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Ron de Wit

Title: Lead Principal
Office: Australia
Level 15, 1 O Connell Street
Sydney, NSW
Phone: +61 2 9262 2155
Mob: +61 414 860 207


With over 35 years in the hospitality industry, Ron has an extensive background in food and beverage cost control and financial management. His background in Australia and the South Pacific spans numerous operational and managerial positions in hotels, restaurants, catering companies and club operations. The last 20 years, Ron has used his extensive knowledge of the industry into consultant with leading professional services firms.

Ron’s consulting skills are based on a deep understanding of the dynamics of hotel and foodservice markets, as well as a detailed knowledge of operational issues and business management aspects related to the hospitality industry.

Key areas of Ron’s consulting expertise include:
· Research and analysis of market trends
· Market feasibility studies
· Financial viability evaluations
· Hotel business operational reviews
· Acquisition due diligence assessments
· Operator search and selection programs
· Industry best practice research and benchmarking surveys
· Asset management business performance reviews.

Prior to Horwath HTL, Ron established AHS Advisory in 2003, Australia’s only specialist hotel market and hospitality real estate advisory firm. Throughout his career he has authored numerous publications including market forecasts, infrastructure development reports and investment guides. He has also contributed to business benchmarking reports for tourism and hospitality industry lobby groups and hotel industry associations and is a regular speaker at industry events and lecturer at hotel and club management training schools.