Upon graduating from The Hotel School at Cornell University, Ms. Tam began her career in the New York office of Hospitality Valuation Services (HVS), a global hospitality consulting services firm. As a consulting and valuation analyst and senior associate at HVS, Ms. Tam completed appraisal and other related consulting work for all hotel types ranging from limited-service, economy-scale hotels to large-scale convention hotels located nationwide, as well as luxury, five-star resorts located in destinations such as Bermuda, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Antigua, and Turks & Caicos.
After several years at HVS, Ms. Tam then joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts, based in White Plains, New York, as a Manager in Development. Starwood is one of the world’s largest hotel companies, including hotel brands Sheraton, Westin, Four Points, St. Regis, Luxury Collection, and W Hotels. At Starwood, Ms. Tam continued to research markets located throughout North America and the Caribbean, for the purpose of projecting cash flows for new hotel development as well as existing hotel acquisitions. As a member of the Development Team, Ms. Tam’s further responsibilities at Starwood included structuring deal models and analyzing investment returns.
Since joining The Weitzman Group in 2001, Ms. Tam’s work experience has extended to include appraisal and consulting services for various multi-family residential and commercial property types including apartment, residential condominium, office, industrial, hotel and condominium hotel real estate. Recent assignments include marketability and feasibility studies for several proposed hotel projects in New York City, as well as several mixed-use studies including a number of proposed mixed-use transit-oriented developments. After having worked in the New York office of The Weitzman Group from 2001 to 2006, Ms. Tam continues to work for The Weitzman Group based near Orlando, Florida.