Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
The aim of this partnership is to collaborate over the development of content and teaching of Hotel Asset Management to students at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.
Dubai, UAE, 5 February, 2017 – Colliers International, The Commercial Real Estate Leader, announced the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on January 26 with the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, the leading provider of hospitality education in the Middle East.
Colliers International’s calibration with a world class institution such as the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management aims to provide students (the General Managers and Industry leaders of the future) with a practical and industry focused skill set in Hotel Asset Management, and the opportunity for some students to develop into the future Hotel Asset Managers.
Colliers International was selected for its extensive track record and expertise in the area of Asset Management, with 12,753 keys under its belt. The company’s asset and project management divisions offer three main service lines:
- Technical and Pre- opening Services
- Operational and Financial Reviews, and Acquisition/Disposal Due Diligence
- Ongoing Asset Management/Owner Representation
"We are excited to collaborate with The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in fostering the Asset managers of the future." Said Filippo Sona, Director, Head of Hotels at Colliers International MENA commenting on this occasion, and added “This collaboration highlights the birth of asset management experience and the added value the Colliers International hotel asset management team brings to the hospitality education and industry sector”
Also on this occasion, Dr. Stuart Jauncey, Dean at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management said:
“To be working in such close collaboration with one of the worlds leading Hotel Asset Management Consulting firms is very exciting for this university and especially for our students. We are very committed to the employability of our graduates and to the provision of real skills that students can apply throughout their careers. There is often perceived to be a gap between education and industry and this model of teaching and learning certainly addresses this issue. Initial feedback from the students attending these classes has been absolutely excellent”
Leading this initiative with Filippo Sona is Damien Rizzi, Senior Asset Manager at Colliers International MENA.