About

Experience: Established in 2012 as a specialist agency & consultancy, NJB Hotels & Leisure Property is the creation of Nick Barber, who brings his 25 years of high level industry experience to clients seeking a personalised hotel portfolio service that is both proactive and reactive. Nick has been a managing director and partner in some of the biggest names in national and London commercial property consultancy, as well as specialist hotel sector advisors. He is a chartered surveyor and RICS registered valuer, with an in-depth knowledge of corporate hotels across the UK.

 

Expertise: Nick has expertise in key areas for the serious property investor seeking long, medium or short term profit in the hotels sector.


Nick advises on:


He has worked across the complete UK hotel property life cycle, from development through operation and tenure, to exit for alternative use, and has a comprehensive understanding of hotel brands, locations and demographics throughout the country. Research and consultancy assignments are a key element of the NJBHLP business.

 

Excellence: With an extensive, results driven agency track record, Nick’s major projects have included:



Nick holds the regional acquisitions brief for YHA (England & Wales), the UK's longest established hostel operator, and for whom recent business acquisitions have resulted in the opening of YHAs Brighton (2014), Cardiff Central (2015) and Newcastle Central (2019). Other recent operational hotel transactions have shown synergy with Best Western members in particular, whilst on the investment side NJBHLP has advised leading pension fund managers and property trusts, such as KF-IM, DTZ Investors, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Cordatus, in hotel acquisitions.