Strategic Advisory Group specializes in advisory services related to major convention headquarters hotels that support convention centers. SAG services range from initial feasibility to transaction structuring to owner’s representative services coordinating the multiple disciplines required to plan, finance and implement these large and complex projects.
SAG is currently coordinating the efforts on behalf of the Washington Convention Center Authority and the District of Columbia to structure the financing for the 1,100+ room Marriott Marquis hotel that will be connected to the Washington Convention Center. We are also serving as owner’s representative for the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority in Columbus, OH to deliver the new 500 room headquarters hotel that will be connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Both of these major projects will utilize publicly supported tax-exempt financing.
Strategic Advisory Group provides advisory services related to commercial and corporate conference centers, as well as hotel-based conference centers associated with hotels, resorts and other hospitality venues. Services range from upfront market and financial research to financing and development planning, including public-private partnership structuring, to operational improvement and legal support.
Recently, SAG assisted a convention & visitors bureau of a Gulf Coast community with first understanding the feasibility of a large conference center. SAG then helped negotiate an agreement to implement the project as part of a state park redevelopment.
Strategic Advisory Group provides expert consulting to mixed-use resort and fractional ownership projects and companies. We have advised on individual project feasibility, as well as broader market entry opportunities, corporate capital formation, company-wide strategic planning and legal support.
For example, SAG professionals assisted with due diligence related the acquisition of a vacation ownership company by a large multi-national real estate investment fund.
Strategic Advisory Group brings its deep hospitality experience to projects large and small, old and new, in any situation, and devotes the time and resources to ensure client satisfaction. We strive to listen to client needs and tailor in-depth analysis and services to support the client’s best interests.
For example, a suburban community wished to create a profitable conference center and hotel package to spur growth. However, SAG analysis revealed that development in the primarily residential community was premature due to a lack of current demand. We advised the community to allow overall growth to occur in the submarket and re-evaluate in the future.