Carter Allen is a Managing Director with HVS and oversees consulting and valuation services throughout South Texas and the Gulf Coast. Based in Houston, Carter is primarily responsible for new business development in the region, as well as maintaining existing relationships with regional lenders and hotel developers. He manages most of the appraisals, market studies, and financial feasibility studies completed in the region. In his tenure with HVS, Carter has completed hundreds of assignments ranging from limited-service hotels to 1,000+-room convention hotels, and everything in between. Carter regularly authors articles on market hotel performance and hotel development trends, and he frequently speaks at regional industry events and conferences. He is a state-certified general appraiser and a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI). Carter takes pride in his commitment to client service and the many long-term client relationships forged through years of providing world-class professional services with the highest standard of integrity.