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Revamping Fort Lauderdale: Convention Center Expansion and Omni Hotel Development

Fort Lauderdale, a staple South Florida beach destination, is shifting its focus beyond leisure tourism with a $1.3-billion investment in the Broward County Convention Center and adjoining Omni Hotel. Following this project, Fort Lauderdale will position itself as both a vacation destination and a commercial city.

Sports and Conventions Support Hotel Industry in Cincinnati, OH

The Cincinnati lodging market is gearing up for an influx in demand fueled by the renovation of the Duke Energy Convention Center. Moreover, recent success and changes in the city’s diverse sports scene are drawing visitors from near and far.

How the Right Asset Management Firm Helps Optimize Hotel Investments

Partnering with an asset management firm can help maximize investor returns and property values. Asset management is particularly important in the current environment where macroeconomic conditions are in constant flux, geopolitical issues continue to intensify, and domestic monetary policy has considerable implications. The following article outlines how the right hotel asset management firm will help optimize the return on your hotel investment.

Takeaways from the 2024 Boutique Hotel Investment Conference by BLLA: Reviving the Spirit of Boutique Hotels

FIAF Florence Gould Hall Theater was bustling in early June with another successful Boutique Hotel Investment Conference. Kudos to the BLLA team for executing a great event! This article presents some key takeaways from HVS attendees Patricia Shih (HVS Consulting & Valuation) and Marcus Lee (HVS Asset Management & Advisory).

Unique Factors Shaping the Buffalo Lodging Market

The Buffalo lodging market is affected by several unique factors given its location along the Canadian border. In this article, we explore the correlation between Buffalo occupancy and border crossings to the market from Canada, as well as the impact of the exchange rate for the U.S. dollar to the Canadian dollar.

Alternative Financing to Help Close Hotel Deals

Obtaining leverage through debt financing is key to achieving the desired equity return on a hotel acquisition. The reduced availability and prevailing high cost of traditional loans are forcing buyers to be creative and consider alternative strategies to seize an acquisition opportunity. This article presents a few of these alternatives.

May 2024 Hotel Industry Outlook: Bright Spots and Challenges

Mixed messages abound these days, comprising some bright spots, some not so bright spots, and some challenges. With no coherent theme, the greatest challenge may be developing a forecast for the industry as a whole. But we are undaunted and herewith present our current expectations for the U.S. lodging industry.

A Closer Look at Hotel Interest Rates: Past and Future

In recent months, it has become clear that interest rates may stay higher for longer. In this article, we have compiled and analyzed historical hotel interest rate data, as well as indications from the Fed on the anticipated direction of interest rates, to provide some context for hotel financing trends.

Hotel Cap Rates: Adjusting to a New Reality

A capitalization rate (“cap rate”) is a shorthand expression of a given investment’s return and represents the weighted average return to the debt and equity positions. As detailed in this article, hotel cap rates are higher than they’ve been in recent years and are unlikely to decline anytime soon.

Understanding the Current State of the Hotel Transaction Market

The hotel transaction market continues to face significant headwinds. Nonetheless, there are still many good deals to be had, and with some patience and strategy, long-term returns may match or even exceed an investor’s expectations. This article examines and compares current transaction data to historical activity.
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