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Since 1980, Acquest Realty Advisors, Inc. has served an institutional client base by providing real estate investment advisory and asset management services. As its client base expanded to include major corporations (such as The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation and Eastman Chemical Company), municipalities and other governmental agencies, major hospitals and universities, Acquest Realty Advisors, Inc. expanded its roster of real estate services and in response to an increasing client demand for turnkey development services, Acquest Development, Inc. was formed. Acquest Development, Inc.’s activities have grown to significant proportions in recent years and its portfolio of successfully completed projects now exceeds $500 million and includes many diverse projects, ranging in scope from medical office buildings to large conference/convention centers and headquarter hotels.

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Acquest takes single-source responsibility for each development project, coordinating all of the pre-development, design, construction, pre-opening and completion activities. Acquest’s team of development professionals is proficient in all aspects of the hotel conference/convention center development process including site selection, land acquisition and entitlement, financial feasibility analysis, project budgeting and scheduling, the structuring of ownership and financing options as well as the negotiation of management and franchise agreements.


Acquest’s headquarter hotel/conference/convention center development efforts have been primarily focused on projects in secondary and tertiary markets with economic development objectives. Acquest works to align the project scope, design and brand with the market demand and reconciles the project’s programming with public and private capital sources and return requirements to create a viable funding approach and a sustainable business. Its successful experiences in developing the H Hotel and the Dow Leadership Academy in Midland, Michigan, The MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, in Kingsport, Tennessee the Trenton Marriott Conference Hotel, in Trenton, New Jersey, The Erie Sheraton Bayfront Hotel and Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania and the Harrison Square Courtyard by Marriott convention center hotel in Fort Wayne, Indiana have helped to establish Acquest’s reputation as one of the nations premier hotel, convention and conference center developers. Each of these projects has successfully matured under Acquest’s asset management and The H Hotel and MeadowView Marriott have recently completed major expansions which Acquest was responsible for managing.