09.01.2012Colliers appoints Sean Ludden as a new Director in its Licensed & Leisure team. Colliers International is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Ludden as a new Director in its Licensed & Leisure team. Sean joins Colliers from a major competitor after working for most of 2010 in hotel valuation where he undertook valuations of high value single assets and large hotel portfolios across the UK and in Spain, France, Sweden and Holland. He began his valuation career in 2002 in central London working for a national firm of licensed and leisure agents and valuers between 2002 and 2010, primarily undertaking valuations for secured lending across much of the licensed and leisure sector including that of hotels, pubs, restaurants and residential/specialist care homes. Gareth Jones, Chief Operating Officer at Colliers International commented: “We are delighted to welcome Sean to our Licensed & Leisure team. “He brings a wealth of valuation experience across the licensed and leisure sector with particular expertise in the valuation of public houses and restaurants.” Sean added: “I am excited to be joining Colliers International at what is a busy time for the sector. 2012 will be a very interesting for the leisure industry, and I look forward to working with the Colliers team.” Sean’s recruitment continues Colliers’ long-term strategy of senior-level appointments and follows the appointment of James Shorthouse as Head of the Licensed & Leisure team.