Managing Director and Senior Partner Russ Rivard, MAI, has resided and worked in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for over 25 years. He manages the HVS Dallas office, and his primary focus is growing the company’s client base. Russ has worked with a variety of clients, such as independent and international banks, investors, and hospitality companies, with a special focus on SBA lenders and hotel owners.
One of the top client managers for HVS, Russ enjoys working with lenders and hotel owners. He has earned a reputation as a dependable client manager and is passionate about working with people and helping them achieve their goals. As a longtime member of AAHOA, Russ typically attends numerous conferences throughout the year and enjoys meeting new hoteliers. For a hotel consultant who focuses on providing a positive customer experience, contact Russ.
Since joining HVS in 2003, Russ has completed or overseen hundreds of assignments spanning appraisals, market studies, and portfolio valuations. Some of Russ’s most recent appraisal experience (2020–21) is highlighted below.
- Comfort Suites, Houston, TX
- Hampton Inn & Suites, Hurst, TX
- Comfort Inn & Suites, Humble, TX
- Fairfield Inn & Suites, Texarkana, TX
- Hampton Inn & Suites, Webster, TX
- La Quinta Inn by Wyndham, Baton Rouge, LA
- Holiday Inn Express, Athens, TX
- La Quinta Inn, San Marcos, TX
- Days Inn, San Antonio, TX
Russ earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his master’s degree at the University of Arkansas. He gained front-line hotel experience while residing in Indiana. Russ is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser.
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