To Prepay or Not to Prepay, That Is the Question

To Prepay or Not to Prepay, That Is the Question   Do you need to raise capital for potential acquisitions, new developments or property renovations?  Are you nervous about the $350 billion of CMBS loan maturities looming over the next three years or eager to lock in low interest rates for the next ten years?  […]

US Hotel Advisors Releases Metro Denver Hotel Impact Study

New Year, New Outlook, New Allocation Seemingly, there is a report of a new hotel opening in the Denver MSA every few weeks.  These launches are symbolic of the growth and health of the local economy.  However, it is important to assess whether all of the new hotels can be sustained and whether the overall […]

Fixed or Floating, Which is Best for You?

Bridge Financing Fills Permanent Loan Gap Fixed or Floating, Which is Best for You? Coke or Pepsi?  Stripes or Solids?  Apple or Android?  Ohhh, the agonizing decisions we humans are forced to make on a daily basis!  What if I told you that choosing between a fixed-rate loan and a floating-rate loan could make or break […]

COVID-19 CMBS Loan Relief Modification Requests – Latest Update

COVID-19 CMBS Loan Relief Modification Requests – Latest Update At US Hotel Advisors, we are doing everything we can to help our clients during these tough times. We have been spending considerable time consulting with borrowers, lenders, servicers and attorneys to help our clients navigate through what will hopefully prove to be a relatively short-lived, yet […]

CARES Act Provides Much Needed Relief To Hotel Owners

Congress formally passed the CARES Act on March 27, 2020. It will provide over $2 trillion in economic assistance to individuals, specific industries, and small businesses to help stimulate the national economy which has experienced historic layoffs and business contraction due to COVID-19. As it relates to the hotel industry, the primary method of financial […]

Hotel CMBS Lending Rebounds Prior to Hotel Performance

Leverage for hotel CMBS loans is currently available in the 55% +/- LTV range as lenders are beginning to close hospitality loans prior to the full return of cash flow. They are using the same forward-looking underwriting tactics that were prevalent in The Great Recession recovery in 2010/2011. Given the low default rate (prior to […]

2021 Hotel Financing Predictions

Positive Big Picture It is obvious that hotel operating performance will be much better in 2021 than 2020.  It is, perhaps, less obvious that hotel lending has already begun staging a comeback that will accelerate throughout the year while continuing to stay ahead of actual hotel performance. Hotel CMBS Lending Rebounds Prior to Hotel Performance […]

2018 Commercial Real Estate Lending Predictions

Borrowers and lenders both enjoyed a fruitful 2017 and US Hotel Advisors predicts that 2018 will be more of the same.   Looking Back at 2017   Most experts predicted that 2017 would be a rough year for commercial real estate lenders and borrowers alike.  The “Wall of Maturities” was supposed to come crashing down. […]

2017 CRE Lending Predictions

The commercial real estate lending markets started 2016 slow and choppy and spent the rest of the year making up lost ground.  Volume was down, but available for good deals; rates and spreads were accommodative, even with the year-end Treasury rate spike; defaults rose slightly, but not alarmingly and banks and life insurance companies picked […]