PMZ Realty Capital LLC Obtains $35 Million Loan on Three Properties for Middletown Management


PMZ Realty Capital LLC, a boutique real estate investment banking firm, has secured a $35 million three hotel portfolio refinancing for Middletown Management. PMZ Realty Capital specializes in hotel real estate investment banking nationwide, with an expertise in sourcing capital for the hospitality industry.

“PMZ appreciates its role to successfully guide this transaction. The proceeds will allow for a complete Holiday Inn Express renovation and financing for new construction projects” commented Peter Berk, President of PMZ Realty Capital LLC. “Successful financing enables hotel owners to meet their business goals and we are thrilled for the Middletown Management team.”

The three properties refinanced are the 118-room Springhill Suites by Marriott in Beavercreek, Ohio, the 130-room Holiday Inn North Cincinnati in West Chester, Ohio and a 111-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Dayton, Ohio.

Deal highlights include:

Springhill Suites by Marriott – Beavercreek, Ohio

PMZ Realty Capital LLC obtained a 10-year, non-recourse CMBS loan with 30 year amortization for this hotel. “PMZ was instrumental in completing this assignment.  They presented us with several options and ultimately, we selected a lender that provided for the future stability of these hotels” stated Har Bhatnager, President and CEO, Middletown Management.

This 118-room Springhill Suites by Marriot is located in the Fairfield Commons Shopping complex which provides restaurant and entertainment options for business and leisure travelers.  The property is located near Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Wright State University and the University of Dayton. Major demand generators in the area drawing guests include Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Bae Systems.

Holiday Inn Cincinnati North – West Chester, Ohio

Working with lenders, PMZ Realty Capital assisted the hotel ownership to secure a 10-year, non-recourse CMBS loan with 30-year amortization for the Holiday Inn Cincinnati North.

“Middletown Management has chosen to work with PMZ since 2005“, remarked Berk. “Watching a client grow from three hotels to seven current properties with several more in the pipeline makes us happy for our client’s long term success.”

The 130-room property includes a Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and over 20,000 sq. feet of flexible space plus an on-site wedding chapel.  Companies generating demand in the market include Honeywell, Champion Windows, General Electric, Proctor & Gamble and Manheim.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Dayton, Ohio

Opened in 2011, this 111-room property has received IHG’s most prestigious Torchbearer Award in 2013, 2014 and 2016.  “This financing allows for the renovation of this award winning property”, said Bhatnager, “PMZ was able to secure a fixed rate loan at an extremely attractive interest rate for Middletown Management.”

About PMZ Realty Capital LLC

PMZ Realty Capital LLC is a boutique real estate investment banking firm that operates on a nationwide basis. Their advisory services are highly specialized with the singular goal of creating the most advantageous capital structure for their clients. PMZ Realty Capital LLC is a national leader in hospitality financing focusing on debt and equity financing, note sales, joint ventures, recapitalizations and real estate advisory services.

For more information about PMZ Realty Capital LLC or to contact the firm to finance your next hotel, contact Peter Berk, President, PMZ Realty Capital LLC at (212) 277-8265.

About Middletown Management

Middletown Hotel Management Company, Inc. started in 1989 with a Howard Johnson hotel in Middletown, Ohio. Originally founded as Middletown Management by Har S. Bhatnagar, current president and CEO, the company has steadily grown to include multiple properties in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.

PMZ has refinanced a substantial portion of our portfolio: 18 loans for both limited and select service hotels across four states, in excess of $200 million total in-debt financing. I always value PMZ’s insight into the current state of the financing market. They are always responsive, enthusiastic and have in depth knowledge of the financing markets. I am confident that PMZ would add value as financial consultants/brokers from their experience in the hospitality industry.

Hasmukh (H.P.) Rama
Auro Hotels (Formerly JHM Hotels), Chairman of the Board

PMZ has worked with our franchisees for over two decades financing all of the Hilton brands.  They have extensive experience with our brands and in the capital markets and have provided outstanding customer service.  Their business consistently finds creative financing solutions for our licensees, which, in turn, helps the Hilton Franchise Development Team achieve our growth objectives. PMZ brings trust and commitment to our franchisees.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with PMZ and recommending them to our franchisees in the future.

Bill Fortier
Senior Vice President Development, Hilton Worldwide 

We have worked with the PMZ team for many years.  They have done exceptional work for us in securing great financing for our assets in multiple locations.  They are professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate finance.  

Mitch Patel
President & CEO, Vision Hospitality Group

I’ve had the opportunity to complete a dozen debt and equity transactions with Mike and Peter over the past ten years and value their financial and business insight. They bring innovative ideas and fresh thinking to each of their deals, and helped structure both debt and joint venture transactions that exceeded our expectations. Above all, we respect them and their firm as trustworthy advisors who are focused on their clients and their needs.

Ashish Parikh
Chief Financial Officer, Hersha Hospitality Trust

PMZ and their team of experts has been arranging financing for IHG owners for over 20 years. Their deep understanding of the hospitality industry, and the capital markets, has allowed many of our owners to secure the necessary financing to grow and expand their portfolios. PMZ has always and continues to put relationships first by acting with transparency and professionalism throughout their entire process. We appreciate what they do for IHG and the hotel industry as a whole.

Julienne Smith
Chief Development Officer, The Americas IHG Hotels & Resorts

I have worked with PMZ for over 10 years and during that time have had nothing but positive experiences.  They deliver at closing exactly what they promised at the beginning of the project.  PMZ has helped Sun Companies secure over $150 million in financing for such brands as Hilton, Marriott, and IHG.  Their business is relationship-based, therefore, they are the perfect partners for us and essential to our company’s growth.

Bharat Patel
Chairman & CEO, Sun Development Company

I’ve completed a myriad of transactions over the past 10 years with Mike and Peter and their clients. Through the ups and downs of the real estate market cycle, they have consistently presented us with transactions that are attractive based on current market dynamics. Throughout the process from origination to closing they have been a strong advocate for their clients, and on more than one occasion, thought of an innovative solution to structure around significant issues. Their creative thinking has benefited their clients and made me confident that once we begin a transaction, it will lead to a successful closing.

Michael Amoia
Director, NY based insurance company

I initially called Peter and Mike several years ago when I was seeking refinancing of two of our properties in Pennsylvania. The lender we were working with at the time had changed the terms on us several times. I explained the situation to them, and they assured me that they would close at the same exact terms or better than originally quoted. Not only did they close at better terms then originally outlined, but they exhibited a sense of professionalism and integrity that every intermediary should possess. I have since worked with Peter and Mike on several other transactions, and their high level of service is consistent. I would recommend the PMZ without hesitation to anyone seeking financing.

Atul Patel
CEO, HMB Management, Allentown, PA

Our firm currently operates over 75 hotels and restaurants in the upper midwest. When we wanted to arrange financing for eight of our limited and full service hotels in Iowa and Kansas, we started working with Peter after he was highly recommended by several of my peers. He did not disappoint us. He understood our unique local markets and secured $60 million from a national insurance company. We have since engaged his firm several other times to arrange financing for us. There is no doubt in my mind that the professionalism and knowledge of PMZ will benefit anyone looking to finance or refinance hotels.

Bruce Kinseth
Executive Vice President, Kinseth Hospitality Companies

The loan arranged by PMZ allowed us to retire our existing financing and provided a stabilization period for the Embassy Suites now that the renovation is complete. By providing us with multiple financing options, PMZ helped us find the best lender suited to our specific needs.

David Marvin
Founder and President, Legacy Property Group

PMZ has brought us multiple financing quotes and helped us select the one most advantageous to the ownership group. They have consistently helped us navigate the closing process flawlessly.

Danny Patel
CEO Peachstate Hospitality, Former Chairman Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)