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Senior Vice President of the Strategic Advisory division within JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group.

Jude has been involved in the hospitality industry for 20 years and has a diverse background that encompasses operations, development, tourism and hotel property consultancy.

Prior to joining JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group in 2015, Jude was employed as a consultant with DWS Hospitality Consulting managing the accommodation division of the consulting business and consulting to the gaming sector. In his role, he undertook operator selections, franchise and management contract negotiations, operational reviews, budget development, feasibility studies and funding memorandums.  

In Europe, Jude was a development manager with Choice Hotels Europe in the UK, responsible for the expansion of their UK portfolio from initial site selection to deal execution. Prior to Choice Hotels Europe, Jude worked as a senior consultant with TRI Hospitality Consulting in London and gained significant international experience undertaking projects in UK, Ireland, Romania, France, Georgia, Cyprus, Cape Verde, Barbados, Bahamas and Thailand. From an operational perspective, Jude undertook management training in four and five-star properties in the UK, Ireland and Switzerland.

At JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group, Jude is involved in operational reviews, feasibility studies, hotel profitability improvement assessments, negotiation of management contracts, gaming, airport hotel development, tourism research, mixed-use development, conference development and complex project assignments.

Relevant Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of the Asia Pacific hotel investment market
  • Hotel and tourism research, analysis and market forecasting and consultancy
  • Strategic investment advisory for owners, operators and Government
  • Mixed-use development and accommodation positioning
  • Select-service hotel development
  • Gaming licencing and development
  • Integrated resort development
  • Tourism master-planning

​Education and Affiliations

  • Associate Member & Certified Development Manager – API
  • SKAL International
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Property Studies – University of Queensland
  • Master of Business Studies, Planning & Strategic Management – University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Business Studies, Tourism & Hospitality Management – Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Diploma of Business Studies, Hotel & Catering Management – Galway Institute of Technology, Ireland