As EY Global Solutions Leader for EY Future Destinations Tourism Advisory Services, Brian advises a wider range of clients from government entities to developers, owners, operators and lenders. With over 25 years’ experience in the field, Brian works across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
He provides destination and tourism advisory, including strategy for municipalities and countries. Brian also offers development, strategic, operational and financial advice for endeavors ranging from hotels to stadiums, and arenas to residential, and mixed-use developments. Additionally, he undertakes capital sourcing, sell-side advisory and valuation.
Brian has been an adjunct professor and instructor for Columbia’s real estate graduate program, and NYU’s hospitality and tourism graduate program, respectively. He holds a BSc in Hotel Administration from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
How Brian is building a better working world
Brian is widely quoted in the media. For example, he advocates tourism that is sustainable over the long term, balancing the benefits of tourism and its emerging challenges.
He brings this approach to assignments such as developing a comprehensive tourism strategy for a Mediterranean country. Among other similar assignments, he has performed a tourism product and investment analysis for a province of a Middle Eastern GCC country. Brian also undertook a tourism infrastructure assessment and future-state strategy for Lower Manhattan.