Dana Waud

Vice President, Chicago


Dana Waud, a Vice President with the HVS consulting and valuation office in Chicago, has conducted valuations and feasibility studies for high-profile full-service hotels across greater Chicago and the Midwest, including the Waldorf Astoria and the proposed Hyde Park hotels in Chicago. Beyond appraisals, her expertise ranges from hotel brand conversion to analyses of construction budgets. Wherever your interests lie in the course of building, buying, selling, or investing in a hotel in the region, call on Dana and HVS Chicago for the best advice on how to reach your goals.

Dana’s past experience in hospitality includes hands-on roles at the Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, Illinois; the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston; and the Chicago Hilton. She earned an Executive MBA and MS degree in Hospitality Administration from the École hôtelière de Lausanne and a BS from the School of Hospitality Administration at Boston University.

Apart from work, Dana enjoys sailing, tennis, and exploring Chicago and its suburbs, from Lake Bluff to Lincolnshire.