BNP Paribas expands UK hotels team

BNP Paribas Real Estate has added to its UK hotels team with three new hires. 

The trio that have joined the business are: Jonathan Parrish, senior director of UK hotels; James Laskowski, associate director of UK hotels; and Mattia Cavenati, associate at Pan-European hotels.

Parrish and Laskowski both began their new roles during the summer, having previously worked for Christie & Co and Savills respectively.

Parrish will work alongside Richard Talbot-Williams and be responsible for UK hotel investment, going concern brokerage and development advice, while also helping to build the BNP Paribas Real Estate Hotels proposition within the UK.

Laskowski will also focus on UK hotel investment brokerage, but with a specific emphasis on the London market.

Both Parrish and Laskowski will report to Richard, senior director of alternative markets - hotels at BNP Paribas Real Estate.

Additionally, Mattia Cavenati has also joined the team to focus on Pan-European hotels. Cavenati, who previously worked at HVS, is supporting Artyom Perevedentsev with pan-European hotel outreach, which also includes the UK. 

 “After the most difficult eighteen months ever for the hospitality and travel industries we are now seeing a strong bounce back in investor appetite with substantial capital readied for deployment as international travel and time away becomes a priority for consumers again,” Richard Talbot-Williams, senior director of alternative markets – hotels, said. 

“The addition of Jonathan, James, and Mattia will create a formidable team to support BNP PRE’s growth ambitions in the hotel sector.