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Are reins easing on new construction loans?   13 Feb, 2013

Finally, good news on the construction front. An article appearing in The New York Times makes the case that the construction loan market is coming back to life. "There is plenty of debt capital available and as we bid on transactions there is a lot more competition than there was 12 months ago,...More>>

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EB-5 financing heats up as Miami hotel enters the fray   11 Feb, 2013

This morning The Miami Herald reports that South Beach's 42-room Hotel Astor has money from foreign investors on the hook to pay for a $10-million renovation at the hotel and plenty of new hires, as part of the EB-5 visa program that offers wealthy foreign investors visas in exchange for investment...More>>

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Gap financing in today's conservative lending world   8 Feb, 2013

We’re in a period of time when low interest rates on relatively low loan-to-value debt is generally available to borrowers. While this financing is an excellent opportunity for those seeking loans at roundly 50 percent of property value, debt availability becomes more difficult to access as you...More>>

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Mets considering building casino-hotel adjancent to ballpark   5 Feb, 2013

The New York Mets' top brass are mulling over the possibility of constructing a 500-room casino-hotel next to Citi Field, a move team owners could make to offset some $162 million lost in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi-scheme.More>>

Berlin hotel supply grows as availability of bank debt increases   4 Feb, 2013

High-profile openings are making Berlin a hotbed of development.More>>

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Access Point Financial expands lending platform    29 Jan, 2013

Access Point Financial, Inc., a lending and advisory firm focused on the hospitality industry, has announced it projects expanding its bridge and CapEx lending platform by $200 million in the first quarter, following an active 2012 during which the company facilitated more than $200 million in...More>>

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Low interest rates have hotel owners scrambling to refinance   25 Jan, 2013

With interest rates at historic lows, hotel owners are looking to refinance their assets now in order to take advantage. Blackstone Group is one; it's looking to refinance the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.More>>

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ALIS: Hoteliers are optimistic and this time they really mean it   23 Jan, 2013

LOS ANGELES – No doubt about it, “optimism” was the word of the day as the 2013 Americas Lodging Investment Summit kicked off here. Hoteliers and developers seem to have shed the cloak of uncertainty that characterized 2012’s election year and are ready to embrace recovery head-on by taking...More>>

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Parking lot in New York's West Village to become hotel   8 Jan, 2013

Commercial Observer reports that a development site at 152-154 Leroy Street (currently a parking lot) in the West Village was sold for $10.25 million to a first-time New York City buyer who has plans to build a hotel on the property. The site has roughly 27,980 gross buildable square feet. Once...More>>

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Loan news: Pebblebrook secures $81M loan with PNC Bank   28 Dec, 2012

Who says banks aren't lending to hotel owners? Pebblebrook Hotel Trust announced that it executed a new $81-million non-recourse, secured loan with PNC Bank at a fixed annual interest rate of 3.69 percent. The loan has a term of seven years and is secured by a first mortgage on the company's...More>>

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