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William R. Hopping, Hospitality Industry Appraisals and Studies


William R. Hopping, MAI, ISHC

Bill is a thirty-six year veteran of the hospitality industry, including 14 years of direct operational experience and over 20 years in consulting.


Cornell University, B.S., Hotel Administration
University of Denver, M.B.A


W.R. Hopping & Co., 1985 to present
The company provides appraisal and consulting services to a variety of hospitality based businesses, with a goal of accuracy and enhanced profit opportunities.
Independent Fee Consulting and Appraising, Denver, CO
Was primarily involved in the development of appraisal practice and appraisal techniques specifically designed for hotels.
Senior Consultant - Pannell Kerr Forster, Denver, CO
PKF specialized in hospitality operations, and the Denver office was the firm's largest service provider between Chicago and the West Coast. Bill's primary responsibilities included hotel market analysis and operational consulting throughout the western US.
Manager - Sylvania Country Club, Sylvania, Ohio
Directly responsible for operating a 500-member equity club with food, beverage, golf, tennis, and swimming facilities.
Manager - Officers, NCO and EM Open Mess Regensburg, West Germany
In addition to XO, officer-in-charge and platoon leader responsibilities on a US Army surface-to-air missile site, Bill had operational responsibility for club operations.

  • Real estate appraisals of a broad spectrum of hotels, motels, condominium hotels, and raw land
  • Market and feasibility analysis, impact analysis and development consulting for economy, commercial and resort motels, hotels, condominiums and restaurants
  • Market and feasibility analysis, economic impact and financial planning for hospitality operations
  • Standards development, feasibility analysis, budget preparation and management and operational consulting for private clubs and restaurants
  • Operational controls, financial feasibility analysis and management consulting for hotels, motor hotels and restaurants
  • Alternative dispute resolution. Bill Hopping has been certified by the Institute for Conflict Management to offer arbitration, mediation and Issue Review BoardTM methodology as an alternative to litigation.
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