Michael Simpson

Head of Hotels & Hospitality, Pacific

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Michael Simpson is the Managing Director for CBRE Hotels. He is responsible for the management and development of the CBRE Hotels business in Australia and New Zealand, and its integration with the Asian and global CBRE Hotels platforms. Michael has a particular focus on investment sales, capital raising, joint ventures and advising on and structuring hotel and mixed use developments. 

Michael spent more than 10 years as a lawyer responsible for advising on, structuring, negotiating and    executing asset level and entity level single asset and portfolio hotel and resort sales, corporate M&A real estate transactions, bilateral, syndicated and private placement financing, and capital market bond issuance.

Michael also spent four years leading a hotel, resort and leisure development team in the Middle East, and jointly established the company’s hotel and leisure asset management team.

Prior to joining CBRE Hotels, Michael established the Savills Hotels platform in Australia and New Zealand and while in this role transacted over $3bn of Hotel and real estate assets across Asia Pacific. He has pro-vided legal, corporate advisory, transaction structuring and capital raising services in respect of hotel sales, acquisitions and developments in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia.