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Los Angeles - Overview



HVS Los Angeles, newly opened in 2013, is located in the South Bay region of the Los Angeles area and is readily accessible to the numerous hotel and resort markets located throughout Southern California. While the HVS San Francisco office has been servicing the Southern California market for over 25 years, the time was right to expand our platform given the revitalized hotel development and transaction activity in this region. The HVS Los Angeles team, under the direction of Suzanne Mellen (San Francisco) and Leah Dauer Murphy (who is the on-site practice manager), has diverse academic backgrounds and hotel-related experience, and in-depth expertise in the numerous and varied hotel markets of Southern California.

The HVS Los Angeles office offers the following services:

  • Consulting and Valuation Services
    • Appraisals (both single asset and portfolio) for:
      • Mortgage Financing
      • Work-Outs
      • Loan Monitoring
      • Ad Valorem Property Tax Assessment
      • Estate Taxes
      • Partnership Buy-outs
      • Minority Interest Valuation
      • Condemnation
      • Partial Takings in Eminent Domain
  • In-Depth Market Assessments
  • Market and Financial Feasibility Studies
  • Product Recommendations and Facility Programming
  • Brand Recommendations
  • Hotel Franchise and Management Company Valuations
  • Impact Studies
  • Property and Ground Lease Analyses
  • Purchase Price Allocations
  • Damage Assessments
  • Analysis of Partial Takings for Eminent Domain
  • Litigation Support and Expert Testimony

Our professional staff is skilled in the analysis and valuation of hotels of all sizes and market orientations, as well as many other hospitality-related assets. We also advise on the development of new hotels, resorts, and mixed-use developments, working with developers, architects, and other team members to conceptualize the optimal product for their particular site.

HVS Los Angeles provides clients with honest and reliable answers through thorough research and analysis for each assignment we undertake. With the benefit of HVS’ extensive state-of-the-art database of hospitality asset operating statistics, income and expense statements, and sales, we have the tools to put our expertise to work in addressing your particular needs.

HVS Los Angeles is a proud sponsor of ALIS (Americas Lodging Investment Summit) that takes place in Southern California each January, as well as the JMBM Meet the Money conference which also takes place in Los Angeles each May.