THE TEAM

MICHAEL W. COWAN

Executive Director

Key Consulting Services

  • Operational and Management Services
  • Hotel & Resort Development 
  • Asset Management & Owner Advisory Services


Expertise

Michael has successfully operated, developed and contributed to hotel and resort openings providing senior leadership and advisory services with iconic resort and hotel brands to include Outrigger, Hyatt, Renaissance and Banyan Tree.


Background

He advises on multi-use project owners/developers on conceptual design, hospitality operations, and programing, branding and positioning. Michael has been involved in all aspects of development, opening and operating premier luxury brands in hotels, resorts, clubs, restaurants, residences and spa's focusing on South East Asia.


Professional & Other

Forming part of his hospitality experience Michael was a joint partner in the Phuket-based hospitality consultancy company C9 Hotelworks, which covered - planning of numerous mixed-use developments, evaluations of existing hotel operations, and carried out numerous audits and project feasibility studies. His Asian hotel industry experience includes a particular focus on developing mixed-use resort and residential projects from design to completion and operation.

MARK A.M. VAN OGTROP

Executive Director

Key Consulting Services

  • Corporate and Brand Management
  • Financial Analysis and Hotel Development 
  • Owner Advisory & Asset Management


Expertise

Mark recently served as Managing Director SE Asia for the Louvre Hotels Group and Golden Tulip SE Asia. He was responsible for the operations and development of the five Golden Tulip brands and grew the portfolio to over 30 hotels in the region. Prior to this appointment Mark was the Area General Manager for Dorint Hotels & Resorts in Brussels and held numerous senior management positions with International hotel brands such as Dusit Hotels & Resorts, The Peninsula Group, Golden Tulip USA and Sheraton Hotels in over 8 cities.


Background

With over 30 years experience working in three continents Mark has gained extensive knowledge in all forms of hotel management from the day to day operations to financial analysis and capital planning.


Profesional & Other

Mark is a graduate from the Hotel Management School The Hague, Netherlands.

Jason B. D. Dunn

Financial Advisory Partner

Key Consulting Services

  • Private Equity Investment
  • Fundraising
  • Financial due diligence


Expertise

Jason’s Financial expertise covers Real Estate Investment to include private equity investment, fund raising, investor relations, deal orientation, underwriting, and execution across all asset classes. Specialised in Asia with over US$750 million in transactions in Japan alone and over $1 Billion of investments, including real estate equity, secured non-performing loans, structured finance and corporate sponsorship transactions.


Background

Over the years Jason has held senior corporate positions including CEO of Zen Capital, Principle of Lehman Brothers global opportunity real estate fund, Business Head and Snr Vice President Lehman Bros and Vice President Corporate Advisor spanning 12 years. In his earlier career Jason held key positions such as Senior Auditor with Westpac Banking Corporation and Coopers & Lybrand for over five years.

Currently Jason is focused on raising capital though Zen Capital, a boutique private equity investment and advisory firm.


Profesional & Other

As a Chartered Accountant through the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand, with a major in Tax and Accounting. He is also a licensed chartered accountant. Jason speaks Japanese at an intermediate business level.

SANTHAYA ARCHITECTS

Faun Israsena

Key Consulting Services

  • Feasibility / Land use planning
  • Master planning
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Design & Project Management
  • Technical due diligence


Expertise

Faun’s design portfolio includes numerous hotel brands for owners and operators such as Starwood, Hyatt, Accor, Outrigger, Dusit, Movenpick, Onyx and 137 Pillars. Successfully completed projects range from economy to luxury brands, from boutique hotels to mixed-used developments located throughout Asia Pacific. His designs are contemporary, embrace brand characteristics, celebrate local context and culture, while providing uncompromised operational/functional and technical excellence.


Background

Faun started his professional carrier in Europe, collaborating with multiple architectural practices in France, Belgium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands. From 2006 in Bangkok, Faun was involved in multiples large-scale developments in the region. His most recent position is Managing Director of an international design practice focusing on hospitality developments.


Profesional & Other

Faun earned his Master in Architecture (Urban Planning) from ISA St-Luc in Belgium, and Master Class Steel Structural Forms from Berlage Institute in The Netherlands. He is a regular lecturer at various architecture faculties in Thailand. Faun is a Dutch/Thai national and speaks fluently English, French, Dutch and Thai.

Mr. Javier Salgado

Partner Indonesia

Key Consulting Services

  • Development 
  • Operations
  • Market Analysis and Research 

 

Javier Salgado has nearly 15 years of global experience in hotel development and hotel asset management, across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. He began his career at the Embassy of Spain in Turkey and gained experience in M&A work with one of the world’s largest tourist holdings (TUI). He then deepened his hospitality experience at Barceló Hotels & Resorts, taking charge of its hotel investments and asset management portfolio in Europe and South America. In 2008, he was promoted to Vice President of Development and Asset Management of NH Hotels. After five years of being responsible for hotel transactions in key gateway destinations around the world, Javier moved to Asia, when he was initially appointed as VicePresident of Strategic Advisory for JLL Hotels, and thereafter he spent the following four years as Head of Development Indonesia for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. After a successful tenure signing several Hotel Management Agreements across Indonesia, he decided in early 2017 to join his family business at Saphir Group.

 

At Saphir Group he is part of the Executive Committee where he overlooks and supervise operations of the existing portfolio of 3 large beachfront resorts in Bali – under the corporate brand Nilamani Hotels, and he is also engaged in the business development of new opportunities for the Group.

 

Javier attended the University Complutense of Madrid, where he studied Economics. He also holds a MBA from HES Business School in Amsterdam. He is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia.

 

Ms Anne Lewinski

Sales & Marketing Advisor

Key Consulting Services

  • Sales & Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Training and Structering S&M Platforms
  • Market research and Analyis

 

Anne Lewinski brings a wealth of international experience in the field of sales and marketing . During her high profile career she has held senior positions with the prestigious Aman Resorts Group and some of the larger hotel chains in the Asia Pacific including Accor/ Sofitel, Raffles, Anantara and Starwood, as well as at luxury stand-alone properties like The Sukhothai, Bangkok and the Grace Hotel, Sydney. Short term consultancy contracts for various resorts and villas in Thailand and Laos.


She has also worked in Sales and Marketing for international airlines including Singapore Airlines and Air France, and travel agents servicing both corporate and leisure clients.
With long and varied experience in the hospitality sector, Anne has the knowledge and expertise to ensure that the sales and marketing team performs to its full potential.
Anne works with the objective to significantly improve the effectiveness and professionalism of the sales and marketing department/s.