Wednesday, 5 November 2014, São Paulo: HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting and services organization, and HotelInvest, reference advisors for hotel investment in South America who inked a partnership earlier this year to jointly operate in South America through the HVS São Paulo (HVS South America) office, announced the appointment of Fernanda L’Hopital as Associate Director at HVS South America. With vast industry experience, gained through her participation in more than 200 projects for 70 clients in the region, Fernanda, based out of Buenos Aires, will be responsible for the company's regional operations in Spanish-speaking countries in South America.
During her career spanning more than seven years in the industry, Fernanda has participated in and led multiple projects, thus acquiring tremendous experience in conducting market studies, feasibility analyses, strategic planning, business planning, development and expansion planning, highest-and-best-use analyses, valuations, and operator selection and franchise/management contract negotiations for hotels and related real-estate projects. She has worked for a wide array of assets, including limited-service to luxury hotels, resorts, and mixed use developments, among others. Fernanda’s regional experience includes working for a variety of clients such as construction companies, developers, hoteliers, investment funds, financial institutions and government agencies, in countries like Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Diogo Canteras, CEO and Director – Partner of HVS São Paulo comments, “We are delighted to have Fernanda join our team. Her in-depth knowledge of the tourism, hospitality and related-real estate markets in South America further strengthens our credibility and experience in the region. We wish her good luck in her new role.”
Fernanda joined HVS Buenos Aires in 2006 in the Consulting & Valuation division, where she worked till 2008. Thereafter, she joined Bright Star Group as a Marketing Planning and New Business Development Analyst for Argentina and Chile before returning for her second stint with HVS Buenos Aires in September 2009. She held various positions until being promoted as Managing Director of the Buenos Aires office in 2013. Subsequently, in October 2014 Fernanda joined as an Associate Director in the HVS São Paulo office, which opened earlier this year and is now responsible for HVS’ operations in all of South America. To view her full profile, please click here.
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HVS is the world’s leading consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, mixed-use, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. Established in 1980, the company performs 4500+ assignments each year for hotel and real estate owners, operators, and developers worldwide. HVS principals are regarded as the leading experts in their respective regions of the globe. Through a network of more than 30 offices and 450 professionals, HVS provides an unparalleled range of complementary services for the hospitality industry. HVS.com
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Founded in 1999 by Diogo Canteras, HotelInvest is a reference in hotel investment support in South America. The company operates in three business sectors: Hotel Investment Consulting Services (HVS South America representative), Hotel Asset Management and Hotel Investment Funds. The consultancy division of the company provides varied services ranging from economic and financial feasibility studies, to advisory on new business development projects. Additionally, HotelInvest is amongst the first to operate in the Hotel Asset Management field in the region, focused on overseeing and maximizing the hotel investment returns. The company, in partnership with Banco Ourinvest, also structured the Hotel Maxinvest Real Estate Investment Fund, one of Brazil’s most profitable investment funds. www.hotelinvest.com.br