HVS CEO Stephen Rushmore Jr. and HVS Americas President Rod Clough announced that the firms Mexico City practice has assumed responsibility for expanding the HVS presence across Latin America under the leadership of Richard Katzman.
HVS CEO Stephen Rushmore Jr. and HVS Americas President Rod Clough announced that the firm’s Mexico City practice has assumed responsibility for expanding the HVS presence across Latin America under the leadership of Richard Katzman.
The HVS Mexico City office, established in 2007, holds a leading position in Mexico and across Central America for hospitality consulting and valuations. During the past year, it has expanded its presence and is active in projects from Colombia to Chile, leveraging the best practices established in Mexico across the Latin American region.
HVS has conducted market and feasibility studies and appraisals for hotel assets in urban areas and resort destinations throughout Mexico; in addition, it has completed due diligence for IPOs for two hotel-specific FIBRAs (Mexico’s REIT-like investment vehicle) and has advised on development strategies for hotel chains and investors. The HVS Mexico City team also participates in the analysis of complex master-planned resort projects and urban mixed-use projects. HVS’s annual Hotel Investment Conference, HVS MexHIC, is broadly considered to be the best in Mexico.
Richard Katzman, HVS Managing Director and Senior Partner, and Maxim Gomez, Senior Project Manager, of HVS Mexico City will be further expanding the HVS presence across Latin America.
Mr. Katzman has been active in real estate advisory in Mexico and Latin America since 1992. During this period, he formed Grupo Inmobiliario Inova, a real estate advisory boutique that merged in 2001 with Insignia/ESG. Following the merger of Insignia/ESG and CB Richard Ellis in 2003, he reestablished an independent real estate advisory and subsequently partnered with HVS in 2007 to establish the HVS Mexico City office. He is a graduate of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and earned an MBA from The Wharton School.
Mr. Gomez has been part of the HVS team for four years, working on various projects across Mexico, Central America, and South America. A graduate of Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris, he brings international experience in the media and for-sale real estate sectors.