J Street Hospitality Launches Anagram Ventures

SAN DIEGO—The creative and strategic team behind J Street Hospitality, a real estate investment, development, operations and asset management company specializing in lifestyle-focused hotels, has launched Anagram Ventures. The private, independently owned affiliate firm, helmed by president Sajan Hansji, was created to provide value for stakeholders during this new economic cycle through the acquisition, development and sale of hospitality-related assets.

Inspired by the concept of an anagram, where rearranging the letters of a word yields an entirely new thought, Anagram Ventures aims to identify and act on unique opportunities by exploring creative solutions such as debt restructuring, alternative uses of real estate, brand repositioning or a reduction in operating costs to sustain investment, according to the company. The firm’s principals bring an understanding of market trends, consumer needs and property valuations to identify and acquire assets that they believe are likely to yield strong returns.

“Our principals offer a streamlined approach that delivers expertise in hotel operations, real estate deal structuring, and capital markets—all under one roof,” said Hansji. “The partnership’s objective is to negotiate and acquire hotels by targeting the ‘all-in’ basis, with a special focus on unique factors that may create immediate value and/or long-term risk mitigation. Through our multifaceted experience, we use a relationship-focused, solution-driven and radically simple approach, allowing us to sustain until the market is right for an exit.”

Anagram Ventures’ management team brings expertise in high-barrier-to-entry markets and has successfully invested into and developed hotel projects totaling more than $600 million. The independent firm is entrepreneurial in nature and nimble, allowing Anagram Ventures to move quickly and decisively to develop creative solutions unique to each project, according to the company. Anagram Ventures also brings to bear strategic and proven partnerships across financing, construction, hotel operations and real estate development, having worked with Marriott International, Bank of America, Swinerton Builders, Delawie Architects, CBRE and others. Its principals see the coming months and years as a period of great promise for stakeholders.