Suzanne Mellen

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senior managing director - practice leader
HVS

Suzanne is the senior managing director – practice leader of HVS. Having appraised thousands of hotels, gaming assets, and related real estate throughout the world over the past 40 years, she specializes in complex hotel and casino feasibility issues and is nationally recognized for her industry expertise. Suzanne opened the second office of HVS in 1985 in San Francisco and led HVS’ expansion to Las Vegas (2009) and Los Angeles (2013). She has developed innovative appraisal methodologies such as a mortgage-equity income capitalization formula for variable income properties, and a refinancing model for hotel investments. Suzanne has authored numerous articles on the topic of hotel valuation and has spoken at numerous industry events that include annual appearances at JMBM’s Meet the Money and Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS). Suzanne holds the following designations: MAI (Appraisal Institute), CRE (Counselor of Real Estate), FRICS (Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), and ISHC (International Society of Hospitality Consultants.

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