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HILTON BWI'S RECAP

WASHINGTON DC 05.08.2017

MONTGOMERY COUNTY STATE OF THE MARKET

Featuring an Interview of Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson -- Marriott International
Mike Gill -- The State of Maryland
Barry Glassman -- Glassman Wealth Services
HILTON BWI'S RECAP
Here's the story of a good building financed by what became a beaten-down bank. Spoiler alert: The Hilton BWI has been recapped with a $36M loan from PCCP and equity from an AllianceBernstein-led JV. Here's what happened in between.
Hilton BWI
When the market crashed almost five years ago, Anglo Irish Bank was nationalized and sold a portfolio of US loans—including one on Buccini/Pollin Group's Hilton BWI and one on Justison Landing, a mixed-use apartment community in Wilmington, Del.—to private equity firm Lone Star Funds. Then BPG, lender PCCP, and AllianceBernstein worked together to acquire the pair back.

HILTON BWI'S RECAP
The hotel's path may have been complicated, but the underlying property, at 1739 W Nursery Rd in Linthicum Heights, is performing well. Built in '06, it's approaching the time for the first round of property improvements, but it's a full-service, 280-room hotel where occupancy and room rates have continued to improve, backed by a growing submarket, Hilton's rewards program, and strong management.