Digitisation is revolutionising the travel and hospitality industry. New-age companies are leveraging social media, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, amongst other tools, to innovate and connect in a meaningful manner, with digitally savvy consumers. Travel tech, in particular, has been gaining momentum with traditional hospitality and OTA players acquiring and/or investing in these companies. Travel tech start-ups continue to raise significant capital, with search and booking start-ups leading the pack and tourist activity start-ups also gaining significant traction.
As tourist spend in Asia Pacific continues to outpace that of other regions, our clients are constantly seeking transformational leaders who understand the industries evolving dynamics, including integrating digital capabilities and transforming traditional business models.
The real estate sector is being impacted by rapid socioeconomic changes. The burgeoning middle class in emerging markets and ageing population in advanced economies, are affecting demand and driving investments in specialist real estate, such as affordable housing, healthcare and retirement homes. Real estate developers also have to cope with advances in technology and emphasise sustainability. The proliferation of e-tailers, coworking hubs and green spaces, are all influencing the built environment.
To succeed in this real estate landscape, our clients look to hire entrepreneurial leaders with strong in-market knowledge, cultural appreciation and specialist expertise.
Our Hospitality and Real Estate Practice works across multiple sectors within the ecosystem, including developers, commercial real estate, REITs, travel tech, hotels and resorts. Our consultants are able to leverage industry knowledge, functional expertise and extensive networks to create value for our clients and identify key talent in these sectors. Our search mandates regularly encompass:
- Leadership positions
- Analytics and Business Intelligence
- Brand Management
- Development and Feasibility
- Finance and Accounting
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Investment and Asset Management
- Public Relations and Communications
- Revenue Management
- Sales and Marketing