Philip Ward
Philip Ward
CEO Hotels & Hospitality Group EMEA
JLL
Bio

Current responsibilities
As EMEA CEO of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, Philip leads a team of more than 130 hotel experts in 10 countries.
Key skills and experience
With a career spanning 35 years, Philip is an experienced European real estate executive whose career focused predominately on investment banking advisory work. For the last 25 years, he has specialised in investment banking advisory work for the hotels, hospitality, real estate, leisure and tourism sectors.
Philip is recognised as an industry leader in the European hotels and hospitality investment industry. His primary focus is on building trusted relationships with both investors and operators, with a client centric approach he focuses on providing clients with balanced advice and insight.
Current and future clients will benefit from Philip's wealth of experience in the sector, including sourcing, securing and arranging debt and equity capital, and structuring complex transactions through a range of market cycles. Creativity and tenacity enable his clients to exceed their objectives when selling and to secure assets that will outperform for years to come.
Education and affiliations
ESCP Europe alumni.

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

Investor Panel: Playing the Long Game

How do investors anticipate future market trends and evaluate new risks to plan their longer-term strategies? Our investor panel will look at the biggest trends affecting the business of hotel investment, including sustainable investment, sustainable operations, the risks of climate change, geopolitical disruption, regulatory changes and industry disruption.