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Patrick Smith

IFA Real Estate Services

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Smith

Chief Operating Officer

• With more than 20 years of industry experience, Patrick has been a pivotal founding member of the company, joining IFA Hotels & Resorts in 2004 supporting the company’s international expansion, before heading the Middle East Development team, and then subsequently joining IFA Hotel Investments in 2010 to assist building what is now the IFA Real Estate Services Group.

• The IFA Real Estate Services Group comprises more than 20 real estate related service companies organized into six business divisions. The Group provides fully integrated hospitality, facility and real estate services on a contract and consumer basis within its separate integrated business streams serving each sector. Patrick leads the operational and strategic direction of the Group in support of the Company’s CEO.

• Prior to joining IFA, Patrick was Schooled via The Savoy Group’s Management Training Programme in London followed by five years feasibility and valuation consulting with PKF and HVS International covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Patrick's Sessions

Monday - 29th January 2018
15:05 - 15:45
15:05 - 15:45

Trevor Ward, Managing Director, W Hospitality Group


Patrick Smith, Chief Operating Officer , IFA Real Estate Services

Jameel Verjee, Founder & CEO, CityBlue Hotels

Musleh Ahmed, Chairman, Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort

Aboudi Asali, CEO, HMH – Hospitality Management Holding