David Harper FRICS
Tel: 020 3754 9174

David Harper FRICS is the Managing Director of Leisure Property Services, a bespoke consultancy business catering to investors in the leisure industry, advising on all aspects of hotel properties, including valuation, operator selection and acquisitions & disposals. He is also the head of Property Services for Hotel Partners Africa, a consultancy specialising in hospitality work throughout Africa.

David is a Fellow of the RICS with over 20 years in property and the hospitality industry. He is the author of “Hotel Valuation for Investors”, the best-selling book providing comprehensive advice on all aspects of hotel ownership and has published a second book “Hotels & Resorts; The Investor’s Guide”, which was published in August 2016.

He also advises the RICS on hotel valuations and spa valuations, as well as writing the guidance for both categories of property on ISURV, a subscription service providing best practice advice for Chartered Surveyors the world over.

Prior to setting up Leisure Property Services, David was Head of Hotel Valuations and International Brokerage for CBRE Hotels and has been involved in some of the largest transactions across the globe. He has worked in over 170 countries and has unrivalled experience across the EMEA region.

David is an RICS accredited Expert Witness and Registered Valuer. One of the main advantages of engaging David Harper as an experienced Hotel Expert Witness is that many cases are settled following submission of his report and never require a hearing.

He specialises in:

  • Hotel Valuation
  • Hotel Management Agreements
  • Leases
  • Hotel Rent Reviews
  • Compulsory Purchase & Compensation
  • Planning Appeals
  • Professional Negligence
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Operator Selection
  • Advice on the hospitality industry
  • Hotel Investment Purchases
  • Hotel Sales
  • Hotel Development
  • Resort Development
  • Off-Market Hotel Acquisitions
  • Hotel Lettings
  • Estate Management Advice
  • Hotel Rent Reviews
  • Lease Renewals
  • Lease Restructuring
  • Residential Resort Structuring
  • Lease Surrenders
  • Hotel Acquisitions
  • Hotel Site Finding
  • Hotel Financing Disputes
  • Hotel Damages Disputes
  • Hotel Business Interruption Damages Cases
  • Hotel Franchising and licencing Disputes
  • Hotel Management Disputes
  • Hotel Business and Viability Issues
  • Resort Planning
  • Hotel Due Diligence
  • Hotel Forensic Expert Witness
  • Operator Selection
  • Management Contract Negotiations
  • Management Contract Renewals
  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Hotel Operational
  • Hotel Property Management
  • Development Appraisals
  • Disposal of Hotels
  • Refurbishment Appraisals
  • Valuation Advice
  • Strategic Tourism Advice
  • Strategic Hotel Advice
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retrospective Valuations
  • Hotel Duty of Care Disputes
  • Other Hotel Disputes

Geographic areas covered include the UK, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and Central America

David Harper FRICS
Tel: 020 3754 9174