In Focus: Washington, DC

As economic recovery resumes and tourism strengthens, Washington, D.C. remains a top draw for leisure, convention, and government demand, with area hotels achieving some of the highest RevPAR levels in the nation.
Chelsey Leffet, an HVS Vice President and head of our satellite office in Washington, D.C., has worked with HVS Philadelphia for years, appraising hundreds of hotels throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including in major Beltway markets such as Alexandria, Arlington, and Bethesda. Prior to joining HVS, Chelsey worked in guest services, operations, and restaurant roles at ARAMARK Higher Education; Lighthouse Resort Services in Corolla, North Carolina; the Columbus Inn in Wilmington, Delaware; and the Bellmoor Inn and Spa in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Chelsey earned her BS in Hospitality Management and her Master’s of Business Administration from East Carolina University. Chelsey resides in Washington, D.C.

About Jerod Byrd

Jerod Byrd, MAI is Managing Director, Senior Partner and Director of Operations of the HVS Philadelphia Consulting and Valuation division. Jerod earned his bachelor’s degree in the hospitality and real estate programs from The University of Memphis and has gained front-line experience in both restaurant and hotel operations. Jerod also gained valuable internship experience with a private real estate equity firm. Jerod travels and works extensively in the mid-Atlantic region. He is a state certified general appraiser. Contact Jerod at (901) 481-3058, or jbyrd@hvs.com.


  1. shirish patelJul 15, 2014

    nice article. very informative. Do you have similar report for Louisville KY area?

    • Mr. Patel, thank you for your kind words. Currently, there is no article for the Louisville, KY area; however, Stacey Nadolny knows Louisville very well and would be happy to speak with you. You can find her profile and contact information here: http://www.hvs.com/personnel/612/stacey.nadolny/ If you have any other questions, please let me know.

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