Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019 | AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Patrick Smith

Chief Operating Officer, IFA Real Estate Services

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Patrick has been a pivotal founding member of the company, joining IFA Hotels & Resorts in 2004 supporting the company’s international expansion, before heading the Middle East Development team, and then subsequently joining IFA Hotel Investments in 2010 to assist building what is now the IFA Real Estate Services Group.

The IFA Real Estate Services Group comprises more than 20 real estate related service companies organized into six business divisions. The Group provides fully integrated hospitality, facility and real estate services on a contract and consumer basis within its separate integrated business streams serving each sector. Patrick leads the operational and strategic direction of the Group in support of the Company’s Vice Chairman.

Prior to joining IFA, Patrick was Schooled via The Savoy Group's Management Training Programme in London followed by five years feasibility and valuation consulting with PKF and HVS International covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.