25 Jun 2021

Podcast #2: A discussion on the 'Hotels Sector' in the Pandemic

We are delighted to release the second podcast in this years Pubchat Podcast Series 2021, proudly sponsored by RSMwhere our experts take a look at the current hotel sector and how this is evolving during the pandemic.

Special thanks to our speakers:

  • Chair: Kevin Aitchison, Head of Knight Frank Investment Management and AREF Board Member
  • Christophe Beauvilain, CFA, Founder and Managing Partner at Pygmalion Capital Advisors LLP
  • Nick Chadwick, Senior Vice President, Hotel Asset Management at Starwood Capital Group
  • James Dunne, Head of UK Transactions, Real Estate, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Jane Lees | MRICS | Executive Director, Head of Hotels Valuation EMEA, CBRE Hotels Limited 
  • Louise Wallace, Partner, CMS


This year, the series includes six podcasts, where real estate industry experts will discuss the pandemic, the road to recovery and take a look at specific areas of the industry.

For details on further podcasts, click here.

The podcasts are public, so we encourage all our members to share the link with their contacts in the industry.

Proudly sponsored by:


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Clare Whyte

Clare Whyte

Head of Marketing & Events, AREF

Clare is responsible for all aspects of the planning, development and execution of the marketing strategy for AREF. 

Clare leads on event management, liaising with committees and members to schedule, plan and deliver an effective events calendar for the association.  She also has overall responsibility for brand, as well as the design, development and production of marketing across both digital and offline channels, including the website.