CBRE continues to strengthen hotels team with Senior Appointment

​-Rob Seabrook Appointed as Head of UK Brokerage –
London, 29 July 2014 – CBRE Hotels has announced the appointment of Rob Seabrook as Head of its UK Brokerage team as it continues to strengthen and grow its hotels’ transaction business.
Rob joins from Savills, where he has spent the last four years as Head of UK Hotels. He will join CBRE later this year and brings with him 24 years of hotels sector experience.  In his new role Rob will be responsible for all Transaction and Advisory assignments in the UK market and for further expanding CBRE Hotels’ leadership in the sector.
Rob’s appointment is part of an ongoing recruitment drive to further bolster the EMEA Hotels team which has seen a number of significant strategic initiatives in the past 12 months including the acquisition of TRI Hospitality Consulting, one of Europe’s leading hotel consultancy practices, the recruitment of Germany hotel expert Philipp Kraneis and Jan Steinebach in the Netherlands, alongside Alexis Boudrand in France, Julian Kemp in the UK and Joe Stather who has joined as a dedicated EMEA Intelligence and Information Manager. These appointments further reinforce CBRE’s Hotels’ dedication to providing its clients with the most talented, most experienced and knowledgeable team available in today’s marketplace. Further senior recruitments are in the pipeline and will be announced shortly.
Keith Lindsay, COO, CBRE Hotels, commented: “Rob is a proven market leader in the hotels space and is a valuable addition to our hotels team.  He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and client contacts which will significantly strengthen our service offering in the UK market and the wider business.
“We are continuously focused on strategically recruiting the best talent in the market and Rob’s appoint along with our other recent hires will provide our expanding client base with an unrivalled depth of specialist hotel expertise and experience."
In response to the increasing activity levels in the buoyant Irish hotels sector Paul Collins will be returning to CBRE’s Dublin office to head up the Hotels and Licensed team. Paul’s return to Ireland will allow the team to concentrate on the improved market conditions. John Hughes will continue in his role as Head of Transactions, Ireland.
The CBRE Hotels team has 80 hotel professionals across EMEA and is the largest advisory firm in the hospitality and leisure sector in Europe.
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