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Kathleen D. Donahue

Senior Vice President at HVS

Kathleen DonahueKathleen Donahue is a Senior Vice President with the HVS Dallas consulting and valuation office. Kathleen joined HVS from Radisson operations in Austin, following graduation from The University of Texas at Austin. She is licensed as a certified general appraiser in Texas and surrounding states and has particularly strong knowledge of hotel markets in north Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Contact Kathleen at (972) 890-3548 or [email protected]

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Market Pulse: Fort Worth, TX

Anchoring the west end of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Fort Worth features the old and the new. Also known as "Cowtown," the cattle industry initially spurred economic development in the city. Today, glass and steel skyscrapers share the sidewalks of Downtown with renovated historic districts, such as the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Sundance Square.

Four Key Takeaways | Trigild Lender Conference Spring 2015

Real estate lending experts at this year's conference gave insights on factors that can wreak havoc on a hotel loan, as well as ways to move a distressed property back into the black. More than half a decade has passed since the end of the last recession, and the current climate for hotel values, performance, and transactions has improved distinctly on nearly all fronts.

Volatile Trends and Hotel Performance

Every hotelier knows this is a volatile industry, swept up to great heights in economic updrafts, and plummeting sharply as these winds recede. Shifts in hotel values have also been notable over the past several years, and the notion of volatility is actually fundamental to how professional hotel appraisers approach an assignment.

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