Tim Helliwell is head of hotel finance at Barclays Bank, and based in London. At IHIF in Berlin, in March, Tim will be part of an innovative panel: The Debt Market—Lenders Got Talent. A play off the hit show "America's Got Talent," lenders will pitch to a judging panel of owners regarding their different borrowing options and structures. Ahead of the conference, Tim shares his assessment of the hospitality sector from the banker's point of view.
As the SVP of acquisitions, Europe, for Host Hotels & Resorts, Carmen Hui's responsibilities are focused on buying and selling assets on behalf of the REIT throughout Europe. A past recipient of the IHIF Young Leader Award, she again will be at IHIF, and in this IHIF exclusive video, she talks about 2016 and why a slowdown in large portfolio deals could be upon the industry.