Currently Selim deputizes over the Hotel team at Colliers International MENA and oversees the Hotel Advisory & Asset Management functions in the Middle East and North Africa, with emphasis in implementing strategies to maximize returns through advisory excellence.
Selim has worked in the hotel industry for the past 18 years. His early experience was in various hotel operational positions within the Sofitel, Novotel, Kempinski, and Ramada brands in Western Europe. Selim managed teams with operational efficiency, driving performance through technical know-how while meeting and exceeding revenue and cost budgets.
As an experienced hotelier, Selim later worked for a leading hotel advisory firm in London, advising institutional investor and High Net Worth Individuals on their hotel portfolio assets project development, financing, operational performance, and asset disposal options.
Selim is specialized in Hotel Development Advisory and Hotel Asset Management. He has worked on projects in the USA, UK, France, Portugal, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UAE, North, and Sub Saharan Africa. Through his extensive Hotel Development Advisory experience, Selim has advised developers, owners and institutional investors on the feasibility of hospitality projects, companies, and mixed use developments throughout the region With his operational and financial background, at a single asset and portfolio level, Selim also carries out detailed hotel companies inception strategies and has assisted in the strategic roll out of multiple hotels throughout the region