Remy Rein

Senior Lecturer at Ecole hôteliere de Lausanne (EHL)

Remy ReinM. Rein has a wide range of international multi-site management and consulting experience within the hospitality industry. His expertise spans the whole hospitality sector, ranging from 0 to 5 star properties, residences, resorts and restaurant chains. He has executed over 520 hotels transactions of single and portfolio assets, performing different consulting missions including the supervision of feasibility studies, strategic advice, hotel management agreement and lease negotiations, operator selections. He has overseen valuations representing up to €5.5 billion. Its clients cover a wide range of institutions: banks, investment funds, hotel chains, hotels franchisees and private equity investors. He starts his career in London in 1983 at Hilton. He joined Accor in 1987 as Hotel General Manager. He managed the operational and the sales development of Atria Hotels and Convention Centres and was part of the acquisition of Motel 6 in the USA. In 1995, he joined COGEPA, a family fund, as Vice President, Head of Hotels Division. Within 2 years he turned around the business, and supervised construction and full renovations. In 2001, he joined Holder group to supervise Paul Bakeries and shops in Paris region. In 2003, he started his own consultancy practice. In 2005, he joined a hotel real estate advisory group associated with CB Richard Ellis, which was then acquired by BNP Paribas Real Estate in 2007, and was promoted to Deputy Director. Until 2016, he was instrumental in developing this division, contributing in tripling its revenues.

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Commercial Real Estate Valuation in the COVID-19 Era

When COVID-19 struck, the markets reacted. Since the beginning of 2020, REIT returns have nosedived: -60% in retail and hotel sectors, and -30% in residential sector which is usually considered to be a safe asset.

Hotel Real Estate: How Brands are Re-Imagining Hotel Lobbies

Several reports show the astonishing growth in self workers, contract freelancers and consultants, according to Statista, 10.3% of the working age population is involved in entrepreneurial activities.

The sharing economy: Opportunities for hoteliers

Attend a hotel conference these days and the issue of the sharing economy is likely to raise its head, in particular competition from short-term rental services via the internet. Airbnb is a classic example of the sharing economy, as the online business brings together homeowners and renters.