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Opinion Article30 August 2016

United Kingdom fixed-income hotels: an investment fashion that’s here to stay

By Robert Chess, Senior Director of CBRE Hotels and Joe Stather, Senior Analyst, Hotels at CBRE

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Investor interest in fixed-income hotel real estate is at unprecedented levels. Fund managers increasingly see leased hotel assets as an attractive portfolio option amid the current low interest rate environment.

The scale of investor appetite was underlined by CBRE Hotels' inaugural Fixed-Income Breakfast, where attendees representing leading UK and European investor groups debated the key challenges and opportunities within the European hotel sector.

Those taking part were drawn from major institutions as well as the newer contenders in the hotel investment space. They were joined by sector specialists from CBRE, plus representatives from the occupier side and expert commentators from the advisory/professional services arena. This report brings together highlights from their discussions.


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Robert Chess

Robert Chess is a Senior Director of CBRE Hotels with principal responsibility for hotel valuations across the UK. Specialising in Hotel Valuations, Robert has 25 years of extensive experience in the corporate real estate business. Prior to joining CBRE Hotels Robert had spent over 20 years in private practice in various roles including National Head of the Licensed Leisure and Hotels team at Chesterton.

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Joe Stather

Joe is the Information and Intelligence Manager and is responsible for supporting all business lines with cutting-edge market and industry intelligence. Joining in July 2014, he brings a wealth of knowledge on hotel performance following two years at STR Global where he joined as an analyst and was, most recently, Business Development Manager of UK, Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia.

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Robert Chess
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