Author Bio

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.

Articles by Brian Holstein (2)

Fixed or Floating, Which is Best for You?

Interest RatesFixed-rate loans typically carry a lower interest rate than their floating-rate counterparts. The general reasoning is that floating-rate loans tend to be secured by riskier assets as they are the main tool for financing "value-add" transitional real estate projects. ...