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2014 - Meet Suzanne Mellen – Meet the Money® – JMBM Global Hospitality Group®

Published on Oct 10, 2014

Suzanne Mellen, Senior Managing Director of HVS, discusses the services HVS provides to the hospitality industry and her areas of expertise. HVS is a hospitality consulting firm providing valuations, appraisals and market studies to hotels and casinos.

"HVS is a full service consulting firm to the hospitality industry and our primary service is providing valuations, appraisals and market feasibility studies for existing and proposed hotels (and also casinos – that's one of my areas of expertise). I'm Senior Managing Director heading up the L.A., Las Vegas and San Francisco offices. We have quite a diversified practice, actually. We do studies recommending facilities and products for people when they are looking to develop hotels. We run financial projections for them and tell them what we think it's going to be worth once they've completed the process. We value hotels for all sorts of purposes – for financing, transactions, litigation, property tax appeal, purchase price allegations. There are all sorts of different reasons that people give us a call. We do damage calculations when people are trying to quantify how they've been impacted by certain events in their hotel investments, and general advisory work."

About Meet the Money®

At Meet the Money® – the national finance and investment conference hosted by the hotel lawyers of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® – hotel owners, developers, investors, operators, and lenders gather to discuss the hospitality market and make deals. The conference focuses on the full range of debt and equity capital for the purchase, sale and development of hotel properties, and related transactions. See

About JMBM

For more than 35 years, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has provided clients with results – successfully resolving cases, closing deals, protecting assets, and adding value. JMBM is ranked in the American Lawyer's AmLaw 200 list of the largest law firms in the U.S. and is recognized by numerous industry, peer and media groups. From offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients' needs worldwide. See