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16 February 2021

COFFEE BREAK with... Andreea Bodea, Associate Director

Coffee Break with… is a Christie & Co series showcasing the brilliance, expertise, and diversity of our network of over 250 employees.

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When did you join Christie & Co?

I joined on 11 September 2017 as an Analyst in the hotel consultancy team.

Where were you when you accepted your role at Christie & Co
I was in Hyde Park walking home after a long overnight shift in hotel operations.

What was your first job?
Besides “volunteer” work on my parents’ farm, F&B trainee in a 5* hotel in Switzerland.

In a couple of sentences, can you tell us a bit about your job at Christie & Co?
I am part of the UK hotel consultancy team and together we focus on delivering the best commercial advice for owners, operators, developers, and investors in the hotel sector in Europe. I work alongside a strong European team with a shared aim of supporting our clients to take the best decisions for their hotel interest.

What’s your favourite thing about Christie & Co?
The team! We have a strong and diverse team of experts with a wide range of expertise. Every day is a learning opportunity.

What’s been the biggest challenge of your career so far?
Switching from being operations focused to stepping into consulting. I was fortunate to have wonderful guidance and mentors at Christie & Co to help with the transition and learning curve.

What’s been a highlight of your career so far?
Supporting the publishing of the ‘European Travel Trends and Hotel Investment Hot Spots’ report.

How has the industry changed since you started at Christie & Co?
There has been an increasing focus on sustainability which is a very positive development. Also, COVID-19 has provided a substantial rebuilding opportunity which a large number of industry players are seizing. Exciting to see what the future will bring.

Tell us a bit about your life outside work – what are your hobbies?
I try to be active in my free time and do yoga, climbing and very long walks in nature.

What’s your hometown? Where do you live now?
I am from a small village near Cluj Napoca in Romania. I currently live in London.

Where’s the best place you’ve been on holiday?
Traveling across India.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Hard numbers placed in Excel formulas.

If you could live and work in any city, where would you go?
Vevey, Switzerland.

What’s your favourite film?
Scent of a Woman.

What is one thing on your bucket list?
Learn how to sail.

What is your biggest fear
Acrophobia – the fear of heights!

What news source do you read every day?
BBC News.

What’s your social media platform of choice?
LinkedIn.