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Despite Surge in Demand, Boston Lodging Market’s 2016 RevPAR Flat, by Sebastian Colella

January 5, 2017

Economic uncertainty contributed to the United States lodging market’s softening in 2016. The Boston and Cambridge lodging markets were no exception. STR has projected the country’s revenue per available room (RevPAR) to increase 3.1% in 2016, its slowest growth since the recession. After five consecutive years of considerable RevPAR growth, the Boston lodging market is […]

NY Times Article Citing Our Research on College Hotels and Quoting Pinnacle’s Executive VP of Asset Management, Matt Arrants

November 21, 2016

Pinnacle Advisory Group was recently featured in an article on College and University Hotels.  We are proud that the New York Times turned to us as experts,  citing our research on College Hotels and quoting Pinnacle’s Executive VP of Asset Management, Matt Arrants.   The article is available via the following link.

Downtown Los Angeles – “The Next Great City” written by: Sandra Lien

April 15, 2016

Fifteen years ago, Downtown Los Angeles was best described as an urban wasteland, with 28 million square feet of available office space, an under-utilized convention center, and 10 struggling hotels  surrounded by 30 acres of mostly vacant retail space, cheap motels (SROs), bars, strip clubs, and vacant lots. The daytime population was not much beyond […]

What are Impact Studies and Why are they Necessary in Today’s Hotel Climate? by Meri Keller

March 15, 2016

With nearly 4,100 hotel projects totaling nearly 500,000 rooms under contract in the U.S., and 17.1% increase in rooms under construction year-over-year according to the most recent STR Pipeline Report, the impact of new hotel supply is a major concern for existing hotel owners.  The major hotel brand families seek to capitalize on this expanding […]

Boston Lodging Market Poised for Continued Growth – by Sebastian J. Colella

February 24, 2016

The economy in Boston and Cambridge is driven by a diverse set of growth engines which have provided it with a level of stability through multiple recessions. While the city remains reliant on its traditional industries such as financial services, education and healthcare, it has also become a hub for innovation, technology, and life sciences, […]