Zabada Abouelhana, a Vice President in the HVS Phoenix office, is an expert in the lodging markets of the Southwest region, particularly in Arizona and Nevada. During her time at HVS, Zabada has performed hundreds of hotel valuation and consulting projects across 24 states and five countries. She has experience in a wide range of hotel asset types, including limited-service hotels, full-service hotels, complex luxury resorts, historic properties, and mixed-use assets, in a variety of locations, such as rural, airport, suburban, downtown, and national park-adjacent markets.
In 2019, Zabada joined HVS in the HVS St. Louis office, working across the Heartland region. In 2021, she relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, to lead that office and gained experience throughout the Southwest region, primarily in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. She spent half of 2022 in the HVS Dubai office, where she worked on complex hospitality assignments across the Middle East and Africa, including valuations, feasibility studies, and market studies on glamping resorts, integrated resorts, historic properties, and mixed-use assets, as well as an operator search and contract negotiation assignment.
Prior to joining HVS, Zabada worked in Yosemite National Park as an Operations Manager, where she managed a full-service restaurant, a lounge, a fast-casual restaurant, and a Starbucks. Zabada graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration. During her time at Cornell, she was involved in the student organizations Hotel Ezra Cornell and Alpha Phi Omega, and she held positions at the SHA Communication Center and The Statler Hotel. Zabada holds a certified general appraisal license.
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