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Roddy Hotel Group

THE CLIENT Roddy Hotel Group The Roddy Group was redeveloping the Hotel Queanbeyan (c. 1912). They engaged THSA to review market demand and to develop high-level financials for the potential reinstatement of the hotel's 62 guest rooms to reflect the quality upgrades to the hotel’s restaurants, bars and gaming areas. THSA undertook a detailed review of the regional tourism market performance, identified the accommodation competition and opportunities, and delivered a report that highlighted opportunities and returns for a mix of upscale and more economical accommodation. The report included a high-level scope of works and indicative costings, [...]

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Pro-Invest Group

THE CLIENT Pro-Invest Group To support Pro-invest's investment decisions on the development of the Holiday Inn Express brand in Australia and New Zealand with independent and research-grounded advice. THSA undertook several hotel market feasibility assessments and revenue projections in some of the fastest-growing towns and cities in Australia. Each assessment provided an overview of the economic landscape, including key growth-influencing factors. To provide a solid base for informed projections of future room occupancy, ADR and RevPAR performance, THSA conducted an analysis of the current and future supply of hotels and other serviced accommodation, together with an [...]

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Pacific Equity Partners

THE CLIENT Pacific Equity Partners THSA was commissioned by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to assist them with due diligence on the potential acquisition of Village Roadshow, a major Australian theme park and hotel operator. THSA involvement was highly bespoke and included an overview of each theme park within the operator’s portfolio from a visitor perspective to identify the current pros and cons of each park, and to explore future operational and revenue opportunities for improvement through a tourism lens. A detailed financial analysis was conducted of the hotel in one of the parks, to establish its [...]

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Kalis Group

THE CLIENT Kalis Group Kalis Property, a division of the Kalis Group, was building an international hotel as part of Hobart’s largest CBD mixed-use development. THSA was engaged to assist in finalising the hotel plans and designs and to undertake a market demand study and financial projections for the proposed hotel. THSA reviewed the initial architectural plans and provided design advice to secure the hotel 's value within both the development and the Hobart marketplace. THSA also completed the demand study and financial analysis, and provided further advice to maximise the hotel opportunity. Subsequently THSA was [...]

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Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of contracting Rodger to perform a range of assignments for Mantra Group and more recently for private equity acquisition plans. Rodger’s understanding of the market and his ability to condense the complex assignments into meaningful outcomes is second to none in the industries he specialised in. I thoroughly recommend Rodger as a professional that delivers tangible results.
Bob East, Chair Tourism Australia, Chair Experience Co, Chair Australia Venue Co

THSA’s independent review of the ultra-luxury lodge ownership and competitive market place was a quality piece of work that has significantly contributed to Baillie Lodges (owned by KSL Capital Partners) understanding of this niche, high yielding segment and the subsequent creation of the strategic M&A plan. Rodger Powell’s intimate understanding of our investment objectives, the unique investment thesis for this asset sub-class and his personal involvement in the process from start to finish were central to the production of a well scoped, thoroughly researched and highly relevant management tool that was delivered at project completion. We will be using THSA again!

Michael Moret-Lalli, Director KSL Capital Partners, Director Baillie Lodges
My experience with Rodger Powell and THSA over the last 15 years has been transformational. I credit much of my success to their cutting edge industry knowledge and technical insight.
Tony Mayne, CEO Tiger Civil, CEO BIG4 Sunshine Holiday Resort

Our experience in working with THSA has seen insightful thought, accurate strategic process and planning and a strong ability to bring relationships together.

Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer – Pacific, Accor Hotels

Rodger has been working with me over the last 4 years managing my hotels. It has been a good partnership. Rodger has added value by always thinking about the market that we operate in and combined with his deep knowledge of the operations of the hotels, has been key to increasing the hotels’ performances. We have also teamed up together looking at acquisitions and I have found his insight, drive and work ethic has greatly assisted me in the analysis of these acquisitions.

Philip Carter, Owner and Managing Director, Carter Group

Rodger has an uncommon  breadth and depth of experience across multiple aspects of hospitality and tourism. That alone differentiates him from most in his field, but it’s the focus and passion with which he applies it that really delivers great results for his clients.

Tony South, Global Hotel Development and Tourism Executive

Over the years I have known and worked with Rodger Powell, I found Rodger to be innovative, knowledgeable, more-over practical and efficient in his approach to asset management of hotels, to drive solid returns for the investor. We have also found THSA to be diligent and detailed in undertaking in-depth and focused research on specific markets, identifying their trading potential.

Ron Barrott FRICS, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Pro-invest Group
Working with Rodger and THSA is a true modern business partnership leveraging his experience, knowledge and insights while working towards a mutually beneficial outcome.
Leanne Harwood, Managing Director, Australasia and Japan, InterContinental Hotels Group
THSA’s deep experience and detailed analytic capability were a given; what really impressed me was their understanding of the market and competitive environment, and the commercial insight they brought around the viability of a new project. Will definitely work with the team again.
Shannon Wolfers, Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners
Rodger and THSA have been instrumental in assisting in the build and management of our new Crowne Plaza Hotel. His expertise and relationships in the industry are priceless and have been a fantastic asset to our team.
Alexia Kalis, CEO Kalis Property Group, CEO Kalis Hotels
THSA provided valuable insights into the key players and market drivers for the hotel sector, which in turn assisted Lendlease in a range of projects we were considering and pursuing. Rodger has a wealth of knowledge of the industry and is a pleasure to work with.
Jeremy Teoh, Executive General Manager – Strategy, Construction, Lend Lease