ZEL Capital Partners

Unlock the Real Value of Your Assets

Helping our clients reach their milestones through a variety of financing options. We pride ourselves with our dedicated focus on customer service and concentration of every client’s specific needs.

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The Only True Hotel Sale Leaseback Platform In The US

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ZEL Capital Partners Hotel Sale Leaseback Model Is Perfect For Financing Acquisitions Or Creating Liquidity Of Existing Assets For Other Sources & Uses.

Through our Hotel Sale Leaseback Platform we seek to deploy capital for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and compelling Boutique Assets that would allow you to continue to own, operate management, and cashflow of the business.

Benefits of the Platform

  • Converts equity into liquidity
  • Ability to maintain full control over hotel operations -you own the management company
  • Can be used for acquisitions
  • Ability to take out construction loans
  • Ability to take out mortgages coming to term
  • No change with regards to the existing franchise agreement
  • Possible source of DPO financing
  • Quick due diligence and closing time frames

How sale-leasebacks can help hotels in need of liquid capital

Hotel sale-leasebacks may provide the ideal alternative to traditional financing methods—particularly in today’s landscape.

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Sandpiper Deal Closed

Watch: Stephen Schwanz from ZEL Capital Partners Explains Hotel Sale-Leaseback

President & CEO, Stephen Schwanz, met with Glenn Haussman, host of the “No Vacancy” podcast. Stephen explains how Hotel Sale Leasebacks are becoming another widely accepted form of hotel financing.

“What ZEL Capital Partners is doing with their Hotel Sale Leaseback Platform is going to change the paradigm of hotel financing going forward. It’s a refreshing and much needed option to consider for Hotelier’s seeking to grow their management company.”

Mitchell Laskowitz-Hospitality/Resort Executive

Why Choose ZEL Capital Partners

Our team has collectively completed over $5.5 billion of financing to help our clients accomplish their goals. With over 40+ years of combined experience we have handled virtually every financial situation you will encounter as a business owner. ZEL Capital Partners is an industry leader in franchise financing throughout the United States and abroad.

Sale Leasebacks

We can help our client’s access capital through the monetization of business real estate assets via sale-leaseback transactions to provide capital for expansion or growth.



ZEL Capital Partners can help your company obtain the best debt for your business structure. We help our clients secure a wide variety of debt financing products.


Business Advisory & Valuations

As companies grow there is a need for strategic business planning from a qualified franchising consultant with the knowledge and expertise to help reach company goals.


Mergers & Acquisitions

Consultants within our firm skillfully and tactically help businesses determine their value in current market trends and help them realize the true value through a number of services.



At ZEL Capital Partners, we pride ourselves on keeping close relationships with all of our clients and improving our own business by improving yours. We have serviced a wide variety of clients and industries with the goal of them returning to us for future business. ZEL Capital Partners’ clientele has included the following companies and franchisees:
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Other Businesses


ZEL Capital Partners dedicates every bit of attention and experience to every client we have. As a result, we are able to close deals quickly and effectively and allow our clients to prosper in their businesses.

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