How do you mitigate against the fluctuations of Hospitality Real Estate Life Cycles through economic and geopolitical uncertainties? How are asset managers preparing for a long-term sustainable future with risk adjusted return and strategic planning?
Rene Beil Managing Director – Beaufort Global Partners LLC
Managing Director – Beaufort Global Partners LLC
Beaufort Global Partners LLC is a private boutique Investment, Asset Management & Development Firm specializing in hospitality real estate and public market ownership with a focus on hotels, commercial buildings, residential projects, and industrial complexes. The firm is based in Dubai, UAE
René Beil, Managing Director of Beaufort Global Partners LLC, brings a seasoned history in hospitality management, operations, finance, investments, asset management and business development to the group. He has led business development and growth initiatives on multiple continents as prime driver of investments, asset management, and new business development for Sovereign Wealth Funds, Government, Public & Private Companies, Royal Families, High Net-Worth Individuals as well as Family Offices.
He has a proven track record in organization building, discrete off market Private Negotiations & Transactions, Business Development to Asset Management from Boston to Buenos Aires, London to Paris through Dubai to Singapore as well as Hong Kong, accompanied by a comprehensive network of personal relationships at senior principal levels in, Government, Commerce and Finance.
Beil is of German nationality, was born in Singapore and raised in South East Asia, Bali, Manila and Hong Kong, He spent his adolescence in Europe, The Hague, Geneva, Brussels and Paris where he pursued a successful hotel career with InterContinental Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Subsequently, he ventured to the United States of America, Boston, in the pursuit of academic achievements
From Boston University, Beil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management, complemented by a Minor in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics. He is today a member of the Advisory Board to Boston University School of Hospitality
In his past appointment as Vice President Asset Management of Dubai Investment Group, Beil’s responsibilities included the asset management of the international hotel and real estate asset portfolio of Dubai Holding, which incorporated but not limited to the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and other international real estate assets. Furthermore, he was mandated to seek investments, develop & grow markets in South America and cultivate business relationships between Middle East and LATAM.
Beil is currently leading the formation as one of the founding members of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association MEA (HAMA MEA) which is being launched during AHIC 2014. He is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and proficient in Spanish.
Ahmer Naushad Senior Vice President – GENCOM
Senior Vice President – GENCOM
Ahmer Naushad has over fifteen years of global experience in real estate and hospitality strategy, investments, and asset management. In his current role as Senior Vice President, he oversees Gencom investments in the Caribbean, Middle East and Africa.
Prior to joining Gencom, Ahmer completed successful tenures with prestigious firms including Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners/Trimont Real Estate Advisors, Miral Asset Management, Kingdom Hotels Investment, PKF Consulting, Istithmar World, InterContinental Hotels and Hilton Hotels.
Ahmer has a thorough understanding of major gateway cities and destination leisure markets. He has a hands on appreciation of asset classes including hotels, resorts, branded and unbranded residences/condo hotels, F&B and retail, offices and integrated mixed-use developments.
With core expertise in investment management, he is experienced in all facets of the real estate/hospitality investment cycle, including portfolio and single asset transactions, debt and equity funding, design and development, investment appraisal, asset management, operations and stakeholder management.
Turab Saleem Head of Hospitality – Al Rajhi Investments
Head of Hospitality – Al Rajhi Investments
An accomplished and meticulous professional with 25 years of proven success record in various aspects of the Hospitality and Tourism industries including Hotel management, Asset Management, development and operations. A strategic thinker with a strong work ethic, clear direction and resourcefulness. His consulting experience includes over 78 major projects with a value of approximately USD 18.2 Billion. His consultancy role includes advisory to new developments, hotel groups, hotel owners, airlines and Tourism Authorities.
Turab holds a master’s degree in hospitality management with a major in Hotel development & 2nd Major in Asset Management from the New York University and bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Swiss University. He has also attended Cornell University school of Hotel Administration in Hospitality development, Financial management and Hospitality & Marketing related programs.
He has been working in various continents including Europe, North America, USA and the Middle East holding senior Hospitality advisory and management positions and worked for a number of years with well established hospitality development groups and hotel groups where he has been exposed to some of finest hospitality projects including flagship hotels i.e Miami, Dubai, Paris, Doha, Riyadh, London, Washington and New York city.