Head of Hotels Benelux
I am the founder in 2002 of MD Hotel Investments, a succesfull niche hotel corporate finance advisory based in Amsterdam and the co-founder of European Hotel Capital, a private equity international hotel fund. Since June 2013 I joined Colliers in Amsterdam as Director Hotels and specialised in hotel developement advisory, operator search and hotel financing.
Curently I am Head of Hotels Benelux, Member of the Board of Colliers Netherlands and Direcor Alternative Real Estate.
I gained experience in the hotel industry while working for Marriott International for several years following my study of International Hospitality Management. With Marriott, I worked in Sales & Marketing and Event Operations, gaining much insight into both the strategic and operational processes in the hotel industry. I then completed an MSc in Business Administration at the VU University in Amsterdam and started with Colliers in 2015 as a trainee for the Hotels division. I now work with Colliers as Senior Consultant and have worked on many projects in the Benelux, varying from feasibility studies and development advisory to brokerage.
After a successful internship in 2017, I officially joined Colliers in 2018 as Junior Consultant Hotels. My role as Junior Consultant was to support the Senior Consultants with transaction and consultancy assignments. For example, I have been involved in dispositions and acquisitions of hotels, leasing assignments, valuations, feasibility studies and contract negotiations. Besides, I was part of the Colliers Research team until the end of 2020, where I was responsible for collecting and analyzing market data and writing market stories and publications.
Since the beginning of 2020, I have the position of Consultant Hotels, where I primarily focus on the consultancy assignments within the hotel team. This includes guiding rental assignments, conducting feasibility studies and valuations and advising during contract negotiations. Clients are hotel developers, owners and hotel operators.