Remi Rein is a Senior lecturer of Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, world first hospitality management school

Mr Remy Rein

Senior Lecturer - Asset Management

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Nationality: French

Teaching program(s):

Academic level

MBA Hospitality Management, I.M.H.I ESSEC CORNELL


Mr Rein has a wide range of international multi-site management and consulting experience within the hospitality industry. His expertise spans the whole hospitality sector, ranging from 0 to 5 star properties, residences, resorts and restaurant chains.

Mr Rein has executed numerous transactions of single and portfolio real estate and hotel assets, performing different consulting assignments including the supervision of feasibility studies, strategic advisory services, hotel management agreement and lease negotiations, operator selections. He has overseen valuations representing up to €5.5 billion. His clients cover a wide range of institutions: banks, investment funds, hotel chains, hotels franchisees and private equity investors.

Mr Rein started his career in London in 1983 at Hilton. He joined Accor in 1987 as a Hotel General Manager, successfully turning around properties in France and the US. He managed the operational and the sales development of Atria Hotels and Convention Centres and was part of the acquisition of Motel 6 in the US.

In 1995, Mr Rein joined COGEPA, a family fund, as Vice President, Head of Hotels Division. Within 2 years he turned around the business, restructuring, selling, and acquiring new assets while contracting and supervising construction and full renovations.

In 2001, he joined Holder group to supervise Paul Bakeries and shops in the Paris region.  

In 2003, he started his own consultancy, working with leading groups in different industries. He worked on a wide range of missions, including feasibility studies, strategic repositioning and change management projects, franchise and management contracts, and asset management.

In 2005, Mr Rein joined a hotel real estate advisory group associated with CB Richard Ellis, which was then acquired by BNP Paribas Real Estate in 2007, and was promoted to Deputy Director. Until 2016, he was instrumental in developing this division, and contributed in tripling its revenues.

Since 2000, Mr Rein has been a regular guest lecturer in hospitality management. He has an MBA from IMHI Cornell ESSEC with a concentration in International Hotel Finance and Management and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Lyon 3 University.


Other qualifications

  • DESS Human ressources management, LYON 3
  • Member RICS
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