Head of Parks Sports and Marinas: Advisory and Professional
A Chartered Surveyor since 1996 operating in the hotel and leisure markets I specialise in asset valuations, deal origination and consulting and brokerage. I also provide feasibility, operational and operator selection services and development consulting. I have particular experience of golf, marinas, visitor attractions, health and fitness clubs, sports stadia and sporting venues and caravan and holiday accommodation.
In January 2001 I joined the specialist Real Estate and Hospitality Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was closely involved in advising clients such as the Football Foundation – part of the Football Association upon the development of playing facilities and the national investment plan. I also worked on the business regeneration and ulitmately Administration of the SFI Group and with retail and merchant banks, venture capital houses and major golf course operators on severalo major projects.
In July 2003 I joined the Professional Team within the Licensed and Leisure Department at Colliers CRE.
I provide valuation and professional advice to a range of clients including insolvency based assignments, mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategy/ security review work. I have advised on a wide range of projects from the business review and valuaton of Old Trafford thorugh to a major feasibility and investment strategy for the Crown Estate acquiring 2 major marinas to create their marina division, through to valuing in excess of £350m of golf assets over the last 10 years.
I am conversant with business plans, cashflow and properties valued upon an operational basis and advises a range of public bodies upon public / private ventures and best value opportunities.
Chief Executive of the Leisure Property Forum: 2003 to 2007.
Fellow: The Royal Geographical Society
MRICS, MSc, BA (Hons), FRGS
Memberships & InvolvementsFull Member- British Marine Federation, Yacht Harbours Group, Member - The Alpine Club, Member - The Alpine club of Canada
Royal Bank of Scotland, National Australia Bank, Barclays, Handelsbanken, Lloyds Bank, Santander, Numerous private equity, investment bank and high net worth clients
Colliers have repeatedly demonstrated their detailed knowledge of the marina industry providing unrivalled valuation and feasibility advice. They also demonstrated their impressive operational knowledge of our industry
Chris Odling Smee - MD Cardiff Marine Group