Hotel Property Advice
Christie & Co continue to see many opportunities for value creation in the hotel market and across brokerage, valuation and consultancy, we are well placed to provide all types of investors with advice.
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Our dedicated brokerage team are hotel sector specialists, providing sound advice, up-to-date sector intelligence, and market appraisals to help our clients make informed commercial decisions. We understand that every business is different, which is why we don’t follow a one-size-fits all approach, maintaining a clear focus on brokering the sale of hotels with the minimum level of inconvenience and at the maximum achievable price.
With advice that goes beyond selling to encompass corporate takeovers, group disposals, new-build projects and acquisitions we’re proud to service a wide range of clients including private purchasers, national corporates and chains as well as investors. Our long-term approach to relationship building has resulted in strong levels of repeat business and high rates of client satisfaction.
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We have a large team of specialist hotels valuers and RICS accredited chartered surveyors based across our network of offices, providing local hotel knowledge on a national scale and ensuring that we’re well placed to undertake both widespread portfolio valuations as well as individual hotel valuations. Working closely with our hotel brokerage team, our valuers have access to the latest market trends and a substantial pool of comparable evidence, ensuring that their reports and professional advice is always well researched and well informed.
We are recognised as leading valuers by high street banks including Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest, RBS, Santander and Yorkshire Bank as well as most of the other specialist lending institutions. Much of the work we undertake is for loan security, accounts and balance sheet, acquisition, disposal, dispute resolution, statutory compensation and taxation purposes.
Our consultancy team pride themselves on being able to respond quickly to the needs of our clients and deliver advice regarding their hotel business that is bespoke, high quality, and that adds real value. Our hotel consultants have extensive experience in commercial due diligence, operational reviews, market and feasibility studies, development and strategic advice, defining workout options, evaluating repositioning opportunities, and providing lease and investment advice.
Hotels Bank Support & Business Recovery
Working closely with all major banks and insolvency practitioners, our hotels team is keenly aware that when a hotel business faces financial pressure it’s essential that prompt and considered action is taken. With an acute awareness of the heightened risk profile, increased scrutiny and other complexities that arise in distressed sales or dedicated bank support and business recovery team works closely with our hotels specialists to ensure that clients are provided with timely and accurate advice that allows them to make effective decisions.
We work with a range of independent and corporate operators, developers and investors, private equity funds as well as banks and other financial institutions focussing on the construction and development of operational real estate within the hotels sector. With our knowledge of trading performance and KPIs linked to real time sales and valuation data, we can provide access to the information required to make informed decisions.
Working closely with the development team, our investment advisors are able to offer constructive advice on creating investments and delivering funding options for new developments within the hotels sector, and have particular expertise in investment sales and acquisitions, sale-and-leaseback and sale-and-manage-back transactions, Op Co/Prop Co structures, forward funding and forward commitment investment sales as well as negotiating lease and management contract investment sales on behalf of our clients.
Hotel Dispute Resolution
Many of our senior hotel experts have undergone Expert Witness training, allowing them to provide sound advice as to whether a client has recourse to the law in relation to business or commercial property issues. Having advised major corporate clients, solicitors, private owners and operators alike we’re well placed to facilitate effective dispute resolution that can help to reduce costs, stress, and to save time.
Hotel Rent Reviews
In the hotels sector where the majority of rents are based on trade potential and profitability, rent reviews are often an emotive issue. For occupiers of a leasehold property, rent is frequently one of their principal overheads, and with the majority of rent reviews being “upwards only” there is a direct effect on both profitability and value. For investment properties, rent is a valuable stream of income and has an important impact on capital value. Rent reviews are negotiated via our team of chartered surveyors and are designed to provide clients with accurate, independent advice.