build hotels, secure loans for hotel renovations and transactions, and guide plans for a wide variety of hotel ventures. His conclusions have held up under scrutiny, and many of his recommendations have come to fruition, attesting to Luigi’s standards for objectivity, organization, and analysis.
Luigi graduated from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He joined the HVS Dallas office in 2007 and worked jointly with the HVS Mexico City office on hotel and resort projects throughout Mexico and Latin America before transitioning to open the HVS Houston office in 2012. In 2018, Luigi relocated to Los Angeles to oversee the firm’s Southern California practice. In addition, Luigi has authored numerous articles on the performance trends and dynamics of hotel markets in which he has worked. As a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser, Luigi focuses on consulting, valuation, advisory work, and financing for existing and proposed hotels.