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Management of Acquisition & Development Processes

Andrew Coutts

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Andrew Coutts has “hands-on” experience of all the value chain stages of hotel and resort assets, operating predominantly in the Portuguese hospitality real estate sector since 1990. Andrew fulfilled senior management roles in hotels and private members clubs in London and the south east of England during the 1980’s. Relocating to Lisbon in 1990, Andrew led the consultancy team of Horwath Consulting, managing advisory, valuation and operating assignments across a spectrum of the Portuguese hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

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Greg Place

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Greg Place joins Hotel Solutions Partnership as the UK EMEA Team’s Pre-opening and Turn-key Management consultant. Following 25 years’ experience at a senior level in both operational leadership and development within the hotel and leisure sector, Greg set up his own practice, Hotel Creations with Jon Barker in 2012. He is an expert at planning and delivering the numerous and intricate steps leading up to a successful hotel opening.

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Ian Oram

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Ian went back into Private Practice in 2002, after 20 years in the Development and Hotel Industry as both a Consultant in private practice, and also Development Director of a number of Hotel Groups. He has experience working in the UK, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean on a number of new-build and refurbishment hotels and resorts. With degrees in Quantity Surveying and Project Management, Ian offers Technical Services covering the Design of Hotels, as well as Project Management, Construction Financial Control, Quantity Surveying and FF&E Procurement for Hotel Projects.

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John Healy

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John Healy advises clients on lodging related finance and accounting areas with particular emphasis on strategic growth and performance turnarounds. John uses his extensive experience as a platform to deliver best practice solutions to clients which result in lasting improvement. John specializes in all aspects of hotel operations from development to pre-opening and operations. Recent assignments have included resort management agreement take-overs and hotel asset receivership on behalf of lending institutions.

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Katrina Craig

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As CEO of Hotel Solutions Partnership Ltd, Katrina Craig heads a network of over 30 hotel industry experts offering advisory, short-term management and acquisition and investment support. The partnership has teams based in the Americas, UK EMEA and Asia Pacific.

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Manuel Sanchez

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Manuel Sanchez assists resort owners and operators with both strategic and tactical advice, anchored by 25 years’ executive experience in the strategic direction and management of Spanish resorts. His areas of expertise include all the different phases of resort development: conception, master-planning, preopening, opening, operational development, and maturity.

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