Max Thorne

MRP Group

Max Thorne

Chief Executive

Max started his life in Serviced Apartments in 1993, having previously worked in the property industry since 1986. Max sold the first business he was involved with; London Life, in 1998 to BridgeStreet. During this time at BridgeStreet he acquired the BridgeStreet Paris office and signed over 30 towers for lease and management. In 2012 Max joined Oaktree Capital Management as CEO for their platform and deployed £300m GDV into the European markets, he then left Oaktree in 2015, whilst remaking a shareholder. in 2017 he was acted for Skyline in the preparation of the sale to Q Apartments and later in 2017 he was acted for a Private Equity Fund and was part of the advisory team that acquired the Short Stay Group & YAYS Serviced Apartments.

In January 2018, Max lead the team as the Senior Advisor and acquired Oaktree’s SACO operating platform and property company for Brookfield Asset Management. Max has also been responsible for achieving some of the highest recorded rents per room/key, across the country.

Now with over 30 years of experience Max created the MRP Group with professionals who are passionate about property and hospitality. The MRP Group sits in a niche industry within the hospitality sector of Serviced Apartments and Aparthotels. Collectively, Max and the MRP Group have significant experience in the industry. Max was responsible for transacting the largest acquisition in Serviced Apartment industry 2018 between Oaktree Capital Management and Brookfield Asset Management.

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