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 | Hotels
For 30 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.
National Director, Asia Pacific | Hotels Transaction Services
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.
Director, Transaction Services | Hotels
Guy has over 10 years of property experience with the primary focus over this time on the Hotel and Student Accommodation market originally in the valuation division and more recently specialsiing in the sale of Hotel and Student Accommodation Assets.
Since transfering to a specialist sales role, Guy has focussed in the the hotel and student accommodation sectors with a broad base of experience in the sales of pubs, motels, hotels, and student accommodation assets. Guy has been actively involved in the growth of the Student Accommodation sector across Australia particularly within Melbourne transacting a number of sites to a wide variety of major operators.
In addition to traditional real estate sales, Guy undertakes Hotel Management Agreement negotiations having worked for Salta Properties (Hotel Indigo - Docklands), Vicinity Centres (Hotel Chadstone - M Gallery by Sofitel) and Century Group (St Regis Melbourne) amongst others.
Head of Hotels | Valuation & Advisory Services
I have been involved in the real estate industry for over 20 years and commenced my career at L.J Hooker. After graduating from a Bachelor of Property Economics Degree in 2004, I took up a position with the NSW Department of Commerce valuing a number of government owned assets across the state of NSW.
In 2007, I joined the Colliers Hotels & Leisure Valuation team where I had the opportunity to value a wide cross section of accommodation and leisure type properties, across Australia. In March 2009, I transferred to the Colliers South Sydney team and have been involved in a cross section of commercial, industrial and residential properties, along with the opportunity to value various types of 'Going Concern' properties including hotels, budget accommodation, student accommodation, boarding houses and car parks facilities.
In 2013, I transferred to the Sydney CBD office, where my primary focus is hotels, student accommodation, backpackers and other accommodation properties.
National Director, Hotels Valuation | Asia Pacific
Baden is a National Director of the Valuation & Advisory division of Colliers International. Based in Brisbane, Baden specialises in Hotels and Going Concern properties throughout the Asia Pacific region.
With thirty years’ experience in the valuation profession, Baden has a highly respected reputation in going concern, investment and development property. Key areas of expertise are accommodation hotels and resorts, licensed premises and clubs, tourist parks, tourist attractions, backpackers, development sites, marinas, golf courses, student accommodation and management letting rights.
Baden is a registered valuer in Queensland, an Associate of the Australian Property Institute, as well as a professional member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
National Director | Valuation & Advisory Services
Since joining Colliers I have been involved in in providing valuation and brokerage advice on a wide selection of Licensed and Leisure property both in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. I have been involved in valuing most of the major Australian Hotel Portfolios and a variety of significant leisure properties including Island Resorts,Golf Courses and Caravan Parks. My career highlights would have to include valuing iconic Australian Resorts such as Ayers Rock and Lizard Island plus some of the top resorts in the world in French Polynesia.
Assistant Valuer, Hotels | Valuations & Advisory Services
Gabby joined Colliers in May 2021 as Assistant Valuer, Hotels for the Valuation & Advisory Services team.
Gabby assists the team in providing valuation and consultancy advice to a range of clients for the hotels sector.
Gabby is currently studying a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate at Deakin University.
Associate Director, Hotels | Valuation & Advisory Services
Paul is an Associate Director of the Hotels Valuation division based in Queensland. He is a registered valuer in Queensland and is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.
With over 20 years’ experience in the valuation profession, Paul is an accomplished valuer with significant experience in the valuation of going concerns.
Paul’s experience extends across a number of property types including clubs, pubs, motels, management rights, schools and marinas.
Assistant Valuer, Hotels | Valuation and Advisory Services
I joined Colliers International in 2019 as Assistant Valuer, Hotels for the Valuation & Advisory Services team. I specialise in hotel valuations across both single assets and portfolios.
Our services range from financial reporting valuations, insurance requirements, mergers, acquisition and disposal, rent reviews, due diligence reporting to capital raising and feasibility studies.
In addition, I am in my final year of studying a Bachelor of Property Economics at University of Technology Sydney.
I maintain an active role, outside of Colliers International, in the wider property industry as Member of the Young Property Professionals, Australian Property Institute.
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