ESA continues asset sale to franchise partners with Singerman deal

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US: Extended Stay America and ESH Hospitality have sold 14 branded Extended Stay America hotels to a a subsidiary of Singerman Real Estate.

The portfolio of Extended Stay America branded hotels are located in Ohio, Georgia and Illinois. Singerman Real Estate is a Chicago-based opportunistic real estate investment firm that has a deep experience executing complex transactions and unlocking embedded value through the ownership of properties, real estate loans and operating companies. This disposition comes with franchise agreements for each of the 14 hotels. Sandpiper Hospitality will manage the 14 hotels for SRE. Additionally, SRE has committed to build or convert seven additional Extended Stay America hotels in the future.

This portfolio sale by the Company marks 77 total dispositions since launching "ESA 2.0" in June 2016, including 72 in 2018. 71 of these disposed hotels retained long-term franchise or management agreements.

Extended Stay America's president and chief executive officer, Jonathan Halkyard, said: "We are excited to welcome SRE to the STAY franchise family. With their industry experience of unlocking value in real estate, we know they will be successful and look forward to growing the relationship in the coming years. We approach the halfway point of our targeted 150 refranchised hotels as part of our ESA 2.0 strategy with significant momentum, and we look forward to discussing additional portfolio sales in the future."

SRE's president and managing principal Seth Singerman said: "We are thrilled to acquire the initial portfolio and grow it over time with Extended Stay America as they have a dominant market position in one of the most attractive segments of the entire lodging sector. We believe STAY's continued successful execution of their strategic corporate and brand level initiatives provide a further positive tailwind to our investment relationship."


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