Webinar: Lease, HMA or Franchise – which model is best suited to today’s investor?

EP, together with our friends at HVS, Bird & Bird, AlixPartners, are pleased to share this webinar which posed the question “Lease, HMA or Franchise – which model is best suited to today’s investor?”

It has always been hard to convince real estate investors that they should look favourably at operational models other than the traditional FRI lease, such as management contracts and franchise agreements. There are several reasons for this including perceived risk and value issues. However, to what extent have perceptions and the appetite for risk changed in the post-COVID environment? Which model or models are investors now favouring in terms of future-proofing their portfolios?

We are delighted to have welcomed a select group of experts who can bring their expertise to the fore to provide clarity and insight. Scene-setting presentations by Karen Friebe, Partner and James Fowler, Senior Associate, both of Bird & Bird together with Chris Martin, Senior Director at HVS Hodges Ward Elliott, which was followed by a lively panel discussion moderated by Graeme Smith, Partner, and Managing Director of AlixPartners.

The panellists included:

  • Philippe Bijaoui – Chief Development Officer for Europe, Accor
  • Felicity Black-Roberts – Vice President Development, Hyatt
  • David Kellett – Managing Director, Invesco
  • Jacob Rasin – Vice President Transactions, Pandox
  • Sabina Wyss di Corrado – Vice President Development, Aimbridge

To watch this webinar, please press the play button below…