Urbana Varro Acquires 311 Room Sheraton Hotel in Arlington, Texas

Monday - November 17, 2014

Urbana Varro, a national commercial real estate investment, development, and management firm, today announced its acquisition of the full service 311 room Sheraton Arlington Hotel located in the heart of the entertainment district in Arlington, Texas. Urbana Varro acquires Arlington Sheraton HotelSheraton Arlington Hotel is strategically located adjacent to the... READ MORE

Private Equity and Lodging: A Perfect Match

Thursday - May 1, 2014

Private equity and the lodging industry are a natural match with hotel transaction volumes reaching $16.3 billion in 2012 — their highest since their peak in 2007. Then, REITs owned 67% of rooms leaving private equity with 12%. Now, private equity firms own 59% and REITs have own 33%. “Private... READ MORE

U.S. Hotels Continue to See Growth

Friday - April 25, 2014

How is the U.S. hotel and motel industry doing? Quite well, it seems. In an article by Mary Ellen Biery on Forbes, Sageworks Analyst Brad Schaefer reports “in our data, we have seen some industries, like the retail sector, take a hit in sales growth but so far, hotel industry... READ MORE

Spotlight on the Marriott Towneplace Suites

Wednesday - April 16, 2014

An example of what sets Urbana Varro apart from its competitors is its emphasis on guest satisfaction. When guests find a hotel that identifies with their needs and desires, the rest falls into place. Just look the Urbana Varro Opportunity Fund I’s five Marriott Towneplace Suites. These suites are undergoing... READ MORE

Spotlight on the Hilton Greenville

Wednesday - April 9, 2014

Urbana Varro excels at selecting hotel properties that are poised to take advantage of economic recovery. For example, take the Hilton Greenville, which Urbana Varro’s Urbana Varro Opportunity Fund I’s seventh and final acquisition. This 256-key full service hotel Located in Greenville, SC, just off of I-385 North in Greenville’s... READ MORE

Release of Opportunity Fund II

Saturday - March 15, 2014

Urbana Varro, LLC announced today the release of its second hospitality related opportunity fund, The Urbana Varro Opportunity Fund II. Its investment strategy will consist of wholly-owned and co-equity investment strategies with institutional partners to acquire full-service brand-name, boutique and resort hotels located throughout the top metropolitan statistical areas of... READ MORE

Urbana Varro acquires The Hilton – Greenville

Monday - January 27, 2014

Dallas-based Urbana Varro, LLC (www.urbanavarro.com), a fully integrated hospitality investment and hotel management company, has announced the acquisition of the Hilton Greenville in Greenville, SC to its current portfolio. This asset represents the seventh and final acquisition of the company’s hospitalit- focused Urbana Varro Opportunity Fund I. The 256-key full-service... READ MORE

Why Real Estate Funds?

Wednesday - November 13, 2013

The nuts and bolts of a Real Estate Fund… A real estate fund is the professionally managed portfolio of diversified property holdings. Most real estate funds put money into commercial, corporate or leasing properties, although they carry out occasionally dabble in non commercial investments. This type of fund can put... READ MORE

Overcoming the Capital Gains Tax Increase

Thursday - November 7, 2013

Take a look at these strategies to bypass capital gains altogether or at the very least lessen the bite. Invest With your Primary Residence. Individuals can exclude nearly $250,000 of gain into their primary residence, making it one of the biggest tax shelters out there. Couples get a $500,000 exemption.... READ MORE
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