Vancouver Island Hotel Motel Inn Appraiser Realtor

Vancouver Island Hotel, Motel & Inn Appraiser

Phone: 1.800.592.1349
E-mail: [email protected]
Main Lodge: 129 Nanaimo Ave W, Penticton, BC
Outpost: 151 French’s Road, Off Lake, ON


Frontier Hospitality Advisor is a British Columbia based hotel, motel & inn appraisal service. I specialize in appraising Vancouver Island Hotels, Motels & Inns for refinancing or purchase financing, foreclosure or power of sale, divorce or settlement, purchase or sale considerations, legal purposes, estate & retirement planning.

Vancouver Island Hotel, Motel & Inn Services

Hotel, Motel & Inn Real Estate Appraisals are my flagship service. Every year I have the pleasure of visiting hotels, motels & Inns across Canada for the purpose of completing commercial real estate appraisals.

These unique businesses require a unique solution when it comes time to sell. My “Business Exit Solution”  provides a variety of tools to professionally sell a Hotel, Motel or Inn in the most efficient, cost effective way.

The right “going in” price is very important to set a business up for success. Often times buyers don’t have the sales data they need to determine what a fair purchase price is. This service helps ensure buyers are paying fair market value.

Economics and research service that provides analysis and research services on the lodging industry. My work helps clients make strategic decisions, evaluate programs and business alternatives and determine economic and financial contributions.

Sample Vancouver Island Hotel, Motel & Inn Sale Capitalization Rates

Specializing in the hospitality industry allows me to stay up to date on all of the latest trends, transactions, inventory and key performance indicators. Below are some of the latest statistics for the Vancouver Island hotel, motel & inn industry that will help you develop an estimate of value for your lodging property:

The following list reflects capitalization rates for Vancouver Island hotels, motels & inns that have been derived from recent sales in my extensive transaction database.

Capitalization Rate = Net Income / Sale Price

These historical capitalization rates range from 7.1% to 11.4%

My appraisal will estimate your property’s net income before debt service and depreciation by preparing a forecast of income and expenses. The result will be utilized to estimate market value via a direct capitalization technique.

Estimate of Market Value = Net Income / Capitalization Rate

Because lodging facilities are income-producing properties that are normally bought and sold on the basis of capitalization of their anticipated stabilized earning power, often the greatest weight is given to the value indicated by the income capitalization approach.

Sample Vancouver Island Hotel, Motel & Inn Sale Prices Per Room

Another way that hotels, motels & inns are commonly valued is the sales comparison approach which uses sale prices per room of similar properties to provide an indication of the subject property’s value.

The following sample of lodging property sales on Vancouver Island will help you develop a broad value range for your hotel, motel or inn:

The sales outlined above indicate a value range of $41,900 to $451,400 per available room. Several adjustments will be necessary to render these sales prices applicable to your property. The adjustments, which tend to be subjective, diminish the reliability of the sales comparison approach; furthermore, typical hospitality property investors employ a sales comparison procedure only to establish broad value parameters.

Vancouver Island Hotel, Motel & Inn Industry Overview

Accommodation Supply

  • There are approximately 641 lodging properties located in the Vancouver Island tourism region.
  • There are more properties classified as Inns, Bed & Breakfasts as well as Cottages found in this region than in any other tourism region in the province. In total, these categories comprise 61.9% of all accommodation facilities in the region, but only 14.2% of the total regional accommodation capacity. The large proportion of small-scale facilities that populate Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands contributes greatly to the accommodation profile of the region.
  • Hotels and motels account for over three quarters (76.0%) of the total regional accommodation capacity.

Top Markets for Vancouver Island

British Columbia residents make up the largest share of overnight visitation (62%) and spending (41%) in Vancouver Island. Although there are slightly more Washington visitors to Vancouver Island, Albertans spend more money while visiting Vancouver Island.

Transportation to Vancouver Island

Because there are limited options when it comes to getting to Vancouver Island, transportation plays a vital role in the overall health of the tourism sector. The image below, shows that using BC Ferries is by far the most popular mode of travel to Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island Hotel Motel Inn Appraiser Realtor

Vancouver Island Tourism & Hotel Associations:

Vancouver Island Hotel, Motel & Industry Research Reports

This report represents the findings from omnibus telephone surveys of residents of British Columbia and Alberta conducted by Oraclepoll. 

The South Central Island planning area encompasses an exceptionally diverse range of landscapes and ecosystems; from rainforests, meadows, mountains and marshes, to beaches, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

The North Island Destination Development Strategy was developed to enhance the competitiveness of the planning area over the next 10 years and beyond.

The Greater Victoria Destination Development Strategy (DDS) is a product of Destination BC’s (DBC) Destination Development Program (an integrated strategic planning process) co-led by Destination BC and Destination Greater Victoria.

This visitor profile was created for Vancouver Island North Tourism, in partnership with the local region and The Sociable Scientists. Between June and September 2018, twenty-five ballot boxes were placed across the region in businesses and operations that visitors frequent.

This profile provides a general overview of the region and summarizes the latest data available about overnight travellers visiting the Vancouver Island region.

Given its size and proximity, Vancouver/Lower Mainland is an extremely important target market for the Victoria and Vancouver Island tourism sectors. Despite its vast potential, there is a sense among tourism industry experts that the Victoria/Vancouver Island tourism industry could be doing more to capitalize on the opportunity this significant market has to offer.

The Southern Gulf Islands Community Tourism Study is a broad-based study of tourism on the islands of Salt Spring, North Pender, South Pender, Galiano, Saturna and Mayne. This study is a joint effort by the Salt Spring Island Electoral Area and the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area of the Capital Regional District (CRD).

Tourism is a major economic contributor to Greater Victoria. The tourism industry contributes directly to the employment and economic growth of the region through activities and operations of firms providing products and services to tourists, and is therefore a significant source of economic development for Greater Victoria, the province of British Columbia (BC), and beyond.

Service Area

Capital Regional District:

Sidney, Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, North Saanich, Salt Spring Island

Cowichan Valley Regional District:

Lake Cowichan, North Cowichan, Ladysmith, Duncan, Cowichan Bay

Nanaimo Regional District:

Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Parksville, Qualicum Beach

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District:

Ucluelet, Tofino, Port Alberni

Comox Valley Regional District:

Comox, Courtenay

Strathcona Regional District:

Campbell River, Gold River, Tahsis, Zeballos, Sayward

Regional District of Mount Waddington:

Port Alice, Port McNeill, Alert Bay, Port Hardy

Education, Affiliations and Volunteer Activities

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Bryce Witherspoon obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is an AACI, P. App Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

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