Max Thorne

Chief Executive at The MRP Group

Max  Thorne

Max has over 30 years’ experience in property, playing a key role in the ApartHotel & Serviced Apartment sector as it has developed and grown. Past roles include CEO for Oaktree Captial, CEO SACO & Senior Intemational Vice President for global serviced apartment company BridgeStreet and being a group member of the board.

In 2012 as CEO he created the Aparthotel brand ‘Beyonder for Oaktree Capital Management’s platform, shortly flowed by the acquisition of one of the largest UK sector operating companies, SACO. In 2018 acting for Brookfield Asset Management, Max then acquired SACO again as part of a strategic deployment of capital into the sector for Brookfield.

In 2013 Max established his own hospitality consultancy, The MRP Group which provides advice to clients such as The Wellcome Trust, Oaktree Capital management and many other private equity, family office, sovereign wealth and investment funds. The MRP Group is now the leading Serviced Apartment and Aparthotel Specialist firm in the UK.

As Chairman of the British Hospitality Association Aparthotel Committee, Max also spearheaded action to help the sub-sector gain recognition within the wider hospitality industry. This has included focusing on issues including training to invest in key skills, addressing living wage considerations and VAT in the leisure and tourism sector.

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Is This A Moment In Time For Serviced Apartments?

We are all navigating challenging circumstances as a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. However, I am optimistic and naturally lean towards seeking the positives in people and situations, which I have demonstrated through my 30+ years in the serviced apartment industry.