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C&W Hospitality recruits Stephen Richardson as EMEA head of hospitality valuations
20 May, 2008, London
Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Richardson as EMEA Head of Hospitality Valuations. Stephen is one of the industry’s leading authorities in hotel valuations and joins us from Atisreal where he has been Head of Hotels, London, for nearly 30 years. He has an extensive knowledge of the sector having acted for a number of major hotel operators and owners, health and fitness operators, as well as casinos and theatres.
Some of his key achievements have included leading his valuation team in advising a global bank on the circa £1billion acquisition of 47 UK Marriott hotels and valuation advice to Middle Eastern investors on the purchase of the Marriott Park Lane. Stephen has also advised Le Meridien, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt International, leading UK casino operators and major clearing banks throughout his career.
Nick Pattie, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality, EMEA says: ‘We are delighted to welcome Stephen to the team. Stephen’s appointment cements our position as a market leading hospitality valuations service. He will be focusing on co-ordinating the existing valuations team and bolstering the team’s pan-European portfolio of valuation work..’’
For further information, please contact:
Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality
Tel: + 44 20 7152 5762 / + 44 7793 808 762
Notes to Editors:
Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality EMEA team consists of over 30 staff based in London, Budapest, Istanbul, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Moscow and Prague. They are currently instructed on over 50 key instructions throughout EMEA, have valued over €3 billion in hotel assets since 2007 and are conducting operator selection on over 10,500 hotel rooms. The team are acting on major development projects Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Dubai, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Portugal, Russia and the UK. C&W Hospitality EMEA provides development consultancy advice, valuations, operator selection, investment advisory and agency for the hotel and leisure sectors. They are supported by hospitality teams in Asia Pacific and the United States which means C&W Hospitality can provide clients with an integrated cross border service from over 80 dedicated hospitality professionals. To find out more about Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality, see www.cushmanwakefieldhospitality.com
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