Cross Collateralization of Two Properties Situated Across the Street from Each Other Exemplifies Firm’s Ability to Complete Unique Deals
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mission Capital Advisors announced that its Debt and Equity Finance Group has arranged $19.25 in non-recourse, floating-rate financing for the acquisition of a portfolio of extended-stay hotels in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The Mission Capital team of Beau Williams, Steven Buchwald, and Lexington Henn represented the sponsor, a partnership of Milestone Companies and Woodmont Lodging, in arranging acquisition financing for the two properties that comprise the portfolio – a 91-key Home2 Suites by Hilton and a 95-key SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The properties are located at 1010 Marriott Crossing Way and 1015 Marriott Crossing Way, respectively.
“Despite the fact that the Home2 Suites just recently opened and had limited operating history, we were able to create significant competition among our network of lenders, who were attracted to the strength of the sponsor and the projected debt yield,” said Williams. “The hotels’ close proximity to one another will enable the sponsor to limit operating expenses, while the two properties will benefit from being part of the Marriott and Hilton reservations systems. With these factors at play, we received strong interest from capital providers and closed a very strong deal for the borrower.”
The hotels are situated just off of I-40, seven miles from downtown Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University, and under 30 miles from the Piedmont Triad International Airport. The SpringHill Suites Winston-Salem, which opened in 2009, underwent substantial property improvements in 2017, including a full renovation of its guestrooms, lobby, furniture and fixtures, and a build-out of its ground-floor breakfast area.
Completed in February 2018, the Home2 Suites Winston-Salem is among the newest hotels from Hilton Worldwide, the second-largest hospitality company in the world. As a result, it will require few capital expenditures, while providing significant upside during its ramp up. The financing is the second loan that Mission Capital has secured on a Home2 Suites branded property this year. In August, the firm arranged a $19 million CMBS loan for the refinance of the Home2 Suites by Hilton in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.
“If the performance of the Home2 Suites in Greeneville and other locales is any indication of the success that the brand will experience in Winston-Salem, we anticipate a quick stabilization and high NOI margin. The resultant additional cash flow will be added to the already-robust net operating income that’s currently being generated by SpringHill Suites,” Williams said.
The portfolio will be managed by Milestone Hospitality Management, LLC, which is controlled by the principals of Milestone, a fully integrated hospitality investment and development firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Milestone’s executive leadership team has invested in, managed, and developed over 90 hotels across 25 states over the course of their respective careers. Asset management services will be provided by Woodmont Lodging, which has vast experience across the lodging industry.
About Mission Capital Advisors
Founded in 2002, Mission Capital Advisors, LLC is a leading national, diversified real estate capital markets solutions firm with offices in New York, Florida, Texas, California and Alabama. The firm delivers value to its clients through an integrated platform of advisory and transaction management services across commercial and residential loan sales; debt, mezzanine and JV equity placement; and loan portfolio valuation. Since its inception, Mission Capital has advised a variety of leading financial institutions and real estate investors on more than $65 billion of loan sale and financing transactions, as well as in excess of $14 billion of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transactions, positioning the firm strongly to provide unmatched loan portfolio valuation services for both commercial and residential assets. Mission Capital’s seasoned team of industry-leading professionals is committed to achieving clients’ business objectives while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and trust. For more information, visit www.missioncap.com.