Griffin Stafford Hospitality’s hotels, either developed or acquired, are funded by a combination of equity capital and debt. Approximately thirty percent (30%) of the total cost of acquiring or developing Griffin Stafford’s hotels is comprised of equity capital. The balance of the cost is funded by debt.
Griffin Stafford accepts equity placements from investors seeking to diversify their portfolio by investing in commercial real estate. Individuals who are interested in one of Griffin Stafford’s projects or acquisitions should be an accredited investor as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company also accepts placements from investment funds, foundations and companies.
Minimum investment amounts vary based on the nature of each hotel development or acquisition. Prospective investors should regard their investment as a long-term hold, typically five to ten years. Investors can expect to receive a fixed percentage priority return on their funds each year. Any excess cash if available from operations is distributed pro-rata to each investor. Investors should also expect a return on the sale of the hotel based on their percentage of interest in the asset.
Griffin Stafford Hospitality has a track record of providing its investors with steady, predictable returns. Since 2010, cash-on-cash returns for the company’s hotels has ranged from 10% to 17% per year. Calculated internal rates of return for assets under management during the same period has ranged from 15% to 20% per year.
Many of Griffin Stafford’s investors use IRA funds for their investments. Income producing commercial real estate qualifies as an alternative investment, allowing individuals to diversify by using funds in their individual retirement accounts to invest in GSH hotels.
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