Since 2013, Michael has been the Managing Director of Savills Hotels for Australia and New Zealand, responsible for the management and development of the Hotels business and its integration with the global team.
As the Managing Director of the Hotels division, Michael has a particular focus on investment sales, capital raising, joint ventures and advising on and structuring hotel and mixed use developments.
Prior to joining Savills Hotels, Michael provided legal, corporate advisory, transaction structuring and capital raising services in relation to hotel sales, acquisitions and developments in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia.
Michael also spent 4 years leading a hotel, resort and leisure development team in the Middle East, and jointly established the company’s hotel and leisure asset management team.
With more than 12 years’ experience as a lawyer in Australia and Singapore, he has been responsible for advising on structuring, negotiating and executing asset level and entity level single asset and portfolio hotel and resort sales, corporate M&A real estate transactions, bilateral, syndicated and private placement financing, and capital market bond issuance.