Christie & Co bolsters French hotels team with two key hires

Christie & Co has hired Guillaume Garcin as the new managing director of its hotel team in France, following the recent appointment of Jean-Christophe Charolle as head of brokerage - hotels France.

Garcin joins Christie & Co from IKORY, where he held the role of head of asset management since 2021. Prior to that, he was associate director - investment & asset management at Colliers Global Investors and preceding that, asset manager at CBRE Global Investors.

Jean-Christophe Charolle as Head of Brokerage - Hotels France

In his new role, he will be responsible for defining the French team’s business objectives; focusing on the strategic growth of the company and the development of other alternative assets, whilst supporting the team spread across the five French offices.

Jean-Christophe joined Christie & Co in 2002. Christie noted his experience of the transactional market, working with both private and institutional clients, makes him an ideal candidate for his new role, where he will be responsible for developing and securing Christie & Co’s position as a leading player in the French hotel market.

What they said

Carine Bonnejean, managing director - Hotels at Christie & Co said: “It is going to be a very prolific year for the hotel transactional market in France and Guillaume’s extensive experience in real estate and asset management will undoubtedly bring a new strategic angle to our activity in the region. He will work closely with Jean-Christophe and the rest of the team, as well as with many institutional funds that are actively looking at the hospitality sector.”

Guillaume Garcin, the new managing director of France added: “In such fast-changing economic, financial and societal environments, our ambition is to consolidate Christie & Co’s position within the French hotel market but also to diversify into specialist markets. The presence of Christie & Co on national and European territories combined with its expertise and agility will be the key to our collective success.”