Ann Arbor Hotel Portfolio

Ann Arbor, MI
227 keys

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Arbor Lodging Partners

Date Aquired

April 2022

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$25,000 minimum investment
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Cadre is acquiring a portfolio of 2 select service hotels in Ann Arbor, MI consisting of a 130-key Hilton Garden Inn and a 97-key TownePlace Suites (collectively, the “Asset”), both of which were constructed in 2012.

We were attracted by the potential to purchase alongside an experienced partner two premium branded, cash flowing hotels with unique demand generators driven by their proximity to the University of Michigan as well as to prominent companies in Ann Arbor.

Key Investment Highlights

Attractive Select Service Model

The select service sector as a whole outperformed the full service sector during the pandemic and has historically experienced lower volatility during market declines. In the current inflationary environment, acquiring these select service hotels is a better hedge against inflation as the risk of expense creep is reduced. The select service hotel model utilizes less labor per occupied room, allowing them to achieve higher operating margins while also mitigating the impact of national challenges in the labor market where low availability and rising wages have impacted most hotels.

Strong Hotel Positioning

Marriott and Hilton are the two largest hospitality companies in the world by number of guestrooms with the largest travel loyalty programs as well, boasting over 150mm and nearly 128mm members, respectively. Their reservation systems are fully integrated with revenue management to execute on pricing strategies and inventory management to increase competitiveness and market share. Brand recognition and loyalty also drives guests to the hotels. Hilton Garden Inn is Hilton Worldwide’s second-largest asset, with 862 properties in 49 countries. Among its competitive set, the TownePlace Suites Ann Arbor is considered the premium option for extended-stay demand.

Repeat Sponsorship with Proven Track Record

Arbor Lodging is a premier Chicago-based hotel investment and management company with a portfolio of 35 hotels owned across the country and more than 4,500 rooms under management. Cadre has previously partnered with Arbor on Hotel Indigo Nashville, where Arbor serves as the hotel manager. Additionally, Cadre’s senior Investments team has a longstanding relationship with the principals at Arbor.

Attractive Microlocation with Strong Demand Drivers

The hotels’ locations provide connectivity to both the University of Michigan in Downtown Ann Arbor as well as to Ann Arbor’s Research Park and surrounding office stock, driving diverse demand to the Asset.

  • Both hotels have outperformed on Revenue Per Available Room compared to all categories throughout the submarket with the TownePlace Suites significantly outperforming all other categories.
  • The hotels benefit from their location 3 miles from University of Michigan’s campus – one of the top public universities in the country, with total enrollment of 48k – and 2 miles from the “Big House” – University of Michigan’s football stadium, which is the largest stadium in North America with average attendance over 110k.
  • Research work at the University of Michigan spins off into the private sector throughout Ann Arbor, which has resulted in a thriving location for entrepreneurs and start-ups across the manufacturing, energy, technology, life sciences, healthcare and mobility sectors with unrivaled access to talent and a highly educated workforce (81% of Ann Arbor’s population has a bachelor’s degree or higher).
  • The Asset is located directly north of the largest concentration of office, industrial, warehouse and R&D space in the Ann Arbor region, making the hotels an attractive choice for business travelers.

Business Plan

Cadre’s business plan includes a combination of capital improvements in addition to improved operating margins all benefiting from continued pick up in revenue in a post-COVID world.

  • Both properties will receive upgrades throughout the common areas, corridors and elevators, boardrooms, shops, and guest laundry.
  • The TownePlace Suites underwent a renovation prior to COVID and never fully ramped up with the new renovation pre-pandemic. There will be minor improvements to help leverage the 2019 renovations.
  • The Hilton Garden Inn will undergo a more extensive renovation including renovating the guestrooms, making material upgrades to the bar and restaurant area and a significant upgrade of the fitness center.
  • Arbor’s operations team believes it can achieve better margins at the Assets given experience in similar property types and flags.


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Ann Arbor Hotel Portfolio

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Underwritten Hold Period

5 years

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