Hotel investing may be one of the most exciting property types for commercial real estate investors in 2022. As the world emerges from the COVID pandemic, hotels are all over the map in terms of their operational and fiscal health.

Many hotels and resorts are benefitting from a rebound in leisure travel, driven by pent-up demand and people becoming more comfortable with travel and flying. Hotels dependent on business travel and conventions are still finding their way out of the abyss. But others, such as extended stay, seem to have hardly missed a beat. Those that have been battered by COVID issues are emerging as investment opportunities.

One way for investors to access hotel investment deals is through crowdfunding. Historically, large-scale real estate deals have been funded through relationships with family offices and directly with institutional investors.

Real estate investment firms can now raise money via crowdfunding, which works as an online exchange. A crowdsourcing platform allows a real estate investment firm to post detailed descriptions and investment offerings divided into more affordable shares. Investors can review and browse various deals and select the investment that works best for them. Add in today’s technology and the ability to take virtual tours or see actual photographs, and potential investors have the world at their fingertips.

As a potential investor, you browse the platform according to your search criteria, then review and research offering documents and materials. When you decide you are ready to invest, the required documents and signatures are handled online. Finally, you can purchase your shares in a number of convenient ways, including online transfers.

Crowdsourced commercial real estate investing is here to stay and will undoubtedly change how individuals approach commercial real estate. No other investing innovation has made it easier for individual investors to participate in larger, institutional-quality deals across a greater range of asset types.

It’s also critical to remember that at the end of the day, while crowdsourcing is new and exciting, not all platforms are created equal. Investors must still consider the quality of each deal and the experience of the people behind it who are driving its management, value-add strategies and exit plans.

Are you interested in investing in hotel properties through crowdfunding? Sign up with Lloyd Jones to learn more about senior-housing investment opportunities.

NEW YORK, NY – Lloyd Jones Capital, a Miami-based, private equity real estate firm that specializes in the multifamily sector, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in New York City and the hiring of two new Managing Directors: Stephanie O’Mara and Steven Druth. The new office is located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 4031, New York, NY 10036.

“Stephanie and Steve will be integral in launching our ninth office location and will further strengthen client and institutional investor relationships in the New York region,” said Chris Finlay, Chairman and CEO of Lloyd Jones Capital.

O’Mara will oversee capital raising and investor relations for the firm’s funds. “Stephanie’s background includes working at Bridge Investment Group and Pomona Capital where she raised institutional capital for a series of real estate private equity funds. Her expertise and strong relationships will provide an exceptional advantage to Lloyd Jones Capital,” Finlay said.

Druth will facilitate capital raising for the firm’s joint ventures. “I am excited to join Lloyd Jones Capital and further the firm’s efforts of multifamily investing that offer current cash flow and strong upside potential to investors,” Mr. Druth said.

Druth has a professional history with Mr. Finlay as he previously worked for Finlay Commercial Real Estate twenty years ago in Northern Massachusetts. “Steve went on to successfully operate his own brokerage firm for 10 years and ultimately became a broker at Marcus & Millichap. I’m thrilled to have him back on board,” said Finlay, a real estate veteran with a 35-year history in the industry.
Lloyd Jones Capital also has offices in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Greenville, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami.

Lloyd Jones Capital is a private equity real estate firm that specializes in the multifamily sector. With 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, the firm acquires, improves and operates multifamily real estate in growth markets throughout Texas, Florida and the Southeast.
Lloyd Jones Capital provides a fully integrated investment/operations platform. Its property management arm partners with the investment team to provide unparalleled local expertise in each of its markets. Headquartered in Miami, the firm has offices throughout the Southeast and in New York City. The firm’s investors include institutional partners, private investors and its own principals. For more information visit

Samantha Savory
Director of Marketing/PR
Lloyd Jones Capital
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