2012 Hospitality Giants: Methodology
Wing Leung and Mike Zimmerman -- Interior Design, 10/1/2012 2:00:00 AM
The annual business survey of Interior Design hospitality Giants ranks the largest design firms by hospitality design fees for the 12-month period from July 2011 through June 2012. Hospitality design fees include those attributed to:
1. All hospitality interiors work.
2. All aspects of a firm's hospitality design practice, from strategic planning and programming to design and project management.
3. Fees paid to a firm for work performed by employees and independent contractors who are full-time staff equivalent.
Hospitality design fees do not include revenues paid to a firm and remitted to subcontractors that are not considered full-time staff equivalent. For example, certain firms attract work that is subcontracted to a local firm. The originating firm may collect all the fees and retain a management or generation fee, paying the remainder to the performing firm. The amounts paid to the latter are not included in fees of the collecting firm when determining its ranking. The data was compiled and analyzed by the Interior Design market research staff, led by Wing Leung, research director.
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