Kristina D’Amico is a Director in the Miami office of HVS. She specializes in hotel and resorts (including all-inclusive resorts) throughout Florida and the Caribbean Basin. Kristina’s expertise includes appraisals, market and feasibility studies (for proposed hotels and existing redevelopments/repositionings). She also focuses on resort properties as well as luxury/trophy assets and projects in the Caribbean with a Citizens by Investment (CIP) component and has worked on fourteen Caribbean Islands.
Kristina has valued over one billion dollars of hospitality driven real estate in her career and specializes in luxury and complex assets. Kristina played a significant role in the valuation of the first $1 million plus per room hotel sale to take place in Miami Beach. She also served as an expert witness in a quasi judicial hearing before the Historic Preservation Board reviewing the demolition permit request related to the closed Belleview Biltmore hotel in Pinellas County, Florida. Kristina has authored articles on the successful redevelopment of the Clearwater Beach, Florida, hotel market and is highly regarded as the hotel market expert relative to the Tampa Bay MSA (Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater).
Originally from New Jersey, Kristina earned her Bachelors Degree from Florida International University (FIU) with a major in Finance and a minor in Hospitality Studies. At FIU, she served as the President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is a state-certified general real estate appraiser (RZ 3822) and is working through the final steps for her MAI designation. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys watersports, reading, travel, and tasting wines from around the world.