Tag Archives: commercial real estate investing

Private Equity and Lodging: A Perfect Match

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...

Spotlight on the Hilton Greenville

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...

The Strength of Private Equity Investing

Real estate projects are strong and moving forward, thanks in part to continued growth of opportunity real estate investment funds. These private equity funds invest in real estate such as office buildings, distressed properties, and other commercial infrastructure. Focusing on the hospitality sector, Urbana Varro continues to show strength in strategy....

Release of Opportunity Fund II

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...

Private Equity Funds: The Best Opportunity

Taking an opportunity to explore advantageous investment strategies available to institutional investors, let’s take a look at private equity.  Reviewing ten-year returns through June 2012, from 146 U.S. public pension funds with assets greater than $1 billion, the Private Equity Growth Capital Council — the leading U.S. private equity industry...

Urbana Varro’s Unique Approach

In the real estate arena, Urbana Varro’s primary focus, investment activities have historically concentrated on acquisitions, developments and redevelopments of commercial real estate.  The company and its affiliates have participated in the acquisition, development, investment, asset management, property management, and ownership of over $5 billion worth of real estate property projects.Our...

Urbana Varro’s Strategy for Maximizing Profit

Urbana Varro is dedicated to working side-by-side with its institutional partners in hospitality investment with the idea that, together, we will be able to create a proper alignment between property management and ownership. Urbana Varro recruits and trains teams with a focus on maximizing profit through service and emphasis on...

Development and Construction with Urbana Varro

Urbana Varro is experienced in ground-up development, adaptive re-use, and renovation of commercial real estate assets. Our team is able to create high-quality, functional, sustainable projects that containt qualities sought after by institutional investors. We focus on reducing operational costs, and developing projects that stand the test of time and...
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