The First Group
Head of Asset Management
Mariano Faz is Head of TFG Asset Management in Dubai. www.tfgassetmanagement.com. He is responsible for the asset management of the Hospitality and Real Estate portfolio of the company. TFG Asset Management manages over 3,000 units in the UAE. At this moment, we will be adding five more hotels (over 2,500 rooms) to our existing portfolio. Mariano’s primary objective is to maximize the hotel owner’s return on investment. He assists with every aspect of a completed hotel development acting as the owner’s representative. Additionally to his Hotel Asset Manager role, he is also involved in the full pre-opening and soft opening phases together with the operator.
Mariano brings more than sixteen-year expertise within the hospitality sector. He has successfully negotiated multiple hotel management contracts and has a deep knowledge of the hotel industry and its players. He has advised key mixed-used projects across the Middle East.
Mariano holds a Bachelor in Business Administration by the University International of Catalonia, Spain and a Master in Finance by EADA, Barcelona. Mariano is a regular speaker in the most relevant Hospitality Conferences in the Middle East. He also collaborates in multiple hotel sector publications related to Hotel Asset Management topics.
Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media (IHM)
Nick Turner, Principal, Laura Ashley Hotels & Resorts
Selim El Zein, AVP – Hospitality, Deyaar
Mariano Faz, Head of Asset Management, The First Group