Managing Director Tanya Pierson is based in Minneapolis. Tanya’s wide-ranging experience includes lodging supply and demand analyses, facility recommendations, group demand projections, meeting space recommendations, pro forma development, property tax projections, management contract analyses, and brand assessments. Many projects have required sensitive analyses for bond insurers, rating agencies, municipalities, and potential investors. In addition, Tanya has managed and executed several large hotel portfolio assignments, including Extended Stay America, Motel 6, La Quinta, Tharaldson, WoodSpring Suites, and Equity Inns. Tanya has written extensively about the hospitality industry and has spoken at major hotel conferences, in addition to lecturing at the University of Denver. Tanya graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. She is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a licensed appraiser in several states.