C&W Hotels continues its expansion with key new recruits in Spain and CEE
11 Jul, 2007, Spain
Cushman & Wakefield Hotels is pleased to announce the opening of its Spanish office and expansion of its team in Central & Eastern Europe.
These appointments are in line with the firm’s aim to build on its existing hotels team and significantly expand its presence and market share across EMEA. They follow on from the recruitment of two specialist hotels teams in March this year, which saw KPMG’s hospitality and leisure team move to C&W Hotels’ headquarters in London, and CB Richard Ellis’s Central & Eastern Europe Hotels team move to C&W in Prague.
Tomás Miró joins as an Associate Director in Madrid. Tomás comes from CBRE Spain, where he was responsible for the brokerage and operator selection side of their hotels department. Key successes for Tomás include the sale of four Ibis Hotels throughout Spain, worth €20 million and the sale of the prestigious NH Sanvy in Madrid and the renowned Mansour Eddahbi Hotel in Marrakech. He also brings a depth of knowledge in hotel valuations, having conducted valuations for the Sol Meliá, NH Hotels, Fadesa and Metrovacesa portfolios. He has an excellent knowledge of the Spanish market and has also completed many projects in Northern Africa.
In Prague, C&W Hotels has recruited Keegan Viscius, who will join as an Investment Analyst and Julia Dyving, who will join as an Analyst. Keegan comes from an operational and development background, having worked for EMB Hotels Group in the Netherlands. He has just completed a Masters in Financial Management from RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam and has been brought onboard to spearhead hotel investment growth in CEE. Julia comes from Property Group, an active property investment firm with offices throughout northern Europe, and will work across all services and sectors within C&W Hotels.
These two recruits have been brought in to complement C&W Hotels’ existing CEE team of Stewart Coggans, Director and Frederic Le Fichoux, Senior Analyst. Keegan and Julia join Stewart and Frederic in the Prague office.
Nick Pattie, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Hotels says: "We are delighted to welcome Tomás, Keegan and Julia to the C&W Hotels team to further extend our specialist services across EMEA. New offices in Italy and the Middle East will be added this year to complete the initial phase of our regional coverage, ensuring our clients’s growing cross-border investment strategies are fully represented.’’
Stewart Coggans, Director – CEE, Cushman & Wakefield Hotels says: "Keegan and Julia are great additions to our expanding regional team that services key international hotel investment, development and consultancy instructions and reinforces our position as the leading hotel real estate consultancy in Central Europe".
The hotels sector is a strategically important area for the firm and it is committed to developing the business to become the leading player within the next five years. These appointments position Cushman & Wakefield Hotels at the forefront of hotel consultancy and agency throughout EMEA.
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Note to Editors:
Cushman & Wakefield Hotels team consists of over 20 staff based in the UK, Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic. They are currently instructed on over 28 major instructions through EMEA worth in the region of £180 million. Projects include Maluane, Mozambique; Sao Vicente, Cape Verde; CostaTerra, Portugal; Heathrow, UK and Sofia Airport Centre, Bulgaria. C&W Hotels provides development consultancy advice, valuations, operator selection and contract negotiation services and transaction services for the hotel sector. To find out more about Cushman & Wakefield Hotels, see www.cushmanwakefieldhotels.com