In the opening session of the latest in our series of webinars for the hotel sector, which focused on the issues of Hotel Finance, Tom Paterson of AlixPartners discussed current activity in the hotel financing market, how it was likely to evolve over the next few years, and offered a five-point advice plan to operators to best position themselves for the future.
Our panel of experts from HVS Hodges Ward Elliott, Bank Leumi, HotelFinance, Edyn Group and KSL Capital Partners then discussed the likelihood that the pandemic has accelerated the move away from traditional banks towards alternative lenders. Other topics covered included the future for ground rent structures, whether mezzanine lenders would bridge the gap as senior debt leverage decreases, and whether the cost of debt would inevitably rise.
A full recording of the event is available to view below:
Our next webinar, on Wednesday 16 June, will address the issue of Franchising.
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