Director Development & Asset Management, NH Hotel Group
Ascan is a member of the management committee
for the business unit Central Europe with seat in Berlin. He is responsible for the expansion of NH Hotel Group’s portfolio in the region as well as the asset management of the existing, mostly owned and leased hotel portfolio in the region counting nearly 80 hotels. Ascan brings to NH Hotel Group a wide experience in hotel asset management, transactions, financings, lease and management contract negotiations as well as development, gained from over 20 years in both the real estate and the hospitality industry.
Prior to joining NH Hotel Group in 2015, Ascan was with Invesco Real Estate, the leading institutional European hotel real estate fund manager, working for ten years out of both the London and Munich offices. There he built and lead the hotel asset management team of senior professional industry specialists dedicated to the hotel sector overlooking the entire pan-European hotel portfolio across all mandates. At the peak, the portfolio comprised over 30 hotels in excess of US$ 1.4 billion. For several years, he was the responsible fund manager for Invesco’s first hotel fund. Ascan joined Invesco (IVZ) from Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels (JLL), London, where spent over six years in the hotel real estate consulting & valuation department, the capital markets team and as VP asset management. He also spent time in JLL’s office in Los Angeles, USA. After his hotel business apprenticeship at the Vier Jahreszeiten hotel (today Fairmont) in Hamburg he graduated top of class from University of Surrey, UK, with a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Ascan is a native German.