Speaker Profile

David Harper

Head of Property Services
Hotel Partners Africa

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David is the Head of Property Services for Hotel Partners Africa (HPA), advising on all aspects of hotel properties, including valuation, operator selection and acquisitions & disposals. HPA is the coming together of four of the most experienced consultants working in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a one-stop-shop for hoteliers and developers, and David’s role is to provide the property advice
David is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years in property and the hotel industry.  He is the author of Hotel Valuation for Investors, the best-selling book providing comprehensive advice on all aspects of hotel ownership.  He also advises the RICS on hotel valuations and wrote the guidance on ISURV, a subscription service providing best practice advice for Chartered Surveyors the world over.
Prior to setting up Hotel Partners Africa and before that Leisure Property Services, David was head of hotel valuations and international brokerage for CBRE Hotels, and has been involved in some of the largest transactions across the globe.  He has worked in over 100 countries and has unrivalled experience across sub-Saharan Africa.