Managing Director - NSW, Ray White Hotels
Over the past 20 years, Andrew Jolliffe has been at the helm of some of the nation’s most high profile and high performance hospitality businesses. During this time Andrew has occupied numerous senior executive roles, including General Manager of the very successful Palace Leisure Group, Managing Director of the Grant Samuel Private Equity Pub Fund and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASX listed hotel company National Leisure and Gaming Limited.
Throughout Andrew’s more than two decades in the hotel industry he has developed a reputation as a skilled operator, negotiator and business professional, enjoying an unparalleled personal database of industry colleagues which transcend the banking, broking, valuation, operation, legislation, legal and private equity sectors of the hotel industry.
During Andrew’s time as head of the Grant Samuel Pub Fund he was responsible for a material private equity capital raising, the acquisition of a large number of hotels, the operational improvement of the portfolio of hotels he purchased and their ultimate divestment. The aforementioned process realising a >34% I.R.R. for his investors. Throughout his tenure as C.E.O. and M.D. of National Leisure and Gaming Limited Andrew steered the company to some significant achievements including the much sought after Number 1 gaming hotel award in NSW for a number of consecutive quarters; and consecutive Finalist awards at the National level for Group Operator of the Year. Accordingly, Andrew’s voluminous business experience, in respect of both portfolio and single assets, has seen him participate across an extraordinary range of levels in the national hotel industry.
Andrew has personally overseen the acquisition or divestment of in excess of approximately 80 hotels, and as such he is both well placed and enthusiastic to share with Ray White Hotels Australia clients the benefits of his significant and invaluable experience.