Alam leads the team of professionals responsible for hotel investment advisory services in Canada and specific markets in Latin America/Caribbean. Alam’s specialized experience is in sourcing equity and debt capital for hotel and leisure investments, negotiating management and joint venture agreements, as well as valuation analysis for hotel and leisure-related assets. Since joining Colliers in 1991, Alam has been directly involved in portfolio and single asset and debt transactions with a market capitalization of over $4.6 billion, acting on behalf of REIT’s, public companies, institutional investors, opportunity/investment funds and private capital sources.
Alam's experience includes:
- Recognized leader in the Canadian hotel real estate market with experience spanning a multitude of lodging property types and classes across the country.
- Current member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, represented by some 200 of the industry's most respected professionals from across six continents.
- Hotel and leisure consultant with Laventhol & Horwath, where he advised clients on development, valuation and strategic planning in the lodging industry.
- Guest speaker and moderator at numerous industry conferences, market updates and other engagements, in addition to being widely quoted in the media.
- Various operations capacities with hotel companies and a private real estate investment/development company.
- Undergraduate degree from Ryerson University - Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Notable Single Asset Transactions:
- Calgary Marriott Hotel, Calgary, AB
- Chimo Hotel, Ottawa, ON
- Delta Beausejour, Moncton, NB
- Delta Bow Valley, Calgary, AB
- Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, Victoria, BC
- Delta Vancouver Suites, Vancouver, BC
- Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados
- Fairmont Newfoundland, St. John’s, NF
- Four Points by Sheraton Montreal Centre-Ville, Montreal PQ
- Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
- Hilton Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
- Hilton Garden Inn & Ajax Convention Centre, Ajax, ON
- Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Toronto/Burlington, Burlington ON
- Hilton Windsor, Windsor, ON
- Holiday Inn Select Downtown, Quebec City, PQ
- Holiday Inn Select Oakville, Oakville, ON
- Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montreal, PQ
- Marriott Residence Inn Centreville, Montreal, PQ
- Millcroft Inn & Spa, Alton, ON
- Novotel Hotel, Princeton, NJ
- Pan Pacific Hotel & World Trade Centre, Vancouver, BC
- Radisson Suite Hotel Winnipeg Airport, Winnipeg, MN
- Regal Constellation Hotel, Toronto, ON
- Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, ON
- Sheraton Grande Edmonton Hotel, Edmonton, AB
- Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Toronto, ON
Notable Portfolio Transactions:
- Fairmont Canadian Hotel & Resort Portfolio
- FelCor Canadian Hotel Portfolio
- Meristar Canadian Hotel Portfolio
- North American Trust Hotel & Loan Portfolio
- RHK Hotel Portfolio
- Venture Inn Portfolio
- Vista Hotel Portfolio
- Vrancor Staybridge Suites/Holiday Inn Express Portfolio
Hospitality & Tourism Management, Ryerson University
Memberships and Affiliations
Canadian Real Estate Association, International Society of Hospitality Consultants, Ontario Real Estate Association, Toronto Real Estate Board