Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Business Development, Walter will lead the Business Development team to explore new business opportunities, leasing, investments, acquisitions and hotel management agreements.
A seasoned hospitality executive and a master’s graduate in Real Estate Development from New York University, Walter has 15 years of development experience and has directed numerous international real estate and hotel focused mixed-use opportunities. His expertise include hotel pre-opening planning and operations; acquisition and disposition; capital improvement and renovation; and contract negotiation. He has held various senior positions in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and New York including roles with Marriott International Asia Pacific, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Limited and the Far East Organisation.
ÒWalter is a real estate professional and is experienced in collaborating with different stakeholders including investors, owner representatives and operators in development and asset management.Ê At Wharf Hotels, he will specialise in strategic planning, financial feasibility, site assessment and project delivery throughout Asia Pacific and beyond. With his knowledge and expertise, we are confident that Walter will further strengthen the Niccolo and Marco Polo portfolios and expand our footprint in markets which fit the group’s strategic growth plans,Ó said Lucinda Chan, Vice President, Finance and Business Development, Wharf Hotels.