Laura C. Napier is a Vice President with Pinnacle Advisory Group based in the Boston office. During the course of her hospitality career, Ms. Napier has worked both in hotel operations, and as a hotel consultant and appraiser. She has performed market studies and valuations of investment grade real estate for over 125 hotel projects. Market demand studies with financial analysis have included proposed and existing hotels of all types including luxury, full-service, limited-service, conference center and convention hotel facilities. Appraisals have included proposed and existing hotels of all property types located throughout the country. Additional hospitality consulting has included golf courses, timeshare facilities, condominium hotel facilities, hotel impact studies, economic impact studies, facilities analysis, and acquisition-related due diligence. Clients have included financial institutions, city managers, insurance companies, individual hotel developers, hotel owners, and major hotel corporations.
Prior to joining Pinnacle Advisory Group, Ms. Napier was employed for four years by the Houston office of PKF Consulting. As an Associate, her responsibilities included practice development, marketing, project supervision, work budgets, training, and staff evaluations. Prior to joining PKF Consulting, Ms. Napier was employed by the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, Texas for three years. She worked in varying capacities within the Food and Beverage Department, and her last position held was as an assistant food and beverage manager, focusing on the fine dining restaurant. Ms. Napier began her career at the Austin Chamber of Commerce during her undergraduate years in Austin, Texas.
Ms. Napier holds a Masters of Hospitality Management from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.