Hotels are our core specialism
Union Investment is a leading European investment manager in the hotel real estate market. We currently hold 88 hotel property assets in our actively managed portfolio and are also pursuing a clear growth strategy outside Europe. Our success is based on our in-depth expertise in both the hotel sector and the real estate industry.
A portfolio of 42 well-known hotel brands
The hotel properties and development projects held by Union Investment have a total value of EUR 6.7 billion (including mixed-use with hotel usage). On the acquisitions side, we benefit from a broad range of funds with a key focus on hotels. These include open-ended real estate funds for private or institutional investors and special funds. We currently work with 42 high-profile hotel brands around the world, from the budget to upscale segment.
UII Hotel Nr. 1, our dedicated special fund exclusively for hotel properties, underscores our proven expertise in this area. The fund was established in 2013 and targets the fast-growing budget and mid-range hotel segments.
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Strong international growth
Union Investment has been investing in hotels for over 40 years, with Europe accounting for the bulk of our international hotel portfolio. In 2015, we began acquiring hotel properties in the US – and have been highly successful. Other overseas markets may follow in the future.
Experts in complex contract structures
No two hotel investments are the same. Different contract parties and country-specific features need to be taken into account in every hotel property transaction. Union Investment has solid expertise across all types of contracts and Agreements.
“Different partners and operator concepts call for different approaches to each individual transaction. Our experience and expertise also allow us to structure complex deals.”
Andreas Löcher, Head of Investment Management Hospitality
Across the world, hotel chains are looking to minimise their operational risk. We meet this need with innovative solutions such as hybrid or sandwich leases – often in conjunction with franchising agreements. With our strong focus on finding successful solutions, we bridge the gap between UK/US management contracts and continental European leases.
Asset management and investment management under one roof
Union Investment has dedicated specialist teams for asset management and investment management of hotel properties. These teams have in-depth knowledge of both the hotel world and the real estate sector. Our experts are thus able to provide professional and knowledgeable support on all issues.