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Benjamin A. A. Levin

Director, HVS Nashville

Benjamin Levin

Ben Levin is a Director at HVS, overseeing the Southeast region for the HVS Brokerage & Advisory Division. At HVS, Ben has performed hundreds of hotel valuations and studies, ranging from convention center hotels to beachside boutiques. He has extensive relationships with owners, developers, and lenders in the region and brings keen insights into the hotel markets across the Southeast. Prior to joining HVS, Ben held operational roles at the St. Regis Atlanta and the Microtel Inn & Suites in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This hands-on experience at both mid-market and ultra-luxury hotels, combined with his in-depth consulting experience, enables him to offer clients knowledge on multiple aspects of the hotel business and transaction process, including valuations and analyzing property improvement plans and renovations. Ben graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Restaurant and Hospitality Management. Please contact Ben at [email protected] or +1 404-276-5862.

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Insights by Benjamin A. A. Levin (5)

Amazon in Music City: The Anticipated Impact on the Lodging Industry

Following a nearly year-and-a-half Request for Proposal (RFP) process, Amazon announced that it would split the location of its new HQ2 campus between Long Island City, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia.

HVS 2020 Hotel Transaction Outlook

As expected, hotel transaction volume fell to a historic low during the peak of the Great Recession in late 2009, a drop that began roughly 24 months earlier at the end of 2007. Similar to the rebound in performance, transaction activity among economy hotels recovered rapidly, but soon declined as investors shifted their focus to midscale and upscale hotels, which recovered more slowly from the recession.

HVS Market Pulse: Birmingham, AL

Birmingham's economy is largely driven by the healthcare sector, with top employers such as the UAB Health System, Baptist Health System, and St. Vincent's Health System, whose hospitals and clinics are expected to change their name to Ascension.

Meet the Money 2017 Key Takeaways

The 2017 Meet the Money National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference, held May 8–10 in Los Angeles, brought together a strong showing of hotel owners, investors, lenders, brokers, consultants, franchisors, and brand representatives.

HVS Market Pulse: Atlanta, GA

A significant amount of work is underway in Atlanta, with new expansions and builds promising to bring in more tourists, commercial travelers, and group demand for the city's hotels. The highest-profile projects include a $6- billion expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is expected to span the next two decades, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will host Super Bowl LIII in 2019.
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