Meet the Judges
Mark Skinner has more than 30 years experience in the hotel-real estate industries. The Highland Group provides consulting services on all types of hotels but is perhaps best known for their work in the extended-stay sector. A noted expert on extended-stay lodging and serviced apartments, Mark’s research in this sector includes all primary and most secondary markets in the US, Canada and three European countries.
As a partner with the Highland Group, Mark produces comprehensive annual and quarterly reports on the US extended-stay hotel industry. He was one of the founders of the Extended Stay Lodging Report and the Corporate Housing Report which are now in their 15th year of publication. Highland Group research has been featured in several publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Barron’s, Forbes, USA Today, Hotel Motel Management, Multi-Family Executive and Business Travel News.