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North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference
19 - 21 November 2014
Chicago, IL, USA
Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference
19-20 May 2015
Dusit Thani, Bangkok, Thailand
Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum
29th – 30th September, 2015
NH Collection Eurobuilding, Madrid
Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference
Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, Russia
Head of Hotels & Leisure Group
Tom is the Head of the Hotels & Leisure Group at CMS in London, where he is a corporate partner. As such, he specialises in mergers & acquisitions and in particular company and business acquisitions and joint ventures in the hotel sector, for clients such as Accor, Algonquin, CitizenM, Deerbrook, Oaktree Capital, Malmaison, Moorfield Group, Quinn Property Holdings, Sankaty Advisers, The Royal Bank of Scotland and a number of private investors. Tom has taken a leading role on a number of high-profile portfolio transactions, including more recently the acquisition of De Vere Hotel & Golf Resorts, the disposal of the Morethan Hotels group and the disposal of a UK portfolio of 42 Marriott hotels as well as many single asset transactions.
He also advises owners, investors, developers and banks extensively on hotel management and franchise agreements across most brands and operators, including Accor, Carlson Rezidor, Choice, easyHotel, Hilton, IHG, Macdonald, Marriott, Morgans, Six Senses, Starwood, Wyndham and many other brands. He has also advised a number of global and niche operators on their standard form management agreements.
He advises banks and other lenders on the corporate and management agreement aspects of hotel acquisition & development financings; refinancings; and restructurings of hotel portfolios.