Andreas Scriven, International Managing Director and Head of Consultancy at Christie + Co in London, sits down with hosco tv to talk about the global hospitality real estate sector and what it means to be a consultant working in the industry today. Scriven explains who his clients are, the key services that Christie + Co offers those clients, and what skill set is necessary to do the job of a consultant. Clients ranging from hotel developers to major hotel chains to banks are in need of consultancy services, and Scriven discusses the dynamic work that’s involved in serving them: from brokerage assistance to valuation to strategy, it’s all in a day’s work for a consultant. A true expert in his field with over 15 years of consulting experience and a degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell, Scriven says the most important skills needed to become a consultant are technical—understanding how to perform a market analysis, reading a P&L statement and financial modeling. Once you’ve reached that critical starting point, having good “people skills” comes next—a natural fit for hospitality professionals! Watch to find out what Scriven thinks are the best ways to break into the field of consulting.
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