Adam Lair partners with Suzanne Mellen to oversee the firm's California practice, and is currently based in both San Francisco and New Orleans. Adam has been involved with appraisals and consulting for hotel and commercial real estate since 2002. The hundreds of assignments under his belt include existing and proposed properties throughout the United States. Adam oversees some of the firm's most complex consulting and valuation engagements. Adam’s formidable expertise is fortified with each new assignment he takes on, and you trust him to guide your hotel loan, transaction, or development successfully home.
Adam excels at complex financial analyses for commercial real estate assets. His standout accomplishments at HVS include a feasibility study for a proposed full-service resort hotel outside of Atlanta and the appraisal of the Westin New Orleans Canal Place in the city’s historic French Quarter. Adam has also written on the post-Katrina, post-recession growth of the New Orleans hotel market. He graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University and studied under scholarship at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans. He has also completed an advanced set of courses in the analysis and valuation of real estate through the Appraisal Institute. Adam holds the designation of MAI as a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute and is a state-certified general appraiser.
Adam played for Louisiana State University’s Tigers as a quarterback during the 2001/02 college football season; the team won the SEC Championship and the Sugar Bowl, and Adam was named an Academic All-SEC. Adam loves to travel and has lived in cities around the world, including Paris, Charleston, and Honolulu.