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Tokyu Livable to Collaborate with Hotel Investment Consulting Firms, Horwath HTL and HTL Capital Advisors
<p class='bwalignc'> <b>In response to the needs of domestic and overseas investors for operational asset investment opportunities</b> </p>
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Tokyu Livable to Collaborate with Hotel Investment Consulting Firms, Horwath HTL and HTL Capital Advisors05:00 EDT Wednesday, September 04, 2013
TOKYO (Business Wire) -- Tokyu Livable, Inc. (TOKYO:8879)(‘TLI') is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Horwath HTL - Japan (“HHTL”) and HTL Capital Advisors LLC (“HCA”) to collaborate on the provision of services related to hotel asset transactions.
With this agreement, TLI will expand its business opportunities related to operational assets, particularly hotels, which have recently been attracting investors as a new investment target in the real estate market.
Handling of these assets requires much more professional expertise and a greater global network, due to the fluctuation of daily cash flows. HHTL and HCA are working in parallel, developing their hotel investment consulting business globally, and by collaborating with these companies, TLI aims to expand its brokerage business in Japan's hotel investment market for both domestic and overseas investors.
TLI has already set up special teams in its Business Solutions Head Office dedicated to particular asset types, such as hotels, logistics properties, senior housing, retail properties, etc., to strengthen its expertise in providing real estate market business solutions. In addition, TLI established the Global Business Development Unit (“GBD”) in the Business Solutions Head Office, to expand its overseas related businesses, providing information and investment services related to real estate investment in Japan, mainly for English speaking investors. TLI completed the brokerage of the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel (Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture) for a large US fund in July 2013.
TLI will continue to adapt to the changing real estate market situation and provide superior services for domestic and overseas investors.
The details of the collaboration are as follows;
About Horwath HTL
Horwath HTL - Japan is a member of the Horwath HTL, the world's largest hospitality industry specialized consulting network, with 50 offices across the globe in 39 countries. Horwath HTL offers a broad range of advisory solutions covering the hotel product cycle, from planning and development, to asset management and transactional advisory services. Clients, range from individually held businesses to the world's most prominent hotel companies, developers, financial institutions, investment funds. In the Asia Pacific region HHTL offices are located in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Mumbai, Sydney and Auckland.
HTL Capital Advisors LLC is an independent advisory company for hotel and related assets in terms of trading, financing and hotel asset management, established in 2008 by principals of HHTL and others.
Main role of each company
TLI, HHTL and HCA will co-operate with each other and cover the following roles respectively, in relation to properties, particularly hotels, in order to expand business opportunities for each company.
Tokyu Livable, Inc.
Tomiji Hasegawa, +81-3-5293-1864
Business Solutions Head Office, Global Business Development unit (GBD)