Our Publications & Research

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.

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.

Value Place: A Hotel/Apartment Fusion

Value Place has a unique niche in the extended-stay market. Explore the brand that looks like a hotel but acts like an apartment complex.

Is it Time to Appeal Your Property Taxes?

By David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC, and Joseph Pierce Summary: The median sale price per room of hotels in the United States declined by over 40% between year-to-date October 2008 and year-to-date October 2009.  The dramatic decline is a result of the economic recession and the fact that there was a much smaller pool