Delegate Profile


Job TitleSenior Partner

Company NameLeisure Development Partners


Michael Collins is an economist with over 20 years of consulting experience in leisure and entertainment real estate. Michael is the fourth generation of his family in the visitor attractions and entertainment industry and is passionate about delivering long-term successful ventures where the concept and market demand are perfectly matched.

Michael’s experience with LDP includes projects around the globe from theme park and attractions feasibility, due diligence for sales and acquisitions, economic impact, improvement and development strategy, sports and entertainment venue appraisals, resorts and mixed-use development strategy and operator and investor solicitation.


Following completion of his MBA in 1998, Michael joined Economics Research Associates where he began consulting on a wide variety of leisure and entertainment projects. Michael was a senior associate at ERA and worked on assignments throughout the MENA region. Michael set up his own consulting company in 2004 and later founded LDP with longtime collaborator Yael Coifman. 

Michael has worked for a majority of the major players in worldwide attractions operations, as well as many investment groups, developers and public sector organisations. 



About Leisure Development Partners

LDP is a specialist boutique consulting practice focused on the economics of visitor attractions and leisure real estate. The company’s four partners, Yael Coifman, Michael Collins, James Kennard and Natalia Bakhlina have more than 60 years combined experience with an unrivalled depth of global expertise.

LDP works with developers, owners and operators of theme and amusement parks, waterparks, educational, cultural and commercial attractions, venues for events, conferencing and sports, resorts, entertainment attractions and mixed use and retail developments anchored by leisure. 

Assignment types can range from testing the market and feasibility for new projects to an assessment of existing attractions to improve performance, or for due diligence or valuation purposes.

Conference Sessions


    12-Nov-2019, 10:00 - 17:30, Hotel Martinez Cannes

    MAPIC launches a new sister event accelerating the integrtion of leisure in lifestyle destinations! The Leisure Day is a by invitation only event* REQUEST YOUR...

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