Scott Smith


Mr. Smith is a Senior Vice President of PKF Consulting USA, LLC (PKFC), and he is located in the Atlanta, Georgia office. Mr. Smith has over 20 years of hospitality industry experience in both appraising and consulting capacities, as well as proficiencies in other real estate types.

Mr. Smith has managed and conducted appraisal and consulting assignments, involving both the public and private sectors, throughout the U.S, Central America and the Caribbean. He has worked for the industry’s leading lenders, developers, chains and management companies and has dealt with many aspects of the lodging industry, including valuation analyses; market and financial analyses and investment structuring for hotels; resorts, mixed-use residential and lodging developments, conference and convention centers and other hospitality industry projects; workouts, repositioning and strategic planning; loan review and disposition strategy; and litigation services.

Mr. Smith is a Member of the Appraisal Institute (“MAI”) - an international membership association of professional real estate appraisers - and is PKFC’s chief appraiser in the Southeast, where he is a Certified General Appraiser in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida. Furthermore, Mr. Smith is the principal author of the Hospitality Investment Survey, which is a bi-annual publication produced by PKFC in conjunction with PKF Hospitality Research, LLC, that reports on important real estate investment trends. He also authors the Caribbean Trends in the Hotel Industry which is an annual publication produced by PKF Consulting USA, LLC.

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2013 Hospitality Investment Survey - Are We There Yet?

As the U.S. hotel industry approaches pre-recession levels of operating performance, many of our clients are asking, “Is now a good time to invest in the lodging sector?” According to the respondents of the 2013 edition of PKF Consulting USA, LLC’s (PKFC) Hospitality Investment Survey (HIS), it is a good time to be a hotel owner and investor.

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