David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC, is President and Founder of Hotel & Leisure Advisors, LLC a national hospitality consulting firm. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and is a member of the Appraisal Institute, the International Society of Hospitality Consultants and is a Certified Public Accountant. Sangree’s expertise is in analysis of hotels, resorts, indoor waterpark resorts, waterparks, amusement parks, conference centers, ski resorts, casinos and golf courses. He performs market and financial feasibility studies, impact analysis, appraisals, financial analysis, operational reviews and site selection for hospitality and leisure properties. He has performed studies on more than 2,000 existing and proposed hotels and leisure properties in more than 50 states and provinces. He has performed more than 600 studies of indoor and outdoor waterparks since 1999, and he maintains databases of statistical information concerning performance figures of all types of indoor and outdoor waterparks and resorts with waterparks. Sangree was named one of Aquatics International’s “Power 25” in 2008 and received the Executive Board Award from the World Waterpark Association in 2016. Both awards profiled Sangree as one of the first consultants serving the waterpark resort industry and credited him with shaping some of the latest industry trends through his expertise and experience in the waterpark resort market. Sangree has appeared on Good Morning America and CNBC on special reports concerning resorts and waterparks and has written numerous articles for a wide range of publications.