Waleta Spear, MAI
Managing Director - Hospitality Practice Leader
Waleta has over 25 years in the real estate appraisal and consulting field and has significant expertise with complex valuation and consulting assignments of all property types throughout the United States, including mixed-use urban and rural land developments as well as office and industrial properties with an emphasis on retail and hospitality properties. Hotel assignments include luxury, upscale and midscale hotels, historic and proposed hotels, lodges, and limited-service hotels, located in major to smaller-sized markets. Consulting assignments include supply and demand studies, rental studies, lease-purchase studies and litigation support. She has vast experience with cash flow analysis of institutional-grade properties and assignments involving leased fee, leasehold and sub-leasehold estates.
In addition to the appraisal of real estate, Waleta has experience with valuation of an assortment of partial ownership interests. Additionally, she has qualified as an expert witness in Federal District Court in the State of Texas. Prior to joining BBG, Waleta was a Vice President with Henry S. Miller Consulting, LLC in Dallas, Texas for three years and she was formerly a Senior Appraiser with Butler Burgher/LandAmerica Commercial Services for four years. She was a Senior Associate with Knipe Janoush Knipe in Boise, Idaho; President of Realty Counselors of Texas, Inc., located in Houston, Texas; and Vice President of First American Appraisal Consultants, Inc., managing the Houston office.
She began her real estate appraisal career with Michael B. O’Connell and Company in Houston, Texas in 1985. Prior to entering real estate appraisal and consulting, Waleta was a Lecturer in the Department of Finance at the University of Texas at Austin.
One-stop shop for valuation + assessment services.
Valuation and Assessment Services
- Market study
- Zoning reports
- Environmental studies
- Property condition reports
- Strategic advisory
- Portfolio valuation
- Organization design and governance
- Financial reporting
- Lease audits
- Tax appeal
- Cost segregation