Inner Circle Capital is a national real estate investment, development and management firm. Inner Circle Management, LLC is its wholly owned hotel operating affiliate which specializes in operating, managing and branding distinctive, high design lifestyle hotels, and food & beverage venues.
Inner Circle most active and largest independent hotel developer, investor, owner, and manager having developed 13 hotels in the market representing 3,600 rooms, 10 of which have been downtown.
Inner Circle prides itself in being an agile sponsor, a disciplined investor, a creative developer, a savvy operator and sophisticated financier. It marries the highest ethical standards with entrepreneurial creativity, dynamism and energy along with rigorous, data-driven analysis, thorough research and an institutional level of educational attainment.
Inner Circle’s investment activities have concentrated on complicated, large scale acquisitions, developments and redevelopments. Its primary areas of focus are hospitality, mixed use, senior housing, multifamily, urban retail, parking, and other operationally intensive forms of real estate, including health, fitness, spa, athletic and sports/entertainment destination clubs, rooftop/nightlife venues and other destination food & beverage outlets.
Inner Circle’s geographic focus includes the Top 25 US MSAs and select resort markets including: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Portland, Minneapolis, Austin, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Nashville, Washington D.C., Charleston, New Orleans and select markets throughout Florida.
Inner Circle’s investors and joint-venture partners include leading institutional fund managers, endowment funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, family offices and publicly traded companies including REIT’s. Lenders include investment banks, commercial banks (balance sheet and CMBS) and credit companies.
Inner Circle has participated in approximately $3B+ of real estate projects, with a primary focus on hospitality (13,000+ hotel rooms) and hospitality anchored mixed use projects including multifamily, retail, parking, senior housing (approximately 2,000+ units) and other operationally intensive forms of real estate. Inner Circle led transactions have generated in excess of $1.2B of profits for its principals and investors across three distinct lodging cycles since the early 1990’s.
Inner Circle also has a growing national collection of lifestyle hospitality brands. These include About Last Knife (ALK), Cass, Claridge House, Essex, Essex on the Park, Felix, Godfrey, I|O Rooftop, Julian, Juniper, LH Rooftop, LondonHouse, Rand, Ruka, Spa Boutique, SX Sky Bar, Versey and WTR. Though most of Inner Circle’s recent projects have been “pure play” independents and/or independents with “soft brand” affiliations with some of the major chains, it has also developed, owned and/or managed “hard branded” assets affiliated with nearly all the major international chains including Carlson/Radisson, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Langham, Marriott, Starwood, Wyndham, etc.