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Hotel investment and management company Arbor Lodging has launched a residential subsidiary with an initial focus on converting properties to apartments

Arbor Lodging Launches Residential Subsidiary

Chicago-based hotel investment and management company Arbor Lodging has launched a new subsidiary, ARLO Residential. It seeks to develop and transform real estate nationwide to address the housing affordability crisis, with an initial focus on converting properties including hotels and office buildings. 

“Being active real estate developers and operators for over 16 years, we believe ARLO Residential is the perfect segue into a new avenue that will help benefit a multitude of markets and residents of those respective cities,” said CEO Vamsi Bonthala. “We hope using our current network to find significant deals with lenders and investors will give us the opportunity we need to make a positive impact on our communities throughout the country and worldwide.” 

To kick off the new venture, ARLO Residential has entered the Denver market. It acquired the former Radisson Hotel Denver-Aurora in a joint venture with Bridge Investment Group earlier this year. 


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