In the summer of 2020, Luka started as a Valuations Intern in the International Hospitality Valuations team. After completing this internship successfully, Luka joined Colliers International as a Junior valuer in February 2021. He is mostly concerned with valuing hospitality and or international commercial real estate portfolios or individual assets. Due to the combination of an undergraduate in hotel management and a postgraduate in real estate, Luka’s is specialised in hotel assets. Besides working on high quality advisory and valuation assignments for commercial real estate, Luka is also an active academic researcher. Lastly, he also acquired experience in the Italian and Belgian hotel industry.
Hilton Hospitality Award 2019
Visiting guest speaker at Breda University of Applied Sciences, Academy of hotel management on the topic of hotel valuations and investment appraisal (Target audience: students that are enrolled in the Graduation phase)
Master of Science (MSc) in Real Estate at Oxford Brookes University (Cum Laude) – Class of 2020
Bachelor of arts (BA) in International Hotel Management at Breda University of Applied Sciences (Merit 2.1) – Class of 2019
Luka started his studies in Breda, where he developed a keen interest in the business side of the hotel industry. In the fourth year, Luka specialised himself in asset and demand management through a minor: “The business of Hotels”. After successfully completing this minor, he wrote a thesis in which he provided a recommendation for corporate growth of a small hotel group in the Italian market, through the lens of an asset-light strategy, for which he was awarded the “Hilton Hospitality Award 2019”. Consequently, he decided to focus himself fully on the property side of hotels. Hence, he graduated in 2020 with distinction from Oxford Brookes University with a master in Real Estate.
Memberships & Involvements
Member of the Colliers Works council - 2021 - current
OBREMS (Oxford Brookes Real Estate Management Society
NSI, ABN AMRO N.V., ING Group, Rabobank Group, Deutsche Bank A.G., Direktbank, Triodos bank N.V., Fatal Hotel Group, Van der Valk International, Lingotto, Zep Holding B.v., Zinc6 B.V., Gemeente Utrecht
Works as a valuer in the commercial real estate team at the Valuation department of Colliers. Since September 2016 I joined Colliers International Netherlands (Amsterdam), within the team Hospitality & International. This team mainly concentrates on valuation and advisory assignments for trade related properties such as Hotels, Restaurants, Petrol Filling Stations, cinemas, etc.. However, the primary focus of me and the team is on hotel valuations. As a result the team values approx 80-100 hotels per year. Previously I worked 3 years as a valuer with a real estate bank after completing my bachelor Real Estate in Groningen.
I started working at Colliers as a Team Assistant Valuations in 2019.
I joined Colliers Amsterdam in September 2016 as Senior Appraiser. Since July 2017 I was Head of Banks Valuation and since January 2020 I am Associate Director. I started my career in real estate 15 years ago as a broker/appraiser in the Amsterdam area. I have worked since 2005 at HAL Brokerage, followed by Kuijs Reinder Kakes Agency, where I worked for more than six years as a broker and appraiser. Since 2012 I worked at Lengkeek, Laarman and the Hosson as senior account manager and registred appraiser.