IFA Hotel Investments
Patrick is SVP asset management at IFA Hotel Investments.
As one of the senior pivotal founding players behind IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR), Patrick Smith moved across to IFA Hotel Investments (IFA HI) in 2010 as senior vice president asset management. Schooled via The Savoy Group’s prestigious management training programme in London, Patrick then completed over four years consulting with PKF and HVS International before joining IFA HR in 2004. Following substantial international company growth, Patrick led the Middle East regional development team delivering projects in excess of $700m, handing over more than 2,000 luxury residential units over that period. Patrick set-up IFA’s own fully integrated residential operating company which now manages over 40 service contracts within the Middle East for both IFA’s own buildings and third party owners. The IFA HI team is responsible for actively asset managing the companies hotel, commercial, retail, private residence clubs and food and beverage ventures and IFA HR’s investment in Yotel. Having recently launched its Aria Vacation Club, IFAHI is actively looking at additional serviced apartment accommodation and for potential strategic serviced apartment partners within the Middle East to further expand its footprint within the region.