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Johnson Capital Creates Strategic Alliance with Hospitium
Firm to Provide Hospitality Research and Consulting for
High-End Resorts and Mixed-Use Hospitality Projects 
July 9, 2007 - Hospitality industry veteran Dr. Donald W. Wise is pleased to announce that Stephen R. Hennis, CHA, Managing Director of Hospitium, has executed a definitive hospitality research and consulting engagement to provide Johnson Capital with ongoing real time knowledge of the various lodging markets for high-end resorts and mixed-use lodging projects.

“We are extremely pleased to have created this relationship with Steve, and have both executed an exclusive relationship with his firm, as well as asked him to join our Johnson Capital Advisory Board with the other senior level hospitality professionals who proudly serve our firm as both our friends and colleagues. The Global Hospitality Industry investment banking practice will benefit immensely from Steve’s approach to both research and database management,” said Wise, Johnson Capital’s Global Hospitality Industry Managing Partner. 

Dr. Donald W. Wise
“We look forward to providing Don and Johnson Capital with the guidance they need to continue to build on their successful hospitality practice,” states Hennis. “Our proactive approach to understanding the dynamics of lodging markets allows our clients and partners, like Don and his firm, to make swift decisions and stay ahead of the curve.”
Hospitium will assist the Johnson Capital Global Hospitality Industry investment banking practice in providing high touch investment advisory, investment banking, transactional (brokerage) services, and financing placement of both debt and equity in the $20,000,000 to $300,000,000 range. These services will be primarily focused on the upscale, luxury and boutique market tiers of domestic and International hotels, resorts, gaming, condominium-hotels, and timeshare, fractional and mixed-use projects that have a lodging component to include:
  • Debt placement – First mortgage, subordinated/mezzanine debt, preferred equity financing for acquisition and refinance of single-asset and portfolio transaction;
  • Equity placement – New construction, renovation, recapitalization;
  • Corporate real estate services – Disposition of distressed asset and loan portfolios and/or loan sales to non-performing loans;
  • Bridge loans – Purchasing and participating in highly leverage bridge loans of existing assets, raw land on a case-by-case basis;
  • Advisory services – Preparation of sophisticated financial and/or market analysis of property, including valuations, hold versus sell analysis, feasibility studies, investment underwriting, transactional due diligence, and partnership restructuring and dissolutions; 
  • Investment services – Asset management, development and acquisition services to hotel real estate investors requiring third-party expertise; and
  • Brokerage intermediary services – existing assets, sites, and portfolios.
About Johnson Capital

Johnson Capital is one of the largest and most prominent real estate investment banking and commercial mortgage brokerage firms in the nation. Since its inception in 1987, aggregate transaction volume has soared to over $25 billion. The firm now has 20 offices nationwide: Irvine (corporate headquarters), Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Encino, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Phoenix, Denver, Vale, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Kansas City, Little Rock, Boca Raton, Washington, D.C., New York City, Norwalk, CT, and International offices in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and India, servicing both India, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.

About Hospitium

Hospitium is a hotel consulting firm that specializes in the upscale and luxury sectors of the lodging industry. From the early stages of development or deal negotiation through asset disposition, Hospitium delivers timely and useful research, analysis, and insight that assist the various needs of owners, developers, management companies, and financial institutions. Hospitium provides a wide array of advisory services and products, including feasibility studies, due diligence, underwriting, appraisals, strategic planning, development consulting, and transaction guidance.

Interested parties, please contact: Dr. Donald W. Wise, Global Hospitality Industry, Managing Partner, Johnson Capital, Hospitality and Leisure Real Estate Investment Banking, 1436 Second Street, #310, Napa, California 94559; 707.252.6975: Office;  707.252.6591: Facsimile; 949.283.9706: Mobile; 949.887.7787: International Mobile; Electronic Mail; Web site.  



Dr. Donald W. Wise
Global Hospitality Industry, Managing Partner
Johnson Capital
Hospitality and Leisure Real Estate Investment Banking
1436 Second Street, #310
Napa, California 94559
707.252.6975:  Office
707.252.9067: Facsimile
949.283.9706: Mobile (Domestic)
949.887.7787: Mobile (Domestic and International) Electronic Mail  Web pages


Also See: Johnson Capital Creates Global Hospitality Group for International Hotel and Resort Investment Banking; Dr. Donald W. Wise Named Managing Partner / April 2007
Resorts, Marinas and Vineyards, Inc. Represents Craig and Kathryn Hall in the Acquisition of La Residence, a Twenty-five Room Resort in Napa Valley, California / January 2007


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