Trinity Investments and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management have announced the formation of a joint venture to invest up to $3 billion in hotels in Trinity’s core markets: Hawaii, California, Mexico and Japan.
The JV will seek to invest alongside global institutional and high net worth partners in these markets.
This strategic partnership follows Trinity and Oaktree’s recent acquisition of the long-term leasehold interest in The Westin Maui Resort & Spa from an affiliate of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. On a selective basis, the joint venture may also pursue hotel investments in select gateway markets in the United States. Trinity will oversee the joint venture and be responsible for its acquisitions and asset management.
“Expanding our relationship with Oaktree provides us with additional capital to increase our scale in our core markets,” Sean Hehir, president and CEO of Trinity, said in a statement. “Oaktree is a savvy investor who recognizes the success of our platform and shares our bullish outlook on these markets.”
“This partnership aligns with Oaktree’s strategy to invest with experienced partners in key strategic markets," Ben Bianchi of Oaktree added. "We are confident that Trinity’s investment acumen and market knowledge coupled with our expertise will result in a highly attractive portfolio of hotel investments.”