HFF Arranges Refinancing for Dual-Branded Hotels Totaling 422 Rooms in Austin
AUSTIN, TEXAS — HFF has arranged a loan of an undisclosed amount for the refinancing of the 278-room Aloft Austin Downtown and the 144-room Element Austin Downtown, the first dual-branded hotel in Austin that opened in July 2017. The property is located near the Sixth Street Entertainment District, the University of Texas at Austin and the State Capitol Building. Danny Kaufman, Christopher Carroll, Jeff Bucaro, Nicole Aguiar and Doug Opalka of HFF placed the debt through PGIM Real Estate Finance on behalf of the borrower, Indiana-based White Lodging. Proceeds from the loan, which carried a 10-year term and a fixed interest rate, will be used to retire the existing construction loan, repatriate a portion of sponsor equity and cover closing costs.