David Harper

Head of Capital Markets

Hotel Partners Africa, All Africa

Biography

David is the Head of Capital Markets at Hotel Partners Africa, a bespoke consultancy business catering to investors in the leisure industry, advising on all aspects of hotel properties, including valuation, operator selection and acquisitions and disposals. He has been involved in a wide range of hotel projects across Africa, ranging from site valuation, project analysis, feasibility studies, valuation, rent reviews, operator selection, asset management and disposal.

David is a Fellow of the RICS (the highest rank possible as a chartered surveyor) with over 20 years in property and the hotel industry. He is the author of Hotel Valuation for Investors, the best-selling book providing comprehensive advice on all aspects of hotel ownership and has also published a second book “Hotels & Resorts; The Investor’s Guide”, which was published in August 2016.

He also advises the RICS on hotel valuations and Spa valuations, as well as writing the guidance for both categories of property on ISURV, a subscription service providing best practice advice for Chartered Surveyors the world over.

Prior to setting up Leisure Property Services, David was head of hotel valuations and international brokerage for CBRE Hotels, and has been involved in some of the largest transactions across the globe. He has worked in over 175 countries and has unrivalled experience across the EMEA region.

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