prnewswire | October 14, 2020
Global workforce transformation solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation reported today it has entered into an amendment to the lease for its headquarters facility in Columbia, Maryland that, effective January 1, 2021, will reduce its space by approximately 22,000 square feet and reduce its rental expense for this office by approximately $750,000 per year. This amendment is part of a global reevaluation of real estate needs, which has resulted in strategic decisions on lease consolidations and office closures over the past year. These actions are expected to result in approximately $2.0M of annual savings in facility expenses for the Company in 2021 compared to 2020.
Dreamscape | December 14, 2021
A joint-venture between affiliates of Dreamscape Companies and Meritage Group LP completed the acquisition of the Nashville Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown, a newly constructed hotel situated in the heart of Downtown Nashville in the city's vibrant SoBro (South of Broadway) neighborhood. This purchase marks Dreamscape's second hospitality transaction in the city in 2021, having acquired The Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in June. The purchase of this 230-room hotel underscores Dreamscape's commitment to expanding its presence in the Nashville market, as well as identifying prime growth opportunities in key regional areas across the country.
"We are very pleased to be partnering with Meritage on this exciting deal. Nashville has long signified an area of keen interest for us, and after entering the market earlier this year with the purchase of The Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, we immediately knew that we wanted to expand our footprint in this booming city, which continues to attract tourists from all over the country as well as across the globe."
-Eric Birnbaum, Founder and CEO of Dreamscape Companies
"We are thrilled to be expanding our presence in Nashville given the strong market fundamentals. This transaction marks Dreamscape's fifth acquisition in the last year and fits squarely into our thesis to acquire assets in high-growth markets at an attractive basis."
-Scott Broder, President of Dreamscape Hospitality
The Nashville Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown, located at 415 4th Avenue South, has been outfitted with 230 rooms and 8,700 square feet of first-class meeting space, making it an ideal establishment for leisure and business travelers alike. The property, which opened its doors just two years ago, also includes the street front cocktail bar and restaurant, 4th and Peabody, which is preparing to undergo a thoughtful renovation, as well as an on-site parking garage. In addition to reimagining the hotel's dining concept, Dreamscape is also planning to integrate additional retail concepts within the property's expansive lobby.
"We are pleased to partner with Dreamscape to acquire another leisure-oriented, new construction hospitality asset in a dynamic growth market. This is a continuation of Meritage's broader commitment to investing in downtown Nashville, which began in 2017, and this marks our fifth investment in Nashville of strategically located, urban-core assets."
-Jared Halperin, a Managing Director at Meritage
Located just a short walk from the city's ever-bustling and widely trafficked Broadway strip, the Nashville Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown places visitors in close proximity to Bridgestone Arena; Music City Center, the city's convention center; and other iconic institutions and landmarks. Additionally, those craving the best Nashville has to offer will delight in knowing that the hotel is situated just across the street from Nashville's famous barbeque restaurant, Martin's BBQ Joint.
Dreamscape's mission is to create long-term financial prosperity through a diversified portfolio of differentiated, forward-thinking real estate projects. Led by Founder and CEO Eric Birnbaum, Dreamscape owns and operates residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming properties, (re)developing experience-centered spaces that focus on maximizing each property's intrinsic value.
About Meritage Group LP
Meritage is a fundamentally-oriented investment firm with assets under management in excess of $11 billion as of December 31, 2020. Meritage invests in public and private equity, credit and real estate. The firm has approximately 50 employees in offices located in Greenwich, New York City, and San Francisco.
prnewswire | October 07, 2020
Top independent mortgage lender New American Funding is pleased to announce a partnership with Zigzy, a technology startup focused on the real estate and mortgage industry, that will see New American Funding integrate Zigzy's signature real estate offering, Townify, into its lending operations. The platform also gives real estate agents real-time loan status, plus access to key contacts on the transaction, including loan originator, listing agent, title company, escrow officer, and more. In celebration of the partnership, New American Funding CEO Rick Arvielo will be a featured speaker at the first "Townify Summit," a virtual seminar hosted by Townify. The summit will feature some of the nation's top real estate agents and mortgage lenders sharing how using technology is critical to success in these unprecedented times.