The Detroit metropolitan area has experienced significant economic growth in recent years, fueled by a strengthening auto industry as well as the continued diversification of the local employment landscape. The hotel sector is benefitting from existing employers expanding operations locally and new entrants to the market. The Big Three automakers continue to invest in the region, while companies like e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. are building large warehouse facilities. [caption..
Back in mid-2017, in a piece that was published right here in Heartland Real Estate Business, I talked about what might be in store for the remainder of the year. Specifically, I wrote that while “concerns about oversupply will likely persist in many [Midwestern] markets,” the outlook was not as grim as some industry analysts had been forecasting — a “second wind in the hotel sector” was “helping to calm the waters.” The general sense was that we would continue to see moderate..
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE: INN) has purchased a four-property hotel portfolio for $164 million. The portfolio contains a total of 652 guestrooms. The acquisition includes the 207-room Courtyard New Haven at Yale in New Haven, Conn.; the 148-room Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham in Waltham, Mass.; the 175-room Residence Inn Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland; and the 122-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Tucson/St. Philip's Plaza University in Tucson, Ariz. The Courtyard..
DALLAS — Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT) has closed a $427 million refinancing of 17 properties within its hotel portfolio. The hotels in the portfolio are situated throughout the West, Midwest and South. The new loan is expected to result in annual interest savings of about $9.8 million. Properties included in the portfolio are — Courtyard Alpharetta, Georgia — Courtyard Bloomington, Indiana — Courtyard Crystal City, Virginia — Courtyard Foothill Ranch, California —..
You’d be hard-pressed to find a commercial real estate company in the Midwest more active than Bedrock Detroit. The full-service firm — which acquires, leases, finances, develops and manages commercial and residential space — has several projects in the development pipeline spread across property types. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock has located more than 160 office and retail tenants to Detroit’s “technology-centric” downtown. In addition, Bedrock and its affiliates have..
NEW YORK — Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) has sold the 252-room Dumont NYC in New York for $118 million. The transaction marks Pebblebrook’s exit from the New York market. The upper upscale hotel is located at 150 E. 34th St. at Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. It was built in 1986. The buyer was LeFrak Organization, which plans to convert the hotel into apartments, according to The Real Deal. Dumont NYC was previously part of a six-hotel portfolio Pebblebrook held with joint..
I am heartened to see that my projections for 2016 in the Midwest hotel marketplace — particularly Chicago, my home market — held up fairly well. In a column that I authored for Heartland Real Estate Business this time last year, I pointed out “the question of whether supply will outpace demand is changing from if to when in many of these markets.” [caption id="attachment_175002" align="alignright" width="100"] Robert Habeeb, First Hospitality Group[/caption] That trend line..
DUNN, N.C. — MCR Development LLC, a hotel owner-operator, has completed renovation of the Hampton Inn by Hilton Dunn, a 120-room, select-service hotel located along the I-95 corridor in Dunn, approximately 40 miles south of Raleigh. The renovations included new landscaping, the addition of LED lighting to the exterior, a fresh painting and with new beds and furniture.
TULSA, OKLA. — MCR has finished exterior renovations of the Hampton Inn & Suites Tulsa-South Bixby, a 102-room, select-service hotel located at 8220 S. Regal Blvd. next to the Spirit Bank Event Center in Tulsa. The renovations included the additions of new fencing, signage and patio lounge furniture, as well as a fresh paint job.
SAN ANTONIO — Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hotel Capital have completed the 11-month, $7 million renovation of the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10, located at 7750 Briaridge Drive in San Antonio. The renovation was part of the Atrium Refresh Initiative, designed to update the art and architecture of the chain’s open-air lobbies. The renovation also included upgrades to the hotel’s bar and restaurant, as well as the interiors of each of its 216 suites.