As the Director of HVS Omaha, Sara Olson, MAI, is among the firm's experts on the Omaha and Kansas City markets. Sara's hospitality career has been focused on the Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions, where her expertise has translated into HVS articles on a variety of hotel markets. Sara graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management and has worked in both sales and front desk operations in full-service and extended-stay hotels. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Sara's hands-on hotel experience began at the Magnolia Hotel in Omaha and continued at Hospitality Real Estate Counselors in Denver and the Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotel in Broomfield, Colorado. She is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser.