Capital Markets Committeeanja2022-05-23T14:05:58+00:00
The Capital Markets Committee brings together global institutional capital and investment funds, private equity, and debt capital providers, in addition to hospitality owners/operators, to share perspectives, promote innovation and address the challenges faced in the hospitality sector.
The Committee aims to:
Promote knowledge-sharing on how the hospitality sector is addressing ESG from an investment and asset management perspective, across different pools of capital.
Consider the role of brands in complying with regulation and achieving sustainability goals.
Accelerate the growth of sustainable investment and ESG financing in the hospitality sector.
Raise awareness of how operations are being adapted to make hospitality assets more sustainable and illustrate how the activity is being measured and reported.
Help investment committee processes change to accommodate the evolving regulatory and investment landscape.
Increase understanding of how Net Zero initiatives can be priced.
Monitor the changing regulatory landscape and how it is impacting investment appetite and processes.
Develop standardised investment KPIs which help promote benchmarking, using common metrics.
Coley Brenan, Partner, KSL Capital Partners, runs the KSL European office, based in London. KSL is a leading private equity firm with approximately $8.0 billion of equity capital commitments raised since 2005 and a 20-year track record of making investments exclusively in travel and leisure businesses.
Through its investment vehicles, KSL has owned, operated and franchised some of the largest and most renowned hotel and resort properties in the United States and Europe, including approximately 62,000 hotel rooms, 1,100 restaurants, 575 retail stores, 1,100 spas, 700 leisure clubs and 300 golf courses with 1,100,000 members, 30,000 skiable acres with 260 ski lifts and 12 aviation FBOs.
In Europe, KSL currently own, The Pig Hotels, a collection of award-winning rural boutique hotels located throughout southern England, Beaumier, a collection of 8 boutique hotels located in the French Alps, French Riviera and Provence, Village Hotels, a collection of 32 hotels located throughout the UK; Cameron House Hotel, a 140 – room golf resort on the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland and Third Space, a collection of 6 premium fitness clubs located across London.
Mrs. Bettina Graef-Parker is a Managing Director at Aareal Bank AG, responsible for the Bank’s Special Property lending. This
includes the Hotel Finance Group, as well as the bank’s Turkish and Scandinavian lending activities. With her team, she is responsible
for the structuring and origination of various forms of loans to the lodging industry. Aareal Bank AG provides property finance solutions in more than 20 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.
Aareal Bank AG holds a portfolio of roundly EUR 8 billion of hospitality related financings. Including Mrs. Graef-Parker, the Hotel Properties Team consists of ten professionals with in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry. The team focuses primarily on lending to first-class hotels in prime locations, as well as portfolio transactions.
Prior to joining Aareal Bank in 2003, Mrs. Graef-Parker was a Senior Associate with HVS International in New York, where she provided valuation and consulting services to various types of investors in the hospitality industry. Mrs. Graef-Parker holds a BSci degree in Hospitality Management from the Lausanne Business School of Hotel Management in Switzerland, where she graduated in 2000 with high honours.
An east coast native now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Corinne brings a decade of experience as a sustainable business specialist with a background in public policy and coalition building. She believes that business is an essential driver for positive change and possesses deep expertise in sustainability strategy and helping companies navigate the challenges inherent to building a sustainable economy.
Now the Corporate Director of Sustainability and Impact for SH Hotels, a mission-driven sustainable hotel company, Corinne leads their sustainability strategy, analytics, employee engagement, communications, and reporting work.
Prior to joining SH Hotels & Resorts, Corinne spent 5 years with SustainAbility in San Francisco, CA, where she was the primary architect and advisor for over 20 sustainability projects for Fortune 500 companies including Facebook, Starbucks, AMD, Nestlé, and McDonald’s. Corinne also led the Global Footprint Network through a redesign of their project and financial strategy, which included developing new products, communications, and coordinating private-sector partnerships focused on resource minimization strategies.
Prior, she worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., where she co-managed NRDC’s Global Water Project and executed legislative and political actions to ensure the protection of our water, air, lands, and communities.
David Kellett is a Managing Director of Hotel Transactions at Invesco Real Estate, co-heading
the specialist hotel fund management team at Invesco Real Estate.
David began his investment career in 1999 and joined Invesco Real Estate in 2018 from
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) where he worked for 6 years, holding senior roles
including head of investor relations and head of development in Europe. Prior to IHG David
worked in investment banking at JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and an independent boutique.
David has 22 years of transaction experience, which has focused on real estate, hospitality
and leisure sectors for the last 17 years.
David earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. He is based in the London
Al-karim is the Managing Director of the 4C Hotel Group, a family owned business formed in 2010, building on the foundations of the family’s property business which stretched back to the 1990s.
He is responsible for oversight of the group’s International Hotel portfolio and development projects in the UK, Middle-East Africa and Canada. The group has recently opened two hotels in the City of London; the first Canopy by Hilton in the UK, and the first Westin hotel in the UK, as well as developing the first Element By Westin hotel in Tanzania.
Al-karim is also an active volunteer for the Ismaili Community in the UK. He currently serves as Chairman of the Aga Khan’s Youth and Sports Board, whose mandate is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the Community’s youth across the UK and Europe.
Caroline has been the Svp, Director of Sustainable Business at Pandox since 2018, and has been part of Pandox Executive Management team since 2021.
Her main task is to integrate sustainability into the business model. This is done through various green investments programs where performance is linked to ROI. The big focus right now is to evaluate and analyse the possibility to set scienced based targets, green financing and the taxonomy legislation, but also in settling green agreements with its operators.
Previous to Pandox Caroline worked in different Communications roles at stock listed companies such as Investor relations Manager at telecom company Com Hem and at the biggest online bank in the Nordics, Avanza. She also has a background within accounting at Deloitte and corporate finance at Alfred berg (later ABN Amro).
Rekha is Senior Vice President in the Hotels Capital Markets at JLL, she is also Global Capital Markets Sustainability Council Member at JLL and Chair of the Capital Markets Committee of the not-for-profit Energy and Environment Alliance.
Rekha began her real estate career at Investec Bank in 2007 in structured property finance after which she spent a number of years on the sourcing and execution of commercial investment and debt opportunities across a number of real estate sectors including hospitality. Rekha has represented the interest of a broad spectrum of investors. Rekha’s interest in sustainability began during her time as Chief Investment Officer of Qbic Hotels in 2019, a sustainable hotel company which was backed by Cerberus Capital. Rekha is passionate about sustainability in the built environment and actively engages in strategic discussions and knowledge-share within JLL and beyond through the Energy and Environment Alliance. Rekha is a member of the Chartered Management Accountants and has an MBA from INSEAD business school.
Tim has been involved in the hotel industry for 40 years, the last 10 of which have been focussed on establishing Zeal Projects and Zeal Hotels.
Zeal Projects is a Project Management & Cost Consultancy company specialising in hotel and aparthotel construction. Zeal Projects has been involved with various brands including Hampton by Hilton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ibis, Travelodge, Staycity, room2 & Quest Aparthotels.
Tim founded Zeal Hotels and in April 2019 opened the 138 bed Holiday Inn Express, at M5 J24 Bridgwater. This continues to be recommended as the benchmark going forward for the development of the Gen 4 HIX brand. Zeal’s 2nd hotel, the 144 bed Ibis (Plaza) Hotel & Keepers Restaurant & Bar at M5 J23 Bridgwater successfully opened in April 2021.
Tim is a fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and in 2019 attained distinction on the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership course (CISL).
Reducing our carbon footprint in non-negotiable and Zeal Hotels is committed to developing and operating net zero carbon hotels. Tim is looking forward to collaborating with others in the hospitality industry who share the passion for a cleaner and more sustainable world.