Africa Hotel Investment Forum

October 2019 – Africa

AHIF

October 2019 – Africa

Speaker Profile

Christopher Lund

Head of Hotels - MENA Region, Colliers International

Since joining Colliers Christopher has worked on various types of hotel development concepts, spanning from condo investment business models to mixed-use and specialized hotel projects. He has also recently been involved in strategic review and negotiation of operator contracts, resulting in significant savings for hotel investors.

Christopher is also working on market reports, financial modeling of market-wide supportable rooms as well as operational and strategic asset management, involving organizational restructuring.

Prior to joining Colliers, Christopher worked on pre-opening projects with luxury hotel chains in China and the UAE, from both sales and financial perspectives. After a period in hotel operations Christopher gained experience in sales and partnerships to go on to specializing in financial analysis, planning and budgeting.

Additionally, Christopher led a 6-month project reviewing the operations of a distressed hotel and was instrumental in improving its performance from an operating loss to profit.