Bob Gustin: Entrepreneurial Approach to Hospitality

HALL Structured Finance (HSF) entrepreneur and borrower Bob Gustin is the Managing Member of GPG Development LLC (GPG), a real estate development company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to Bob, being an entrepreneur is all about taking calculated risks, and Bob has taken many risks throughout his career, helping him create the pioneering company he leads today. HSF sat down with Bob to learn more about his entrepreneurial career and what he has working next.
December 5, 2019
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HALL Structured Finance Builds on a Record Year in Hospitality Lending

Headwinds from inside the Beltway can’t dampen the momentum for HALL Structured Finance (HSF), as they rack up another record year in 2019.
December 4, 2019
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Eastern Star hotel conversion gets $26.7 million construction loan

Conversion of the Eastern Star building into a Hyatt House hotel is drawing near, with the developer securing a construction loan for most of the cost. HALL Structured Finance announced it was providing Hume Development Inc. with a $26.7 million first-lien loan for the project, at 2719 K St. in midtown Sacramento.
November 19, 2019
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Ed Bushor: Creating “Ohana” with Hospitality

Ohana is a Hawaiian term meaning family, and in a much wider sense, it often refers to friends, acquaintances and entire communities. HALL Structured Finance borrower Ed "Z" Bushor, CEO of Tower Development, Inc., develops real estate throughout the Hawaiian Islands with the goal of creating a sense of “ohana” between his projects and the local community. We sat down with Ed to learn more about his impressive portfolio of properties and his mission of responsible development.
October 29, 2019
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How to Establish a Competitive Advantage

Mike Canning, Vice President of HALL Structured Finance (HSF), has been in the construction lending industry for 12 years. As social media has evolved during the course of his career, so has the influence and impact of face-to-face networking. An expert in the hospitality industry, Mike discusses how HSF remains competitive within this changing networking landscape.
October 14, 2019
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Late Cycle Insight for Borrowers

DALLAS — To use a well-worn metaphor, we’re in the latter innings of a nine-inning economic game. But what exactly does that mean for developers looking to bring their next big thing out of the ground? As Mike Jaynes, president of HALL Structured Finance (HSF), tells, there are indeed cautionary notes at this stage in the upswing, not the least of which are the ever-rising costs of material and labor– which he pins at approximately 15 percent year-over-year.
September 24, 2019
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