2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Driftwood Capital Acquires New Boutique Hotel in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward
Driftwood Capital has acquired The Wylie Hotel, 111-key boutique hotel in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The property, which opened in May 2021, is the only independent boutique hotel in Midtown’s office and lodging market.
“This was an exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase an institutional-quality, unencumbered independent hotel asset, in a submarket of Atlanta with high barriers to entry and tremendous demand drivers, at an attractive basis,” said Johannah Rodriguez, managing director of acquisitions with Driftwood Capital.
The Wylie Hotel is the result of the revitalization and expansion of 551 Ponce, a 1920s-era hotel. The renovation of the original historic structure created a glass-enclosed sunroom on the first floor along with a second-floor outdoor terrace and 11 restored guestrooms. A five-level addition to the rear of the historic building added another 100 guestrooms with those on the fifth floor enjoying private terraces.
Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group.
When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as he makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.