Marriott Secures $40M Loan for Tucson Asset

The 136-key AC Marriott is the first hotel to be built in the city's downtown since the early 1970s. Walker & Dunlop arranged the financing.
AC Marriott Tucson

A recently built Marriott-branded hotel in downtown Tucson, Ariz., has received $40 million in financing. AC Marriott, developed by Tucson Urban, is a 136-key hotel that was completed in 2017 and is the first to be built in the downtown area since the 1970s.

The 10-year loan was structured with an attractive interest rate and three years of interest-only payments, according to Walker & Dunlop, the firm that arranged the financing. A Walker & Dunlop team including Jim Pierson, Keaton Merrell, Alison Williams and Matt Baldwin originated the loan from a CMBS provider, on behalf of Tucson Urban.

“Despite the volatility in the CMBS market during the last two months of 2018, Walker & Dunlop delivered exceptional attention to our loan, our needs, and our timing,” said Scott Stiteler, managing partner of Tucson Urban, in prepared remarks.

The modern eight-story property offers guests amenities including a fitness center, a rooftop pool and free Wi-Fi. Located at 151 E. Broadway Blvd., the hotel is in the heart of downtown and within walking distance from a variety of shopping, dining and cultural offerings.

Another AC Marriott hotel is being developed in downtown Phoenix at Arizona Center, a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use project.  

Image courtesy of Walker & Dunlop