B.Bus, CPA, FAPI
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.
Bachelor of Business with majors in Accounting and Management
Certified Practicing Accountant
Fellow of the Australian Property Institute
Associate member of Australian Society of CPA's
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.
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.