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Partner, Head of Hotel & Leisure Division, Internos Global Investors, United Kingdom
Jochen Schaefer-Suren joined INTERNOS as a Partner and Head of the Hotel and Leisure Division in January 2011. Previously he held a similar position at Invesco Real Estate and was also a member of Invesco Real Estate’s Global Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Whilst at Invesco he designed, raised capital and managed Invesco’s first hotel real estate fund for institutional investors, like Generali and Allianz. For this fund he was responsible for the acquisition, financing and asset management of a diversified pan European hotel portfolio worth about €700m. From 2006 this fund achieved excellent results achieving target dividends every year and stable NAV in 2010. Whilst at Invesco, he also managed separate sales, financing or investment management mandates including one of €300m for Generali for hotel investments.
Previously Jochen advised Club Med on their strategy and acquisitions outside their core resort business. From 1995 to June 2000, he was at Lazard in charge of M&A in hotels and leisure. During this period he was involved in sales and acquisitions totalling over £1billion including 8 hotels of Trusthouse Forte’s Exclusive Hotel collection (such as George V, Paris, Hyde Park London and Plaza Athenee hotels in Paris and New York), 61 Holiday Inns in the US and Taj hotels in USA as well as acting as strategic advisor to the Tata group India, owner of Taj Hotels.
In 1994-95, he was in charge of global hotel development for Forte Hotels including acquisition of Meridien Hotels for £200million. From 1993 to 1994, Jochen was VP Development, Hilton Hotels, responsible for the Americas and Western Europe. From 1987 to 1993, he worked as first as Assistant VP and then VP Development of Meridien Hotels in Paris and New York.
Jochen holds the degree of Master in Hotel Business Administration from Cornell University, New York and a Law Degree from University of Heidelberg, Germany.