A Managing Director, Senior Partner, and head of HVS’s office in Portland, Oregon, Kasia Russell, MAI, has completed or overseen hundreds of assignments, spanning hotel appraisals, market studies, and feasibility studies for proposed hotels, resorts, and mixed-use assets. She has experience with a broad range of clients, including independent investors, hotel owners and management companies, and major banks. Since joining HVS in 2006, Kasia has focused on hospitality markets across the Pacific Northwest. In addition to her consulting and valuation work, Kasia has represented HVS at several major hotel industry events, also having hosted the HVS Market Connections event in Portland in 2016. Kasia authors the firm’s annual Franchise Fee Guide and has written on the dynamics, demand generators, and hotel-supply shifts in the Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix lodging markets. Kasia earned her bachelor's degree from Western Washington University; she has front-line hotel experience with a variety of hotels, casinos, and resorts throughout the state of Washington. She is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI).