Asia-Pacific hospitality real estate expert - advising clients on critical decisions throughout the asset life-cycle. Combining a macro perspective with an attention for detail, strong analytical skills and strategic thinking.
Key Consulting Services
Asset Management (pre-opening and ongoing)
Market and Economic Feasibility Studies
Dan has developed a thorough understanding of hospitality markets and trends across Asia-Pacific where he advised on hospitality real estate projects in 27 countries. Combining expertise in real estate, hospitality and finance, Dan monitors macro-trends while being able to zero in on minute details.
He is current in supply and demand dynamics, site potential, concept development, area programming, property performance, financials, valuation, financing, investing, operator relations, pre-opening process, and owner representation. His expertise applies to a range of hospitality assets including hotels, resorts, serviced apartments, gaming, golf, shared ownership, mixed-use developments, MICE facilities, master plans, and further encompasses tourism, wellness and sustainability.
Dan has provided expert witness services at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC).
Dan is the CEO and founder of AP Hospitality Advisors headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Bangkok, Beijing and Shenzhen. Overseeing a regional team of associates, Dan and his team have advised institutional and private owners, lenders, developers, investors, and operators in the hospitality real estate space.
Dan maintains strong relations with all major hotel operators in the region, publishing the Hotel Operator Guide Asia-Pacific since 2013. Other tools for the industry include the Hotel Architect and Hotel Law Guides. Dan's many articles and publications on a range of hospitality topics can be found on the web and AP website.
Some of his high profile projects include the Cheval Blanc Randheli, Soneva Jani, Banyan Tree Seychelles, Four Seasons and St Regis Bora Bora, Aman Tokyo, J Hotel Shanghai, Four Seasons and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Capella and Four Seasons Bangkok, JW Marriott Singapore, Four Seasons Seoul, Sukhothai Shanghai, Dusit Thani Manila, Four Seasons Sydney.
Professional & Other
Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (hons) from the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.
He is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS - 5623441) and a licensed agent under the Hong Kong Estate Agent Authority (EAA - E-443648).
An active member of the Urban Land Institute, Dan is vice-chair of the Asia Pacific Hospitality Development Council (HDC) and member of the Resilient Cities Council.
Dan is an EDGE expert under the program by the World Bank Group and IFC.
A frequent speaker at conferences and events, Dan has been a guest lecturer for Bachelor and Master students at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Beijing International Studies University (BISU).
Dan is fluent in English, German, French, Spanish and speaks basic Cantonese.