David Harper

RLA Global Advisory Board Member

David Harper

David is one of the most experienced hospitality and leisure veterans having worked in over 180 countries with particular expertise in emerging markets and the founder of Leisure Property Services.

He has been engaged has worked for a very wide range of clients, including many hotel companies, property investors, hoteliers, developers, bank, investment funds and governments which include Cape Verde Government Djibouti Government, Ecuador Government, Sierra Leone Government. 

A regular speaker at conferences, including the International Hotel Investment Forum, Henry Stewart Conferences, various legal conferences and the author of the definitive textbook on hotel valuation “Hotel Valuation for Investors”, published in February 2008 and a second book “Hotels and Resorts”; An Investor’s guide was published by Routledge in August 2016.

David is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, as well as being a registered expert witness and registered valuer.

Senior Team

Paul Boldy

RLA Global Middle East, Managing Director

Janice Gronvold

Senior Partner

Dr. Richard von Kalmar

Director of Hospitality Investments & Board Member

Laura Dutrieux

RLA Global Hospitality Advisory EMEA, Managing Director

Rita Levy

VP of Global Business Development

Paul Sawford

Associate Director of Master Planning & Tourism Development

Laura Powell

Strategic Wellness Tourism Advisor