Sophie Richard and Philip Bacon
Sophie Richard, MRICS is a Senior Associate with HVS Madrid. She joined HVS in 2006 after having worked for four years in various operational hospitality roles in the United States and Europe. Originally from Nice, she holds a bachelors degree from Institut Paul Bocuse and an MBA from IMHI (Essec Business School -France- and Cornell University -USA-). Sophie became a chartered surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2009. Since joining HVS she has advised on a number of assignments in Spain, France, Italy and other European and African countries as well as Israel, The West Indies and the Middle East, and has extensive experience of mixed use developments in all these regions.
Philip Bacon, ACA is Managing Director of HVS Madrid office which specializes in the development of mixed used resorts and resorts developed around shared ownership business models such as Vacation Ownership, Residence Clubs, Branded Residences and Condo Hotels. Following a career with Price Waterhouse in London and Barcelona, Philip has gained comprehensive experience as a finance director and external board adviser of all aspects of hotel and resort development and operations, with particular focus on mixed use resort development including golf and residential business models. Since joining HVS in 2005 He has advised on the development of mixed use resorts in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East involving brands such as Armani, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, Fairmont and Wyndham.