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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