Karen Wales joins Colliers International as Director of Transaction Services.
Colliers International has announced the appointment of Karen Wales to the Hotels team as Director for Transaction Services.
“Karen has developed an exceptional network over the past two years, in her capacity as Senior Investment Specialist Tourism Infrastructure at Austrade (Australian Trade and Investment Commission),” said Gus Moors, Head of Hotels at Colliers International.
“Her knowledge of new entrants into the growing Australian tourism sector is second to none and this ability to drive fresh capital into our hotel markets will be a key strength.”
Karen has over twenty years of experience in the hotel industry and prior to joining Colliers, was a senior investment specialist at Austrade.
She brings with her a specialised knowledge of the Asia Pacific hotel investment market, which will enormously benefit the work of the Hotels team.
“Her intimate understanding of all aspects of the hotel sector compliments the Colliers International hotel team well, ensuring we offer clients a broad range of skills and insights,” said Mr Moors.
Karen is chair of the advisory group for International Property Bank’s (IPD) Hotel Index and was previously on the Federal Government of Australia’s Tourism Research Advisory Board and on the Tourism Forecasting Technical Committee which provided industry input to Australia’s 10 year tourism forecasts.
Based in Sydney, Karen will focus on leveraging the team’s hotel brokerage and consultancy services.