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.
Anil Bhardwaj Director – A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC
Director – A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC
Anil Bhardwaj, a Chartered Accountant by profession, is a director with A.A. Almoosa Enterprises LLC, Dubai (The Arenco Group) for several years. The Group is a diversified conglomerate with interests in real estate, hotels, manufacturing, services and trade. As one of the largest landlords of Dubai it has, inter alia, several hotel and hotel apartment ownerships, with the hotels being managed by internationally renowned operators. The Group pioneered the hotel apartment concept in Dubai almost 30 years ago. Anil sits on the board of various group companies, including that which regularly interacts with the hotel operators and their management.
Donald Bremner Managing Director – Stirling Hospitality Advisors
Managing Director – Stirling Hospitality Advisors
Donald is the Managing Director of Stirling Hospitality Advisors with 20 years of experience in asset management, development and hospitality advisory services in London, New York, the Caribbean and the GCC. With multiple roles across the industry including Hotel Manager, Asset Manager, Director of Development and Director of Rooms for Jumeirah Group and Operations Analyst, Revenue Manager, Director of Rooms and Director of Food and Beverage for InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Donald has been the Industry Chair for the Hotel Asset Management Association and has a BSc from Aberdeen University in Scotland.
Stuart Etherington Vice President Hospitality Asset Management – Dubai Holding
Vice President Hospitality Asset Management – Dubai Holding
Stuart Etherington – Vice President Hospitality Asset Management, Dubai Holding, one of Dubai’s leading real estate development organisations with an extensive diversified asset portfolio of residential, commercial, hospitality, retail and marina’s.
Etherington joined Dubai Holding Hospitality Asset Management December 2015, initially challenged to conceive within Dubai Properties business vertical, a new division providing recurring income through hospitality assets over and above the incomes already received from residential and retail assets.
In 2017 the DP portfolio was consolidated within a larger DH Hospitality division, that is responsible for all global hospitality assets, their strategic direction, operational asset management, growth and performance.
Key achievements include the implementation of DH Hotel asset management process manual, relating to both Hotel operational needs and hotel development, which has gained endorsement by HAMA (Hotel Asset Management Association) as industry “best practise” creating the Asset management DNA that delivers the vision and financial performance demanded by DH.
Previously, Etherington served three years as Director Hospitality Development of Omran, Oman’s tourism development company where he oversaw a network of renowned accommodation developments and operations.
Prior to joining Dubai Holding, Etherington spent 20 years in various leadership positions, Vice President - Kempinski Hotel Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, Global Hospitality Consultant - Woods Bagot, Australia and Development Director for Sir Terrance Conran, London.
Etherington started his career as an Hotelier in global upscale and luxury hotel chains based throughout Europe.
Etherington is a serving member of HOFTEL, HAMA and the Institute of Hotel Management.
Zoltan Kali Senior Vice President – OMRAN Hospitality
Senior Vice President – OMRAN Hospitality
Zoltan is an experienced real estate investment professional with over 20 years of industry experience covering multiple managerial and leadership positions across geographies.
With a primary background in hotel investments and asset management, Zoltan has extensive experience with a range of real estate asset classes like office, residential and mixed-use.
He began his career in philanthropic organisations, then continued with KPMG, where he worked for a decade in the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Previous to joining Omran, where he heads up the asset management and hospitality functions, Zoltan worked at the sovereign wealth fund of Oman (SGRF) where he was responsible for the direct hospitality portfolio and real estate funds.
Zoltan, an engineer by trade, studied social sciences and acquired an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in Finance. He is a certified asset manager from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.