Head of UK Hotels - Agency
I originally trained with a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors based in Manchester and have been working in the licensed, leisure and hotel property market since 1987. I joined Colliers in 2007 to head up our UK Corporate hotel operation. I was appointed Head of UK Hotel Agency during 2011. Since the beginning of 2003 I have sold or acquired over 100 provincial hotels on behalf of clients of asking prices ranging from £1.2m to in excess of £20m. In addition to the managerial responsibilities, I remain focused on handling larger private and corporate hotel transactions throughout the UK.
I have sold or acquired over 250 hotels, handling a multitude of different types of hotel transactions from individual asset sales and acquisitions to the disposal of corporate groups.
Recent deals include...
Richardson Hotel – Metroplole Hotel, Padstow and Fowey Hotel
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, Glasgow
Chevin Country Park Hotel, Otley
Holiday Inn Stonehenge, Salisbury
Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands
Moseley Hall Grammar School, Cheadle
KPMG, Duff ＆ Phelps, Deloitte, BDO, Macdonald Hotels, Starwood Capital, Corus Hotels, PWC, Hand Picked Hotels, Hudson Partners, Cerberus, Crerar Hotels
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL BROKERS OFF-MARKET DEAL FOR GLASGOW HOTEL
Glasgow, 16 May 2018 - Colliers International, has facilitated the sale of a large Glasgow hotel, in an off-market deal to Asian buyers off a guide price reported to be close to £10m.
The 117-room GoGlasgow Urban Hotel was sold by Julian Troup, head of Colliers’ UK Hotels Agency, on behalf of the Crerar Hotel Group. He said the sale to Singapore-based Buxani Group followed confidential marketing of the property which reflects increasing international interest in the UK hotels sector. Julian Troup said: “The acquisition of GoGlasgow was conducted in a highly confidential fashion and is a further example of an overseas buyer securing a prime UK hotel outside of London.
Paddy Crerar, CEO of Crerar Hotel Group, said: “Colliers brought a number of parties to the table, all with the ability to transact at the level we required; however it was clear that Buxani Group were by far the most committed to the hotel and were a thoroughly decent company to deal with”.
“We found the work carried out by Colliers to be thoroughly excellent at all stages from pre-sale, through negotiations to the completion of the sale. We had every confidence from Colliers that we would indeed achieve the right deal for our company. The decision to retain Colliers International for the marketing of a further 5 hotels in our company was a direct consequence of the work they undertook on the sale of GoGlasgow.” - Paddy Crerar – Crerar Hotels – Sale of GoGlasgow Urban Hotel
Operating from Colliers' Leeds and Manchester offices, I work to provide expert brokerage and professional services to the Parks, Sports and Marinas and Hotels Agency departments.
Covering a wide range of issues, I have been involved in some of the largest park and hotel deals over the last 6 years in the UK.
On behalf of both private and corporate clients I continue to strive to ensure that Colliers International's reputation for service excellence and professionalism is upheld.
With over 30 years of experience, my role at Colliers International is to provide support and administrative assistance to the Hotels Agency Team in Leeds/Manchester. Peter Bean and Julian Troup.
In 2006 I joined Colliers Robert Barry, which later became the Hotels Team.
Director of Hotels Agency
I specialise in selling hotels, guest houses, inns and self catering businesses in northern England in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, and the North East. Having started in 1987 with sector leading hotel and licensed property agents Robert Barry (now Colliers International Hotels following acquisition in 2001) I have negotiated hundreds of sales of large and small businesses. I'm at the sharp end, leading transactions from initial confidential discussion to completion. Please call for a chat, I'll more than likely know your property.
After graduating from Aberdeen university, with a Land Economy degree, Alistair joined a firm of national livestock auctioneers (United Auctions - UA) based in Perth in their property department specialising in the farm & rural property sector, and ultimately was Managing Director of the property company. In 1986 Alistair joined the hotel & licensed property specialists, Robert Barry & Co (now Colliers Internatoinal) in their Edinburgh office. In 1991 Alistair was appointed Partner in charge of the Edinburgh office and following the sale of the specialist partnership, to what is now Colliers International, Alistair is now Directors of Hotels Agency, in charge of Scotland based in Edinburgh. Alistair has over 42 years of working in the property sector in Scotland, of which over 33 years has been exclusively in the specialist hotel sector inspecting hotels across the Scottish mainland and the Islands. Alistair's knowledge of Scotland - remote rural to busy cities - and its hotels is immense.
Haydn qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1972 and has been selling hotels, guest houses and self-catering businesses since 1988. He joined Colliers Robert Barry following the takeover of Staintons Hospitality Surveyors in 2001 and is now an Associate Director. He is an active participant on the Commercial Members Committee of Cumbria Tourist Board.
Neil is a part our Hotels team in Manchester, and joined Colliers International in 2010 bringing with him 25 years of experience in the property industry in both residential and commercial property sales. Neil specialises in the disposal of privately owned hotels, licensed and hospitality businesses, throughout the North West and North Wales regions, and has played a vital role in ensuring completion on a multitude of different types of hotels during his involvement in the hotel industry.
Director of Hotels Agency
Peter is a chartered surveyor who first started dealing with the hotel and pub market in 1988. He joined Robert Barry & Co in 1995 and after many years as a valuation professional has now been selling hotels and pubs for around 18 years. He is the director in charge of our operations in the south west. This covers the south and south west of England the Cotswolds, Hereford, Worcestershire, parts of Shropshire, south and mid Wales as well as more major instructions in the south west region generally.
If you used to deal with former colleagues, Alastair Murchie, James Richards, Chris Kent, Simon Wells or Mervyn Cully please feel free to contact Peter.
I trained with a long established firm of specialist chartered surveyors and have been working in the leisure sector since 2010. I joined Colliers Hotels Agency team in 2017 to cover the South West region and am based in Bristol.
I have a strong agency based background and have specialised in the hotel sector for some time. My core focus is handling top quality privately owned hotels & Inns throughout the South West region.
Director | Head of London Hotels - Agency
London - West End
Colin has been a specialist in central London hotel brokerage for more than 20 years and Head of London Hotels - Agency at Colliers International since 2002
Work involves both sales and acquisitions in London. Current and recent clients include London Hotel Group, Grant Thornton, KLP, Harcourt Developments, MARA, FELDA, Shaftesbury Hotels, Leeu Collection and Imperial London Hotels. Transactions over recent years have included the Intercontinental Westminster (now Conrad St James), Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour, 55 Newman Street W1, London Premier Kensington, Atelier EC1, Ashley Hotel Paddington and Berkeley Park Apartments Heathrow.
Director of Hotels Agency
London - West End
A specialist broker in the UK hotel sector since 1998, I work with hotel groups, high net worth individuals, investors and financial institutions on a broad range of hotel properties.
Jonathan joined the London Hotels team of Colliers International in 2001 having spent the previous seven years with the specialist leisure surveyors Christie & Co. In 2003 Jonathan was made a Director and set up a new hotels department within the Birmingham Office. With a property background stretching back to 1984 and a extensive knowledge gained from almost 20 years experience within the hotel and leisure sector, Jonathan is ideally placed to act on behalf of, and/or provide professional property advice to all those within the industry.
My role at Colliers International is to provide support and administrative assistance to the Hotels Agency Team in Manchester. In 2002 I joined Colliers Robert Barry, which later became the Hotels Team.