Brian Holstein

Principal at US Hotel Advisors


Brian Holstein is a Founding Principal of US Hotel Advisors. Mr. Holstein began his career at RBS Greenwich Capital as a commercial real estate banker where he closed more than $1 billion in loans and underwrote more than $20 billion of loans. He was responsible for lending on a variety of commercial real estate asset classes - including hotel, office, retail, industrial, multi-family, self-storage and land. In 2008, during the downturn, he assisted REIT clients in formulating restructuring strategies and upon exiting the downturn, he played a major role in launching the first new issue, multi-borrower CMBS transaction that the market had seen in more than two years. In 2012, Mr. Holstein left the direct lending world to focus on hospitality brokerage. Since 2012, Mr. Holstein has closed transactions totaling more than $1 billion. Those transactions were a mix of investment sales, mortgage loans – both fixed and floating- rate, mezzanine loans and preferred equity.

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2021 Hotel Financing Predictions

It is obvious that hotel operating performance will be much better in 2021 than 2020. It is, perhaps, less obvious that hotel lending has already begun staging a comeback that will accelerate throughout the year while continuing to stay ahead of actual hotel performance.

Fixed or Floating, Which is Best for You?

Coke or Pepsi? Stripes or Solids? Apple or Android? Ohhh, the agonizing decisions we humans are forced to make on a daily basis! What if I told you that choosing between a fixed-rate loan and a floating-rate loan could make or break an otherwise successful real estate investment? Given how often this topic arises and how long the deliberation can last, I will guess that most real estate professionals reading this article would agree with the above statement.

Top 4 Hotel Financing Obstacles And How to Get Around Them

Do you have upcoming hotel financing needs? Whether you are in the market for a simple refinance or acquisition financing, a discounted-payoff (DPO) financing or a PIP-induced recapitalization, the same rules apply.