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Join our panel discussion in partnership with Colliers on 17 June where our panel of  experts - plus special guest Nicholas Northam from Interstate Hotels - will debate the reopening of the hospitality industry exactly one month since hotels and indoor leisure reopened and a year since our TMA webinar last year; “Hotels & Hospitality: The Road Out of Lockdown”.


This dynamic panel discussion will explore key developments in the industry over the past 12 months, with a focus on operational pressures, the profile of recovery within sub-sectors of the market, stakeholder support and thoughts on 2022 trading.  And as in our previous webinars in this series, we will be able to share some insights and perspectives from industry insiders based on their experience of life after lockdown.

About the speaker/s

Nick Hammond - Host

Nick is Director and Head of the Advisory & Restructuring team at Colliers International, which provides real estate restructuring, turnaround and insolvency services to lenders, investors, business management teams and practitioners across all UK property sectors.

specialise in providing effective, practical solutions to complex situations – integrating real estate valuation, strategy and disposal services with in-depth market knowledge to help key stakeholders assess value, identify opportunities, mitigate risk and release capital.

Julian Troup - Head of Hotels UK - Agency

Julian originally trained with a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors based in Manchester and have been working in the licensed, leisure and hotel property market since 1987. I joined Colliers in 2007 to head up our UK Corporate hotel operation. I was appointed Head of UK Hotel Agency during 2011.  Since the beginning of 2003 I have sold or acquired over 100 provincial hotels on behalf of clients of asking prices ranging from £1.2m to in excess of £20m.  In addition to the managerial responsibilities, I remain focused on handling larger private and corporate hotel transactions throughout the UK.

Ben Godon - Head of Hospitality Asset Management

Over a career that spans more than 28 years Ben has developed his expertise within the sector working in a variety of management roles in a diverse range of hotel properties and brands both in the UK and overseas.

At the start of his career, post-graduation and after a number of years as a Graduate Trainee for Commonwealth Hotels of Canada, Ben quickly advanced into General Manager roles and subsequently became Regional Director.

Ross Kirton - Head of UK Leisure Agency

Ross has specialised in the leisure, entertainment and F&B sectors for over 15 years.   He has helped shape some of the UK’s most recognised leisure brands, the largest landlords and the sector’s most exciting newcomers.

If you are looking to expand or lease space in this broad and diverse sector coving Restaurants and Bars through to Gyms, Cinemas and Casinos he would be happy to help. 

Nicholas Northam - Executive Vice President-International of Interstate Hotels & Resorts

is Executive Vice President-International of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the International Division of leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, Aimbridge Hospitality. Nicholas is responsible for over 150 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, Russia and CIS.

With more than 38 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nicholas plays a pivotal role in the company’s growth, leading the company’s international senior management and support teams to provide superior returns for hotel owners. Most recently, Nicholas was Interstate’s Managing Director for the UK since 2016.


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