Ben Levin is Vice President at HVS, overseeing the Southeast region for the HVS Brokerage & Advisory Division. At HVS, Ben has performed hundreds of hotel valuations and studies, ranging from convention center hotels to beachside boutiques. He has extensive relationships with owners, developers, and lenders in the region and brings keen insights into the hotel markets across the Southeast. Prior to joining HVS, Ben worked in operational roles at the St. Regis Atlanta and the Microtel Inn & Suites in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This hands-on experience at mid-market and ultra-luxury hotels combined with his in-depth consulting experience gives Ben a competitive edge, providing him with intimate knowledge of multiple sides of the hotel business and transaction process, including valuations and analyzing property improvement plans and renovations. Ben graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Restaurant and Hospitality Management. Memberships during his university years included the Sigma Nu Fraternity, the Hotel and Restaurant and Convention Association (HARACA), and the Eta Sigma Delta National Hospitality Honors Society. Ben is a state-certified general appraiser.