Head of UK Hotels - Agency
I originally trained with a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors based in Manchester and have been working in the licensed, leisure and hotel property market since 1987. I joined Colliers in 2007 to head up our UK Corporate hotel operation. I was appointed Head of UK Hotel Agency during 2011. Since the beginning of 2003 I have sold or acquired over 100 provincial hotels on behalf of clients of asking prices ranging from £1.2m to in excess of £20m. In addition to the managerial responsibilities, I remain focused on handling larger private and corporate hotel transactions throughout the UK.
I have sold or acquired over 250 hotels, handling a multitude of different types of hotel transactions from individual asset sales and acquisitions to the disposal of corporate groups.
Recent deals include...
Aloft Liverpool – 116 bedrooms.
Daffodil Hotel, Grasmere - 78 bedrooms and full leisure –
Ripon Spa Hotel, North Yorkshire – 40 bedroom closed city hotel
Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge 74 bedrooms and full leisure
Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside – 41 bedrooms – sold “off market”
Dean Court Hotel, York – 40 bedrooms. Located adjacent to the world-famous York Minster.
Moseley Hall Grammar School, Cheadle
KPMG, Duff ＆ Phelps, Deloitte, BDO, Macdonald Hotels, Starwood Capital, Corus Hotels, PWC, Hand Picked Hotels, Hudson Partners, Cerberus, Crerar Hotels
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL BROKERS OFF-MARKET DEAL FOR GLASGOW HOTEL
Glasgow, 16 May 2018 - Colliers International, has facilitated the sale of a large Glasgow hotel, in an off-market deal to Asian buyers off a guide price reported to be close to £10m.
The 117-room GoGlasgow Urban Hotel was sold by Julian Troup, head of Colliers’ UK Hotels Agency, on behalf of the Crerar Hotel Group. He said the sale to Singapore-based Buxani Group followed confidential marketing of the property which reflects increasing international interest in the UK hotels sector. Julian Troup said: “The acquisition of GoGlasgow was conducted in a highly confidential fashion and is a further example of an overseas buyer securing a prime UK hotel outside of London.
Paddy Crerar, CEO of Crerar Hotel Group, said: “Colliers brought a number of parties to the table, all with the ability to transact at the level we required; however it was clear that Buxani Group were by far the most committed to the hotel and were a thoroughly decent company to deal with”.
“We found the work carried out by Colliers to be thoroughly excellent at all stages from pre-sale, through negotiations to the completion of the sale. We had every confidence from Colliers that we would indeed achieve the right deal for our company. The decision to retain Colliers International for the marketing of a further 5 hotels in our company was a direct consequence of the work they undertook on the sale of GoGlasgow.” - Paddy Crerar – Crerar Hotels – Sale of GoGlasgow Urban Hotel
“Following a valuation of the hotel by Colliers in late 2019 the decision was taken to market the hotel in mid-2020 and I was provided with the contact details for Julian.
The hotel had been owned by the same owners since 1983. Julian was very responsive and dealt with the sales project in a sympathetic manner utilising his great knowledge of the hospitality industry, particularly in the Lake District. Julian kept in touch with the sellers and their advisers throughout the long process and assisted in achieving a satisfactory conclusion for the hotel and the shareholders.” 10/10 Douglas McMillan McMillan & Co LLP - Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge
"Colliers International and most particularly Julian Troup and Rob Smithson were a vital part of the team that helped achieve the sale of Castle Green Kendal Limited. Their commitment to the project and industry experience were essential in delivering a successful deal.” 10/10 Client on the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria (Tim Rumney - current CEO of Best Western UK)
“We were kept informed throughout the process and the advice provided was second none. Nothing could have been improved and my expectations were exceeded – no question about it. 10/10!” Former owner of the Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile, Edinburgh; and the Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline
Robert works to provide expert brokerage and professional services to the Hotels Agency and Parks, Sports and Marinas departments across England Scotland and Wales, moving between our Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh offices.
Covering a wide range of matters, Robert has been involved in some of the largest and most significant parks and hotel deals over the last 10 years in the UK; allowing him to build up a great deal of industry contacts.
On behalf of both private and corporate clients Robert continues to strive to ensure that Colliers' reputation for service excellence and professionalism is upheld.
I joined Colliers in 2006. With over 30 years of experience, my role at Colliers International is to provide support and administrative assistance to the Hotels Agency Team. I also personally assist the Head of Hotels Agency UK, Julian Troup.
Haydn qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1972 and has been selling hotels, guest houses and self-catering businesses since 1988. He joined Colliers Robert Barry following the takeover of Staintons Hospitality Surveyors in 2001 and is now an Associate Director. He is an active participant on the Commercial Members Committee of Cumbria Tourist Board.
Neil is a part our Hotels team in Manchester, and joined Colliers International in 2010 bringing with him 25 years of experience in the property industry in both residential and commercial property sales. Neil specialises in the disposal of privately owned hotels, licensed and hospitality businesses, throughout the North West and North Wales regions, and has played a vital role in ensuring completion on a multitude of different types of hotels during his involvement in the hotel industry.
Director of Hotels Agency
Peter is a chartered surveyor who first started dealing with the hotel and pub market in 1988. He joined Robert Barry & Co in 1995 and after many years as a valuation professional has now been selling hotels and pubs for over 20 years. He is the director in charge of our operations in the west midlands and south west. This covers the south and south west of England including the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Hereford, Worcestershire, Shropshire, as well as the West Midlands, Staffordshire, south and mid Wales as well as more major instructions in the south west region generally.
If you used to deal with former colleagues, Jon Wren, Alastair Murchie, James Richards, Chris Kent, Simon Wells or Mervyn Cully please feel free to contact Peter.
I trained with a long established firm of specialist chartered surveyors and have been working in the leisure sector since 2010. I joined Colliers Hotels Agency team in 2017 to cover the South West region and am based in Bristol.
I have a strong agency based background and have specialised in the hotel sector for some time. My core focus is handling top quality privately owned hotels & Inns throughout the South West region.
Director | Head of London Hotels - Agency
London - West End
Colin has been a specialist in central London hotel brokerage for more than 20 years and Head of London Hotels - Agency at Colliers International since 2002
Work involves both sales and acquisitions in London. Current and recent clients include London Hotel Group, Grant Thornton, KLP, Harcourt Developments, MARA, FELDA, Shaftesbury Hotels, Leeu Collection and Imperial London Hotels. Transactions over recent years have included the Intercontinental Westminster (now Conrad St James), Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour, 55 Newman Street W1, London Premier Kensington, Atelier EC1, Ashley Hotel Paddington and Berkeley Park Apartments Heathrow.
I am based in the Manchester office and my role at Colliers is to provide support and administrative assistance to the Hotels Agency and National Offices Teams.
In 2002, I joined Colliers Robert Barry, which later became the Hotels Team at Colliers.
I joined the National Offices Team in 2020.