Author Bio
Senior Director of Financial Performance, Consulting & Analytics, STR

Joseph Rael has more than 10 years of consulting experience in the hospitality industry, and currently works as Senior Director of Financial Performance for the Consulting & Analytics division of STR in Colorado. Joseph manages the HOST P&L program, collecting and analyzing profitability and expense data for nearly 6,000 hotels throughout North America each year. Joseph also works on a variety of custom analytical tools and solutions, including forecasting, compression studies, and the Hotel Transaction Almanac. Prior to joining STR, Joseph served as Vice President with HVS Consulting & Valuation performing appraisal, feasibility, market study, and consulting assignments for hotels, resorts, golf clubs, residential subdivisions, and mixed-use developments throughout North America including the Caribbean.