Head of Commercial Development
Managing Director Vienna
Head – Asset Management
Director, Global Advisory Services
Erol is Head of Commercial Development at STRABAG Real Estate, having joined the company in Nov 2010. His professional experience includes project development, financing, controlling and asset management in Central and Eastern Europe, marketing and sale controlling, and internal coordination. Erol is responsible for the management of residential, office and hotel development projects in the Vienna area.
Erol will share with us his insights on the management of hotel development projects.
Olaf is partner at MRP hotels, which he joined on 1 January 2020. He is a graduate engineer and architect, a graduate of the EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel and a passionate hotelier. He has many years of experience in planning and project development and extensive experience providing conceptual and operational advice to hotels and resort projects.
Olaf will discuss with us the key risks to developers and investors in hotel projects and the mitigation of those risks at the project level.
Gregor Famira is an attorney-at-law for the hotel and leisure industry and a leading expert in corporate law/M&A. He is a partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in Vienna and founder and head of the CMS offices in Zagreb (2003) and Ljubljana (2008). He also coordinates the firm’s activities in real estate in CEE, where he has been active for 20 years.
Gregor will speak on the different hotel operating models and their underlying agreements.
Roman is Managing Director of Michaeler & Partner Vienna and responsible for the Hotel and Tourism Consulting division since 2017. Roman has worked on more than 120 projects in the DACH, CEE and SEE regions. His expertise includes feasibility studies, performance management, strategic consulting, product and brand concepts as well as operator and investor search and related contract negotiations.
Roman will speak on the selection of hotel operators and the operator selection process.
As co-founder and managing director of CONDA, Daniel is a driving force behind the crowdinvesting platform. CONDA provides lending-based and equity-based crowd investing opportunities that link entrepreneurs and investors. Daniel completed his bachelor and master studies in business IT as well as in business management. Before CONDA, he established his own start-up, Spoken Language System, in 2007.
Daniel will address the alternative means of raising the debt financing of hotel development projects, with a view to non-bank lending and online direct lenders.
Gerald is a partner with the TPA Group with 20 years of experience in tax consulting. He is specialized in real estate transaction services (M&A) and taxation for national and international real estate clients. Gerald provides project calculations, financial and tax due diligence services and advises on the acquisition and structuring of hotel projects.
Gerald will speak on the structuring of hotel investments and transactions.
Damien is Head of Asset Management at Drees & Sommer Global Hospitality. He started his career in the hotel industry in 2000 in operations with Starwood and Marriott in Europe followed by a development role in Mexico. Before relocating to the Middle East, he worked as General Manager for Yellowstone Club, a US-based ultra-high-net-worth destination club.
Damien will share with us his insights on the principles and best practices of hotel asset management.
Martin, Senior Director and Head of Hotel Valuation Germany & CEE at CBRE GmbH, leads the hotel valuation team with a focus on the DACH and CEE markets. Since joining CBRE in 2006, he has worked in the UK and the DACH and CEE regions, specialized in cross-border transactions. Martin is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2002.
Martin will speak on the users and uses of hotel valuation and appraisals.
Damiano is director of Advisory Services at IDeaS Revenue Solutions, which he joined in 2019 after 16 years with InterContinental Hotels. He is a true enabler of the (r)evolution of revenue management, allowing revenue managers to concentrate on total, profitable revenue management. In the ever-changing technology landscape, AI and machine learning are essential for the focus on strategic revenue management.
Damiano will advise us on elevating analytical strategy to a fully automated revenue management approach that aims to add value to any asset.
Frank joined the London-based real estate online investment platform BrickVest in 2018 as partner, with responsibility for further scaling the firm’s presence in the German market. Before joining BrickVest, Frank was CIO and COO at Berlin-based digital real estate investment firm, Zinsbaustein GmbH in Berlin, and Investment Director European Assets at Castlelake, a global private investment firm.
Frank will advise us the choice of on-market and off-market listing and investment platforms by property owners and investors in real estate properties.
Harald is Investment Director of value one holding AG. Prior to joining value one holding AG, he headed Corporate Finance at BAWAG PSK. He had earlier spent nearly ten years at GE Capital in London, responsible for expanding their European business. Harald started his career in finance at Erste Bank.
Harald will share his expertise and insight on hotel transactions from the seller’s side.