Alex. Brown Realty, Inc. (ABR) and TCOR Hotel Partners (TCOR) have announced the acquisition of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Lewisville, Texas. ABR Chesapeake Fund V, a value-add real estate fund sponsored by ABR, invested $4.4 million in the joint venture. Financing for the project will be provided by Inwood National Bank.
The 118-room extended-stay hotel is located within the Vista Ridge Business Park in Lewisville, a suburban-Dallas community within the thriving North Texas region. Positioned at the confluence of I-35 and state highway 121, the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lewisville offers guests prime access to major Texas cities and is just minutes from DFW International Airport.
“We were able to acquire the hotel in an off-market transaction at an attractive basis,” noted Tom Corcoran, a principal with TCOR. “Extensive renovations have enhanced the asset and positioned the hotel to better compete within the market.” The hotel recently underwent a $1 million renovation which included renovations to the lobby and breakfast area, new carpet and lighting, as well as complete soft goods replacements in the guest rooms and upgraded televisions.
“The asset is producing attractive in-place cash flow,” stated Tom Burton, ABR’s chief investment officer. “In addition, the new management team is expected to generate additional cost savings, which will further enhance asset value.”
The transaction represents the first joint venture between ABR and TCOR. “TCOR is led by a group of experienced principals with a strong market presence,” commented John Prugh, president and CEO of ABR. “The TownePlace Suites should prove to be a solid addition to the Fund’s portfolio.”
Alex. Brown Realty, Inc. (ABR) is a privately-owned real estate investment manager organized in 1972 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. ABR co-invests with joint venture partners in a broad spectrum of property types located throughout the United States.
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