CabinM Consulting

Experience

Experience

Clients of CabinM Consulting will enjoy personal service and advice from a Director level Chartered Surveyor, regulated by the  RICS, benefitting from a wealth of specialised Hotel & Hospitality commercial real estate experience, gained since the firm's owner first started working in the sector in 1999.
 
The firm's services are enhanced by personal professional experience from working for global property advisory firms based in Scotland and covering Regional UK. Previous assignments either led personally or worked on as part of a team include:


Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

ABERDEEN

Client: Henry Boot Developments
Service: Agency - Operator Selection
2013 - 2017

Led element of team in Scotland winning instruction to market up to three hotel opportunities as part of the new Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, work involved marketing the hotel opportunities to international and domestic brands and operators, contract negotiation, contributing to deals for a 200 key Hilton and 150 key aLoft, scheduled to open 2019.


The Carnegie Club

Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands

Client: The Carnegie Club's chosen banking providers
Service: Advisory - Valuation
2014 and 2016

Provided valuation advice which required inspecting the diverse range of luxury properties within the Skibo Estate including the world famous Skibo Castle.


Proposed Go Native Serviced Apartments

The White Building, Glasgow

Client: Property Owner's chosen banking provider
Service: Advisory - Valuation
2017

Secured instruction to provide valuation for secured lending on proposed 64 key serviced apartments to be formed within a striking listed building in prime city centre location.


Portfolio of 55 Travelodge Leased Hotels

UK WIDE

Client: Institutional Funder
Service: Advisory (Valuation)
2016

Senior member of client facing team handling the inspection, analysis and valuation of 55 assets across the UK. In addition to understanding the Travelodge business model, the client requested analysis on a vacant possession and ancillary property basis to support the £196M transaction.



Crerar Hotel Group

Portfolio of 13 Hotels throughout Regional UK

Client: FICO Castle's, a subsidiary of FICO Holdings (UK), chosen banking provider
Service: Advisory - Valuation for transaction support
2016 and 2017

Worked as part of team delivering valuation advice on portfolio of diverse regional hotels which included hotels in Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands.


Carlton Hotel Edinburgh

Opening 2018

Client: The EDI Group
Service: Agency - Operator Selection
2013 - 2015

Acted for developer Client to market hotel development opportunity culminating in a highly competitive process to secure a hotel development forming part of Edinburgh's world famous skyline. A Turnkey purchase deal was agreed with Hotel Management International Limited, which runs the Carlton Hotel Collection, to develop a bespoke 98 key four star hotel.


Hotel Development Opportunity

BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Client: Scottish Rugby
Service: Agency - Operator & Developer Selection
2013 - 2017

Provided advisory and subsequently agency advice to Scottish Rugby culminating in the marketing of a hotel development opportunity adjacent to BT Murrayfield Stadium. Key experience: Understanding the needs and priorities of a high profile Client whose principal focus is not real estate and working with the market to identify suitable development and hotel partners capable of delivering a high quality hotel commensurate with the stadium facilities.


Turnberry Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort

Ayrshire, Scotland

Client: Istithmar World
Service: Agency - Sale
2013 - 2014

Led element of team in Scotland instructed to handle the off market sale of the world famous Hotel & Golf Resort, providing local support meeting with the owner, senior management and senior members of the purchasing organisation.



Hotel Development Opportunity

Edinburgh International Airport

Client: Edinburgh Airport Limited
Service: Agency - Operator & Developer Selection
2014 - 2015

Led element of team in Scotland marketing, interviewing and negotiating with suitable development and hotel partners capable of delivering a high quality hotel commensurate with the rapidly growing airport. The Ability Group were selected  to enter into a ground lease and develop a 175 key Hampton by Hilton.


Crowne Plaza Edinburgh

The Roxburghe

Client: Paragon Hotels
Service: Advisory (Valuation) and Agency (Sale)
2013 - 2014

Secured instruction from the Owner to value its portfolio of hotels which included the Roxburghe in Edinburgh city centre and a number of regional hotels throughout England. Subsequently, instructed to sell the Roxburghe on a highly confidential, off market basis. A sale to Starwood Capital was achieved in July 2014.


Proposed Mode by BridgeStreet Serviced Apartments

Edinburgh

Client: Property Owner's chosen banking provider
Service: Advisory - Valuation
2017

Secured instruction to provide valuation for secured lending on proposed 82 key serviced apartments to be formed within Kintore House, Queen Street, Edinburgh.