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Horwath HTL Opens Miami Consulting Office and Welcomes Hospitality Consulting Specialist Andrew Cohan

By On 25th January 2016

Miami, January 25th 2016

Horwath Hotel, Tourism & Leisure (HTL), the world’s largest and most experienced hospitality consulting brand has announced the appointment of Andrew Cohan, MAI as Managing Director of the new Horwath HTL Miami office. Andrew Cohan is a seasoned executive with a decade of hospitality valuation and consulting experience and two decades in the telecom sector, negotiating with the largest service providers in Latin America.

Andrew is responsible for overseeing Horwath HTL’s business development and consulting activities in Miami and leveraging his considerable experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. Proficient in Spanish and a designated MAI appraiser, Andrew will be supporting clients in all of Horwath HTL’s service lines, including hotel and resort feasibility, due diligence and valuations, operator and brand selection, strategic advisory and operations reviews. Previously, Andrew served as a Director of HVS in Miami, where he established himself as a subject matter expert in health and wellness programming, luxury resorts and tropical eco-resort products. These specializations will also prove beneficial to his work with the Horwath HTL teams in the Americas Region.

States Cohan, “It’s a tremendous opportunity to come to Horwath HTL and apply my industry experience to a new level of impact, expanding the presence of an established brand in a key market area. This challenge presents an invigorating next chapter for my career. I am looking forward to helping local and international clients with their intriguing and often complex hospitality projects.”
“Just as many hospitality brands, management companies and investors have planted their flags or established regional or global headquarters here in South Florida in recent years, I am excited to help Horwath HTL become the newest player in the market,” Cohan continues.
“It is not only a prosperous period for the hotel industry, but also an important time for South Florida. As Miami continues to solidify its status as a major global gateway city, this transition also has lifted the profiles of the surrounding markets of Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Of course much of this prosperity has been fueled by Latin America to the south, but increasingly European, Middle Eastern and Asian players are adding Miami to their ‘must list’ of strategic locations, in addition to the traditionally strong New York/Miami connection.”
Paul Breslin, Chairman of the Horwath HTL, USA group said, “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the Horwath HTL group. We have been looking to establish a Miami presence for some time and we are fortunate that we were able to find such an experienced director to launch our Miami office. He will be a tremendous asset to all of our clients and colleagues.”

About Horwath HTL
Horwath HTL (Hotels Tourism and Leisure) is one of the world’s pre-eminent consulting specialists in the Hotel, tourism and leisure industries, providing unequalled experience and expertise for client projects around the world through a combination of detailed local knowledge and international understanding. Horwath HTL is currently the world’s largest consulting organisation specialised in hospitality, with over 45 offices in 39 countries.
Horwath HTL is a member of Crowe Horwath International, a professional association of accounting and management consulting firms founded in New York in 1915. Crowe Horwath International is currently ranked among the top ten international professional service groups with offices in close to 586 cities in 108 countries.
For more information about hospitality development and real estate in the Greater Miami area, contact Andrew Cohan on acohan@horwathhtl.com. For inquiries regarding Horwath HTL and its global breath of services, contact James Chappell, Global Business Director at jchappell@horwathhtl.com.

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Andrew Cohan is the Managing Director for Horwath HTL primarily serving the Sunbelt States and the Caribbean Basin, based in Miami. Horwath HTL has been operating for 100 years in the hospitality consulting space with expertise in valuation and feasibility studies, resort hotel and resort real estate consulting, asset management and tourism and leisure consulting.

A seasoned hospitality professional with extensive real estate, marketing and account management skills in North America and Latin America, Andrew has consulted for projects with leading branded management companies such as Canyon Ranch, Six Senses, Montage, Auberge and Alila.

Andrew has extensive experience in the wellness and sustainability space, especially as it pertains to resort properties. He especially enjoys working on ground-up projects, teaming with land planners to determine the optimal resort configuration to fit market demand with destination and site attributes, and helping land owners assemble their development teams.

As health and wellness have moved from the margins of the industry to become important components of mainstream hospitality projects, Andrew’s expertise has been in demand to conduct an increasing number of assignments for proposed sustainable wellness resort properties, particularly as the industry continues to strengthen in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and the “sunbelt states” in the United States. As the focus changes from the hotel product to the hotel experience, “property personality sharpening” through programming rather than capital expenditures has become one of the consultancy’s strengths. He has written numerous articles on topics ranging from Miami’s continuing growth to topics of interest in eco-tourism, active adventure tourism, and wellness tourism.

Prior to Horwath HTL, Andrew spent nine years with HVS’s Miami office. During his tenure there, Andrew earned his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, and holds Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Real Estate Broker Associate licenses in the State of Florida. He has a Masters degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters in Hospitality Management from Florida International University, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tulane University. He is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Global Wellness Institute.

Prior to joining HVS, Cohan rose through the ranks at AT&T, serving in their Latin America Wholesale Markets Division, managing a team with personnel in four countries, and having responsibility for maintaining tens of millions of dollars of annual revenue.


 
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