David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC

2016’s waterpark forecast: Bigger is better

The waterpark industry continues to expand in North America, with more than $500 million of new investment in indoor and outdoor waterparks and their related resorts in 2015.

2015 Waterpark Industry Update

The waterpark industry has shown continued growth in 2014 with increased numbers of indoor and outdoor waterparks being developed throughout the United States and Canada.

2014 Waterpark Resorts Supply and Demand Update

The waterpark industry is poised for growth in 2014. Read about the increases in supply and how the waterpark landscape will change in 2014.

Room Service More Than a Revenue Generator?

Some full-service hotels are dropping room service, while others are maintaining the long-time amenity. Explore the cost and consumer impacts of this new trend.

Economic Impact Studies Help Land Financing

 Summary: Economic impact studies demonstrate the economic benefits and desirability of hospitality projects Government entities may provide financial incentives for a project when they are presented with its benefits Economic impact comes from both short term and long term effects Developers planning hospitality projects such as resorts and conference centers are often looking to local

Waterpark Resorts Supply and Demand 2013 Update

As the popularity of waterparks continues to grow across North America, we have analyzed current and projected supply for 2013.

Benefits of Analyzing the Waterpark Market and Feasibility

The importance of completing a feasibility study and market analysis for waterpark properties. With money on the line, developers need clear answers.

Season Pass Price Positioning at Outdoor Waterparks

2012 waterpark season pass price points and incentives show that passes boost revenue and attendance at waterparks.

Ten Largest Hotel Brands’ Average Sale Prices

Hilton Hotels and Resorts brand achieved the highest median sale price per room of the top brands in the U.S., while the Days Inn brand garnered the lowest median sale price per room.

The Importance of Determining Waterpark Feasibility

How a feasibility analysis answers the important questions and assist in the decision making process.

Waterpark Resorts Supply and Demand 2011 Update

Waterpark resorts continue to emerge as a growing leisure development option. Explore current and projected (2011) waterparks in the U.S. and Canada.

Waterpark Resorts Supply and Demand 2010 Update

Analysis of current waterparks in the U.S. and Canada and those projected to open in 2010. Number of waterparks continues to climb, but at much slower pace than recent years.

Ohio’s Big City Lodging Boom

By: David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC and Joseph Pierce, The economic upheaval of the past few years has impacted all industries. Nationwide, the hospitality industry experienced some of the sharpest declines in occupancy and average daily rate in 2009 since records have been kept. Gains in occupancy and rate that were made through the

Outdoor Waterparks: Private vs. Municipal

We project growth in the development of private and municipally owned waterparks. Explore the differences between these very different waterpark types.

Financing Your Indoor Waterpark

Lender disinterest and equity contribution requirements make waterpark development funding difficult.