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Hospitality Consultancy

Hospitality Development and Consultancy

Backed by a multi-disciplinary team with broad exposure to hospitality real estate developments across the Middle East, Knight Frank is well placed to assist developers, investors and operators to pursue their hospitality real estate investment objectives. Our dedicated team in the Middle East has been involved in more than 100 hospitality real estate developments covering development strategy, feasibility studies and valuations.

Hotel Development

Our experts provide development strategy advice for project owners and developers. Knight Frank provides you with recommendations on component mix, market positioning, key count, room types and sizes as well as recommendations on ancillary revenue components which culminate in an area program. Our advice is purely based on a sound business case and will ensure that the proposed concept is aligned with the future market situation. After the concept has been determined in a Highest & Best Use Study, Knight Frank can provide you with a Market & Financial Feasibility Study which assists the Client in raising finance and securing an operator.

We work alongside our in-house residential and commercial teams to maximise value within a mixed-use scheme. We have unrivalled experience in mixed-use developments and ensure the owner leverages on the synergy potential between the different project components.

Hospitality Valuations

In the complex world of real estate development and investment, it is essential to have access to accurate information and professional, independent advice in order to make informed decisions. Accurate valuations are critical in today's markets; they form the basis of successful real estate sales and acquisition strategies and most importantly, return on investment.

Operator selection

Virtually all franchise and hotel management agreements are drafted by operators and contracts are rarely transparent, and as such do not benefit the investor or project owner. At Knight Frank, we will assist in mitigating any potential issues whilst aiming for fair reciprocity, resulting in higher capital value for your property. 

Valuations

Understanding a hotel’s potential and existing performance, plus asset value is crucial for developers, Investors and owners alike to allow informed decision making throughout the lifecycle of any hospitality asset. Knight Frank provides professional RICS Red Book compliant valuations for all purposes and for all types of hospitality assets.

Asset Management

Knight Frank’s asset management services are modular and can be commissioned separately. Multiple services may run concurrently if Knight Frank acts as Asset Manager on an ongoing long-term basis.
Services offered:
♦ Operational and financial review
♦ Strategic planning and development of annual business plans
♦ Loan performance monitoring and compliance

The main objective for the hotel asset manager is to aid hotel owners to realise the full potential of their investments through a continuous process of value creation and enhancement. This is achieved through optimising the hotel’s operational, financial and capital efficiencies to maximise profits and investment returns, benefiting both owner and operator.

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