Head of Hotels & Leisure
I have spent almost my whole career in the Hospitality Industry. Initially with Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation I worked in their New York office beofre transferring to their Europe Middle East Headquarters in Paris and later London as the Executive Assistant to the President. After 7 years with IHG I joined specialist Surveors Christie + Co in London in 1989 and trained to become a Hotels Negotiator. I subsequently became a Board Director and 10 years later was appointed Managing Director of their Brokerage and Insurance Division Christie Finance and Christie Insurance. Returning to Ireland in 2009 I joined the fledgling Agency NAMA which was being established after the financial crash and spent a further 10 years there where I was a Senior Manager and their Hotel Sector Specialist. I joined Colliers in December 2020.
I worked closely with colleages in the hotels rationalisation of the Trust House Forte [ later Forte ] Hotels Group and similarly spent a number of years disposing of the Queens Moat House Hotel collection when that plc was in difficulty. I was also part of the initial Corporate Division which is still thriving today. The established of the Christie + Co International Division and the opening of its first overseas office in Paris gave me great satisfaction. The later challenge of taking over the management of Christie Finance and Christie Insurance and making it sucessful was very satisfying. Joining NAMA in the middle of a deep financial crisis presented its very own set of unique challenges and to achieve the outright monetsation of a very substantial hotel book of loans was very gratifying.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland
Diploma in Corporate Governance - Institute of Directors
Chartered Direcror - CDir
Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality - FIH
Director | Head of Valuation and Advisory Services
Emmett is Director and Head of Valuation & Advisory Services in Ireland.
He is responsible for the oversight and development of the Valuation, Lease Advisory, Rating, Compulsory Purchase and Hotels/Lesiure functions.
Emmett joined Colliers International as an Associate Director in 2015, he has previous exerience in a client side Asset Management role with a large NGO with a portfolio of over 250 mixed use assets. He holds in excess of 20 years industry experience across valuations, expert witness, landord and tenant, rent reviews, commercial agency and development.
Head of Administration
Gillian has worked in the property industry for over 18 years. Highly skilled in all secretarial and adminstrative processes providing assistance to Senior Valuers and Directors. Duties include routine correspondence, diary management and coordination of meetings, typing, office filing, travel arrangements, liasing with clients, preparing reports, managing projects and managing the admin team.
Rhona is an Associate Director in Colliers' Valuation and Advisory team undertaking all types of commercial and residential valuations nationwide on behalf of institutions and private clients. Rhona has excellent and varied experience in all sectors of the market having previously worked on the periodic valuation of a large pension fund portfolio. Over the past year she has specialised in the valuation of large PRS developments and development appraisals.
Rhona is also very active with Landlord and Tenant work including rent reviews and lease renewals.