Emil Iskandar

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets, Los Angeles

Emil IskandarAs the leader of the HVS Capital Markets team, Emil provides debt and equity solutions for hospitality real estate investment clients. He works with a wide range of investors, from large multinational institutions to family offices, to assist them in meeting their financing needs. Emil provides origination, structuring, and placement of debt and equity capital solutions across all facets of commercial, multifamily, lodging, and leisure properties. In today’s highly fluid real estate capital market environment that is affected by constantly changing capital flows and underwriting parameters, Emil leverages his extensive experience and understanding of hospitality financing on behalf of clients. Working in a collaborative way throughout each step of the financing process, he provides clients alternative options and delivers the optimal debt and equity capital solutions that fit their specific needs. To date, Emil has completed over $1 billion of transactions that include senior debt, bridge loans, mezzanine, construction loans, preferred equity, joint venture equity, and loan restructuring.
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Why Is Hotel Lending Stuck In Neutral?

Vaccine rollouts, an increase in local and regional non-air travel trends and higher transaction volumes are all positive news supporting an elevated degree of confidence for a market rebound. Multiple announcements made by large investment funds committing to substantial capital injections into the hospitality lending space will also provide a boost.