Investment Analysis Director, Europe
Reporting to VP Analysis & Business Development EMEAA
Based in Denham, Buckinghamshire Corporate Head Office (UB9 5HR)
At IHG we are looking for a Investment Analysis Director for our EMEAA Investment Analysis Team.
Managing a team of 4 direct reports, this role has responsibility for leading the financial and deal structuring support connected with new opportunities and renewals of existing projects. This will include financial modelling, advising on deal structure and deal terms to senior developers and regional leadership as well as preparing investment papers for the relevant approval committees up to Board level within IHG.
IHG is one of the largest hotel companies in the world, with a family of brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express® and Crowne Plaza®. Our purpose is to create Great Hotels Guests Love® through providing True Hospitality for everyone
We believe the culture at IHG is unique as it’s created by our People and founded on strong values.
These values are our Winning Ways and they set us apart from competitors:
• Do the right thing
• Show we care
• Aim higher
• Celebrate difference
• Work better together
IHG have been certified as a Top Employer in the UK by the Top Employers Institute and we’re not far from Central London, with our Corporate Head Office based in Denham, Buckinghamshire which is a 20 - 35 mins (approx.) train journey from London Marylebone to Denham station!
The role will take ownership for a detailed market understanding and moving our valuation and deal structuring forward. The role is also responsible for coordinating Europe’s Post Project review and providing relevant insights to historic investment decisions, particularly the performance of our capital investments. The role will have a fundamental part in assessing the investment attractiveness of IHG’s various brands and attempting to improve those through financial modeling and broad understanding of the investment proposition for any owner.
The main responsibilities are the role include:
• Relationships – Develop and maintain relationships with investors, developers, lenders, brokers, consultants and other key parties involved in the hospitality industry. Liaise closely with Group Finance and the Regional Development Team to understand capital position of IHG and specific capital investment opportunities and targets.
• Delivery – Financial and Strategic appraisal of all new hotel opportunities for the purposes of obtaining the relevant internal approvals. Lead and coordinate feasibility studies with Operations and or external consultants. Lead Post project reviews, development income forecast and impact studies. Provide creative deal structuring solutions to support the development team. Write, analyse, and be responsible for all market papers included in the Regional and Global approval process, including preparation of the agenda, minutes, compliance checks against the DOA, writing and presenting papers. Partner with VP and SVP Development, challenge the status quo and provide value enhancing solutions to increase IHG’s pipeline in relevant market.
• Capital Investments – Effectively own and direct the investment appraisal of any use of IHG’s balance sheet for expansion capital purposes in that market. Ensure efficient financial controls are in place and all Capital investments are approved in accordance with company policies and procedures. Develop the division’s Capital expenditure plan and yearly budget. Managing and reporting of Divisions capital forecast and actual expenditure monthly.
• Market Planning and development support. Lead the input into the market planning (optimal brand locations in key European cities) and strategic planning process for development; prepare signings forecast and budgets, track development projects, and prepare development presentation materials (presentations, sales pitches and collateral).
We’re ideally looking for someone with at 6-8 Hotel, Valuation and/or Finance work experience with at least 4 years in a Corporate environment. You will be degree qualified or equivalent in Economics, Accounting/Business or Hospitality MBA.
In addition, you will have strong project management experience in a matrix organization overseeing multiple business units and have previously worked within an international or global organization
Finally, you will have an excellent understanding of investment appraisal methodologies and valuation techniques and have strong influencing skills and can form opinions and communicate recommendations on complex financial and deal structures to senior (SVP) management clearly and coherently. You will be a collaborative team player with excellent communication skills.
As an IHG employee, you will enjoy a competitive financial and benefits package which may include hotel room discounts (available globally) and healthcare support.
We are based in modern offices with around 650 employees based at our corporate Head Office where have parking available on site, a free gym on site, a subsidised restaurant and Starbucks.
Our picturesque office in Denham, Buckinghamshire is easily accessible on the A4/M40. Alternatively, many of our employees commute from London – there are regular trains from London Marylebone taking approx. 20 – 35 minutes, or the Metropolitan or Piccadilly tube lines go to Uxbridge where we provide a free shuttle bus.
If this sounds like your next role - make your application today! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
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- Job type
- Fulltime job
- Denham, United Kingdom
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- As soon as possible