Development Team

Barry Hickey

Group Development Director

Barry joined Staycity in 2015 to lead the group’s expansion strategy. Prior to that Barry held senior finance and board positions in well know Irish owned businesses most notably as Finance Director for Ballymore Group, Mater Private Hospital and Fonua. Barry has successfully led on Staycity’s expansion into new markets with new openings in Germany and Italy along with a great portfolio in Ireland, France and the UK.

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+353 872840836

Simon Walford

Development Director - UK

As the Development Director for Staycity Group, Simon has been instrumental in expanding the company's footprint across the United Kingdom. With a strong background in acquisitions and development, Simon has also held key positions at Motel One GmbH, Jurys Inns Group, MWB Business Exchange, Mitchells & Butlers, and Mason Owen & Partners.

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+44 (0) 795 614 3785

Neil Short

Development Director - London

At Staycity Aparthotels, Neil focuses on sourcing lettings or purchasing land and buildings for conversion in London. Previously, he served as Development Director at easyHotel Plc, overseeing the growth of their estate in the UK and Europe. Prior to that, Neil held the position of Development Manager at Travelodge Hotels Limited, where he played a crucial role in establishing Travelodge as London’s largest hotel operator. The early part of Neil’s career was spent acquiring sites for JD Wetherspoon Plc across the UK. With a strong track record of strategic planning, negotiation, and team leadership, Neil has made significant contributions to the growth and success of these organizations. Outside of work Neil enjoys a wide variety of sports, including Triathlons, Cricket, football and golf.

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+44 782 655 0686

Markus Beike MRICS

Development Director - Germany & CEE

Markus Beike is a seasoned professional with a successful career in the development and real estate industry. Currently serving as the Director of Development for Germany, Austria, and CEE at Staycity Aparthotels, he plays a key role in driving growth and expansion in these regions. Prior to his current role, Markus held various leadership positions at renowned organizations including CBRE, Christie + Co, Arthur Andersen, Deutsche Bank and Kempinski Hotels.

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+49 162 929 6262

Eric Guillon

Executive Advisor

As an Executive Advisor and Director at Staycity, Eric leads development projects for the company, aiming to manage over 12,000 units by 2028. He has secured over 1,400 units with a total property value of €280 million across France and continental Europe. Prior to his role at Staycity, he founded Guillon&Co, an executive management advisory firm focused on investment and (re)development. Eric also held management positions at The Regus Group and ABN AMRO Bank, where he showcased his expertise in development, financing, and private equity.

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+33 (0) 674 575 752

Troy Sullivan Marqués

Development Director - Spain & Portugal

Troy is an experienced Development Director currently based in Madrid, Spain. With a focus on the Spanish and Portuguese markets, Troy is responsible for identifying and securing new development projects, as well as creating investment strategies for various stakeholders. His expertise lies in sourcing and negotiating leases, overseeing site conversions and new builds, and ensuring proximity to major transport hubs. Prior to his current role, Troy successfully managed multiple building projects in Madrid, established strategic partnerships, and navigated the bureaucratic landscape of regional projects.

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Spain +34 649 970 557
Portugal +351 912 972 423

Anis Mokadem

Head of Investment Management – Franchise & Special Projects

Anis has successfully led and executed various real estate acquisition and development initiatives. He possesses strong skills in deal sourcing, financial analysis, and team leadership. With a proven track record in revenue management and financial planning, he brings a strategic approach to driving business growth and maximizing profitability. Anis Mokadem's expertise and versatile background make him a valuable asset in the dynamic field of hospitality development.

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+44 783 8181 999