Month: November 2018

H&LA’s Joseph Pierce, MAI and Nuresh Maredia attended the IAAPA conference in Florida. Here are a few takeaways from the conference: IAAPA introduced its new brand as the Global Association for the Attractions Industry.  The brand is intended to communicate the diversity of the attractions industry, its forward motion, connection and strength as an industry

The Rise of Retailtainment

As published by Park World Magazine: The American shopping mall has seen rapid growth over several decades since the 1950s. These retail havens were anchored by large department stores that attracted shoppers and made the American mall popular with the masses, but the rise of e-commerce and the explosion of online shopping have changed the

Hotel Valuation Techniques

David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC recently gave a presentation on hotel valuation techniques at the Institute for Professionals in Taxation annual Property Tax Symposium. David discussed the hotel valuation process, including the market analysis and all three approaches to valuing income producing properties: income approach, sales comparison approach, and the cost approach. David was joined

Congrats to out client, Typhoon Texas, on their plans for an expansion in 2020! Published by: Mike Parker/Statesman Published date: November 2018 A new restaurant, a new water park attraction and parking lot improvements are part of an amended agreement that has received initial approval between Typhoon Texas and the city’s economic arm. The Pflugerville

Methodology for Waterpark and Hotel Feasibility Studies

In a great presentation on waterpark and hotel feasibility methodology at the World Waterpark Association Annual Symposium and Tradeshow, David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC laid out the basics about what to expect from a feasibility analysis and the steps taken to reach sound conclusions. David addressed the purpose of a feasibility analysis and the

H&LA President, David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC added some key insights for a Crain’s Cleveland Business article about the Downtown Cleveland and University Circle hotel growth and demand.  STR reports the number of room sold in the Cleveland market has surpassed July of 2016 during the RNC. Published by Stan Bullard/Crain’s Cleveland Business Published