Andreas Scriven – Director and Head of Consultancy Andreas is the Head of Consultancy at Christie + Co, the UK’s leading specialist hotel and leisure property advisor. He has extensive consultancy and M&A experience across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the USA. Andreas joined the firm from Deloitte, where he spent six years working in the UK and the USA across the company’s Consultancy and Corporate Finance divisions.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Andreas was based in Los Angeles as part of Arthur Andersen’s Hotel Business Consultancy team. He has operational hotel experience in the USA, Switzerland and Hong Kong. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and speaks fluent German and Swiss-German.
Andreas has advised on c. £7bn of debt exposure across the hospitality & leisure sectors in the last 18 months, providing operational reviews, independent business reviews, strategic advice, as well as defining workout options and evaluating rebranding/positioning opportunities.
Carine joined Christie + Co in May 2005, having worked for a private equity fund as a portfolio management analyst. Prior to this, she spent four years working as a Consultant and Senior Consultant with HVS International in London. She has extensive experience of conducting hotel feasibility studies and advisory projects throughout Europe, and has led several detailed research and analytical studies offering strategic advice across many sectors and markets.
She also specialises in producing high quality, intelligent documentation to support Christie + Co’s Corporate and International Agency and Advisory work. Carine holds an MBA in International Hotel Management from IMHI – a joint programme between Cornell University, Ithaca, and ESSEC business school, Paris. She also has a BSc (Hons) degree in Hotel Management.
Consultant, Investment & Letting, Austria & CEE
Mathias is responsible for establishing relationships and working on hotel deals for hotel owners and investors in Austria and CEE.
He holds a BA degree in Business and Real Estate from the University of Applied Science in Kufstein and spent a semester abroad at the University of Kadir Has in Istanbul.>
Prior to joining Christie + Co in 2012, Mathias gained experience while working for Esterházy Betriebe GmbH as a real estate project developer. He also completed internships at ERSTE Bank in New York and Vienna, at Uniqa Alternative Investment GmbH and at Resag Immobilien GmbH. Besides being a native German speaker Mathias is fluent in English and has a good knowledge in Spanish.>
Head of Business Development
Julian joined Christie + Co in September 2012. With over 20 years’ experience, he has extensive national and international knowledge of the hotel and leisure industry covering operations, advisory and consultancy. Prior to joining Christie + Co, Julian worked for a number of specialist advisory firms, latterly at CBRE Hotels, as well as hotel operating companies. He brings a substantive record of delivering, developing and executing strategic market and financial feasibility studies, independent business reviews and capital projects on time and to budget. He has an in-depth understanding of financial, commercial and operational functions and has been successful in formulating and communicating commercially sounds solutions to varied audiences. Julian is an MBA graduate from the University of Bath Business School and also has a BSc (Hons) degree in Hotel & Catering Management.
Noemi joined Christie + Co’s Corporate Hotels team in 2012 having worked for a specialist hotel advisory firm for more than two years. Her consultancy experience includes financial feasibility studies, market assessments, due diligence and business reviews for projects ranging from budget hotels, luxury country houses and boutique hotels to destination spas.
Prior to that, Noemi performed a variety of roles in the catering and hotel sectors in London, The Hague, Berlin and New York City. Past roles include internship positions at the luxury golf hotel resort at Gleneagles as well as the Leading Hotels of the World head office in New York.
Noemi holds a BSc in Business Administration in Hotel Management from the Hotelschool The Hague in the Netherlands and is currently broadening her skill set with an interior design study. Of German nationality, Noemi is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Location Manager, Marseille
Claude has gained significant experience in the French, UK and European hotel sectors in roles with Groupe Envergure (latterly known as Louvre Hotels) and Principal Hayley where he was European Director of Development & Operations. Most recently, Claude has worked throughout Europe as a consultant and adviser in the hotel sector. He brings vast experience of the French and European hotel sector, exemplary business advisory and management skills, and an enviable contacts book to the role.
Managing Director, France
Philippe Souterbicq is Christie + Co’s Managing Director of France, with responsibility for the company’s operations in Paris, Marseille, Rennes and Lyon.
Philippe has experience in the hotel and restaurant industry, including roles with the Envergure group, the former Louvre Hotels Group and JJW France as commercial director and international sales director. He has also managed four companies specialising in tourism and hotel management including a property asset management and valuation company, and a hotel franchising company where he provided support to owners, investors and hotel operators.
Philippe holds an executive MBA degree from the Essec in Paris. He is fluent in German and English and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
Director Head of Advisory & Valuation Services, Germany
Armin is based in Christie + Co's Munich Office. Having joined the company as a Senior Consultant in January 2004 he is now a Director & Head of Advisory and Valuation Services. Prior to this he worked for PKF hotelexperts. He has gained extensive experience of hotel feasibility, valuation studies and strategic consultancy work, having worked on a wide range of hotels, serviced apartments, time-share and other leisure properties throughout Europe. More recently, he has worked alongside his UK colleagues on a number of care home valuations.
Armin holds a Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) degree in Economics, specializing in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. Furthermore, he holds a special degree in Real Estate (Immobilienökonom IRE/BS), which is comparable to a Master of Science in Real Estate. Armin has authored several articles on hotel valuation and other hotel related topics.
Aude-Marie joined the Paris office in January 2011 as a consultant. She has four years experience from MKG Hospitality where she has crisscrossed the French hotel market by conducting market and facilities studies within the Paris – Ile de France region. Aude-Marie graduated from ESC Dijon and holds a MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management at ESG Paris.
Managing Director, Germany & Austria
Markus Beike has headed up the development of Christie + Co’s German operations as Managing Director since 2003. Key achievements since his appointment have included the opening of new offices such as Berlin and Munich, the development of an advisory and valuations team, and the completion of more than 150 hotel transactions during the past three years.
Markus started his professional career 25 years ago with an apprenticeship as a qualified hotelier at Steigenberger. Subsequently, he was employed as an assistant to the executive board at Kempinski and worked as an analyst in the credit risk management of Deutsche Bank. Before joining Christie + Co, Markus Beike held the position of a manager in the corporate finance team at Arthur Andersen. Markus holds a certificate as a qualified hotelier from the German Chamber of Commerce, Hotelfachmann (IHK), a graduate business diploma, Diplombetriebswirt (FH), and a special degree in property business (EBS). He is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Markus also regularly lectures at Technische Universität Berlin, Universität Wuppertal and Maastricht Hotel School.
Head of Corporate Hotels, Paris
Maxime joined Christie + Co France in April 2006. He previously worked as a consultant in an international advisory firm, based in Paris, where he conducted market and feasibility studies for hospitality operations, as well as appraisals around Europe and Africa. Maxime holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) degree (Hons.) from the Hotel Management School Les Roches of Crans-Montana (Switzerland). He is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and has a good working knowledge of German.
Based in the Paris office, Maxime has worked on several corporate hotel projects on behalf of institutional and private investors. He contributed to several advisory and brokerage assignments for clients such as the LFPI Group, Starman, InterContinental Hotels Group, Accor Hospitality and Gecina.
Director, Corporate VS Hotels
A graduate of Cambridge University, Ian has over 25 years’ experience of the hotel property market with Christie + Co. During this time he established the London Valuation Division, born from agency experience in the London hotel market, and was instrumental in developing the Professional Services Division across our UK network of offices, latterly assisting with our fledgling offices in Europe. He is currently spearheading our corporate hotel valuation work in London, embracing substantial individual hotel assets and cross border portfolios in the UK, Europe, North Africa and the USA.
Managing Director, Spain
Inmaculada is the Director for Christie + Co in Spain and Portugal. Based in our Barcelona Office, Inmaculada has been the Director of Christie + Co’s Spanish operations since they were inaugurated in 2000. She has more than 18 years’ experience in the real estate sector, and ten years’ in the hotel sector. Previous experience has included working for the Catalonia Development Agency, where she was responsible for attracting foreign investment to the region.
She also managed the ‘Site Selection Division’ of the property company, King Sturge, where she was Business Development Manager and Director of the Barcelona office. Inma was also one of the founder members of the first hotel innovation groups created in Spain. She is also a member of the recently created “Barcelona Global” platform, formed by key entrepreneurs and business leaders in the city, with the aim of acting together to promote city development.
Director of Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States
Kimmo joined Christie + Co in January 2005 to work from London as part of our International Advisory Team. He was appointed an Associate Director in March 2007 and, in April 2008, returned to his native Helsinki, to take on the position of Director of Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States. He has extensive experience of conducting a range of hotel market and feasibility studies and advisory projects, including hotel valuations throughout Europe.
Kimmo holds an MSc Diploma in Property Investments from City University in London and an MBA in Hotel Management from Michigan State University (East Lansing, US). He also has a BSc in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from Haaga Institute Polytechnic, Finland.
Director, Location Manager, Dublin
Maureen Doyle has worked with Christie + Co since February 2007. Following over five years in London’s corporate hotels team and completion of a six month secondment with Lloyds Banking Group, in April 2012 Maureen moved back to her birthplace, Dublin, to establish Christie + Co’s presence in Ireland. While at LBG in London she focused on providing advice to teams overseeing a significant level of hotel related debt in Ireland and the UK which had been funded through the former ‘BOS Ireland’. Prior to joining Christie + Co, Maureen worked for two years as a hospitality consultant at one of Ireland’s leading accountancy firms, in their Corporate Finance and Hotel Consultancy division.
Her consultancy experience includes many feasibility and market studies, corporate due diligence and research documents; and more recently, many single asset and portfolio operational reviews and strategic advisory projects on behalf of leading lenders to the hotel and leisure sector. She has worked in the hotel industry both in Ireland and Internationally, holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Hospitality Management (awarded by Trinity College Dublin), and an MBS (Hons) in Travel and Tourism Management from the Michael Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin.
Managing Director Austria / Business Development CEE
Lukas joined Christie + Co in September 2010 as Manager Business Development Austria & CEE and is based in our newly opened office in Vienna/Austria. He holds a degree in Tourism Management & Leisure Industry as well as a Master of Science in Real Estate and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Before joining Christie + Co, Lukas worked as Senior Advisor at KPMG in Budapest. In this position he worked on numerous projects in Germany, Austria and CEE. His projects included valuations across Europe, hotel operator searches, contract negotiations, feasibility studies, preparation of sales and marketing plans for integrated resorts as well as assistance in hotel transactions.
Prior to this Lukas worked as Development Manager for RIMC, a hotel management company in Hamburg, Germany. In this position he was responsible for the evaluation of new hotel projects, reviews and negotiations of hotel contracts as well as the preparation of operational forecasts for the proposed hotels. As part of his property development tasks he worked closely with architects, developers and investors. His professional experience in the hotel and tourism industry further includes working in places such as Switzerland, the Caribbean and the US (e.g. InterContinental, Renaissance, Sacher, Sandals Antigua Resort).
Riikka joined Christie + Co from Marriott development planning, where she worked in managerial positions for four years. She gained extensive experience with one of the largest global hotel operators and worked on a large number of feasibility, asset management and other strategic projects. Prior to that, Riikka worked for an international hotel consulting company in London benefiting from exposure to European and North African hotel markets. Her career spans over ten years of operational experience in the hospitality industry in Finland, France and the UK, including managerial positions. Riikka holds an MBA degree from a joint programme between Cornell University and Essec Business School, and a BSc from Haaga Institute, Helsinki.
Associate Director, Hotel Consultancy
Nikola joined Christie + Co in 2010 having worked for NorthCourse - the global consultancy, market research and asset management arm of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation for three years. Her consultancy experience includes assignments in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East and encompasses market research, feasibility studies, sales and marketing advisory and strategic development briefs for hotels and leisure real estate. Prior to this she had operational roles with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and the Jumeirah Hotel Group.
Since joining Christie + Co she has undertaken a variety of single and major asset portfolio reviews and has provided in-depth analysis and strategic recommendations for UK and Irish banks.
Nikola has completed a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management from The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
Director, Corporate VS Hotels
Robert Chess has more than 20 years’
experience dealing with hotels and leisure property. He is a member
of the President’s Panel of the RICS Dispute Resolution
Service and a Fellow of the RICS (FRICS). Having gained experience
in the corporate sector working for the Imperial Group and Grand
Metropolitan, Robert has worked in private practice for more than
Working as a specialist within the hotel sector, he is primarily
experienced in the professional and consultancy side of the
business, having undertaken numerous valuations, rent reviews and
general advisory projects in the UK and across Europe including
projects in France, Spain, Germany, Austria and Hong Kong.
Recognised as one of the industry’s leading specialists,
Robert has given evidence in Court on a number of occasions and has
also given evidence at planning inquiries.
Associate Director, Corporate VS Hotels
Ross Petar is a Chartered Surveyor who joined
Christie & Co's Corporate Hotels Group as a Hotel Valuer in
January 2008. Prior to joining Christie & Co, Ross worked for a
firm of Chartered Surveyors for over 3 years specialising in the
leisure and hospitality sector. Ross holds a BA (Hons) degree in
International Business Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University
and a MA in Property, Valuation & Law at City University Cass
Wyss di Corrado
Associate Director, Hotel Consultancy
Sabina joined Christie + Co’s Corporate Hotels team in 2011 having worked five years for a specialist hotel advisory firm. Her consultancy experience includes financial feasibility studies, market assessments, due diligence and business reviews for projects ranging from budget hotels, luxury island resorts and boutique hotels to serviced apartments.
Sabina also worked on the assessment of the hotel development and investment opportunities at the London Olympic site for the 2012 Games. Fluent in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, Sabina has carried out projects in the UK, central Europe and Latin America.
Prior to working in hospitality consulting, Sabina gained hotel management and tourism industry experience as an advisor for the Unctad/ITC (UN/WTO) in Ecuador, crew member with Swiss International Airlines (formerly Swissair) and in operational roles at Claridge’s in London, luxury hotels in Switzerland, Mexico as well as Australia. Sabina holds a BSc in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland and is an active member of the AICR hotel manager association and EHL alumni.