David Nath

Partner, Head of Hospitality CEE • Czechia

David Nath
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David Nath

Partner, Head of Hospitality CEE • Czechia


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David Nath, Partner and Head of Central & Eastern European Hospitality Team at Cushman & Wakefield, joined the company in 2015, and is based in Prague, Czech Republic.

He has more than 18 years’ worth of experience with hospitality real estate. David leads a team of experts and consultants focusing on hospitality investments, hotel valuation, operator selection and advisory on hotel development. He overlooks the Hospitality business in Southern & Eastern Europe as well.

Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, David worked in conducting position of alternative investment vehicles such as Keystone Hospitality Fund in Luxembourg. Prior to that David also worked more than 7 years in leading managerial position of international private equity investment company focusing on hotel developments and operations in Europe. 

 

David studied Prague International University in Accounting and Finance (2011) and is the Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2015. 

 

 

CIJ AWARDS 2019 award for the best Hospitality transaction of the year - InterContinental Hotel, Prague

Key Assignments

Development Experience – David led and organized several successful hotel developments across the CEE region and was directly responsible for delivering hotels from Economy to Luxury segment. In his past career he successfully developed and opened more than one thousand hotel rooms.

Investment Advisory – David personally advised Czech family fund R2G in acquisition of Hotel InterContinental in Prague which was also the biggest investment transaction in CEE ever. In addition since he joined Cushman & Wakefield David transacted (sell-side or buy-side) hotel assets in total value exceeding 500 mil EUR. David is personally involved in all the hotel transactions in CEE & SEE region.

Development Advisory – David advised numerous hotel and hospitality related asset classes developers in form of Feasibility and Concept studies within CEE & SEE region and supported investors in best utilization of the build-able areas to achieve fastest return of the investments.

Asset Management – David was involved in multiple Asset Management instructions in CEE region including upscale hotel Don Giovanni Hotel in Prague with 412 rooms. Due to his extensive hotel operation experience (more than 18 years), David is able to advise on best utilization of operating & non-operating costs and grow the GOP & EBITDA profitability of respective hotel assets.

Operator Selection Advisory – David is leading all Operator Search Instructions in CEE & SEE region and due to his experience advising on Franchise, Management and Lease agreement structures. He personally led operator selection processes of:

  • InterContinental in Prague (372 keys) which changed the brand to Fairmont Hotels and Resort
  • Kempinski Sofia (400 keys)
  • ZleepHotel Prague (140 keys)
  • HolidayInn Express Budapest (190 keys)
  • and many others;

Valuation – David has advised on numerous debt raising processes for hotel development projects as well as hotels under operation in CEE.

Loan Facility Arrangement – David has advised on numerous debt raising processes for hotel development projects as well as hotels under operation in CEE.


David studied Prague International University in Accounting and Finance (2011) and is the Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2015.


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