McKenna Luke

MAI, Director at HVS Charleston

McKenna LukeMcKenna Luke, MAI, a Director with HVS, resides in central South Carolina and is a member of the Charleston consulting team. McKenna earned her bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management and her MBA with a concentration in Finance from University of Denver. She holds a certified general appraisal license and is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI). McKenna’s background in hospitality spans from hotel operations to advisory roles related to full-service hotel acquisitions and new developments. Her expertise includes small independent motels, extensive resorts, full-service metropolitan hotels, and historic conversions. Contact McKenna at +1 (303) 704-2636 or [email protected]

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COVID-19’s Impact On The Albuquerque Lodging Market

Amid a worldwide pandemic, the lodging industry is facing a downturn that is greater than the past two lodging-market declines combined. According to Visit Albuquerque, Albuquerque's RevPAR fell roughly 47% in 2020 from 2019 levels, driven primarily by occupancy losses of up to 33% compared to 2019 and ADR declines of up to 21%.

COVID-19’s Impact on the Phoenix Lodging Market

During the Great Recession, Metro Phoenix's[1] occupancy fell nearly 16 points from its pre-recession peak of 68.2% in 2006 to 52.4% in 2009. However, occupancy fell from the 2019 peak of 70.5% to 47.

HVS Market Pulse: Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina and the home of the University of South Carolina (USC), is a growing metroplex. Not only is the city expanding with notably annual population growth, the MSA population is expected to increase from roughly 800,000 to over 1,200,000 by 2045.