Kristina D’Amico is a Director in the HVS Miami office. Her expertise spans consulting and valuation for both existing and proposed hotels and resorts throughout South Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Kristina’s significant international consulting and appraising experience includes assets in the Caribbean Basin across 15 Caribbean islands, as well as the Riviera Maya region of Mexico and various countries in Latin America. In particular, due to her creative thinking abilities and her skill with complex projects, she has an extensive background in consulting and valuation of proposed and existing all-inclusive resorts, as well as mixed-use resorts with a residential component. Kristina has also used her expertise on Caribbean markets to author several articles about this region.
Kristina has valued over one billion dollars of hospitality-driven real estate in her career and specializes in luxury and complex assets. Kristina played a significant role in the valuation of the first $1-million-plus-per-room hotel sale in Miami Beach. She also served as an expert witness in a quasi-judicial hearing before the Historic Preservation Board in Pinellas County, Florida, in a review of the demolition permit request related to the closed Belleview Biltmore hotel. Kristina was responsible for the initial feasibility study and subsequent appraisals for the first Hyatt hotel to be built in Uruguay, which opened in June 2016. Throughout her years of experience, Kristina has performed market feasibility studies for resorts exceeding 1,000 rooms, as well as resorts with ADR levels over $1,000.
Originally from New Jersey, Kristina earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University with a major in finance and a minor in hospitality studies. She is a state-certified general real estate appraiser (RZ 3822) and is working through the final requirements for her MAI designation.