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Wed, 8 June 2022

Bruce Morris and Philip Levinson Join KFS Hotel Capital as Advisory Board Members

(08 June 2022, 17:35 +07)  Two hospitality industry experts from the hotel development, finance and investment sectors have joined KFS Hotel Capital, as it seeks investment opportunities across South East Asia, Korea and Japan.

The two new advisory board members are Bruce Morris and Philip Levinson.

Bruce Morris. Click to enlarge.
Bruce Morris

With over 35 years of experience in hotel investment and operations, Bruce Morris has held fund and portfolio management roles with listed property and fund managers including Bankers Trust, GPT Group and Mirvac Group.

He is a hotel sector specialist in funds governance, capital management, acquisition and divestment, and holds a Master of Commerce (Finance) and a BA of Business (Hotel Management).

He has managed both listed and unlisted hotel funds. His role as General Manager, Hotel Capital at Mirvac Group includes managing the unlisted Tucker Box Hotel Group comprising 11 Travelodge hotels, jointly owned by Mirvac and NRMA.

Philip Levinson is an accomplished CEO and real estate industry leader, with over 35 years of experience, including 15 years focused on capital raising for global asset managers including LaSalle Investment Management, and Blackstone, whose Australian and Singapore operations he played a key role in founding.

Before moving to Singapore, he was Head of Hotels at Westpac Institutional Bank, where he provided debt to Australias leading hotel brands and capital restructuring advice to hotel owners across Asia Pacific.

More recently, Philip was CEO of SGX-listed Cambridge Industrial Trust (now known as ESR REIT) and successfully led Cromwell European REIT through its IPO to stabilization.

He now runs Penmount Partners, an Asia Pacific-based real estate investment and advisory business, and, as the author of Three Peaks Leadership How to Make it as a CEO and beyond, mentors industry leaders.

We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding experts to KFS Hotel Capital, as we solidify our base in Singapore and connect with investors and hotel owners to position ourselves for a strong market recovery, said Phil Kasselis, CEO of KFS Hotel Capital. Together with myself, Ed Faraguna and Luke Sullivan, we have built a team with a deep and complementary understanding of how to take underperforming hotel assets and reposition them for stronger returns. There has never been a more opportune time to achieve this than in the current market conditions.

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