Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada

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Southern California, from San Diego to LA and Orange County to the Coachella Valley represent a collection of the nation's most vibrant lodging markets, with hundreds of properties. Our West Hollywood office also oversees our Phoenix and Las Vegas offices, which serve markets throughout Nevada and Arizona. As a hotelier with property interests the Southwest, or a lender considering extending credit to an asset in this region, you need experts with on-the-ground experience in gauging hotel performance and values for local hotels. U.S Hotel Appraisals works on hundreds of hotel appraisals, market studies, and feasibility studies in markets across southern California and the West each year. Our work is tailored exclusively to limited- and select-service hotels and portfolios, including independent and branded assets. This focused scope and market-specific expertise allow us to deliver you the most cost-effective, quality valuation of your hotel or portfolio in the shortest possible time.

Your Contacts:

Luigi Major, MAI, Li Chen, MAI, and Jessica White

(214) 629-1135 - Luigi, Director (
(310) 755-8293 - Li (
(424) 208-1262 - Jessica (

Director Luigi Major, MAI and his southern California leaders Li Chen, MAI and Jessica White have worked extensively on consulting and appraisal assignments for hotels across southern California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Director Luigi Major, MAI, oversees the firm’s Southern California practice and is based in Los Angeles. Since 2007, Luigi has worked on consulting assignments for more than 1,000 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. Luigi graduated from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He joined the firm in 2007 and has authored numerous articles on the performance trends and dynamics of hotel markets in which he has worked. As a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser, Luigi focuses on consulting, valuation, advisory work, and financing for existing and proposed hotels.

A native of Shanghai, China, Li spent years working in hospitality roles in Asia and continues to work closely with Asian-American hotel owners, associations, and financial firms with ties to U.S. hotels. Li draws upon this diverse industry experience to deliver concise, authoritative reports that offer keen insights into your hotel’s value, performance, or feasibility. She has written several articles on hotel markets in California and international hospitality and tourism trends between the U.S. and China. She holds a master's degree in Hospitality from Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business. 

Jessica White has cultivated a broad understanding of the hospitality industry with insight into virtually all aspects of the business. While earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from Oregon State University, she worked as the breakfast bar attendant of a Holiday Inn Express. In 2008, she graduated from Portland State University with a MBA focused in Real Estate Finance and transitioned to Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor in 2009. After a few years helping her clients plan for their financial futures, Jessica knew she wanted to return to her first passion hospitality. She relocated to Switzerland to attend Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and earned her second Masters degree in Hospitality Administration, where she graduated second in her class with a thesis on Boutique Hotel Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.