New staff at the network a&o
From right: Leandro Rispoli, real estate analyst; Annabel Nowak, real estate specialist. real estate and James Simmonds – chief real estate officer. investments/photos. archive a&o
James Simmonds, with more than 20 years’ experience in international hotel chain development, has been appointed Chief Wine Tourism Officer of. James Simmonds, chief investment officer, and Annabel Nowak and Leandro Rispoli, new members of the investment team. real estate.
Low-budget hostel chain a&o continues to expand its European reach. The company has opened four new facilities in the past two years, but now the pace of expansion is set to accelerate.
James Simmonds, chief investment officer. nvestments in a&o Hostels, said: “We want to keep growing. The United Kingdom, Italy, Benelux and the other German-speaking countries are our priority.”
Oliver Winter, founder and CEO of a&o, emphasized: “James Simmonds, together with the new team for the. The International Real Estate Conference is responsible for the effective and rapid expansion of the network. We’re looking forward to it.”.
James Simmonds has been successfully developing a chain of international hotels for over 20 years. After working in the London offices of Ernst&Young and Deloitte began operations in the Middle East – in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In the luxury hotel company Rosewood, Englishman was responsible for network development in the Asia-Pacific region. When asked about the growth prospects of a&o, he pointed out: “a&o is an exceptional product. We are very flexible in terms of property acquisition: we can buy or rent, which gives us a clear advantage over our competitors”.
Simmonds and his team want to focus on acquiring existing hotels and hostels that can be “quickly transformed into a&o”.
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Annabel Nowak studied tourism management in Munich and worked as a hotel consultant for a Berlin-based consulting firm. For the last four years she has also held a position at the Berlin-based NH hotel group, being responsible for the development and asset management of NH hotels and their expansion in Central Europe, the UK and Ireland. Nowak, a real estate specialist. real estate in a&o, is responsible for network development in the region of German-speaking countries, France, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe and Nordic countries.
After graduating from International Hotel Development in Glion, Switzerland, Leandro Rispoli began his career as an investment analyst at CBRE in Milan. He has been involved in several major hotel transactions, including vacation resorts and business hotels. Then worked in Prague, London and Tulum (Mexico). W a&o occupies the position of a real estate market analyst, searching for the best locations for a&o across Europe.