Christian Cross

Senior Project Manager with HVS Buffalo

Christian CrossMr. Cross is a Senior Project Manager with HVS Buffalo. He got his start at HVS as an intern with the Vancouver office, where he discovered a passion for real estate consulting. His hospitality background spans large hotels, restaurants, and banquet facilities in his native Ontario, Canada. Mr. Cross served in a wide variety of roles, allowing him hands-on experience in many aspects of the hospitality industry. He also completed a one-year internship with the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association. Mr. Cross earned his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Guelph, from which he graduated as class valedictorian. While attending university, he served as President of Hotel Association of Canada's Guelph Student Chapter and Team Captain of the Hospitality and Tourism Case Competition team. Mr. Cross recently relocated to the Great Lakes region to launch the HVS Buffalo office, now focusing on the Buffalo, Finger Lakes, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Syracuse, and Cleveland lodging markets.

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Autism And The Hospitality Industry: An Interview With Autism Double-Checked

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day held on April 2 that promotes societal awareness of individuals living with autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including Asperger syndrome.

HVS Market Pulse: Buffalo, New York

Like so many markets throughout the United States, the decade of growth following the Great Recession benefited the Buffalo metropolitan market. Developers started to take notice of the strength of this market, and new supply began to increase.

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.

Hotel Cleanliness Policies in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has posed challenges never seen before by the hotel industry, requiring owners, managers, and brands to take new precautions to keep both guests and staff safe. The industry faced the added challenge of not only creating a safe lodging environment but also creating the impression of security to give guests the confidence to travel again.