Erich Baum is a Vice President with HVS and works out of his home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as an affiliate of the Boston and New York offices. Erich has been with HVS since graduating from Cornell's hotel school in 1989, working in the San Francisco office through mid 1996 and based in New England thereafter. Erich co-authored the 2001 edition of the Appraisal Institute's standard hotel valuation text ("Hotels & Motels: Valuations and Market Studies") with Steve Rushmore. Erich is a certified appraiser in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, has provided expert testimony in numerous courts of law. He also has a masters of arts degree from the University of San Francisco.