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Brett E. Russell

Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development with HVS

Brett  Russell

A Senior Vice President with HVS Denver and HVS Director of Business Development, Brett Russell’s 15-year career in hospitality spans hotel operations, management, development, and consulting. Brett has overseen hundreds of appraisals, market studies, and feasibility studies for hotels, lodges, and resorts throughout the Americas, with a focus on full-service hotels and resorts.

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Insights by Brett E. Russell (7)

HVS Market Pulse: Boulder, CO

Since 2015, four new hotels (681 rooms) have opened within Boulder’s city limits, increasing the total number of hotel rooms to almost 2,500. This represents a sizable increase of around 32%; however, in the years leading up to this increase in supply, Boulder experienced a decline in room supply, as several older hotels were closed and redeveloped.

Key Takeaways: The CREF/MBA Conference 2017

HVS again hosted a booth at this year's Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF)/Multifamily Housing conference, run by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). More than 3,000 mortgage and lending professionals attended the CREF conference, one of the biggest annual gatherings focused on commercial real estate assets.

HVS Market Pulse: Why Aren’t Hotels Being Built in Ski Towns?

In ski resort towns across the U.S. and Canada, a large and growing number of people are hitting the slopes. In the 2015/16 ski season alone, total skier visits approached 64 million, an increase of about 1.

Key Hotel-Related Takeaways | MBA CREF16

Uncertainty in the CMBS market has slowed investment in commercial property, including hotels. Experts at the recent CREF conference, however, expect the impact to be temporary.

The Millennial Shift in Hotel Brands | Brett E. Russell

The past ten years have ushered in the introduction of more new hotel brands than any time in modern history. Most of these are geared toward the Millennial Generation, with hotel companies creating concepts to capture this vital segment of demand.
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