HVS Webinar: Private Equity Steps Up Its Interest in Hotel Assets
Russell Kett | May 11, 2023
By Russell Kett Organised by HVS with, Bird & Bird, AlixPartners and EP Business in Hospitality, the latest in our series of webinars kicked off with positive feedback from an audience poll in which 41% of attendees said they expected investment in hotels to grow by 10% or more over the next 12 months with city centre, full service hotels and resort leisure hotels the sectors most likely to attract investor interest. AlixPartners’ managing director Graeme Smith outlined the significant funds being raised by private equity although the rising price of labour, energy and the cost of living had prompted investment activity to...
Private Equity Steps Up Its Interest in Hotel Assets, Hears Webinar
HVS | May 2, 2023
2 May 2023, London: A webinar held last week [27th April 2023] heard a topical discussion from a line-up of expert speakers on the increasing participation of private equity in the hotel investment landscape, the outlook for these investors and what private equity investors are looking for in the hotel sector. The webinar, organised by global hotel consultancy HVS, Bird & Bird, AlixPartners and EP Business in Hospitality, kicked off with positive feedback from an audience poll in which 41% of attendees said they expected investment in hotels to grow by 10% or more over the next 12 months with city centre, full service hotels and ...
Hotel Transactions See 18% Decline in 2022 as Interest Rates Surge
HVS | May 1, 2023
1 May 2023, London: Hotel transactions across Europe failed to show the recovery expected during 2022 as confidence was hit by the Russian invasion of Ukraine which fuelled huge increases in energy and food costs, a rise in overall inflation and higher interest rates. According to the annual HVS European Hotel Transaction Report transactions for the year totalled €13.3bn, an 18% fall on the previous year, although the average achieved price per room rose 13% to €235,000 on the back of price rises in portfolio transactions. “The year started strongly with initial activity outpacing Q1 2021, but the economic implications of Russia�...
What Opportunities Will You Find at Meet the Money?
Jim Butler | April 6, 2023
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group The energy is building as we prepare for Meet the Money’s return in May! Our registrants can look forward to an exciting conference structured around networking, dealmaking, and gathering insight from the industry’s best minds. There are plenty of opportunities in today’s hospitality industry for those seeking them, and Meet the Money is an ideal place to start looking. Who will you meet, and what possibilities will you find? Hotel owners, operators, developers, lenders and investors will come together at this year’s conference to build networks, resolve challenges, find financin...
She Has a Deal Announces 2023 Pitch Competition Finalists
She Has a Deal | April 6, 2023
McLean, Va., April 6, 2023 — Officials of She Has a Deal today announced the five finalist teams of the Early Career track selected to advance to the final round of SHaDPitch 2023. The annual hotel investment pitch competition allows teams of early career women to compete for the prize of $50,000 of equity in SHaD’s Prosperity Fund I, following the conclusion of a virtual, preliminary round of pitching. The goal of She Has a Deal is to increase the number of women owning and developing hotels. The organization is an ecosystem that offers inspiration and education through its EdTech platform to channel the power of collaboration and men...
H&LA’s Takeaways From the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference
Adam Zarczynski | March 31, 2023
By Adam Zarczynski, CHIA H&LA’s Adam Zarczynski attended the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta in March. Here are some key highlights from the conference: Optimism could be found, although many leaders cautioned the industry is still facing significant challenges. While hotels continue to achieve strong KPI’s in many markets, inflation and high interest rates have slowed down the construction pipeline in recent months. Additionally, hotel sales activity has also been impacted as sellers continue to search for strong returns and buyers are looking to acquire assets at lower prices due to the issues with financing. O...
Banyan Investment Group Rebrands as Satori Collective
Satori Collective | March 27, 2023
ATLANTA--Officials of the former Banyan Investment Group today announced that the firm is rebranding as Satori Collective, an investment management firm focusing primarily on hotel property investment. Additionally, the company has spun off its property management platform to become Aperture Hotels, an independent, third-party hotel management company. Moving forward, Satori and Aperture will work independently of one another. “Satori is a Buddhist term meaning ‘awakening and deep understanding,’ which is how our team approaches commercial real estate investment,” said Andy Chopra, co-founder and managing partner, Satori. “With m...
Hunter Conference Takeaways – A Well-Performing Hotel Industry Lives Through a Tough Financing Environment
Rod Clough | March 27, 2023
By Rod Clough With contributions by Eric Guerrero, Neil Flavin, Brian Bisema, Marc Greeley, James Rebullida, and Brett Testa Another exceptional Hunter Conference is in the rearview mirror, with much thanks to Lee Hunter and his team, as well as the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, for pulling off a terrific event. Never a dull moment in the hotel industry, which is why many of us never leave the sector, with attendees having such varied opinions on how this year may play out. The Industry’s Performance Continues Its Upward Climb Early 2023 comparisons continue to look favorable, due in large part to the early weeks of 2022 ...
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