Our Publications & Research

Weight Loss Resorts Boon for Developers

Developers slow to tap into weight loss resort demand. Learn about this emerging trend and its opportunity for growth.

The Impact of State Incentivized Tourism Development

In an effort to boost tourism and revenue many cities are offering broad-based municipal incentives in order to attract tourism developers.

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.

Renting As an Alternative to Hotel Land Acquisition

When land is not available for purchase for hotel construction, a well negotiated ground lease can benefit both the developer and the land owner.

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.

Impact of the Oil Boom on Hotel Markets

Discover the impact that increased oil drilling has had on the local hotel market of Williston, North Dakota.

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.

Cleveland Lodging Market Overview

New developments offer opportunities for growth in the Cleveland hotel market.

The Growing Gap in Hotel Sales

Buyers see opportunity in upper-tier hotel market as sales increase. Lower-tier market sees decline in sales as the great recession lingers.

Dry Ski Slopes: Indoor Skiing without Snow

What the new phenomena of dry ski slopes could mean for the industry. Areas with no snow can take a bite out of the ski market with opportunities for development.

Making Sense of Green Certifications

In today’s green environment it is important to address the various types and purposes of the certification programs available, and to assess key attributes about each program.

Appraisal and Market Analysis of Indoor Waterpark Resorts

An appraisal of an indoor waterpark resort is similar to other appraisals in that it is a professional appraiser’s opinion of value. It is typically required by a lender before financing can be obtained for a new project. The scope of the project, including plans and development budgets, should be well defined prior to the

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.