Orlando Sports Entertainment District

New Development in downtown Orlando creating a 900,000+/- SF mixed-use development adjacent to Kia Center, home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic. The project is pending approval and will feature high-rise residences, a full-service hotel, office and meeting spaces, retail shops, a dynamic live events venue, and on-site parking.

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Hampton Inn & Suites

Exterior photo of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Truckee, CA

Located in Truckee, CA, a popular recreational destination for Bay Area travelers. The property is situated near popular tourist attractions and prime destinations such as Northstar and Palisades Tahoe ski resorts, Martis Camp, downtown Truckee, and a host of outdoor activities. Conveniently located near major transportation routes including I-80, CA 267, the Truckee Airport, as well as newly constructed bike lanes.

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Sawyer Hotel & Residences

The Sawyer Exterior

Sawyer Hotel & Residences

The Sawyer Hotel and Residences at the Sawyer are the centerpieces of Downtown Commons (“DoCo”), a 1,000,000 sf JMA mixed-use development surrounding Golden 1 Center, home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. The Sawyer and DoCo were developed in a joint venture with the Sacramento Kings and was designed to leverage activity from the 17,500 seat Arena and its CBD location four blocks from the State Capitol Building.

Asset Type

Hotel

Acquired

2012

DEVELOPED

2017

Scope

250 keys, 22,000 SF of meeting space, 45 for sale residences

Key Investment Thesis

Leverage the adjacency to the new Golden1 Center, home to the Sacramento Kings, and prime location in the heart of Sacramento’s CBD, to develop a best-in-market boutique lifestyle hotel and luxury residences with hotel services that would deliver significant premiums over the then-current room rates residential sales per SF.

  • Kimpton Sawyer Hotel – positioned as Downtown Sacramento’s rate and luxury leader, focused on the customer base and active environment derived from Arena events and an NBA affiliation in an already strong occupancy market.
  • Residences at the Sawyer – develop a residential product that did not previously exist in the market including high rise views, hotel amenities, and a prime downtown location. There is no other competitive Residential luxury product in the market.

JMA Value Creation

Downtown Commons has been a catalyst for redefining downtown Sacramento. It has transformed the once-blighted area into a fully-activated, vibrant urban core that promotes foot traffic and collaboration. JMA Ventures worked closely with the Sacramento Kings to create an ecosystem for the Kings’ organization that includes the Kings Arena, practice facilities, Class-A office headquarters, merchandise stores, and ancillary uses while also incorporating other private uses that coexist and complement their operations. JMA’s roles included the following:
Master developer for the entire entertainment sports complex and developer for the mixed-use components
Performed acquisition diligence of site
Managed development and construction
Hired and managed design team to deliver the project with favorable economics
Delivered hotel partnership with national hotel operator
Led construction financing and take-out financing efforts
Provided overall asset management, including retail & office leasing, and financial oversight

Homewood High & Dry Marina

Homewood High & Dry Marina

Homewood, CA

Homewood High & Dry Marina consists of a large boat storage, repair shop, retail and office space. The harbor features four launch bays, three fueling stations with a public fuel dock, two DC fast chargers for on-the-water electric boat charging, two eFoil charging stations, and a head pump out station.

Asset Type

Marina

Acquired

2016

Scope

Lakefront Marina Storage

Key Investment Thesis

Located along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Tahoe, CA Homewood High & Dry Marina has been serving the Lake Tahoe area since 1967 and was the first marina in Lake Tahoe to utilize dry rack storage. Positioned nearly at the center of the incredible West Shore, the Marina consists of indoor and outdoor dry rack storage, and on-the-water buoy storage with the ability to store over 250 boats onsite. Storage is available annually, seasonally, and short-term, including monthly, weekly, and daily. In addition, the Homewood High & Dry Marina features a harbor with four launch bays, three fueling stations with a public fuel dock, two DC fast chargers for on-the-water electric boat charging, two eFoil charging stations, and a head pump out station.

The Marina is home to a large onsite service and repair shop. From boat repairs and cleaning, to launch and fuel, the team prides themselves as “vacation savers,” jumping on mid-season boat repairs to get customers back on the water as soon as possible. As a PCM Premier Dealer, with Volvo Penta and Mercury Marine certified technicians, their Service Department has over 40 years of combined boat service experience.

Along with storage and service, the Marina works with partners to provide boat sales and boat rentals. Boats are available for purchase and demo onsite through Homewood Marina’s sales partner Superior Boat Repair & Sales. Brands feature Nautique known for ski, surf and recreational boats and Barletta featuring top-of-the-line pontoons. The public has the opportunity to get out on the water from the Marina’s harbor through boat rental partners High Sierra Waterski School and SWA Watersports.

Building upon its track record of environmental stewardship and innovation Homewood High & Dry Marina, in conjunction with Superior Boat Repair & Sales and Nautique, powered by Ingenity, worked for over three years on bringing the world’s first 100% electric watersport boat to Lake Tahoe. In the summer of 2020, the Nautique GS22E plugged into Lake Tahoe’s first on-water electric boat charging station at the Marina. The Marina continues to lead the charge on environmental stewardship with their Clean Marina certification, supporting the Clean Up the Lake effort, and participating in the Eyes on the Lake program.

 

JMA Value Creation

Acquisition due diligence and feasibility analysis of the entire development site
Development and construction management
JMA in-house specialists worked hand-in hand with contractors and designers on redevelopment concept
Sourced and negotiated sponsorship from Fairmont to be the brand and manager of the 54 fractional hotel project
Asset managed all aspects of the project including retail lease and financial oversight
Hired and currently manage a JMA inhouse sales team for the fractional sales of the Fairmont Heritage Place

45 Third Street

45 Third Street

Mixed-Use Tower

San Francisco, CA

Entitlement of a signature mixed-use tower with hotel and residential as the focal point of project in the heart of Downtown San Francisco.

Asset Type

Hotel / Residential / Mixed-use

Acquired

Option Agreement executed 2020

DEVELOPED

TBD Development Start

Scope

600’ Mixed-use Tower

Key Investment Thesis

With a location at the convergence of business and tourist activity in San Francisco and a desirable housing and hospitality mixed use profile, 45 Third Street is poised to be one of the beneficiaries of San Francisco’s push to support new large housing-oriented developments in the City core.

 

JMA Value Creation

JMA and its partner Build Inc. were selected by the Hearst Corporation as the optionee after a highly competitive RFP process involving some of the largest and most highly regarded tower developers in the nation

Developed project concept, programming and design alongside international design firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Submitted project preliminary application to San Francisco Planning Department to move forward entitlement process and full entitlement
Engaged with world class membership based residential operator on 45 Third project branding and programming

Grant’s Landing

Grant's Landing

RENO, NV

Ground-up development of a 416-unit Class A multifamily project in Downtown Reno, NV

Asset Type

Multifamily

Acquired

2021

Scope

416 units

Key Investment Thesis

  • Opportunity to deliver a best-in-class residential offering in an extremely desirable location – the project is situated directly on the Truckee River near the Riverwalk District and Midtown District, which together form Reno’s most urban, diverse, and vibrant neighborhood which has been experiencing significant growth due its unique lifestyle offering.
  • Continued evolution of the Downtown and Midtown neighborhoods as well and the Reno market as a whole, which continues to experience an influx of new residents and employment growth, including Tesla’s recent announcement of an additional $3.6 billion investment into two new factories in Reno as well as Redwood Materials’ announcement for a new $3.5 billion battery recycling facility.
  • Historically undersupplied housing market in Reno which has led to significant continued rent growth within the market.
  • Grant’s Landing focuses on the shift in demand towards highly amenitized Class A housing within the Downtown submarket which historically has seen very limited institutional quality multifamily product.

JMA Value Creation

Acquired the site at a favorable basis while securing an attractive seller financing structure.
Assembled best-in-class A&E team while navigating Reno’s construction market during a period of record high new development.
Identified an opportunity to participate in the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax program, allowing investors to benefit significantly from special tax treatment of capital gains from the IRS stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Avon Springhill / Townplace Suites

Avon Beaver Creek QOZ Hotel Development

Avon, CO

Ground up development of 243 key select service Marriott dual brand hotel, located on a QOZ in the world class mountain resort town of Avon/Beaver Creek

Asset Type

Hotel

Acquired

2022

Scope

243 Keys

OPENING DATE

Q2 2024

Key Investment Thesis

Develop a hotel to cater to the extremely supply constrained mid-priced point demand segment in the Avon / Vail market. Market currently has little to no corresponding existing product and will continue to benefit from evolving travel patterns and consumer preferences.

  • Development of a high quality select service hotel at an accessible price point to consumers, catering to the attractive and growing demographics of drive-to Denver MSA
  • Ability to capture full-service hotel rates in a select service hotel design with a low operating headcount model
  • Project is located within a federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zone and benefits significantly from special tax treatment of capital gains from the IRS stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

JMA Value Creation

JMA sourced the off-market acquisition of the well-located land parcel, with direct visibility off I-70. Worked diligently on the entitlement process for the two years prior to close, significantly de-risking the project by securing a guaranteed maximum price construction contract, Marriott franchise agreements, construction loan and full design approvals
Navigated a highly volatile construction pricing market post pandemic to secure a guaranteed maximum price contract with local general contractor RA Nelson
Managed the entire design and planning process, securing full project design approvals from the design review board
Identified highly unique Qualified Opportunity Zone status of project, providing significant tax benefits to investors while also developing a project that will deliver strong annual investor cash flow
Sourced off-market land parcel at an attractive basis compared to competitive projects in the Avon / Vail Valley
Will provide full asset management services for the investment

JMA Ventures Acquires Key Land Parcel in Avon, Colorado With Plans for Dual Branded Hotel

JMA Ventures, LLC is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of a 4.5- acre land parcel in a federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zone in the world-class resort community of Avon, Colorado, located minutes away from the Beaver Creek Resort and Vail Ski Resort. JMA Ventures has secured full design approvals, building permits, construction contract, construction loan, and franchise agreements to develop a 243-room, dual branded SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel. JMA Ventures acquired the site from local landowner Traer Creek, who has spent decades thoughtfully entitling the project as part of the larger Village at Avon Planned Unit Development. Traer Creek will remain involved in the development project as a minority investor.

Construction on site commenced immediately following the loan and land closing in partnership with the project’s general contractor, RA Nelson of Avon, CO, and project architect WORTHGROUP Architects and Designers out of Denver, CO. The current construction schedule will allow for the project to open to the public in Q1 2024, in time for the 2024 ski season. Currently, there is a significant void in the Avon/Vail Valley for quality, mid-priced lodging options. The 243 room hotel will seek to offer visitors from the Denver region, as well as domestic and international travelers, a quality lodging option with all the benefits of the award-winning Marriott Bonvoy travel program. While the hotel’s room product will largely be a prototype, JMA and WORTHGROUP sought to include signature design features typically unseen in a select service hotel, including a two-story atrium lobby and full-service bar featuring views of the Avon Valley, outdoor pool and hot tub, lobby fireplace, and outdoor recreation areas. As a dual branded hotel, the property will feature both standard hotel room types as well as extended stay options with kitchenettes in order to appeal to a wide range of guests. The acquisition is JMA Ventures’ first in the state of Colorado and fits into JMA’s QOZ investment platform, which selectively identifies unique qualified opportunity zone tracts with attractive demographic and growth dynamics using its proprietary data-driven approach. JMA brings with it significant experience in developing, investing, and operating in premier mountain resort communities such as the Lake Tahoe region, Park City, Utah, and Red Lodge, Montana. JMA understands the unique challenges and opportunities of developing in mountain resort markets, which will prove invaluable in opening this best-in-class select service hotel. About JMA Ventures, LLC: Founded in 1986, JMA Ventures is a full-service investment and development firm headquartered in San Francisco, CA, focusing on real estate and leisure-lifestyle assets. With additional offices in Lake Tahoe, Santa Monica, and Sacramento, JMA actively manages all project phases, from inception and entitlement, construction and development, and through completion and operation to successful disposition. Currently, the firm is serving as managing partner of over $2.0 billion in existing assets spanning hospitality, leisure, residential developments, retail, and office. Their value-added approach has delivered outperforming returns across their portfolio base during their 35+ year history. Some of the firm’s notable hospitality projects include the Aloft Reno, EPIC Steak & Waterbar San Francisco, Auberge Hearst hotel conversion in Downtown San Francisco, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, Fairmont Heritage Place in Ghirardelli Square, Hayes Mansion Hilton Curio, and Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Visit jmaventuresllc.com to learn more. About RA Nelson: RA Nelson is an employee-owned, full-service general contractor specializing in the construction of commercial projects and custom homes in the mountains of Colorado since 1976. Headquartered in Avon in Colorado’s Vail Valley, with a regional office near Aspen in the Roaring Fork Valley, RA Nelson also serves the areas of Summit County, Telluride and Steamboat. Visit ranelson.com to learn more. About WORTHGROUP: WORTHGROUP Architects & Designers is an award-winning design firm. Celebrating over 30 years since opening our doors in Reno, Nevada, in March 1990. The distinctly diversified WORTHGROUP family specializes in planning, and design for hospitality, gaming, entertainment, commercial mixed-use, community & wellness, multi-family and industrial projects of all sizes. From signature one-off venues to major destination resorts, we take the time to truly learn about our client, their goals and their customers. Our innovative team takes our clients’ brand and creates an interpretive design that conveys their story. Our firm’s creative team of designers, architects, interior designers, planners, and animators bring exceptional talent, skill and expertise to each project. For media inquiries, please contact Jacqueline Berman at jberman@jmaventuresllc.com.user.s421.sureserver.com.

Epic / Waterbar Restaurants

Waterbar & Epic Steak

(369-399 Embarcadero)

San Francisco, CA

Two iconic Pat Kuleto restaurants with an unrivaled location on San Francisco’s waterfront over a panoramic coastline view of San Francisco Bay and Bay Bridge.

Asset Type

Commercial

Acquired

2018

Scope

18,000 SF: 2 Restaurants

Key Investment Thesis

Opportunity to develop industry-leading restaurants in a prime waterfront location.

  • Extremely desirable location on the Embarcadero in close proximity to Oracle Park and the Moscone Center
  • Opportunity to partner with restaurateur Pat Kuleto
  • This is a long-term hold project that has increasing ROI year after year

JMA Value Creation

Negotiated a long-term lease with an exceptional restaurant group and developed the property.
Asset management team works with the restaurants to ensure maximum profitability and sustain the position as two of the top-grossing restaurants in San Francisco

Red Lodge Resort

Red Lodge Resort

RED LODGE, MT

Acquisition of regional ski resort / golf course in south-central Montana with significant value added through strategic capex, fee simple forest service land-swap, and overall operating efficiencies.

Asset Type

Resort / Leisure

Acquired

2007

Scope

1,635 skiable acres & 160 golf course acres

Key Investment Thesis

Our strategy was to take an undermanaged and undercapitalized ski resort with close proximity to Montana’s largest city and drive significant ski customer yield through upgrades to existing services (lifts, F&B, terrain, retail) and sophisticated revenue management practices.

  • Opportunity for additional real estate development potential
  • Authentic ski and summer experience in contrast to commercialized “Vail experience”
  • Scale of ski operation lends itself to high flow-through from incremental ski yield and visits.

JMA Value Creation

Significant operational stabilization under JMA ownership and improvements to profitability have allowed for capital to be reinvested into the resort. JMA real estate development expertise has opened possibility for meaningful development at the mountain and golf course.
Completed USFS land swap exchanging undevelopable up-mountain land for fee simple land surrounding base area
Successfully stabilized profitability with average NOI over the past three years approx. 3x higher than the 10-year average during 2007-2016 period

Chair lift replacement and learn-to-ski enhancements to be completed by 2023/2024 ski season