Superior Risk-Adjusted
Returns in Hospitality

Directly from one of the country’s leading hospitality sponsors.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - San Diego, CA

Driftwood Capital is an innovative investment business built on the solid foundation of a most trusted name in hospitality.

We’ve created a hospitality ecosystem to help make smart investments secured by sponsor capital. As professionals well versed in acquisitions, development and lending, we source, underwrite, structure and close investments across diverse markets and asset types, from name brands to boutique properties. We then bring our extensive experience in hotel management to each investment, seeking to add value and improve operations to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns in hospitality.

Driftwood by the Numbers

15,000

Keys

80

Hotels

$3B

Assets Under Management

1,200

Active Investors

DealDirect. Your ticket to invest
in institutional real estate deals.

We believe our proprietary solution helps to reduce risk in the investment process. We execute the entire transaction upfront using our own capital and then give you access on a deal-by-deal basis.

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The Values That Drive Us

We are guided by principles that inform not just our investment decisions, but all business interactions. Our model combines private equity sponsor knowledge with access to unique investments with the potential to generate high returns. Our relationship orientation is the basis for every counter party with whom we transact. Finally, our experience in the hospitality sector is paramount to our collective success.

Maximize Returns,
Minimize Risk

Investment confidence is built on trust. We seek to foster that trust when we source, underwrite and close deals with our own capital, assuming the upfront work and the risk. Once closed, we invite accredited investors to join us in the investment, coming into the deal at our basis. We believe our process optimizes the alignment between sponsor and accredited investor, conducting institutional-level diligence while seeking to maximize returns and minimize risk.

Meaningful
Partnerships

Our goal is to create long-term partnerships with our investors through successful transactions while targeting outsized returns. We are excited to welcome new accredited investors daily and to deliver compelling opportunities to join us in the investments you choose.

Solid
Foundation

With a 30+ year track record in hospitality, an in-house operating capability, and deep relationships within the industry, we believe we've created one of the best-in-class, vertically integrated commercial real estate private equity firms focused on the hospitality sector.

Sheraton Park City - Park City, UT

Comprehensive Approach
to Real Estate

A vertically integrated team oversees all aspects of the investment and ownership process, seeking to provide a total alignment of interests with investors. In-house experts in sourcing, underwriting, financing, asset management, operations, development and legal help to ensure the entire deal cycle lives within our purview.

Our Team

Core Values

We are guided by principles that inform not just our investment decisions, but all business interactions. Our model combines private equity sponsor knowledge with access to unique, high-returning investments that you can fit to your specific portfolio needs. Our relationship orientation is the basis for every counterparty with whom we transact. Finally, our experience in the hospitality sector is paramount to our collective success.

Maximize Returns, Minimize Risk

Investment confidence is built on trust.

We foster that trust when we source, underwrite and close deals with our capital, assuming the upfront work and the risk. Once closed, we invite investors to join us in the investment, coming into the deal at our basis. Our process creates the best possible alignment between sponsor and investor, conducting institutional-level diligence while maximizing returns and minimizing risk.

Meaningful Partnerships

Our goal is to create long-term partnerships with our investors through successful transactions yielding outsized returns. We are excited to welcome new investors daily and to deliver compelling opportunities to join us in all or your choice of investments.

Solid Foundation

With a 25+ year track record in hospitality, a partnership with Driftwood Hospitality Management, and deep relationships within the industry, we've created one of the truly best in class, vertically integrated commercial real estate private equity shops focused on the hospitality sector, built to scale.

1

Sourcing

To find the best deals in the market, you need a high-volume sourcing pipeline. Whether deals arrive through our franchise partners, such Marriott or Hilton, or through our national network of brokers, our sourcing pipeline is always full.

2

Underwriting

We underwrite and analyze hundreds of investment opportunities each year, bringing only a few dozen before our Investment Committee, and ultimately investing in only the handful per year that meet our stringent criteria.

3

Financing

After years of working together, we’ve earned the trust and confidence of lending partners like Goldman Sachs, Starwood Mortgage Capital, and Morgan Stanley. Our investment track record, as well as the fact that we have sufficient capital to independently close all of our deals, allows us to secure favorable financing terms, thereby bolstering investor returns and providing each asset with the capacity to safely navigate any adverse macroeconomic conditions that may arise.

4

Closing

While others trip over the many hurdles to be cleared for closing a hotel purchase, our expertise and relationships with leading franchisors and lenders let us move quickly and efficiently through the finish line. This “certainty of closure”, which is priceless for sellers, has historically allowed us to win acquisition bids on favorable terms.

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How We Do It

We work seamlessly with our management affiliate, Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM) to drive incremental long-term value for investors and maximize net operating income and ownership returns via in-depth reviews of individual markets to create effective operating and capital strategies.

Investment Opportunities

Driftwood in the News

Photo of Carlos Jr. and Carlos Sr. in a Hotel

A Capital Idea

May 1, 2021

Coral Gables Magazine

Coral Gables-based Driftwood Capital was already investing in hotels when COVID created buying opportunities.

Hotel and Convention Center Mock-Up image in Cocoa Beach

Hotel developer proposes Brevard County-owned convention center in Cocoa Beach

April 29, 2021

Florida Today

Hotel developer proposes Brevard County-owned convention center in Cocoa Beach.

Space Coast tourism sees huge boost when there is a launch

April 23, 2021

Spectrum News

The popular eatery normally sees a fair amount of hungry customers around opening time, but the manager of six years said it gets even more slammed when folks know there is a launch on the horizon.

After strong spring break, Space Coast expects boost from launch of astronauts

April 19, 2021

Florida Today

An increase in the number of Space coast launches this year is expected to drastically increase the number of launch tourism visitors to Brevard.

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