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Aries Capital Arranges $8.9 Million CMBS Loan for Texas Holiday Inn Express


CHICAGO – Aries Capital is pleased to announce that Rushi Shah, senior vice president, from the firm’s Chicago office has closed an $8.9 million loan for the Holiday Inn Express of Baytown, Texas on behalf of Pride Management. The property, operational since April 2014, is located at 7515 Garth Road across the bay from Houston and along the Gulf Coast.

Having completed a successful loan for a hotel development in Victoria, Texas earlier this year, Pride Management again sought Aries Capital’s assistance to secure a loan for its Baytown property. Aries Capital was able to secure a new CMBS loan for the Borrower to replace the property’s existing full recourse, bank construction loan. The permanent, non-recourse, 10-year loan was arranged through the same CMBS lender Aries utilized for the Borrower’s previous loan.

 “Not only did the market change between the time we secured and closed the loan, because the hotel was newly constructed, it only had four-months of operating history, typically insufficient when trying to secure a CMBS loan,” said Shah. “However, despite the changing market, Aries was able to negotiate with the lender to maintain the original terms by demonstrating the strength of our deal through qualified market research. As for the minimal operating history, given our experience with this lender along with the Borrower’s demonstrated success in the hotel market, we were able to overcome the challenge and secure a new CMBS loan with favorable terms.”

“The way Aries Capital negotiates, adheres to its commitments and defends a client’s position is remarkable. I have had nothing but positive interactions and successful results from Rushi and the Aries team. They can expect a good deal of work from us in the future,” commented Pride Management’s Executive Vice President Nilesh Patel, CHO.

Pride Management continues to demonstrate success at the property as projected, drawing traffic from the port industry, the coastal region and nearby corporate campuses. Pride Management is private company based in Beaumont, Texas. The firm has a long history of development, ownership and management in the hotel industry and has developed 30 hotels throughout Texas and Louisiana with plans to develop an additional 20 hotels throughout the region.


About Aries Capital

Aries Capital, ( is a national full service commercial mortgage and real estate investment banking firm with offices in Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Miami and Peoria, Illinois.  Since 1991, Aries and its affiliates have arranged and/or directly funded over $4 billion in debt and equity for office, retail, multifamily, healthcare, hotel/lodging, industrial and special‐purpose properties in the United States and Caribbean. The company, through its affiliates such as the Urban Development Fund (, has also provided over $500 million in tax credit and mezzanine financing.  Aries provides permanent and interim financing through direct correspondent relationships with Wall Street CMBS lenders, life companies, hedge funds, regional banks and other institutional investors.


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12/08/2014 - 11:45


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