Kristina is Managing Director and Leader of the firm's Caribbean Region consulting and valuation practice. Kristina’s significant international consulting, advisory, and appraisal experience includes assets in the Caribbean Basin across 22 Caribbean islands, as well as the Riviera Maya region of Mexico and many countries in Latin America.
Given her analytical skills, her creative-thinking ability, and her aptitude for solving problems that arise in complex projects, clients particularly value Kristina’s insights and recommendations regarding hotel room counts, product positioning, amenities, and branding for many types of proposed properties, including hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and mixed-use resorts with complementary real estate.
Kristina has valued over $2 billion of hospitality-driven real estate during her career and specializes in luxury, complex, all-inclusive, and mixed-use developments. Throughout her decade of experience, Kristina has performed market feasibility studies and appraisals for existing and proposed resorts exceeding 1,000 rooms, as well as resorts with ADR levels surpassing $1,000. Kristina has worked on many of the top trophy assets in both Florida and the Caribbean.
In addition to her consulting and valuation work, Kristina has used her extensive Caribbean market expertise to author numerous articles about assorted topics in this region and is a speaker at the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS).
Originally from New Jersey, Kristina earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University with a major in finance and a minor in hospitality studies. She is a state-certified general real estate appraiser (RZ 3822), working through the final requirements for her MAI designation.
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