B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc
Associate Director | Hotels
Having been based in Hong Kong for over 10 years and more recently in Melbourne for the past two years, Mina brings a solid market research and consultancy background in hotel and hospitality assets.
Prior to joining Colliers, Mina was a Project / Associate Director of Horwath HTL focusing on development and financial feasibilities, investment appraisals, hotel management company selection and contract negotiations, operation performance reviews, large-scale destination and strategic planning for hotel, tourism and leisure developments across Asia Pacific.
Mina holds Bsc (Hons) in Hotel Management and started her career as an operations management trainee with Marriott International and worked in various hotel departments in the United States. With Certificates in Accounting and a Master in Property from the University of Melbourne, she brings strong financial and economic capability together with operation and service innovations to hotel investment and asset management.
- Undertook hundreds of hotel market and operating financial feasibilities, investment appraisals in 24 countries and provided proven track record advisory on operating assets over AUD 2.3 billion.
- Multilingual proficiency with strong clientele relationship in Asia Pacific, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Australia and Micronesia.
- Regional guest speaking experience for hotel and tourism industry conferences in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, and a recent guest speaker in API's 2019 National Property Conference regarding technological impact on asset portfolio strategies.
Master of Property, The University of Melbourne (First Class Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Certificates in Booking-Keeping and Accounts, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Head of Hotels | Australia
Having joined Colliers in early 2014, I have subsequently sold over $180 million of hotel assets across Victoria and NSW, including the largest hotel transaction in Victoria since 2008, being Bell City Preston for $143 million.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was Director of Asset Management for Tourism Asset Holdings Limited (TAHL), Australia's largest hotel owner and responsible for selling down this portfolio totalling over $1.5 billion.
Before TAHL, I was with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels for 7 years, as Head of Asset Management and Chief Operating Officer for the Hotels group across Asia Pacific.
National Director | Hotel
For over 27 years, Nigel’s career in the hotel industry has spanned hotel operations and finance, working for leading hotel operators and more recently, heading two of Australia’s leading wholesale hotel investment funds.
Prior to joining Colliers, Nigel spent 10 years as the Fund Manager of Eureka Fund Managements First Core Fund. The fund comprised hotel investment in branded hotels such as InterContinental, Four Seasons, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. He led the fund team in establishing an investment in over $1.0bn of hotels in Australia and New Zealand. Nigel was responsible for the entire fund strategy of acquisition, repositioning, asset management, equity and debt capital strategies and exit strategy.
Nigel commenced the hotel investment stage of his career with Colonial First State Property as an Asset Manager for the portfolio of Marriott hotels in Australia before taking the funds lead role as Fund Manager.
In the early part of Nigel’s career, he held a number of Finance Director roles for Southern Pacific Hotels Corporation (now IHG) in Australia and the Pacific. After a period, as Regional Director of Finance for the Northern half of Australia he established his own hotel finance consulting group which provided accounting and financial related services to hotel operators and owners in Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Fiji.
Director |Transaction Services, Hotels Asia Pacific
Karen has over twenty years of experience in the hotel industry and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management. She brings with her a specialised knowledge of the Asia Pacific hotel investment market and an ability to drive fresh capital into Australia’s hotel markets. She has developed an exceptional network over the past two years across Asia and the Middle East and within government, in her capacity as Senior Investment Specialist Tourism Infrastructure at Austrade and her knowledge of new entrants into the growing Australian tourism sector is second to none.