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Canadian Lodging Outlook April 2003

Reporting In At Four Months.....

In Demand: Stephen Rushmore

During the late 1970s and early '80s, financial institutions were very busy financing, then refinancing, hotels across the United States. At the same time, a young Stephen Rushmore was busy trying to build a reputation for providing hotel valuation

Misconceptions About Appraisals

Over the past 15 years, lodging appraisals have become an important component of most mortgage applications and investment analyses.

Pricing A Management Contract

Lodging appraisals demand some unique approaches. How, for instance, can you determine the value of a hotel management contract?

Real Estate Jargon Made Simple

Hotel appraisals and market studies generally come with their own language. This month's column will be devoted to defining some of those often used and sometimes misunderstood expressions.

The Broker Vs. The Appraiser: How to Value A Hotel

Estimating the value of a hotel is one of the mos difficult appraisal assignments. Transient lodging facilities represent not only real estate investments but going businesses as well.

The Valuation of Distressed Hotels

Today's hotel market is in a state of chaos. The overbuilding of the 1980s coupled with the recession of the 1990s has sent hotel occupancies in many parts of the country plummeting.

Understanding Economic Life

Economic life is the period when improvements to a property contribute to property value. Hotels and motels have a definite life span of positive cash flow.

Value In Use Versus Value In Exchange

An allocation of a hotel's value between land, improvements and personal property is sometimes required to establish depreciable tax basis, property tax appeals, and for other similiar reasons occasioned by the sale or continuing operation of the pro
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