Our Presentations

Waterpark Interview Series: Mike Bengtson with Splish Splash Waterpark

H&LA has launched an interview series in anticipation of the upcoming start of the waterpark season. Through our interviews with owners and operators of several U.S. outdoor waterparks, we hope to learn how individual parks are gearing up for the 2021 season amid the fallout from the pandemic and what challenges are expected for the

Waterpark Interview Series: Michael Schwitek with Alabama Adventure

H&LA has launched an interview series in anticipation of the upcoming start of the 2021 waterpark season. Through our interviews with owners and operators of several U.S. outdoor waterparks, we hope to learn how individual parks are gearing up for the 2021 season amid the fallout from the pandemic and what challenges for the season

Waterpark Interview Series: Jim Kunau with Island H2O

H&LA has launched an interview series for the upcoming 2021 waterpark season. We are interviewing operators of several U.S. outdoor waterpark in advance of the opening of the season to discuss how individual parks are gearing up for the 2021 season amid the fallout from the pandemic and what operators expect to be challenges for

Best Practices and Strategies for  Determining Value for Hospitality Properties

Discussing current hotel valuation issues, H&LA’s David Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC presented at the 30th Annual Ohio Business Tax Conference & Virtual Institute in January, 2021. David discussed the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the hospitality industry and presented the best strategies for determining the value of hospitality properties. Click below to

Waterpark Feasibility Study Methodology

David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC presented at the 2020 World Waterpark Association Annual Show. David’s presentations highlighted the necessary elements of a waterpark feasibility study and discussed why a well-researched study is essential for all waterpark developments. Check out David’s presentation on YouTube. You can follow along with the presentation via the PowerPoint presentation.

U.S. Waterpark and Waterpark Resort Trends

At the virtual World Waterpark Association Annual Symposium and Tradeshow, David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC spoke about the waterpark industry in 2020 in a presentation titled, U.S. Waterpark and Waterpark Resort Trends. This presentation addressed the challenges facing the industry in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as projections for 2021. Click

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

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

Ohio and National Lodging Industry Overview: Statistics, Appraisal Issues, and New Supply

H&LA hotel appraisers, David Sangree, MAI; Laurel Keller, MAI; and Joseph Pierce, MAI attended Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s 40th Annual Economic Seminar, a panel event with various members of the banking and appraisal related industries. David was a speaker at this years conference, with a presentation titled Ohio and National Lodging Industry Overview: Statistics, Appraisal Issues,

Waterpark and Resort Trends Across the Globe

At the 2017 World Waterpark Association Annual Symposium and Tradeshow, David Sangree gave a presentation highlighting new trends in waterpark and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. David emphasized trends in indoor and outdoor waterparks, as well as amusement parks. Several takeaways from his presentation include the following: The United States has the largest and

Analyzing the Market for Economic Feasibility for Waterpark Projects

David Sangree discussed waterpark feasibility studies at the annual World Waterpark Association Symposium and Trade Show. David’s presentation focused on how to go about conducting hotel and waterpark feasibility studies. You can see his presentation by clicking on the link below. 2016-wwa-feasibility-presentation-sangree

Hotels & Waterpark Industry – Insights, Trends and Valuation Keys

David J. Sangree, MAI, gave a presentation on hotel appraisals and waterpark appraisals at the 2016 IRWA Appraisal Day seminar. Click the link below to see his presentation. 2016-irwa-appraisal-day-presentation