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Hotel Valuation Index : United States

The HVI is the authoritative guide to U.S. hotel values, giving hotel stakeholders an educated edge in buying, selling, and holding opportunities. This online tool provides historical and projected values and RevPAR for the United States market.

HVS Market Pulse: Madison, Wisconsin

After experiencing year-over-year RevPAR growth since 2010, hotel supply in Downtown Madison has finally caught up with demand; however, the outlook remains positive given the diverse industries and breadth of demand generators in the market.

The Current Impact of Brand PIP Requirements on Hotel Sales

During the execution of numerous transactions during 2019, the HVS Brokerage & Advisory team has fielded a myriad of questions from buyer groups about the impact of needed PIPs on asset prices. We are seeing increased variability in PIPs. Thus, a buyer group’s estimate is of paramount importance.

Equity Yield Rates on the Decline

In our most recent review, we found that equity yield rates, on average, have shown a continued trend of decline in the full-service and luxury hotels sector, as well as the lower-tier limited-service sector, with the select-service and upscale limited-service sector showing stability.

HVS Market Pulse: Interstate 5 Corridor Tourism Destinations in Oregon

A few major cities in Oregon, including the state’s capital, are located along Interstate 5, a major corridor that spans the length of the West Coast. Salem, Eugene, and Medford are prominent stops and growing tourism destinations along this route.

HVS Market Pulse: Downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis’s hospitality industry is experiencing a new supply boom, a result of continued demand growth across all sectors and an upcoming convention center expansion.

HVS Market Pulse: Reno, Nevada

Is history repeating itself in the Reno market, or has the market diversified enough over the last decade to handle the influx of new supply?

Discovering Possible Off-The-Radar Investment Markets

At the 2019 Phoenix Lodging Conference, the HVS Team heard muted optimism and a view that growth in the next 24 months may vary widely across markets. We would encourage owners to investigate the sometimes overlooked top 50 MSAs that still could experience value appreciation in those 24 months.

Per Diem Rates: Current & Historical Trends

This publication provides an overview of current and historical trends in the federal lodging per diem, with a focus on the per diem rates for the top hotel lodging markets, as defined by STR.

HVS Market Pulse: Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver is experiencing a development renaissance. Instilled with a new sense of confidence by The Waterfront’s ongoing success, Portland’s lesser known neighbor is buzzing with new construction projects, including office, multi-family, retail, and hotels along The Waterfront.

HVS Market Pulse: Colorado Springs, Colorado

With multiple hotels having opened since 2012 and several hotel projects in the pipeline, understanding the current mix of products types and brands is an important part of maximizing market share for both existing and proposed assets.
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