In Focus: Galveston, TX

Tourism, education, healthcare, energy, banking, and a popular cruise port have driven a surge in hotel demand to Galveston. Average rates are rising as well. HVS experts track recent hotel trends in one of Texas's most popular islands.
HVS Managing Director Carter Allen oversees all hotel consulting and valuation assignments for the firm’s Houston office. Carter graduated from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management with an emphasis in Hospitality Finance and Development. He also served as President of the school’s student chapter of Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals. Carter’s hands-on hospitality experience spans front-line work at The Houstonian hotel and operations and management internships with JW Marriott and CenterPointe Hotels. Contact Carter at (615) 982-3539 or


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