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Hospitality investor outlook continues to improve

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Investor confidence in the hospitality industry – and the wider global economy – continues to bounce back as lockdown restrictions and a rapid vaccination roll-out in Europe and North America continue to make headway in the fight against Covid-19.

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    Video - In Focus
    Alexi Khajavi, President of Questex Hospitality and Travel sat down with Desmond Taljaard, MD of L+R Hotels for a straight talking view of the market. Taljaard expresses an optimistic yet realisitc outlook for the sector, speaking of transactions by the L+R group as well as the pent up demand right now for investors, speaking of the US market in particular he says "we are very confident to deploy investment right now" and that quite simply "Rumours of the demise of the sector are premature!" Desmond reviews the practicality of the government incentivised quarantine hotels, reports positive hotel occupancy and tells us what keeps him awake at night.  Don't miss the wrap up In Focus episode with guest Senior Managing Editor at Hotel Management, Elaine Simon discussing the development pipeline in the US.
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    Private equity company Peakside Capital Advisors has raised €160 million in equity from institutional investors and family offices across Europe. The fund will focus on investment in German real estate and may look at hotel properties, but with a look to conversion.
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    Video - In Focus
    What is the market sentiment for economic slowdown, how do investors rate their concerns for inflation and ESG?  Thanos Papasavvas and Alexi Khajavi discuss how ESG is now a key focus for investors: "as we see it maturing in the asset management industry. It is no longer considered a marketing term but involved in the decision making process. It is a very different conversation to what it was 3-4 years ago." Julie Rey-Gore and Nevius Glussi discuss the importance of brands as well as local integration.  Investors' sentiment for hotels in the current market shows a positive increase compared to the previous quarter. More episodes discussing the fourth quarterly investment sentiment survey can be viewed here. 
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    While “uncertainty and cautiousness” plagued hotel investor interest in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the commercial real estate services company believes the global lodging industry is poised to rebound in 2021, according to JLL Hotels & Hospitality's 2021 Hotel Investment Outlook.