Turnbull Capital Group and Dr. Donald W. Wise Present a World Class Team of Professionals to Discuss: Where Are Hotel Asset Values Today?
Turnbull Capital Group | September 29, 2020
Dr. Donald W. Wise, Co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Newport Beach-based Turnbull Capital Group, and Gretta Brooks, Founder & CEO of Plano-based SalesBoost, LLC, are pleased to announce their third Webinar in a series on the discovery of hotel and resort values today. This Webinar is moderated by Dr. Donald W. Wise, Founder of CBRE Hotels in the 1984 and Founder of the lodging and hospitality lending group at Walker & Dunlop in 2007. The panel features a world-class crew of veterans: Mr. Gregory Mount, Founder, the Victory Hotel Group Ms. Suzanne Mellen, MAI, CRE, FRICS, ISHC, Senior Managing Director...
Property Taxes Post COVID-19
Brian F. Bisema | September 28, 2020
By Brian Bisema, Suzanne Mellen After realizing record-high RevPAR levels with over 100 consecutive months of growth, the lodging industry continued to strengthen through 2019, albeit at a significantly more tempered rate. Then, in the first quarter of 2020, COVID-19 struck. The unimaginable pandemic erased years of RevPAR gains virtually overnight, leaving owners and operators scrambling to strategize the forthcoming steps. While logistics pertaining to reopening hotels, new sanitation standards, and controlling variable operational expenses are on the forefront of hoteliers’ minds, fixed expenses, particularly an asset’s property tax...
The Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel Values
Anne R. Lloyd-Jones | April 15, 2020
By Anne R. Lloyd-Jones, Suzanne R. Mellen, Tanya J. Pierson The COVID-19 pandemic and the related restrictions on travel, business activity, and individual movement are having an unprecedented impact on our industry and economy. Hotel owners, operators, lenders, and investors are all facing greater challenges than ever anticipated, as they grapple with plummeting occupancy, average rate (ADR), and RevPAR and seek solutions to mitigate the impact on EBITDA. Owners and operators are dealing with the current crisis day-to-day, making hard decisions regarding staffing, continuing or suspending operations, and having difficult conversations w...
Hotel Values Moderate, Cap Rates Stable
Suzanne Mellen | January 28, 2020
Supported by lower interest rates, transaction activity held up during a year of uncertainty. This article addresses recent trends in hotel sales and capitalization rates, the course of hotel values since the last downturn, and the outlook for 2020. By Suzanne Mellen Despite increasing concerns about a global economic slowdown, the trade war, and geopolitical risks, the U.S. hotel transaction market remained healthy and active in 2019. According to preliminary data generated by Real Capital Analytics (RCA), total sales volume declined by 15%, from $43.6 billion in 2018 to $37.1 billion in 2019, though as will be illustrated, the declin...
Hotel Cap Rates Hold Steady - Values Under Pressure
Suzanne R. Mellen | January 17, 2019
By Suzanne R. Mellen Following a year of robust transaction activity, hotel capitalization rates remain stable, while hotel NOI and values are under pressure due to slowing RevPAR growth and increasing operating expenses. This article looks at hotel sales and capitalization rate trends, the impact of slowing RevPAR growth on hotel values, and the outlook for 2019.  With a more business-friendly administration in place and the passage of the Tax Cut and Job Act (TCJA) in December 2017, the outlook for the economy and hotel performance became brighter in 2018. Hotels generate higher returns than other commercial real estate and reflect...
Impact of Countervailing Forces on Hotel Values and Cap Rates
Suzanne R. Mellen | January 24, 2018
By Suzanne R. Mellen After more than five years of relative stability, new factors are at play in the hotel investment market that will affect hotel capitalization rates and values in a changing economic landscape. Hotel sales transaction activity declined in 2017, while cap rates continued to rise modestly, and hotel values held stable. The outlook for 2018, while uncertain because of the changing political and economic landscape, is more positive than a year ago due to the tax reform's favorable treatment of commercial real estate and a more optimistic business environment. This article presents recent trends and a sensitivity analysi...
US Hotel Value Gains Moderate as RevPAR Growth Slows and Cap Rates Rise
Suzanne R. Mellen | January 25, 2017
By Suzanne R. Mellen Hotel investment activity experienced a bumpy ride in 2016. With a slowdown in RevPAR growth, a stalled CMBS market, and concerns about increased supply, cap rates rose and deal activity slowed. The year ended on a positive note as lodging REIT stocks rallied and economic growth is projected to strengthen. This article, which is published biennially, discusses trends in hotel capitalization rates and provides an outlook for 2017. Following exceptionally strong hotel transaction activity in 2015, the market stalled in the first quarter of 2016 and then rebounded, ending the year with a healthy level of transactions, ...
Positive Operating Leverage Results in Another Year of Hotel Value Gains; Cap Rates Start to Rise
Suzanne Mellen | January 25, 2016
By Suzanne Mellen Five years of steady cap rates and rising NOI have resulted in significant U.S. hotel asset appreciation. The current economic landscape is likely to cause hotel cap rates to rise in 2016, moderating future value gains. Click to view document. ...
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