Paul Houston, Head of Hotels and Leisure

Paul Houston, Head of Hotels and Leisure, Fieldfisher

I am a specialist in commercial real estate with over 20 years experience in the acquisition and disposal of investment portfolios, the sale, purchase and pre-letting of development sites and the real estate aspects of corporate transactions.

I am also a well known practitioner in the hotel and leisure sector with particular expertise in the management and rollout of branded hotel and leisure concepts and in large scale portfolio sales and purchases.

I have led teams involved in the development of many of London's landmark hotels including the Marriott and Premier Inn hotel, the latter formed part of the historic County Hall building. I also led the Fieldfisher team who advised the developer of St. Pancras Chambers at Kings Cross. This was a mixed use scheme anchored by the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel together with 74 luxury apartments, bars and restaurants.

I am described by Chambers as a "hotel and leisure specialist" who is "very experienced in the hotel and leisure arena and is possessed of" "excellent negotiation and communication skills."

In my spare time I enjoy watching Arsenal, skiing and listening to all types of music.


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