Key Hotel-Related Takeaways | MBA CREF16

Uncertainty in the CMBS market has slowed investment in commercial property, including hotels. Experts at the recent CREF conference, however, expect the impact to be temporary.
Desiree Flanary, MAI is a Senior Vice President with HVS Portland. HVS leaders now live in and work from more than 30 markets throughout the North American region, including San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix in the west. Desiree earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado and has front-line hotel experience in both front office and housekeeping operations. Desiree travels and works extensively in the northwestern U.S. and along the West Coast, with a particular emphasis in the Central Pacific region. Contact Desiree at (970) 381-9794 or
A Senior Vice President with HVS Denver and HVS Director of Business Development, Brett Russell’s 15-year career in hospitality encompasses hotel operations, management, development, and consulting. Brett has overseen hundreds of appraisals, market studies, and feasibility studies for hotels, lodges, and resorts throughout the Americas, with a focus on Colorado full-service hotels and resorts. Contact Brett at 720-877-1376 or


  1. nice article on the state of the market

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