There is optimism in the industry. Conferences are once again full of positive talk about growth and development. But while deals are flowing again, it is important not to take a growing economy for granted. So what should companies be thinking about when putting together deals? How has the industry adapted? What upsets might lie down the road?
In this briefing four experts discuss the post-recession environment. Comment from:
Clive Hillier, Chief Executive Officer, Vision Hospitality Asset Management on why deal-makers are avoiding risky gearing post-recession
David Fenton, Senior Economist, RBS on business never being easy
Gabriel Petersen, Managing Director, The Blackstone Group on Europe learning a valuable lesson from the economic downturn
Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, hotelanalyst on the industry bouncing back and flushing out bad deals
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This is an exciting time in hospitality. The industry is outperforming the global economy and this optimism in the sector is allowing deals to be done. Although deal activity remains below the levels of pre-2007, it is important that the hospitality industry showcases itself more positively.
With the upward trends that we are seeing, this is a crucial time for hospitality to ensure that this positive message is delivered. This week, our experts offer their views on the current confidence in hospitality.
- David Fenton, Senior Economist at RBS on the industry seeing significantly better growth than the global economy
- Nick van Marken, Partner & Global Head – Travel, Hospitality & Leisure at Deloitte LLP with a warning to the industry
- Gerald Lawless, President & Group CEO of Jumeirah Group on the industry that’s often forgotten
- And Josh Wyatt, Partner – Hospitality & Leisure for Patron Capital Advisors on the confidence he sees in the industry
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