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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Completes Sale of Onyx Hotel



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BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;$PEBlt;/agt; lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#PEBlt;/agt;–Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) announced that it
closed on the sale of the 112-room Onyx Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts
for $58.3 million on May 29, 2019.

The sale price of $58.3 million reflects a 15.3x EBITDA multiple and a
5.9% net operating income capitalization rate (after an assumed annual
capital reserve of 4.0% of total hotel revenues) based on the hotel’s
operating performance for 2018.

Proceeds from the sale of the Onyx Hotel will be utilized for general
business purposes which may include reducing the Company’s outstanding
debt. As a result of this completed sale, the Company estimates its
total net debt to trailing 12-month corporate EBITDA will be
approximately 4.7 times at the end of the second quarter 2019.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate
investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of urban and resort
lifestyle hotels in the United States. The Company owns 60 hotels,
totaling approximately 14,500 guest rooms across 16 urban and resort
markets with a focus on the west coast gateway cities. For more
information, visit
and follow us at @PebblebrookPEB.

For further information about the Company’s business and financial
results, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors”
sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to,
its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q,
copies of which may be obtained at the Investor Relations section of the
Company’s website at

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Reform
Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements are generally
identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,”
“will,” “should,” “potential,” “intend,” “expect,” “seek,” “anticipate,”
“estimate,” “approximately,” “believe,” “could,” “project,” “predict,”
“forecast,” “continue,” “assume,” “plan,” references to “outlook” or
other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements are based
on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans
and strategies, financial and operating projections and forecasts and
other forward-looking information and estimates.
Examples of
forward-looking statements include the following: the Company’s net debt
and EBITDA; descriptions of the Company’s plans; forecasts of the
Company’s future economic performance and its share of future markets;
forecasts of hotel industry performance; and descriptions of assumptions
underlying or relating to any of the foregoing expectations including
assumptions regarding the timing of their occurrence.
forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and
uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which
could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the
state of the U.S. economy and the supply of hotel properties, and other
factors as are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation,
the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
Unless legally required, the Company disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information about the Company’s business and financial
results, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors”
sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to,
its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q,
copies of which may be obtained at the Investor Relations section of the
Company’s website at

All information in this press release is as of May 30, 2019. The
Company undertakes no duty to update the statements in this press
release to conform the statements to actual results or changes in the
Company’s expectations.

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Onyx Hotel
Reconciliation of Hotel Net Income to Hotel EBITDA and Hotel Net
Operating Income
Trailing Twelve Months
(Unaudited, in millions)

Twelve months ended
December 31,

Hotel net income $2.4
Depreciation and amortization 1.4
Hotel EBITDA $3.8  
Capital reserve (0.4 )
Hotel Net Operating Income $3.4  

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures
as defined under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules.
These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to,
measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted
accounting principles, or GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP
measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP
measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting
rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that
they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the hotel’s
results of operations determined in accordance with GAAP.

The Company has presented trailing twelve-month hotel EBITDA
and trailing twelve-month hotel net operating income after capital
reserves because it believes these measures provide investors and
analysts with an understanding of the hotel-level operating
performance. These non-GAAP measures do not represent amounts
available for management’s discretionary use, because of needed
capital replacement or expansion, debt service obligations or
other commitments and uncertainties, nor are they indicative of
funds available to fund the Company’s cash needs, including its
ability to make distributions.

The Company’s
presentation of the hotel’s trailing twelve-month EBITDA and
trailing twelve-month net operating income after capital reserves
should not be considered as an alternative to net income (computed
in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the hotel’s financial
performance. The table above is a reconciliation of the hotel’s
trailing twelve-month EBITDA and net operating income after
capital reserves calculations to net income in accordance with
GAAP. Any differences are a result of rounding.

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Historical Operating Data
($ in millions, except ADR and RevPAR)
Historical Operating Data:
First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Full Year
2018 2018 2018 2018 2018
Occupancy 76% 87% 89% 77% 82%
ADR $237 $262 $260 $246 $252
RevPAR $180 $228 $230 $190 $207
Hotel Revenues $346.2 $432.3 $431.1 $377.2 $1,586.8
Hotel EBITDA $97.3 $160.4 $157.3 $110.8 $525.8
Hotel EBITDA Margin 28.1% 37.1% 36.5% 29.4% 33.1%
First Quarter
Occupancy 75%
ADR $250
RevPAR $188
Hotel Revenues $361.4
Hotel EBITDA $99.7
Hotel EBITDA Margin 27.6%

These historical hotel operating results include information
for all of the hotels the Company owned as of May 29, 2019. These
historical operating results include periods prior to the
Company’s ownership of the hotels. The information above does not
reflect the Company’s corporate general and administrative
expense, interest expense, property acquisition costs,
depreciation and amortization, taxes and other expenses. Any
differences are a result of rounding.

information above has not been audited and has been presented only
for comparison purposes.



Raymond D. Martz, Chief Financial Officer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust –
(240) 507-1330


Oppenheimer & Co. To Host 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference



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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – will host its 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference on June 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s event features companies from prominent consumer brands such as Autozone, Domino’s Pizza, Express, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tiffany & Company, Ulta, Walmart, Weight Watchers, and Yum Brands.

Of particular note, Oppenheimer is pleased to host nine of the market-leading companies involved with emerging trends in the Cannabis space this year. The event will also feature seven panel discussions, moderated by Oppenheimer Consumer Research Analysts, addressing emerging and disruptive trends in the consumer marketplace as follows:

  • Evolving Role of Technology in the Consumer Sector with Cooler Screens and Lindsay Goldberg LLC, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion with Emerging Restaurant Brands with Aurify and B. Good, moderated by Brian Bittner
  • A Discussion on the Evolving US Food & Beverage Landscape with Lifeway, New Age Beverage, and United Natural Foods, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Next Gen Brands Re-Shaping Landscape for Women’s Fashion with CARAA and Rothy’s, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • Exciting New Brands Shaking Up Home Products Space with Burkelman, LoveSac and Resident/Nectar, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion on the Emerging CBD Landscape with Curaleaf and CV Sciences, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Leveraging the Power of Digital to Connect with Consumers with Eight and FlexShopper, moderated by Brian Nagel

The conference features Oppenheimer’s Consumer Senior Research Analysts:

  • Brian Bittner, Managing Director Senior Analyst covering Restaurants
  • Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Retail and E-Commerce
  • Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Food, Grocery and Consumer Products
  • Ian Zaffino, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering event-driven Special Situations

“Long-established business models are being upended by disruptive brands and technology, affecting consumer preferences and buying behaviors throughout the consumer industry. This year’s event aims to showcase the mix of market-leading and emerging companies driving and navigating these changes,” said Erica L. Moffett, Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Oppenheimer. “From effortless payment methods to accelerated delivery times and customized products, consumers want a seamless experience. In order to succeed, companies must stay current on the evolving consumer and we are pleased to host a conference to explore this new landscape.”

Oppenheimer’s next conference will be the Montauk Emerging Life Sciences Summit, which will be held on June 26-28in Montauk, NY. The 22nd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference will follow on August 6-7 in Boston, MA, followed by the Midwest Corporate Access Day in Chicago on August 15.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.

SOURCE Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO and Founder Saul Kaye to Participate at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick



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iCAN: Israel Cannabis Founder and CEO Saul Kaye will participate at the World Cannabis Conference being held in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from June 16-18, 2019.

Kaye, a leader in the global cannabis ecosystem will moderate a session entitled, “Innovative Methodologies and Emerging Topics in Global Cannabis Research.”  Panelists are Dr. Suzanne Sisley MD President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute and, Dr. Jerry King, R&D Consultant, CFS.  The session will take place at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre on June 18.

The World Cannabis Congress (WCC) is an exclusive, invite-only event for international cannabis leaders, influencers and trend setters. The event will have hundreds of attendees from around the world from business, government and medicine.

In addition to his leadership of iCAN: Israel Cannabis, Kaye is an industry advisor to the Medical Cannabis Caucus of the Israeli Parliament, as well as an advisor to the Ministries of Economy and Health in Israel. He is a licensed pharmacist and a successful entrepreneur with both retail and e-commerce experience. Saul has founded multiple companies spanning six countries across the US, EuropeIsrael and Australia.

Canada has truly been a global trailblazer in the cannabis industry.  Canadian cannabis companies and its stock market are influential and forward looking and we in Israel, the R&D capital of cannabis, collaborate with our Canadian friends on many different levels.  I look forward to participating at the WCC as the medicine and business of cannabis develops at breathtaking speed both in Israel and beyond,” said Kaye.


SOURCE iCAN: Israel Cannabis

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Loyalist College to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre for natural products and cannabis



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Loyalist College is the recipient of a $1,750,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program grant over five years to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) for natural products and cannabis. In addition, Loyalist received $1Mthrough the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) to add specialized equipment to the TAC.

Loyalist was one of 90 recipients at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics across the country to receive part of the $73M in funding, announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Through the CCI Program and the CIIF, this investment will help post-secondary institutions partner directly with local employers to facilitate commercialization and transform the results of research and development into new technologies to help businesses expand and grow.

The rapid growth of Canada’s cannabis, hops and natural products sectors positions Loyalist’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) as a national innovation hub for small- to medium-sized enterprises. As a TAC, Loyalist will build on the ARC’s 15 years of natural product extraction expertise and analysis-based applied research. In transitioning to a TAC, Loyalist’s ARC will significantly increase the College’s capacity to lead applied research of commercially relevant natural products and cannabis, and to support innovation by enhancing industries’ access to sector-relevant expertise and technology.

The TAC initiative will cultivate an environment for College-industry partnerships to thrive while providing students with unparalleled opportunities for work-integrated learning; investigating extraction, isolation, and formulation; and product development. In partnership with the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), Loyalist will support the Bay of Quinte’s burgeoning natural products and cannabis sectors to generate regional socioeconomic benefits, and to provide opportunities for a new generation of innovators. Loyalist will also offer companies across Canada a supportive, community-oriented platform from which to enhance their productivity, expand their reach and augment their competitiveness in the global market.


“We are very grateful for NSERC’s continued support and proud to be Canada’s first TAC for natural products and cannabis. Loyalist currently has more than 25 companies interested in applied research, and as our ARC transitions into a TAC, we will be able to meet their requirements while significantly extending our network to help more companies to innovate. Our Biosciences and Cannabis Applied Science students will have the advantage of being involved in ground-breaking research that propels Canada forward as the world leader in cannabis and natural product developments.” – Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO

“It’s great to see this NSERC and CFI funding come through for Loyalist College’s launch of Canada’s first TAC for research in natural products and cannabis. Being able to conduct research in a state-of-the-art facility means that students working in the College’s ARC will be able to build up their expertise in product analysis; which can then be applied directly to commercial development. This is just the beginning of seeing a new series of natural products being designed, assessed, made and delivered from our region.” – Neil R. Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte

“I am so proud to see the innovation that is driving research and economic development in our rural community through Loyalist College’s ARC. Innovation is key to Rural Sustainability and this investment will ensure that we are training the next generation in the latest technological advances. I congratulate them on their NSERC and CFI grant, and wish them all the best of success.” – Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington

“The Quinte Economic Development Commission is proud to be a supporting partner with Loyalist College on this important initiative that is aligned with economic development opportunities and priorities in the region. The TAC will support industry research and innovation for companies in key industry sectors as well as helping students develop in-demand skills and experience. Congratulations to the team at Loyalist on launching this important project.” – Chris King, Chief Executive Officer, Quinte Economic Development Commission


SOURCE Loyalist College

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