Carrie Russell is a Partner and a Managing Director with HVS in Canada based in the Vancouver Office. She is a graduate of the University of Victoria, obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction. After graduation and some time spent gaining valuable hands-on experience in the hotel industry, Carrie joined HVS as an associate in 1997. During this time, Carrie has been influential in establishing HVS’s presence in Canada as a leading hospitality consulting and valuation firm. Carrie has attained designation in both Canada and the United States, having completed the requirements to obtain the AACI designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 2004 and the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in the United States in 2012. As well, Carrie is a member of International Society of Hotel Consultants (ISHC), the Real Estate Institute of BC (RIBC) and the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).
Over the course of her career, Carrie has provided hospitality consulting services including appraisals, feasibility and market studies, and other specialized consulting services including asset management guidance for thousands of hotel properties throughout Canada and the United States. She has authored several articles on various topics relevant to the industry and is a highly sought-after speaker. Carrie is a regular speaker at several conferences including the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference and the Western Canadian Lodging Conference.