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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!

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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Property protection or increase?

  • Thomas Wührer

To secure property and at the same time to invest profitably, is in the today's economic and political situation a real art. Many forms of investments are not acceptable due to security standards. And with the classics in the matter of security such as real estate or precious metals, there is no or only very low yield. And this yield only equalises more or less the official inflation.

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What does actually "location quality" for hotels mean? (Part I)

  • Thomas Wührer

An attractive location of a hotel protects in the long term the value preservation and the yield. For the judgement, many different factors such as the guest structure and the hotel concept must fit. With "Macro-location" one looks at the basic sphere and wide surrounding of the hotel. I would like to explain this closer with the example of the city of Vienna.

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Recipes for success and causes for thought.

  • Thomas Wührer

If we are honest to ourselves we realize that general recipes for success do not exist. But over and over again, interesting causes for thought, perspectives of changes and experiences of others can support our plans and activities. Such as my actual favorite book "Silicon Valley" of Christoph Keese. The manager spent together with his colleagues of the management of “Springer Verlag” Germany several weeks in the hotspot of the digital economy to learn and experience the latest trends. I would...

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Between wish and reality: Where lies the real value of a hotel real estate?

  • Thomas Wührer

It lies in the nature of the homo oeconomicus that he does not want to pay too much for a property, nor does the seller want to receive too little. Between these contradicting claims of the prospective buyer and the seller, the realistic price should lie ideally.

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Selection of real estate: for HOTELINVEST only good quality is important.

  • Thomas Wührer

Not every hotel is a profitable investment. Especially as an investment, a hotel real estate must show a realistic yield chance!

In contrast to other real estate agencies for HOTELINVEST only the quality and not the quantity counts. It is not a matter of having as many hotels as possible in a portfolio. It is more vital that the object can be sold within a foreseeable timeframe for a realistic price.This is the most important criterion to guarantee the satisfaction of the customers in the long...

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Hotel real estate as protection in time of crisis

  • Thomas Wührer

Institutional, but above all private investors must think, plan and act in the long term to protect and increase their property. If one calculates that especially in bad economic times the chances for property increase are the biggest, then crisis scenarios are an important component of a farsighted planning. However, with critical questioning of possible developments, one should also include alternative investment classes, their risks and yield developments within a comparative consideration.

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Inflation and investment.

  • Thomas Wührer

Already with the definition of "inflation", the scholars argue. Speaking about inflation one may understand the increase of the money supply, the others the increase of the prices on the wide front. However, a prize increase must not necessarily occur to an inflation of the money supply, and a deflation not always deals with a shortage of money in the market. However: it is indisputably that the word “inflation” origins in the Latin word "inflahere" (= blow up) and refers - at least originally -...

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