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Associate Director, Corporate Childcare
Rosie joined Christie + Co in 2003 working in our Manchester office. Rosie specialised in the Care sector where she managed the sales of Children’s Day Nurseries, Care Homes and specialist care businesses throughout the North West.
Rosie joined the Corporate Childcare team in 2013 focusing on further developing existing relationships within the corporate childcare sector as well as working with regional groups throughout the UK. She has an excellent network of business contacts and is looking forward to working closely with these individuals to meet their business requirements.
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.>
Location Manager, Warsaw
Adam Konieczny is Christie + Co’s Business Development Manager for Poland and Ukraine, based in Warsaw.
Before joining Christie + Co, Adam worked as a Senior Consultant in the hospitality arena, where he focused on hotel investment transactions, valuations and feasibility studies. He is a member of RICS and has an MA in Management from Warsaw School of Economics and an MSc in Real Estate from Sheffield Hallam University. He also obtained a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University. Adam is a native Polish speaker as well as being fluent in English and pretty good in French too.
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.
Associate Director, Corporate VS Pubs & Restaurants
Ted has been involved in the leisure sector since 2006, qualifying as a chartered surveyor in May 2009. Having developed experience across a number of markets within the leisure sector Ted joined Christie + Co in September 2010 to focus on public houses, bars and restaurants. Ted is involved in carrying out significant portfolio valuation exercises, providing strategic advice and providing loan security valuations on behalf of the banks.
Marketing Strategy and Corporate Communications Director
Jane is a career marketer – having joined what is now Kraft Foods, from university in Canada then working across a variety of industries and brands; toiletries/ Colgate Palmolive; private medical insurance /AXA PPPhealthcare; financial services /Legal & General and most recently professional services CBRE. Her passion is uncovering the core of a brand and making it work hard to drive business growth.
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.
Associate Director, Corporate VS Retail
Alastair joined Christie + Co in 2011 having spent the first three years of his career working in Dubai and Bahrain. He is based in our London office where he undertakes valuations and consultancy work for Christie + Co’s Corporate Retail team, considering a wide range of properties including pharmacies, petrol filling stations, and convenience stores across the country.
Alastair is an MRICS qualified Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer, having previously attained a degree in Economics from the University of Bristol and a Masters in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University.
Negotiator, Corporate Hotels
Alex joined Christie + Co in July 2011 after five years working in the hotels and leisure sectors at GVA Humberts Leisure. Alex is based in our London in the Corporate Hotels Team and he undertakes a mix of work involving going concern sales, hotel development and investment projects and mixed-use leisure schemes within the UK.
Alex is a MRICS qualified Chartered Surveyor and is also an RICS Registered Valuer.
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.
Associate Director, Corporate Pubs & Restaurants
Anthony rejoined Christie + Co in 2006 after a spell in the wines and spirits industry and works closely with our Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Ipswich and London offices where he is responsible for managing relationships with Christie + Co’s corporate clients. Anthony has been responsible for the acquisition and disposal programmes for a number of national and regional pub companies including, Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company, Greene King and Tattershall Castle Group. Anthony regularly deals with corporate recovery companies and administrators.
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.
Associate Director, Corporate Healthcare
Bernard has over 14 years’ experience in the property sector with a focus on commercial agency and professional advisory services. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and has a BSc (Hons) degree in Estates Management. He is also a fluent French speaker. Since joining Christie + Co, he has been working from the Winchester office, identifying land and development opportunities within the healthcare sector across the South East, as well as advising on the sale of corporate businesses as going concerns throughout Greater London.
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.
Associate Director, Corporate VS Healthcare
Charlie joined Christie + Co in 2011 having worked in the property market since 2005 and specialising in healthcare since 2008. She is based in our London Office where she undertakes valuations of a range of healthcare properties, including elderly and specialist care, children’s homes, day nurseries, pharmacies, GP’s surgeries and dental practices. Charlie attained a degree in Law with German Law from King’s College London, a Masters degree in Property Valuation & Law from Cass Business School and is an MRICS qualified Chartered Surveyor.
Chris Day joined Christie + Co in 1985 and, having worked in the Manchester, Birmingham and London Offices, was appointed Managing Director in 1993. He has overall responsibility for all Christie + Co's specialist transactional and advisory activities. Chris has overseen the successful expansion of Christie + Co into a truly global firm, which currently has 25 offices throughout Europe and in the Middle East.
Based in the London office, Chris has particular responsibility for our international operations and he travels regularly. He specialises in the sale and valuation of hotels, public houses and restaurants and has led teams handling numerous disposal and valuation assignments for many high profile clients.
Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC). He commenced his career in the property profession in 1975, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1980. In recent years he has chaired the Central London Branch of the RICS, and is currently a member of the London Regional Board of the RICS.
Director, Corporate Childcare
As Director of Corporate Child-Centric Sectors at Christie + Co, Courteney has a vast range of expertise in the childcare and education sectors. Courteney has specialised in the nursery sector since 1999, providing valuation, transactional and consultative advice to operators, banks and investors. In one capacity or another, she has been involved in every major nursery transaction since 2006. Working with owners of single settings, regional and national nursery groups across the UK, Courteney has a unique insight into current trends in the market, including levels of demand and sustainability. Alongside her work in the nursery sector, Courteney also advises on other child-centric businesses including residential special educational needs schools, children’s homes, independent schools and foster care businesses.
Alongside Courteney’s national role at Christie + Co, and as testament to her expertise in the nursery sector, she was invited to join the board of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) as a Co-opted Trustee.
Courteney is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars, including in 2011 the Laing & Buisson 2011 Children’s Nurseries Conference, and Childcare Expo.
Director and Head of Valuation Services
Darren joined Christie + Co’s Birmingham office as a valuer in 2001, before moving to Leeds in 2004 as Valuation Services Manager and latterly Location Manager of the Leeds office in 2005.
In January 2007 Darren moved to London to take up the position of national head of Valuation Services and now has overall responsibility for our national team of valuers, our appointments to bank valuation panels, RICS regulation and compliance and the Company’s Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Darren is a RICS qualified Chartered Valuation Surveyor, a Registered Valuer and also enjoys participating as an APC Assessor for the RICS. During his time at Christie + Co, he has worked on a variety of valuation projects on a local, regional and national scale, gaining substantial experience across all six of our trading sectors. In particular, he has extensive experience in the valuation of petrol forecourts, holiday & caravan parks and the pharmacy & medical sectors.
Director, London Hotels
David joined Christie + Co in 2000 following 12 successful years in the broader property sector in London.
Originally working in the licensed department at our Maidstone office, David joined the Corporate Hotels team in 2001 — being promoted to oversee all corporate activity in London and the surrounds in 2005. His involvement in a wide range of hotel transactions includes the sale of the iconic Aerodrome Hotel in Croydon, the five-star Draycott Hotel, the Park Inn in Lancaster Gate and the renowned Bonnington Hotel in Southampton row.
David also conducts a variety of private and corporate client work, with recent engagements from the likes of the Portman Estate, the Grosvenor Estate and the Howard de Walden Estate.
David joined Christie + Co in 1972 and was Managing Director prior to the formation of Christie Group in 1985 when he was appointed Group Managing Director and later Chief Executive. David is Chairman of Christie + Co and has many years’ experience in the sale and valuation of businesses. In particular, he has extensive experience of the hotel sector worldwide.
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, Corporate Care
Jeremy started his career with Christie + Co as part of Birmingham’s Valuation Services team. He was appointed Director in December 2006 and in June 2007 he joined our national Corporate Care team. Jeremy holds a BSc (Hons) in Valuation and Estates Management and became RICS qualified in 1996. Over the past twelve years, he has been involved in a number of healthcare projects across the UK, providing professional advice to owner occupiers and corporate operators as well as the principal lending institutions. He has a vast amount of experience and has provided advisory services across a range of care sectors, including elderly care, specialist young adult and children’s homes, independent hospitals, children’s day care, schools, doctors’ surgeries and dental practices.
Director and Head of Hotels
Jeremy has more than 20 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality sectors. He originally joined Christie + Co in 1984 and managed the Birmingham office for a number of years before he moved to London in 1998.
Jeremy was responsible for establishing Christie + Co’s first European offices in Paris, Frankfurt and Barcelona. He was subsequently instrumental in launching Christie + Co’s International Hotel Advisory Services operation to complement the activities of the agency, valuation and investment services teams.
Operating from Christie + Co’s London office, Jeremy is now responsible for all the company’s hotel sector activities. Over the past 10 years he has worked throughout Europe and also undertaken disposal work farther afield, selling properties in South Africa and Jamaica.
Jeremy has worked with many of the biggest names in the hotel industry, on portfolios ranging in value from £1m to £1bn. He oversees hundreds of brokerage and advisory assignments each year for clients that include the Hilton Hotels Corporation, Rocco Forte Hotels, LRG Acquisition, Westmont Hospitality Group, Goldman Sachs, Thistle, Whitbread, InterContinental Hotels Group and Jarvis Hotels. His numerous achievements have included the successful £417 million sale of the Hilton Metropole Hotels in London and Birmingham and the £32.5 million sale of the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff.
Director, Corporate Hotels
Since joining Christie + Co in 1995, Jeremy has been based in our London Office. Having worked in the Central London hotel market for his first 3 years, Jeremy then joined the established Corporate Hotels Team. Since then, he has been responsible for national and international private client transactions and group assignments on both single asset and portfolio sales.
His caseload over the years has featured work for most of the leading hotel groups including Whitbread, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels and active investors such as Goldman Sachs, Realstar and Westmont Hospitality.
Jeremy has been responsible for some of the highest profile hotel deals in 2011/2012. He headed up the Von Essen Hotels disposal campaign which involved 28 hotels across the UK with an additional Chateau hotels in France.
In March 2012, Jeremy also acted in the sale of the Ramada Hyde Park and Ramada Ealing for approximately £75m. The sale to London & Regional of the Crowne Plaza Cambridge followed this transaction in the summer of 2012.
In November 2012, Jeremy and colleagues worked on the sale of the University Arms Cambridge on behalf of De Vere Hotels which sold for £20.75m to Melford Capital. This latest sale took disposals for De Vere to over £40m in 2012.
Director and Head of Leisure & Development
Jon joined Christie + Co in 1984 and has extensive experience of the sale and valuation of leisure businesses, together with the development of leisure and hospitality property involving both solus and mixed-use schemes. He has worked in our Leeds, Newcastle and London Offices, being instrumental in the development of our corporate pubs business in the early 1990s.
In 1995 Jon established Christie + Co’s Leisure and Development business working throughout the UK with numerous operators, developers and investors including the likes of Academy Leisure, Aprirose, Berkeley Group, Esporta, Fitness4Less, FX Leisure, GL-14 Group, Genr8, Grantside Developments, Harrison Developments, Leeds City Council, Moto Hospitality, Neptune Developments, Nexum, Nuffield Health, Opus Land, Oxford Hospitality, Rushbond Group, St Modwen, Starboard Hotels and Tesco.
Director and Head of Corporate Investment & Development
Jonathan was appointed at the beginning of 2008 to head up the London based Investment team which as also advises on development projects, after joining Christie + Co in 2006 as a member of the Corporate Hotels agency team with responsibility for transactions in the north west, midlands and northern home counties. He has a wealth of hotel agency and consultancy knowledge, having worked in the sector for 25 years, with extensive experience in the investment and development disciplines; site sales and acquisitions, operator appointments and developer/operator/investor structures covering leases and management agreements.
Prior to joining Christie + Co, he was a Director of Hotels & Leisure Agency at Lambert Smith Hampton, where Jonathan had a national remit and covered hotel sales and development work, advising on leases, brands and management contracts for clients that included Peel Holdings, West Properties, Langtree Group plc, Gladman and Muse. Other roles included an Associate Directorship at Druce Hotels & Leisure. Transactions handled by Jonathan in the past include sales and acquisitions for Whitbread Hotels, QMH, Macdonald Hotels, Jarvis Hotels and Paten Hotels.
Associate Director, Corporate Care
Having originally joined Christie + Co in 2000, Julie left in 2003 to work for a specialist care agency concentrating on care home groups and private operators as well as development and ‘turn key’ sales.
Julie rejoined Christie + Co in February 2010 and is based in our Newcastle Office where she is building on the experience she has gained working with regional operators on sales and acquisitions, as well as covering the North of England and Scotland in a corporate role, establishing and strengthening relationships with major care home owners and operators.
Associate Director, Corporate Hotels
Following 12 months working with the International Hotel Advisory Services team, supporting a wide range of consultancy and valuation assignments, Kerr joined our Investment and Development team based in London. Prior to working for Christie + Co he spent 18 months working for a hotel management, development and investment company.
Kerr studied at St Andrews University, where he graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Management and a Master of Letters in Management, Economics and International Relations.
Kerr has undertaken a number of high profile assignments for our corporate clients including, Hilton, Menzies Hotels, InterContinental Hotel Group, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Moorfield Real Estate, LRG Acquisitions and MSREF.
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.
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).
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.
Location Manager, Barcelona
Marta joined Christie + Co as the Location Manager of the Barcelona Office in 2007, after 2 years working for the firm as an outside consultant. She has international consulting experience in sectors such as finance, investment, marketing and communication, having worked and resided in Europe and the United States. Marta holds a degree in Economics with a Masters in International Trade and Marketing.
Director, Corporate VS Healthcare
Martin has been a Chartered Surveyor since 1993 and has specialised in the healthcare sector since 1997. He joined Christie + Co in 2002 and has overall responsibility for valuations in the healthcare sector. Major clients include Quercus Healthcare Property Partnership, CareTech Community Services Plc and Craegmoor Ltd.
Martin provides advice relating to various types of property including children's day nurseries, private hospitals, elderly care units and specialist units for the handicapped, including some providing an educational element. Prior to specialising in the sector, Martin practiced in the commercial property sector both in the UK and in Australia.
Director, Corporate Pharmacy & Medical
Matthew joined Christie + Co in 2005 and was made an Associate Director in 2008. Prior to joining the company, Matthew worked for Boots the Chemists, Lloyds TSB and Somerfield in their property departments, where he dealt with valuations, acquisitions, landlord & tenant and estate management issues.
Matthew is responsible for Christie + Co’s Corporate Retail Valuation and Advisory Services nationally and has been involved the companies expansion of professional services within the pharmacy sector.
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.
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.
Michael Hodges joined Christie + Co in 2002 to work from our Bristol office. He relocated to Milton Keynes in 2004 where he was appointed Valuation Services Manager and subsequently Location Manager. He was appointed Director of Christie + Co in 2005 and joined the Corporate Care team in 2007.
Michael is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with 13 years’ experience within Christie + Co’s specialist sectors. He has had extensive exposure to the care sector, providing valuation, consultancy and landlord and tenant advice in connection with substantial national and regional portfolios in addition to single asset properties. His market knowledge spans elderly and specialist care, as well as children’s homes, day nurseries and schools. In relation to his landlord and tenant practice, Michael acts for a number of leading operators including Busy Bees, Asquith and Bupa.
He also has significant experience as an expert witness where he has appeared in both High Court and Public Inquiry settings. Michael has also successfully developed Christie + Co’s care business in Germany, where over the last three years, he and the German team have advised on a variety of German care businesses and property portfolios with an aggregate value well in excess of €1bn.
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.
Director and Head of Public Houses
Neil is National Head of the Pubs and Restaurants team and has been heavily involved in reshaping the sector. Since 1982, Neil has developed specific experience in the pub, restaurant, leisure and development sectors. Neil has national responsibility for Christie + Co’s activities in both the pub and restaurant sectors and has been responsible for the acquisition and expansion of a number of private/regional pub companies. He has also project managed a number of key pub company disposals and acquisitions throughout the UK and assisted in key strategic estate reviews.
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 Pubs
Noel, a Chartered Surveyor, has been Involved in the valuation and agency of licensed premises since 1996. Noel re-joined Christie + Co in 2002 and focuses on strategic reviews of pubco portfolios for the likes of Marston's, Unique, Whitbread and S&N Retail. In addition, Noel assists clients who own sites which are suitable for conversion or redevelopment for higher alternative use. Noel is instrumental in the daily management and regular portfolio reviews of group disposals.
Negotiator, Corporate Hotels
Patrick De Nooijer has many years’ experience in hotel brokerage, hotel feasibility studies, portfolio valuations, operator searches and strategic advisory. He has completed assignments in numerous countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Christie + Co in 2012, Patrick’s experience included working on more than 150 feasibility and valuation studies, also partaking in several hotel disposal activities for a number of high profile operators and owners. Patrick holds an MSc in Real Estate from CASS Business School.
Head of Media Relations
Peter joined Christie + Co in March 2011, bringing with him over 25 years’ media relations and corporate communications experience, largely in the healthcare sector. He has run busy press office functions in both the private and public sectors and has extensive writing credits in leading trade press publications, as well as radio and television exposure. Peter has also created successful events for a range of companies and is comfortable in the political arena, with influential contacts in Westminster, Whitehall and amongst the think-tank fraternity.
Director, Corporate VS Pubs & Restaurants
Peter has specialised in licensed property since 1977, undertaking valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals, principally on behalf of corporate clients in connection with public houses, restaurants and hotels. In 2001, Peter attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Arbitration from the College of Estate Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is on the RICS Panels of Arbitrators and Independent Experts and is appointed in these capacities to resolve rent review disputes.
Director and Head of Investment, Germany
Philipp Kraneis was one of the very first people to join Christie + Co´s German team in 1999. As Head of Investment Germany, he is responsible for corporate transactions across the country. He also oversees the transaction departments in Frankfurt and Munich.
Philipp specialises in working with open- and closed-end funds, multiple ownership structures and NPL transactions. During his time with Christie + Co, he has successfully negotiated more than 130 freehold and leasehold hotel deals. Highlights include the sale of several hotel portfolios operated under various brands and the successful disposal of the Maritim Hotel in Hamburg, one of the largest single-asset deals completed in Germany in recent years. Philipp has worked in the property sector for over 14 years, holding various positions in the hotel sector with a number of well-known companies, such as Kempinski, where he worked before joining Christie + Co. Philipp Kraneis was appointed Director in 2006.
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.
Communications Director, Germany & Austria
Pia joined Christie + Co in March 2001. She is responsible for internal and external communications in the German-speaking countries, including press and media relations, organising events and exhibitions, and coordinating all kinds of print and online marketing.
Pia was instrumental in setting up and developing the German versions of the company’s websites, and helps to enhance brand awareness and improve the Christie image in the German-speaking countries. Before joining Christie + Co, she worked in the gastronomic sector and the tourism industry. Pia has a vast knowledge of client and corporate communications, and is fluent in German, English and Italian. In 2008, she was appointed Communications Director for Germany and Austria.
Pia Andrews is a translator/interpreter for English and a Fachwirtin Public Relations (IHK) – a Bachelor of Public Relations from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Director and Head of Care
Richard joined Christie + Co in 1989 from a major retirement housing developer. He has specialised in healthcare throughout his career, and has worked throughout the company’s network, with periods managing the Winchester, Bristol and Birmingham Offices. Richard was made an Associate Director in 1996 and a Director in 1998, becoming responsible for the care sector in 1999. Working with our local agency teams, Richard has developed relationships with the top corporate healthcare operators and financiers, selling over 50% of all individually transacted care homes in the UK in each of the last two years.
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
Director and Head of Restaurants
With over 25 years' experience in the pub and restaurant market, Simon heads our Corporate Restaurant division. Based out of London, Simon works with major restaurant operators throughout the UK co-ordinating our restaurant activity with sales and acquisitions. Recent activity includes the sale of 28 sites for Paramount Restaurants to the likes of Prezzo, Gondola and Costa, acquisitions for The Restaurant Group and handling the letting of 48 former Little Chef units around the country for Travelodge.
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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.
UK Managing Director
Simon Hughes joined Christie + Co in 1987 following a period in the hotel industry. Originally a hotel sector specialist, Simon spent periods in Christie + Co’s Nottingham, Glasgow, Bristol and London offices before going on to manage the company’s London operation until his appointment as UK Managing Director in 2005.
In his current role, Simon has responsibility for UK business and strategy across Christie + Co’s network of regional offices and recently, has led the Company’s expansion into the Medical sectors through the acquisition of Orridge Business Sales, which saw Christie + Co become the UK’s largest specialist pharmacy agency and advisory practice.
Director, Corporate Hotels
Simon joined Christie + Co in 2004 with extensive specialist knowledge of the UK hotel sector. His career started in 1982 in the South West, subsequently joining Savills and latterly became a Partner at Knight Frank, where he headed up their hotel business in the North of England.
Simon represents Christie + Co’s Corporate Hotels Team providing “added value” to both private and corporate clients throughout Southern England. He works closely with our regional hotel teams in our Exeter, Bristol, Winchester, Maidstone and Milton Keynes offices. Simon’s client base includes a number of private groups & investors, corporate owners and operators including:- Andrew Brownsword Hotels, Brend Hotels, Bannatyne Hotels, Crest Hotels, Hallmark Hotels, Legacy Hotels, Lester Hotels and Swire Hotels.
Director, Bank Support and Business Recovery
Stephen Jacobs joined Christie + Co's licensed transactional team in 2007 specialising in the sale of pubs and restaurants in the Greater London area.
In 2010 Stephen joined Christie + Co's dedicated Bank Support and Business Recovery team where he now oversees the company’s turnaround and recovery work across the firms UK office network and co-ordinates Christie + Co's resources with the requirements of clients, banks and insolvency practitioners.
Director and Head of Corporate VS Pubs & Restaurants
Stephen is Head of the Valuation and Advisory team in the Corporate Pubs and Restaurants sector and is a Fellow of the RICS and Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. As well as portfolio valuation work, Stephen provides strategic advice and business reviews for banks, insolvency practitioners and operators in connection with restructuring, and Opco/ProCo structures. Stephen is an Arbitrator and Independent Expert and regularly acts as an Expert Witness in litigation landlord and tenant matters.
Director and Head of Retail
Steve is a Director and Head of Retail at Christie + Co. He is responsible for coordinating retail brokerage, valuation and advisory services across Christie + Co network. Prior to his current role, Steve successfully developed Christie + Co’s Bank Support and Business Recovery function and was instrumental in developing important relationships with the turnaround and restructuring world, as the credit crunch and recession took hold.
Steve is a Chartered Surveyor with extensive hospitality sector experience and has worked in the business property field since graduating with a degree in Estate Surveying in 1995. He joined Christie + Co at the beginning of 2008, originally recruited to the Corporate Hotels Team.
Director and Head of Pharmacy & Medical
Tony has a degree in Urban Estate Surveying and joined Christie + Co’s Nottingham office in August 1988, having previously worked for a national firm of estate agents. He spent periods managing, the Bristol and Winchester offices during the late ‘90s and was made a director of the company in December 2002.
Tony has successfully expanded in line with the company’s increasing brokerage and advisory activity. Today, Christie + Co has an established reputation within the retail industry and works on a wide variety of projects in the convenience, CTN, off licence, forecourt, post office and pharmacy sectors.
Consultant, Advisory & Valuation, Germany
Constanze joined Christie + Co as a Consultant Advisory & Valuation in July 2012. Previously with Horwath HTL in Budapest and CBRE Hotels Germany & CEE in Munich, Constanze gained experience in real estate consultancy as a trainee and covered assignments including market research, feasibility studies, and valuation reports benefiting from exposure to hotel markets in Germany and Central Eastern Europe.
Throughout her studies Constanze was able to acquire operational experience in the high-end hotel segment, such as at the Louis C. Jacob in Hamburg and the Le Méridien Vienna. Constanze holds a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management from Ecole Hôteliere de Lausanne (EHL) where she graduated with honours in May 2011 as the valedictorian with the best overall grade point average. For her bachelor dissertation in finance on the topic of hospitality valuation entitled “Hospitality: highly appreciated, largely undervalued? A new insight into lodging undervaluation puzzle” she was awarded the certificate for the best bachelor dissertation of the semester.