International hotel property adviser, Christie & Co, grows its team with the appointment of Beatriz Menéndez-Valdés
as Head of Consultancy for Spain and Portugal.
The appointment of Beatriz, who will be located in the Christie & Co Madrid office, reinforces the Hotel Consultancy division, which has been very active in recent months conducting a large number of projects, such as multiple market and feasibility studies for investors and operators in different Spanish, Portuguese and Italian cities; various commercial due diligence of debt portfolios with hotel collateral; as well as expert witness reports for different assets for both national and international clients.
Beatriz holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) and has an extensive experience in consultancy and financial and strategic advice for the real estate and hotel sectors. Prior to joining Christie & Co, Beatriz was part of Price Waterhouse Coopers, Atlas Capital and Accor Hotels, and later worked as Associate Director in the Hotels & Resorts Division at IREA, where she led strategic advisory and consultancy projects, hotel asset transactions, contract negotiations for hotel management, and finding financing for tourist developments projects. More recently, Beatriz has directed the Investment Division at Engel & Völkers Commercial, advising on the purchase and sale of real estate assets for real estate funds.
By joining Christie & Co, she joins the team formed by Guillemette Briard
(Senior Consultant), Pol Fabregat
(Consultant), Ariadna Planella
(Consultant) and Joan Bagó
(Market Analyst), and it is expected to be a new drive for the department, which has now five members.
In the words of Inmaculada Ranera
, Managing Director Spain and Portugal: "We are delighted that Beatriz has joined our team to lead the Consultancy Division. Her background and experience will be an added value for Christie & Co, which has established itself as the best international hotel consultancy firm in Spain and Portugal, offering its clients an individualised service tailored to their needs".
For her part, Beatriz comments: "The Christie & Co specialisation and experience within the European hotel industry, the dynamism of its team and their human quality are the reasons I could not miss the opportunity to join the project of consolidating the company in Spain as a market leader in strategic and finance consultancy in the hotel industry”.
More information and contact details of Christie & Co Spain and Portugal current team members are available in "Our Team