CREW: Monthly Lunch
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:30am to Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

The Takeaways:

  • How Portland plans to increase the supply of hotel rooms by 25% in 2019
  • What hoteliers look for when investing in different markets and communities (e.g. suburban/rural)
  • Trends: What insights hotel developers have into future opportunities and markets of interest.

Alisa Pyszka, President of Bridge Economic Development


  • Desiree Flanary, Senior Vice President of HVS
  • Sondra Storm, Hotel Developer, Embarcadero Hospitality Group
  • Brian Resendez, SVP Hotels and Land Broker with SVN | Bluestone & Hockley

CREW Portland's member, Alisa Pyszka, is moderating a discussion around the Portland market's plan to add 3,000 new hotel rooms by December 2019. In record time, the developments will generates an impressive 25% increase in supply. Some of the most recent and upcoming projects include the Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center, The Hoxton, Radisson Red, and the Woodlark. Hoteliers are simultaneously investing in the suburban and rural markets with boutique themed hotels such as the Hotel at Independence Landing in Independence, Oregon.

Attendees will gain insight from Embarcadero Hospitality Group's Sondra Storm, on what non-metropolitan opportunities exist and why her firm is investing in Independence, Oregon. Desiree Flanary, a Senior Vice President with HVS will share the latest trends and figures on the hospitality industry. Senior Vice President.Brian Resendez, a Hotels and Land Broker with SVN | Bluestone & Hockley, will round out the panel discussion by sharing what he sees as elements developers desire when investing in communities and when making site selections.

Click HERE to read more about the program and purchase tickets.