Located in the Madrid office, Nicolas leads Christie & Co Hotel Consulting department, which is very active at the moment, carrying out numerous projects for investors and operators both national and international, in urban and holiday destinations, in Spain and Portugal. Nicolas will lead Christie & Co's Consulting team in Spain, which offers a wide range of services, ranging from Market and Feasibility Studies, Commercial Due Diligence, Expert Witnesses, Dispute Resolution Advice, Hotel Asset Valuations, to Price Advice, Rent Reviews or Performance Monitoring for hotel asset owners.
Graduated in Hotel Business Administration from the University of Montpellier (France) and holder of an MBA in International Hospitality Management from Cornell-ESSEC, Nicolas has developed his entire professional career in the hospitality and leisure sectors.
Nicolas began his professional career in the hotel sector as deputy director of a hotel of the Kyriad chain in France, then served as manager of the Tourism and Leisure division of the consultancy agency Minsait (formerly Indra Business Consulting) where, for almost 10 years, he led more than 50 consultancy projects (due dilligence, asset portfolio analysis, feasibility studies, tourism development strategy) for customers around the world.
After his period at Minsait, Nicolas joined Hotelbeds, in Palma de Mallorca, as Head of Sales Transformation & Integration, participating in the transformation of sales teams and the integration of commercial teams resulting from the merger between Hotelbeds, Tourico and GTA.
Prior to joining Christie & Co, Nicolas held the position of Head of Strategy, Business Planning and Operations for the Spanish subsidiary of the Intu Group, owner and operator of shopping centers, where he was able to accompany the transformation of the 3 Spanish assets into resorts and also led the strategic and investment plan of the only indoor ski slope in Spain (Madrid SnowZone).
This incorporation, the process of which was carried out by human resources consultancy Michael Page, represents a new push for a consulting department that consolidates as one of the best professional teams in the sector, whose deep market knowledge is recognized as fundamental in the decision-making of its clients.
Inmaculada Ranera, Managing Director for Spain and Portugal, comments: "We are delighted to have Nicolas in our team. His solid background within the hotel sector, his successful experience in project management and strategy design, as well as his team leadership and mentoring skills are a great added value for Christie & Co, reinforcing a consulting team that has become a benchmark among the main players in the sector."
Nicolas Cousin is: "Very excited with the opportunity to join a consultancy specialized in hospitality, with a company recognized internationally, offering a motivating project, based on excellence and personalization of its services."