Hotel investors should view the robust demand and rate growth being experienced by the lodging industry as a sign the market is headed for a boom period, writes Bruce Lowrey, managing director of RockBridge Capital. "Simultaneously, supply growth has been near historic lows with limited capital for new construction, and is expected to remain muted through at least 2013 and 2014, well below long-run averages. This sets up a perfect 'win-win' scenario as pricing power and ADR growth will lead to value creation for investors," Lowrey said.

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