Rodney G. Clough

President - HVS Americas, Denver

CloughAs President of HVS Americas and in partnership with the firm's leaders, Rod developed and launched a new vision and mission for HVS Americas in early 2020. He now supports the firm's nearly 40 locations across all the Americas in their execution of regional strategies, which are ultimately working towards achieving the firm's vision. Rod began his consulting career with HVS in 1995 and became a Partner/Owner in 2000, upon his launch of HVS Dallas, the firm's fifth office. Since that time, he acquired all four original U.S. Consulting & Valuation offices and launched 30 more, in partnership with the founding Rushmore family. As of 2021, he is the co-owner of all 35 U.S. HVS Consulting & Valuation offices, as well as the Americas Brokerage and Financing divisions. He is a founding owner/partner of HVS Mexico-Latin America, as well. Rod has grown his team from 2 to 110, and his staff and consulting leaders have a significant average tenure. Once associates join HVS, they tend to stay due to the extraordinary culture Rod has inspired. The culture of HVS Americas is defined by the ideals of balance, connectivity, efficiency, collaboration, honesty, integrity, kindness, and excellence, among many others.

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The Hotel Industry's Pandemic Bright Spot: The Extended-Stay Segment

Extended-stay hotels have long been the industry's answer to those seeking accommodations similar to an apartment, but without the need to sign a long-term lease. Stays can be as short as one overnight or as long as years, in rare cases, but tend to trend from two weeks to a couple of months.

Third-Quarter Brand Performance Update: Summer Helps Industry Gain from Q2 Shutdown Lows

Third-quarter results for public company brands showed marked improvement from the lows of the second quarter, which included widespread lockdowns, strict gathering restrictions, and extreme curtailing of corporate travel.

COVID-19’s Impact on Values

The hotel sector is most certainly managing its way through the trough of the current downcycle, and a tough winter lies ahead for the U.S. lodging industry, although brighter skies should emerge next year.

Economy Extended-Stay Hotels Hold Up Best During Q2 2020

The second quarter of 2020 was the low point for the hospitality industry, as the world was gripped by the pandemic and as travel lockdowns were widespread. HVS compiled the 2020 performance statistics of brands reported by public companies for the second quarter and compared the data to second-quarter performance of 2019.

2019 HVS Performance Report: Spa Department

On average, spa and wellness departments run profitably and can contribute significantly to a hotel's bottom line. This report is our second annual performance report published by HVS that tracks and monitors spa department performance and profitability.
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