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Peter Szabo

Senior Associate at HVS Hodges Ward Elliott

Peter Szabo

Peter Szabo is an Senior Associate at HVS Hodges Ward Elliott, HVS International’s European hotel brokerage arm. Working on single asset and portfolio hotel transactions across Europe, his primary responsibilities include financial analysis, development of marketing materials and due diligence. Peter is a native Hungarian speaker and also speaks German. He holds a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne with a specialisation in hotel development.

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Insights by Peter Szabo (6)

Is the wolf scratching at the door? Lessons learned so far from the COVID era...

Our key learning in 2020 as hotel brokers was the value of being nimble, allowing us to pivot and refocus our resources very quickly. As a large part of the transactions market froze, we transitioned from a number of forward-sale deals with developers to working with hotel operators needing to free up capital from owned assets, particularly in the resort market.

In Step: Owners and Operators moving forward, together (or not)

Beyond ongoing operational measures, which in themselves may result in a permanent reduction in fixed costs, owners and operators are having a close look at how sustainable the allocation of risk and reward is in their relationships.

2020 Hotel Transactions and RevPAR

In terms of European hotel transaction levels, I am not as bullish as the majority of the panel on the volume of deals exceeding that of 2019. Although investor interest remains high (in spite of mixed RevPAR growth across the continent), there is a strengthening mismatch between the amount of capital looking for investment opportunities and the number of suitable investments.

HVS: 2017 European Hotel Transactions

This article gives an overview of hotel investment volumes in Europe in 2017, discussing trends and forecasts and providing a comprehensive list of single asset and portfolio hotel deals above €7.5 million.

HVS 2018 European Hotel Lending Survey

This study presents the current lending environment for hotels. It consists of four topics, (1) lending parameters, (2) availability of debt by project and chain-scale segment, (3) loan characteristics, and (4) an outlook on lending criteria.
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