Life in the party? Investors and operators discuss the outlook for serviced apartments

George Sell By George Sell
08 September 2015 | Updated 09 September 2015

SAN and Colliers International hosted the serviced apartment investors and operators round table discussion

Piers Brown, Serviced Apartment News and host of Serviced Apartment Summit and Marc Finney, Head of Hotels and Resorts, Colliers International welcomed a select group of industry professionals to the third in a series of serviced apartment investors' round table lunch meetings in London earlier this week.

The event brought together some new, and more established serviced apartment owners and operators, banks and investors for a sector update and to discuss the outlook for the future. Lunch was complemented by Dr Walter Boettcher, Director, Research and Forecasting, Colliers International delivering an engaging presentation, entitled 'Life in the party? Comments relevant to serviced apartment operators.'

Investors in the room included those with existing hospitality investments, looking to find their first serviced apartment and extended stay deal and those already active and looking for more opportunities.

Topics discussed included International Funds defining the market with $32 trillion USD; capital chasing yield and the ensuing yield compression conditions; GDP growth and possible mid-cycle slowdown; the outlook for US and UK interest rates, London v Regional serviced apartment performance; predicted population changes of the main European countries 2015 - 2030 presents opportunities; and 'over segmentation' of the vast choice of property investment choices now available. To download his presentation click here.

Attendees included representatives from AHV Associates, Cheval Residences, Marriott Extended Stay, Skyline Worldwide, Apple Apartments, The Edinburgh Collection, Valad Europe, Sutton Estates, Barclays, Realstar Group, Starwood Capital, Cycas Hospitality, Adina, Grange Hotels, HVS, Aparthotel Adagio, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, HSBC, Patron Capital and Frasers Hospitality.

If you are a hospitality investor looking to engage with the serviced apartment and extended stay sector, take a look at our industry leading Serviced Apartment Summit conferences in Europe , Middle East and Africa and Americas.

If you would like to be considered for an invitation to a future round table event, please email piers@servicedapartmentnews.com

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