Hotel Investments

Fairtree Hotel Investments is a specialist hospitality real-estate asset manager focused on the acquisition, management and repositioning of hospitality real-estate assets.

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About

Fairtree Hotel Investments, a division of Fairtree Operational Real Estate, is a specialist alternative real-estate investment manager, focused on hospitality asset management. Since launching in 2014 the division has successfully sourced, negotiated and completed on over 25 hotel transactions, totalling in excess of £350m in value.

Fairtree Operational Real Estate is a division of the Fairtree group, a leading multi strategy and long only investment manager which was founded in 2003 in South Africa. Fairtree has over £4bn in assets under management and has operations in South Africa, the UK and Europe.

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Our Focus

Fairtree Hotel Investments specialises in hospitality real-estate asset management and manages various institutional and HNW mandates on behalf of an international investor base. Our investment strategies are based on opportunities in the UK and Europe hospitality sector, and, through a combination of operational efficiencies and capital growth, we aim to deliver long-term enhanced returns to our investors. We can offer bespoke strategies based on investor return profiles and risk requirements.

Active Asset & Portfolio Management

Deal Sourcing & Structuring

Transactional Management & Due-Diligence

Debt and Equity Raising

Hotel Management & Advisory

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Our solutions

Our core belief is that hospitality is built upon real people and real relationships; it is this belief that underpins our highly successful approach to investing and investment management.

Active asset management solutions that unlock value for all stakeholders

Through our strong team of investment professionals and industry affiliates we provide full discretionary and bespoke mandate hotel investment services that deliver exceptional stakeholder value and growth.

Active Asset & Portfolio Management

Through our strong industry expertise, specialist teams, operational experience, and financial excellence we achieve capital and operational value creation within our strategies.

As an on-balance sheet investor, we actively co-invest with our partners and shareholders so to align interest and deliver shareholder return. Through our hotel management affiliate, Providence Hospitality, which has operations in both the UK and SA, we are able to maintain direct control of operational management, improving performance and achieving greater efficiencies across portfolios as well as on a per asset basis.

Transactional Management & Due-Diligence

As seasoned investors in the hotel sector we have significant experience of managing transactions to a successful conclusion. We can conduct and supervise a full range of diligence workstreams both through our in-house expertise and via trusted third parties to identify and manage transactional and operational risk.

Deal Sourcing & Structuring

We have long-standing relationships with a wide network of hotel owners, partners, brokers, investors and operators which gives us deep coverage and insight in the sector, through which we are able to identify and unlock opportunities that can deliver real shareholder value growth. Our flexible approach to deal creation allows us to build structures that adequately manage risk, while delivering positive outcomes for all stakeholders to give us a uniquely competitive edge.

Debt & Equity Financing

Through our deep and wide ranging industry connections we are able source, negotiate and deliver a variety of attractive capital solutions, including equity, senior or subordinated debt, and listed debt to suit investment and risk requirements. 

Hotel Management & Advisor

Through our operational affiliate, Providence Hospitality, we can offer a range of full-service and bespoke hotel management services.

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Our Values

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Integrity

Integrity

Our foundation is one of integrity – we are determined to do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances. For us, living with integrity includes delivering on all our commitments, performing in a way and within parameters as communicated to all concerned and being fair and honest in all our dealings.
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Excellence

Excellence

We are committed to pursuing excellence. We strive to excel in every aspect of our business and to approach every challenge with a willpower to succeed. We believe that excellence is a mindset and an attitude, and should thus be reflected in all we do.
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Growth

Growth

We continually grow and refine our investment process to incorporate developments in the market, and new and more efficient ways to express our investment views. At the same time, developing and growing our people is key to achieving excellence. We also have a passion to explore new opportunities with our clients and grow in our partnerships.
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Real Relationships

Real Relationships

We build strong, open and honest relationships with all our stakeholders, including our clients, service providers and within the Fairtree family. The outcome of real relationships is mutual trust and respect within which authentic conversations can thrive.
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Family

Family

We value and respect our own personal families as well as the Fairtree family. We prioritize creating an environment where work and family are not in conflict as we are passionate to see personal relationships flourish. We believe this contributes very positively to a productive and rewarding work experience.

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Our Exemplary Track Record

2014

Fairtree Hotel Investments Inception

Fairtree Hotel Investments launches and acquires the first hotel asset in South Africa.

2015

First UK focussed fund launched

Launch of first UK-focused fund and acquisition of first hotel in UK

2016

Start of UK expansion

From 2016 to 2018, the group significantly expanded our UK presence with acquisition of 7 further hotels into our first UK fund

2019

UK office established

UK offices opened in Bath, Southwest England

Launch of bespoke UK mandate

Mandate launched and acquiring 2 standalone hotels and portfolio of 15 luxury hotels across England

2021

Launch of UK Hotels JV Partnership

Launch of ongoing acquisition partnership with Blantyre Capital and acquisition of first hotel in regional Scotland

2014

Fairtree Hotel Investments Inception

Fairtree Hotel Investments launches and acquires the first hotel asset in South Africa.

2015

First UK focussed fund launched

Launch of first UK-focused fund and acquisition of first hotel in UK

2016

Start of UK expansion

From 2016 to 2018, the group significantly expanded our UK presence with acquisition of 7 further hotels into our first UK fund

2019

UK office established

UK offices opened in Bath, Southwest England

Launch of bespoke UK mandate

Mandate launched and acquiring 2 standalone hotels and portfolio of 15 luxury hotels across England

2021

Launch of UK Hotels JV Partnership

Launch of ongoing acquisition partnership with Blantyre Capital and acquisition of first hotel in regional Scotland

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Hotel Investment Team


Operational Real Estate Portfolio Manager

CA (SA), CFA
Co-founded Fairtree in 2006

Kobus Nel
Operational Real Estate
Portfolio Manager​


Operational Real Estate Portfolio Manager

CA(SA)
Joined Fairtree in 2014

Joe Bester
Operational Real Estate
Portfolio Manager​


Operational Real Estate Investments Principal

Barrister-at-Law, CF (dip)
Joined Fairtree in 2019

Nic Ross
Operational Real Estate Investments Principal​


Operational Real Estate Investments Principal

MBA, CFA, CA(SA), B.Acc (Hons)
Joined Fairtree in 2019

Gabriel Louw
Operational Real Estate Investments Principal​


Operational Real Estate Analyst

BComHons (Financial Analysis)
Joined Fairtree in 2019

Michael-John Dippenaar
Operational Real Estate
Analyst​

focused on hospitality asset management

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Fairtree Hotel Investments is backed by Fairtree Capital (www.fairtree.com)