Bethesda, MD, February 6, 2019 –
Phillips Realty Capital announced that a $63,000,000 transaction on behalf of Lucky Hotels USA has closed and funded. Benefit Street Partners provided fixed-rate permanent financing secured by the 327-room OHANA Waikiki Malia Hotel located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The financing was structured by John R. Sieber, Jr., CMB, a Principal at Phillips Realty Capital. Aaron Derby, Managing Director, Originations at Benefit Street Partners, represented the lender.
Managed by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, the property is located in the Waikiki Resort District just three blocks from the beach at 2211 Kuhio Avenue. The Hotel consists of two towers built in 1960 and 1980 and underwent a $6.2M renovation in 2010 to update the rooms, lobby, and common areas. Amenities are geared towards family and group travelers with connecting rooms and one-bedroom units with kitchenettes. Visitors are just steps from Kalakaua Avenue’s “Luxury Row,” a renowned shopping and international travel destination.
“We sought out a lender with deep understanding of Hawaii’s hospitality market,” Sieber said. “Benefit Street’s experience in the market helped them to see the value of a long-term owner with near-term plans for capital upgrades that position the property well for the future.”
“Working with the Phillips team gave us high confidence in the underwriting. Their attention to detail facilitated a timely and seamless closing,” said Derby.
About Phillips Realty Capital
Phillips Realty Capital is a leader in Washington, D.C. commercial real estate finance, structuring approximately $1.2 billion in debt and equity transactions a year and servicing a $2.5 billion loan portfolio on behalf of 25 institutional investors. Established in 1933 and still privately owned, Phillips has a proven track record of collaborating with premier property owners, lenders, and investors to structure the most competitive transactions available in the market. With offices in Bethesda, Richmond, Charlottesville, and Alexandria, dedicated teams of experts deliver reliable financial analysis, precise valuations, and deep knowledge of capital markets to structure capital stacks that leverage debt and equity financing to maximize the value of client assets. Read more at www.phillipsrealtycapital.com.
About Lucky Hotels USA
Lucky Hotels U.S.A. Company, LTD (“Lucky Hotels”) is a single-purpose entity that owns the OHANA Waikiki Malia Hotel. Lucky Hotels is owned by Fukuyoshi Kawazoe and his son Michael. The family manages Lucky Hotels and the retail outlets Rivals Lounge and Slice of Waikiki located on property.
About Benefit Street Partners
Benefit Street Partners Realty Trust, Inc. (“BSPRT”) is a publicly-registered, non-traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that originates, acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate debt secured by properties located in the United States. BSPRT is externally managed by Benefit Street Partners (“BSP”), a leading credit-focused alternative asset management firm with approximately $26 billion of assets under management. BSPRT invests throughout the capital structure with a focus on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns. Read more at bsprealtytrust.com.