Who is John Wijtenburg?
AND WHY SHOULD I KNOW HIM?
I’m a husband, father, and real estate enthusiast. My career started in the U.S. House of Representatives working on a diverse portfolio of issues while I pursued my graduate degree. Since then, I’ve been an economist on Fannie Mae’s credit loss mitigation team, commercial real estate broker, and hotel acquisitions and asset management leader. Today, I earn my living as Vice President of Asset Management and Investor Relations for a boutique real estate investment and development company. Hotel Investor Toolbox is my passion project.
A passion for real estate investing and individual empowerment drove me to start Hotel Investor Toolbox in 2018. I spent the better part of a decade sourcing, underwriting, closing, and executing on hotel investments. This included more than $275 million in transactions of hotels ranging from 50 to 500 rooms. Hotel Investor Toolbox represents a growing compilation of everything that I wish I had when I was starting in hotel investing back in 2012.
I’m a giver. It’s a blessing and a curse. You’ll find some free gifts below just for stopping by.
Why Hotel Investor Toolbox?
BECAUSE THERE’S NEVER A MARKET BAD ENOUGH TO PREVENT A GOOD DEAL…
My education in hotel acquisitions and underwriting consisted of connecting hard to find dots in an undefined universe starting in 2012. I had a solid foundation in analytics and business development, but I was still mostly wandering blindly to learn all the nuances of hotel deal making.
One day, I heard an aphorism that struck me hard…
“There’s never a market bad enough to prevent a good deal, nor a market good enough to prevent a bad deal.”
This no excuses mindset infected me, and I set off to inspire others to become the best version of themselves. My ultimate vision for Hotel Investor Toolbox is to create a hotel investment platform that empowers emerging hotel investors with education and capital to build the hotel investment business of their dreams.
How Can I Help You?
IT ALL STARTS WITH OUR WHY
Hotel investing is difficult… for anyone. This is especially the case for people with little experience in the capital markets. It’s a skill set that combines operations, asset management, and capital raising. Even the most astute Big Four CRE investors shy away from the challenge, even though they’re intrigued from a distance by the healthy yields.
I specialize in business strategy, asset management, and capital advisory.
We must be aligned on mutual objectives before doing anything together. My skill set is unique, but it must fit with your objectives. Sometimes, my best contribution is to make introductions within my deep and broad network. I believe in the long game, and all our businesses grow better the more we help each other.
Get in touch if you think we could collaborate.
THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HOTEL INVESTING
Hotel Investor Toolbox has content for all levels of hotel investor. This eBook is a collection of the best articles and resources to accelerate you up the learning curve. In it you will learn:
- How to find great hotel deals
- Where to look for capital
- Why you need a complete team
- Tips and trick for a smooth closing and operational transition
- And so much more…
This eBook is intended for hotel operations professionals and Big Four CRE investors that aspire to own hotels. It clearly lays out many of the challenges that you may face along the way with mitigation strategies to smooth out the peaks and valleys.
Free Hotel Underwriting Model
OPEN SOURCE FINANCIAL MODEL BASED ON MODERN SOFTWARE DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Your strength as a deal maker lies in your ability to quickly and effectively review more deals faster than the rest of the market. The HIT Model is a modern and customizable financial model with an intuitive hotel underwriting workflow built in. It was designed from the ground up to be used exclusively for hotel underwriting, so there’s no residual parts from an adapted Big Four CRE model.
- Purpose-Built for Hotel Underwriting
- Optimized Hotel Underwriting Workflow
- Powerful Features Out-of-the-Box
- Elegant and Modern Design
- Fully Unlocked and Customizable
- Community Supported
- Open Source Under the MIT License
Start underwriting and winning more deals today with this one indispensable pro tool. Read more here, or click below to download.