Located in the Denver, Colorado Area for $53 million
|MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 6, 2006 - JER Partners, the private equity investment
arm of the J.E. Robert Companies, has acquired a portfolio of TownePlace
Suites by Marriott hotels ("the Portfolio") from Rocky Mountain Extended
Stay, LLP for $53 million. The 785-room Portfolio is comprised of
seven extended stay hotels, six of which are located in the greater Denver,
Colorado area, and one of which is located in Colorado Springs, approximately
70 miles south of downtown Denver.
The TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotels feature studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, and generally offer fitness centers, business centers, swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. Room amenities include: full kitchens, work desks, high-speed internet access, cable televisions, and standard electrical appliances. JER Partners intends to implement significant renovations across the Portfolio, primarily focused on guestroom and common area upgrades.
The hotels will continue to be managed by Sage Hospitality Resources of Denver, Colorado. Sage was the original developer of the Portfolio and has managed the Portfolio since its completion in 2000. JER Partners believes that Sage's local market expertise and familiarity with the hotels should provide added-value from both a management and strategic perspective.
"After several years of downward pressure, the Denver economy has started to demonstrate positive signs of recovery," said Cia Buckley, Senior Managing Director of North American Fund Investment Management at JER Partners. "We believe this recovery will translate into consistent gains in the Denver and Colorado Springs hospitality markets."
JER Partners is the private equity investment arm of J.E. Robert Companies, a real estate investment management company with 25 years of experience in sourcing, underwriting and managing a broad spectrum of real estate equity investments and debt products in North America and Europe. JER Partners invests primarily in office, retail, multi-family and industrial properties. Other areas of investment include commercial mortgage-backed securities ("CMBS"), hospitality, healthcare related real estate and mezzanine financing. For more information on JER, please visit http://www.jer.com.
Sage Hospitality Resources is one of the nation's leading hotel management companies, specializing in management of full service and limited service hotels nationwide. Since 1984, Sage has managed over 300 properties in 39 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Sage Hospitality Resources, please visit http://www.sagehospitality.com.
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