Managing Director and Senior Partner Russ Rivard, MAI, has resided and worked in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for over 25 years. Russ has not only a deep expertise of the Texas region, but also extensive knowledge of all facets of HVS services and capabilities. A strong client advocate, he ensures that the full range of resources across all HVS divisions are leveraged on behalf of clients. Russ serves clients such as regional banks, hotel developers, and hotel owners and operators throughout the nation, with a special focus on SBA lenders and hotel owners.
Russ oversees many of the firm’s largest accounts. Clients value his clear communication style and the energy and passion he brings to understanding client needs and helping them achieve their goals. As a result, he has continually earned high marks from loyal clients who depend on him as a trusted partner. His patient and flexible operating approach results in a positive customer experience.
Since joining HVS in 2003, Russ has completed or overseen assignments spanning appraisals, market studies, and portfolio valuations for more than 4,000 hotels. Some of his most recent appraisal experience (2020–21) is highlighted below.
- Comfort Suites, Houston, TX
- Hampton Inn & Suites, Hurst, TX
- Comfort Inn & Suites, Humble, TX
- Fairfield Inn & Suites, Texarkana, TX
- Hampton Inn & Suites, Webster, TX
- La Quinta Inn by Wyndham, Baton Rouge, LA
- Holiday Inn Express, Athens, TX
- La Quinta Inn, San Marcos, TX
- Days Inn, San Antonio, TX
Russ is involved in leading company-wide sales training initiatives and helps to manage over 70 licensed appraisers nationwide. He is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser.
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