Chief Operating Officer
Head of Commercial Development
Managing Director Vienna
Head – Asset Management
Martin is COO of UBM Development AG, where he has held various management positions. He is responsible for Project Acquisition Controlling, Operational Project Controlling, among others. Martin joined UBM in 2001 and was responsible for projects in Austria, France and Germany. He graduated in industrial engineering and construction in 2000 and completed postgraduate work in real estate economics in 2005.
Martin will speak on hotel development strategies, planning and the project business case.
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. Formerly as senior consultant, he worked on more than 80 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.
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.
Magdalena is an attorney at DORDA and a member of the real estate practice group, specialized in real estate transactions. Her practice areas include real estate and tenancy law, M&A, corporate law, and building law and regulation. She is co-author of the Austrian Q&A chapter of the third edition of The Legal 500: Real Estate Country Comparative Guide.
Magdalena will speak on the key legal issues in real estate transactions and hotel disposition.
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.