A more sophisticated structure in which a developer/contractor can ”pack” a development with an investor or a ”fund through” may be akin to: d) payment under the development agreement may be linked to ”coupon payments” or can be agreed in another way, so that the investor essentially finances the construction. A successful joint venture, like all healthy relationships, will focus on compatibility, trust and a common vision and determination. The parties must also consider how they will address the practical issues that will arise during the duration of the project, to ensure that there is a careful balance between the control and flexibility needed to ensure a rapid conclusion of development. The following questions can be taken into account: if one considers this in the context of a joint venture with the sole objective of developing a property, these agreements may include typical reserve issues: these agreements were an effective alternative to third-party financing, allowing a developer/builder to provide the necessary financing to get projects off the land. At the same time, they offer the final investor/owner some development and return risk and a possible stamp duty saving. In a competitive market of investors with limited shares, it can also give market access to the investor. Catherine DeBono Holmes is a hotel lawyer with JMBM`s Global Hospitality Group® and specializes in resort transactions and hotel purchase and sale transactions, resort developments and urban mixed uses, hotel management and franchise agreements, and asset reception sessions. Evaluation methods, in particular the appointment of specific experts, are important with regard to acquisition rights in the joint enterprise agreement. If the right to purchase the interest of another party for the market value (or an amount less or less than that number), that value is normally determined either by the agreement of the parties or, where such an agreement cannot be concluded, determined by a third party. There are joint ventures all over the hotel industry.
Nearly two years after the collapse of the old economic order of easy money, the biggest players in the hotel industry are using the joint venture structure to seize opportunities for acquisitions and expansion acquisitions. In recent months, Starwood Capital and Hersha Hospitality Management have announced their joint venture to expand Hersha`s hotel management platform, and Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels have formed a joint venture to buy Interstate Hotels and Resorts. Although the number of hotel purchases is still low, some of these successful transactions have used the joint venture model, including the acquisition of 279 rooms/suite-Renaissance-Renaissance Syracuse in a joint venture between Richfield Hospitality and Shelbourne Falcon Investors. Peter Connolly tells this story to illustrate this point: I made an adventure between six hotel companies that are doing a start-up business on the Internet. The process was similar to cat hats. Every day, I should remind the company parties why it was good for them to overcome their natural distrust of each other, to make the agreement, then bring them together to advance a few topics, then separate them before remembering how much they really hated each other.