Peter Goddard
Managing Director

Peter Goddard BEc is a graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia, with a degree in Economics. He also has a Diploma in Hotel Design and Development from Cornell University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management from the Glion Hotel and Tourism School, Leysin, Switzerland.  

Peter has more than 16 yearsí experience in the hospitality and tourism industries. An ex-hotelier, he has held staff and managerial positions in several hotel properties in his native Australia and Switzerland. At TRI, Peter has been responsible for more than 350 hotel, tourism and real estate-related assignments in markets as diverse as the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North America.

A founding partner of TRIís Dubai operation in 1995, his areas of specialisation include site analysis and planning; market analysis and demand forecasting; facilities recommendations and planning; prospective financial analysis; valuations; raising of equity and finance; management contract negotiations; investment and sensitivity analysis; and tourism development and master planning.

Such continuous exposure to, and study of, the Middle East hotel, tourism and real estate industries has provided Peter with an extensive background and understanding of the feeder markets, demand generators and other key factors affecting future demand levels and characteristics, optimal market positioning for facilities and demand capture.

A frequent speaker at hotel, resort and tourism industry-related conferences, he is often quoted in trade magazines.

In his role as Managing Director of TRI, Peter has overseen more than 1000 assignments across the region encompassing the entire scope of the company's advisory services.

Prior to setting up the TRI office in Dubai, Peter was the Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Bahrain), Director of BDO Hospitality Consulting (Dubai) and Project Manager/Consultant at Horwath & Horwath (Sydney, Australia).