In Focus: Abuja and Lagos

This article provides an overview of the buoyant hotel markets of Abuja and Lagos, and explores the underlying dynamics that impact hotel development and growth in each city and the country

About James Heavey

James Heavey is an analyst with HVS London, specialising in hotel valuation, feasibility studies and consultancy. James holds a BA (Hons) Business Management (International Business) degree and joined HVS in 2014 after several years in operational and financial analysis at Marriott International. Since joining HVS London, James has conducted hotel appraisals and feasibility studies across Europe and Africa.
Sophie Perret is a Director at the HVS London office. She joined HVS in 2003, following ten years’ operational experience in the hospitality industry in South America and Europe. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sophie holds a degree in Hotel Management from Ateneo de Estudios Terciarios, and an MBA from IMHI (Essec Business School, France and Cornell University, USA). Since joining HVS, she has advised on hotel investment projects and related assignments throughout the EMEA region, and is responsible for the development of HVS's business in France and the French-speaking countries, as well as Africa. Sophie completed an MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance at Reading University in 2014, and is in the process of becoming a RICS certified surveyor. For further information, please contact: +44 (20) 7878- 7722 (Work)


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