Tim Smith is the Managing Partner of HVS Cape Town responsible for work carried out throughout Africa. He is involved with feasibility studies, valuations general consultancy work, operator search and selection and executive search throughout the African continent and within the past few years he has appraised properties in over 24 African countries. Before opening the Cape Town office, Tim worked in the London office of HVS where he was responsible for valuations in the EMEA region. Throughout his career, Tim has advised numerous local and international lenders, many of the leading brand owners and a wide variety of owners, operators and developers. Tim graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Estate Management and has been valuing hotels and other leisure properties across the EMEA regionsince 1995. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a Registered Valuer.