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Hotel real estate as an investment has so many facets and sides that one could write a book about this field. In addition, the situation in the real estate market and in the financial markets as well as technological, social and political basic conditions change so fast that new perspectives open quick. For our investors as well as for our operators and developers. With our Blog news we open for you new interesting points of view from expert's eyes on one of the most exciting subjects in the property market. Have fun with the reading!

The safe of Europe.

  • Thomas Wührer

Switzerland as a save location for hotel investments.

Actually, Switzerland is not a country but a brand; figuratively marked by the white Swiss cross on a red background as a trademark and by living values such as independence, bourgeoisie, direct democracy and willingness to compromise. Taking stock, these values have led to the most successful state of all time.

 

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Bitcoin: Match ball for speculators or sensible investment?

  • Thomas Wührer

Actually, I wanted to write this article already 10 days ago. It’s good that the text is finished only now, since the reality obviously confirms my feeling about a phenomenon of the financial market. It is about the Bitcoin. Within three months its course value has trebled and then jumped back down to the starting position. This volatility brought the Bitcoin at the beginning of the year in the headlines and announced him to a broader group of people.

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hotel with strategy, security and fun to 8% yield.

  • Thomas Wührer

Since about half a year, HOTELINVEST offers with the new brand APARTINVEST hotel apartments with the concept buy-to-let as part ownership as a highly attractive investment possibility. So far APARTINVEST concentrated these hotel projects upon European top tourism destinations in the Alps or at the Mediterranean Sea or upon attractive metropolises in Germany and Austria. However, the conservative HOTELINVEST criteria do not lead to the fact that tourism locations beyond Europe with high potential...

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Direct investments in hotels – also with limited budgets.

  • Thomas Wührer

With the new brand APARTINVEST, HOTELINVEST offers to investors with limited budget or with the wish of a broader dispersion with several projects an interesting investment possibility. The hotel apartments are bought on a buy-to-let basis with individual registration of the owner in the land register and serve, primarily, for renting to guests. However, with most investment constructions, the new owner can use his apartment also for a restricted time himself.

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Leverage for a higher yield and more security

  • Thomas Wührer

In certain constellations, which arise by finance-economic and/or object-related basic conditions, the leverage effect can be used for the financing of real estate. Here the portion of outside financing is raised as far as possible to reach a maximum yield of your private equity. The advantages: Liquid capital can be distributed to several assets to achieve higher yields and a dispersion of the risk to several objects.

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A secure hotel project with more than 5.6% yield.

  • Thomas Wührer

If the city of Herford is not familiar to you, you are not alone. However, the missing fame is your chance. Since the facts speak for the small capital town with only 66.000 inhabitants in North Rhine-Westphalia: The circle Herford belongs to the districts with the closest population of Germany.

The international main traffic routes of Berlin, Hannover in the direction of Rhine Ruhr and to the Netherlands run through it; on the one hand by the highways A2, A30 and A33, on the other hand by...

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The blind spot of herd investors.

  • Thomas Wührer

France has Paris, Great Britain has London. And Germany? Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart. These "Big Seven" might be familiar as core locations to most foreign investors. Germany does not know the centralism of other states. The one who invest in Germany should take a closer look at the German history.

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Investment for everyone?

  • Thomas Wührer

For long time hotels were valid as secret investment tip only for professionals. Beside hotel owners and hotel chains, one could find in particular state and insurance funds, but also family offices and wealthy private individuals (HNWI, High-Net-Worth-Individual) among the investors. With the increasing fame of hotels as an attractive form of alternative real estate investment, but also because of low interest rates, new investor's groups enter this very special market. In the meantime, also...

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I`d like to be a hotel owner!

  • Thomas Wührer

“Don´t dream your life, live your dream!”

 

Start-ups give new impulses to the economy in many branches, especially in the digital world. Most of the time, it is not a matter at all of making the big money. What counts is the desire to realize a business idea and lifetime dream.

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We see us! In Frankfurt or Munich?

  • Thomas Wührer

What is valid for life in general, is valid for the commercial life in particular: The interpersonal relations and direct contact make an essential part of our success. However, unfortunately, in the everyday bustle and because of the technical possibilities, the personal contact “face to face” is reduced too much. For me as manager of HOTELINVEST, this is no exception.

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The cradle of Alpine skiing

  • Thomas Wührer

The 3rd of January, 1901 was a cold day with bright blue sky and marvelous powder snow. Skis, with would mean the world to so many years later, were known since 20 years after an engineer from Norway skied in the snow in front of sceptical looks of locals. On this day a group of fearless ski pioneers started to St. Christoph for a ski-tour. This tour ended in the legendary Hospiz Hotel with a happy round and the foundation of the ski club Arlberg.

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As a full blood enterpriser against the main stream.

  • Thomas Wührer

As start of the year a book-tip: “The Virgin Way”

He was a bad schoolboy and was at war as a dyslexic with the orthography. On the last day at school, which he left without diploma, his director prophesied to him he will end either in prison, or become a millionaire. Today the selfmade multi-millionaire Sir Richard Branson is worth around 5 billion US dollars and lives on his own 30-hectar-private island "Necker Island", which belongs to the British Virgin of Iceland or in London. The full...

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From a confidential tip to a global investment trend

  • Thomas Wührer

Hotel real estate in Austria and Germany

In general the hotel business in Central Europe is admirably profitable. The demand for contemporary lodging still rises, the occupancy rates in the German Top-7 towns is between 60 up to 80 percent. One may speculated on the reasons. But obviously system competitors like AirBnB do not influence the classical overnight business hard. Higher mobility, older travellers with good financial background, short excursions over the weekend and city visits might...

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Investment with high quality yield

  • Thomas Wührer

As in many contributions already explained, hotels distinguish themselves as an investment by numerous advantages. But they remain for most, even well earning people, financially seen out of reach, because the prices mostly start beyond the million Euro border – upwards open. So - instead of buying a whole hotel – one could acquire a hotel-room or a hotel-suite instead. The idea is not quite new, but so far earlier one has invested in a company which was then the owner of the hotel. Or one only...

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What actually means "location quality" for hotel (parts II)

  • Thomas Wührer

While I have devoted myself in the first part on the subject location quality of the “Macro-location” (see article on this homepage), in this contribution I write about the successful factors for hotels which arise from the direct sphere. In contrast to the “Macro-location”, the “Micro-location” clearly is more individual and has a higher portion to the differentiation of the hotel in the competition, and however, affects also substantially the substance value and the earning power.

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