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The Current Impact of Brand PIP Requirements on Hotel Sales

During the execution of numerous transactions during 2019, the HVS Brokerage & Advisory team has fielded a myriad of questions from buyer groups about the impact of needed PIPs on asset prices. We are seeing increased variability in PIPs. Thus, a buyer group’s estimate is of paramount importance.

Taking the Pulse of the Nation’s Largest Hotel Markets

HVS C&V leaders offer the pulse of their markets heading into the fall season. Out of 23 markets discussed, ten are rated as hot, nine are rated as mild, and the remaining four are rated as cooling.

HVS Market Pulse: Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is recognized as a premier tourist destination in the Southeast U.S., and its growing and changing lodging landscape continues to reflect this Blue Ridge city’s popularity.

HVS U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2016/17

Each year, HVS researches development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets, industry reports, and franchise disclosure documents. These sources provide the basis for our range of component costs per room.

Meet the Money 2017 Key Takeaways

Hotel stakeholders shared a diversity of insights into U.S. hotel industry trends during the lifecycle of a hotel, including development, conversion/repositioning, and disposition.

Key Takeaways: Hunter Conference

Investors, buyers, bankers, appraisers, and owners gathered at the Hunter Hotel Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 22–24, 2017.

US Hotel Value Gains Moderate as RevPAR Growth Slows and Cap Rates Rise

Hotel assets continued to appreciate in 2016, but at a more modest pace due to slowing RevPAR growth and a rise in cap rates. The stock market rally following the election has led to cautious optimism about what 2017 will bring.

In Focus: Niagara Falls Area, Ontario, Canada

The Niagara Falls, ON, region is seeing another record-breaking year in RevPAR growth. The rise in occupancy and average daily rate is expected to continue with the persistence of the weak Canadian dollar and the rise in US/international travellers.

In Focus: Austin, TX

Job growth in the Austin-Round Rock MSA, especially with respect to highly skilled, highly educated positions, ranks among the best in the nation.

In Focus: Asheville, NC

Asheville’s hotel industry thrives on tourism, though other demand segments have been making headway. A rise in occupancy and average rate over the past several years is expected to continue, driving hotel development in the city’s downtown.