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Key Takeaways: The CREF/MBA Conference 2017

This year marks a decade since the last peak in commercial real estate. Speakers at the 2017 CREF conference predict stability in lending activity, though tax and labor issues could curtail new construction.

2016 European Hotel Transactions

This article gives an overview of hotel investment volumes in Europe in 2016, discussing trends and forecasts and providing a comprehensive list of single asset and portfolio hotel deals above €7.5 million.

HVS Perspectives: Center Stage at ALIS

For 2017, the highest RevPAR growth is anticipated for markets such as Sacramento, Washington D.C., Tucson, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Houston, and Nashville, per the ALIS presentations.

US Hotel Value Gains Moderate as RevPAR Growth Slows and Cap Rates Rise

Hotel assets continued to appreciate in 2016, but at a more modest pace due to slowing RevPAR growth and a rise in cap rates. The stock market rally following the election has led to cautious optimism about what 2017 will bring.

Financing Hotels with Tax-Exempt Bonds: What is a 63-20 Corporation?

This article discusses the potential benefits and risks associated with using a so-called “63-20” corporation to finance hotels with tax-exempt bonds.

Indonesia Hotel Watch 2016

Indonesia Hotel Watch 2016 is a comprehensive report discussing trends and opportunities in twelve major hotel markets in Indonesia: Bali, Bandung, Bintan, Bogor, Jakarta, Lombok, Makassar, Medan, Palembang, Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta.

U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2015/16

Each year, HVS researches development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets, industry reports, and franchise disclosure documents. These sources provide the basis for our range of component costs per room.

HVS Key Takeaways: Boutique Hotel Investment Conference 2016

The conference keyed in on ways for independent hotels to gain ground in today’s market, from financing avenues to booking channels. Changes in consumer behavior, with tastes favoring the hotel “experience” more than price or brand, were a highlight.

Access HVS Boston Key Takeaways

Access HVS Networking Event in Cambridge reveals strengths and challenges for New England markets.

Key Hotel-Related Takeaways | MBA CREF16

Uncertainty in the CMBS market has slowed investment in commercial property, including hotels. Experts at the recent CREF conference, however, expect the impact to be temporary.