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Neil Short


Neil Short

Development Director

Neil is a real estate professional with over 20 years track record within acquisitions and development throughout the UK and Europe. Neil heads up transactions for Staycity Group in London, one of the companies key operational territories and home to a growing number of inhouse mixed use developments.  Staycity is one of Europe’s leading aparthotel operators, operating under the Staycity Aparthotels and Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brands.

Staycity currently has in excess of 8,000 apartments (operational and pipeline) across major European cities. The company is on target to achieve its stated aim of 15,000 apartments by 2028.

Prior to joining Staycity, Neil was Development Director at easyHotel Plc, overseeing the expansion of the brand via acquisitions and franchising agreements, he was responsible for establishing the brand in regional UK and mainland Europe, as well as raising funds for future development through asset management and rights issues.  

Neil’s first experience of working in the accommodation sector began in 2008, working for Travelodge Hotels Limited as Development Director for London, this role was exclusively focussed on turnkey development leases, during this period Travelodge was to become the largest limited service hotel operator within the M25.

Earlier in his career, Neil worked for JD Wetherspoon Plc in various acquisitions roles throughout the UK, in this time the company’s portfolio grew from 300 to 650 units throughout UK&I and saw Neil progress to Acquisitions director.

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