Monthly Archives: March 2024

Bradford Allen Acquires 100-Key Hotel at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Ariz.

With Aloft Glendale at Westgate, firm expands national hospitality platform to 800 keys across six assets

CHICAGO/GLENDALE, Ariz. — Bradford Allen, a national full-service real estate firm, today announced its investment arm has acquired Aloft Glendale at Westgate, a 100-key hotel in Glendale, Ariz. Located at 6920 N. 93rd Ave., the hotel marks the firm’s second acquisition in the Westgate Entertainment District, joining nearby TownePlace Suites Glendale, an extended-stay hotel purchased in late 2022.

“With the Phoenix metro continuing its growth trajectory and Glendale – which has hosted multiple Super Bowls and is the site of the NCAA Final Four in April – as an epicenter of commercial activity, this acquisition further bolsters the firm’s strategy to acquire high-quality hotels in experience-driven markets,” said Aghfar Arun, director, Bradford Allen. “The Aloft presents a unique opportunity to build on the success we’ve achieved at TownePlace Suites Glendale, complementing the extended-stay offering there with a distinctive select-service product and robust amenities package while leveraging Marriott’s industry-leading booking platform.”

Bill Murney of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, HCW Hospitality & Development, in the transaction.

Aloft Glendale’s on-site amenities include an outdoor splash pool, Re:charge? fitness center, gift shop, convenience store, meeting spaces, social lounge and the W XYZ® bar featuring a full menu, signature cocktails and live music. Residing in the Westgate Entertainment District, the hotel is close to numerous retail, restaurant and entertainment offerings, including State Farm Stadium, Desert Diamond Arena and Camelback Ranch.

Since launching its hospitality platform in 2022, Bradford Allen has acquired six hotels totaling 800 keys. In addition to Glendale, the firm currently owns hospitality assets in Riverside, N.Y., on Long Island and close to the Hamptons; Rosemont, Ill., in the O’Hare submarket outside Chicago; and Iowa City, Iowa, near the University of Iowa campus. The firm plans to significantly grow its portfolio this year.

About Bradford Allen:
Bradford Allen (BA) is a commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. Founded in 2003 by principals Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum as an office brokerage, the firm has grown into a vertically integrated commercial real estate company, offering a full array of services and expertise across multiple U.S. markets to entrepreneurial, corporate and not-for-profit clients, including strategy, marketing and transaction execution for occupiers, investors and owners. For more information, visit bradfordallen.com.

For more information, contact Jeremy Barewin, [email protected], (312) 267-4533.

 

Ten with Ben 024: Meet Aaron Letzeiser

This episode of Ten with Ben features Aaron Letzeiser, co-founder of Obie, who discusses the innovative ways his company is simplifying the insurance process for real estate investors and owners. Aaron shares insights on how Obie leverages technology to offer rates instantly and provide transparent insurance options, making the process more manageable and empowering for investors. Aaron’s journey from selling insurance in college to revolutionizing the insurance buying experience for real estate investors highlights the episode’s theme of innovation and adaptation in the real estate world.


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