About Us

Our Leadership Team



Greg is a dynamic and innovative Senior Executive Manager offering a wealth of experience in hospitality group operations, property management, and streamlining of diverse entities into a cohesive model. Combines personable manner with strategic judgment and executive business acumen to lead operational, organisational and financial performance, and satisfy stakeholder and customer objectives. Steers business development, establishes operational efficiencies and delivers fiscal growth.


His Directorship at SearHospitality provides assistance to organisations that are seeking to identify and address financial and organisational issues impacting on profitability within their businesses.


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Peter Carmody



Peter has accumulated 30 years in Hotel Interiors specialising in design lead FF&E fit out and refurbishment outcomes with a broad range of experience across all classes such as Super Lodges, Resorts, Luxury Hotels, mid-market and budget Hotels & Motels, and Serviced Apartments.  His extensive experience in strata titled apartment projects has led to a rich understanding of investor refurbishment expectations allowing him to develop and lead his team to design viable refurbishment solutions.  With a focus on Australia and New Zealand his project reach has crossed the Asia Pacific region, a number of which have achieved prestigious industry awards.


Peter is rewarded by the market for having a strong intuitive understanding of Hotel investment fundamentals, day to day Hotel operations and has combined this with sensitivity towards budget to create out comes that reflect a fine balance in aesthetics, functional efficiency and financial returns for his clients.


Currently, Peter continues to lend his expertise to a variety of clients looking for industry specific operational based design lead FF&E outcomes.  Using his in-depth knowledge of the global furniture supply chain, Peter is able to deliver certainty to a high level fit out quality.  His consistent excellence in project delivery has given confidence to his clients to engage Hotel World Design for their new Hotel developments and refurbishments.

Who We Are


Leaseco is a specialist finance broker providing finance solutions to the Australian and New Zealand accommodation industry in the area of furniture fixtures & equipment (FF&E) fit out. We work with a number of financiers to help our clients achieve their commercial goals.  Leaseco’ s finance expertise coupled with a deep understanding of the accommodation industry ensures your needs and objectives are understood when tailoring a specific financial solution.

What We Do


Leaseco provides operating lease and finance facilities with the objective of freeing up capital for FF&E fit outs, operating equipment renewals, IT hardware and software upgrades and minor capital building works, thereby enabling accommodation industry providers to remain current and competitive in a constantly evolving market.


What Makes Us Unique



In addition to our finance offering, our unique value comes from our unmatched end to end FF&E solution incorporating:

-  Warehousing

-  Logistics

-  Asset inventory management



As a Chartered Accountant, Vasso has spent the last 25 years across virtually all aspects of the hotel industry acting for Owners, Banks, Hotel Management Companies and a multitude of clients involved in the accommodation industry. The services which Vasso has undertaken are as extensive as the clients he has acted for and include, corporate finance, sales & acquisitions of hotel assets & portfolios either as a property & business asset or at the corporate entity level, development, asset management, operator selection and management agreement negotiation, vendor & purchaser financial due diligence and capital transaction closure services.


In addition to his finance activities, Vasso is also a Director for Savills Hotels, Australia & New Zealand. His responsibilities encompass Capital Market activities and overseeing the broad range of advisory services which the team provides to its clients.


In recent years Vasso was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Prior to his Carlson Rezidor role, he was a Partner of Horwath Sydney Chartered Accountants and Joint Managing Director of Horwath HTL Australia for 18 years.

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