Troup expands national role

Surveyor Colliers International has promoted Julian Troup to head of the UK hotels agency team.

Troup joined Colliers during 2007 to head up the UK corporate hotels team and has now been appointed as head of the overall hotel agency operation.

Since 2003, Troup has advised on the sale or disposal of 100 hotels on behalf of clients with asking prices ranging from £1.2m to in excess of £20m. Earlier this year he handled the sale of Forestdale Hotels, a privately owned portfolio of 18 three-star hotels across England, for £32m to Akkeron Hotels.

He commented: "We need to better promote our services – as an example we sold 117 hotels throughout the UK during last year and Colliers International is now the second largest real estate advisory firm in the world whilst in the UK we have a dedicated hotels team comprises around 50 individuals. I am delighted to be working with a team of experienced and talented people in providing a wide range of services to the hotel sector."

Troup will work alongside David Hossack who leads the valuation side of the UK hotels team and Marc Finney who continues to head up the international and UK professional and advisory team.

Troup was promoted following the departure of Chris Moore to Jones Lang LaSalle.

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