Kathy Conroy, MAI is a Senior Managing Director in the HVS Miami office, and is also the firm's Practice Leader of Shared Ownership Consulting. Kathy has been an active participant in the hotel and shared ownership industry for more than 30 years.
Kathy joined HVS in 1998. She has completed thousands of real estate valuation and consulting assignments with a focus on hotels, motels, resorts, condo hotels, timeshare, fractional and private residence club projects, and hospitality driven mixed-use real estate for lenders, investors, developers, and advisors throughout the world. She has an extensive range of geographical experience and has appraised properties in over 30 U.S. states and 30 countries, including 20 islands in the Caribbean Basin and 6 countries in Central and South America. Kathy has valued over 10 billion dollars of real estate in her career. She is known in the industry as a creative thinker and a problem solver.
Kathy, a member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) since 1982, is also a noted national authority on the valuation of vacation ownership properties, and has authored books on timeshare property assessment, and timeshare property valuation for ARDA and the Appraisal Institute.
Kathy is a frequent industry speaker and often serves as an expert witness. She has been involved in numerous trial testimonies, several of which were spread among tax courts, courts of appeal, and district courts, and some of which were in bankruptcy courts. She has also been involved in nearly 20 projects involving litigation support and depositions.
Kathy has served on the Board of Directors for Toronto-based Full House Franchise Systems, the master licensee with Wyndham Hotel Group for the franchising rights for the Knights Inn and Howard Johnson hotel brands throughout Canada. For nearly five years, her Board duties included developing and approving the strategic business plan for the company, including pricing decisions for new franchisees, and termination decisions for noncompliant franchisees.
Additionally, Kathy served as an asset manager for the Hilton hotel in Nassau on behalf of the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan from 2006 through 2014.
A native of Bloomfield, New Jersey, Kathy has been living in Florida for over 30 years and enjoys swimming and snorkeling in Biscayne Bay. She is a dog lover and owns greyhounds and smooth coated collies.