In Conversation with: Karen Friebe, Partner, International Real Estate Group, Bird & Bird Solicitors

EP was delighted to talk with Karen Friebe who is the London-based Partner within the International Real Estate Group for Bird & Bird solicitors.

Karen is a well respected solicitor with a wealth of knowledge on the hotel market, so what are the current trends and her insights? Has there been a renewed market recovery within M&A activity, have the increases in interest rates and inflation impacted on this? Has the hotel market trend moved towards a more operational focused activity? What are investors focusing on for the future and how important is ESG when it comes to hotel investment and the impact on hotels and operations for the future?

This and many other topics are covered in this very interesting interview.