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In Defense of the "Rushmore Approach" for Valuing the Real Estate Property Component of a Hotel

A hotel is a unique form of real estate consisting of four components: land, improvements, personal property, and the going business. Does it sound reasonable that the land and improvements account for only 36% of the overall total value?

The Rushmore Letter

An Important Article Defending the “Rushmore Approach” for Valuing the Real Property Component of a Hotel.

Now is the Time to Review Your Hotel's Property Tax

During periods of economic stress in the hotel industry, smart owners and operators carefully review their hotel's property tax assessment to determine whether there is sufficient justification to seek a reduction.

Property Tax Assessments for Hotels and Motels

One of the significant expense items incurred by a hotel is the property taxes paid to local municipalities.

The Valuation of Hotels and Motels for Assessment Purposes

THe valuation of hotels and motels is a highly specialized form of real estate appraisal, requiring not only a thorough understanding of the many principles and procedures of general appraising, but also an in-depth knowledge of hotel operations.

Time To Reduce Property Taxes

If your hotel's property tax assessment has not dropped in the last five years, you may be paying more than your share of real estate.

Hotel Business Value and Working Capital: A Clarification

In the October 1986 issue of The Apprasial Journal, Anthony Reynolds, MAI, wrote an article for the Notes and Comments section entitled "Attributing Hotel Income to Real Estate and to Personalty." His comment eessentially focused on an article that

It's a Good Time to Review Your Taxes

With declining occupancies a problem in many areas of the country, along with increasing mortgage interest rates and inflation, it is a good time to review your property taxes and possibly commence a formal appeal to have them reduced.

Room Tax Study - Arena Bond Refunding

Projection of future revenues from the room tax collection of five municipalities near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Room Taxes may be pledged to support debt service on a proposed dedicated tax revenue bond issue. The proceeds from the Bonds will suppor