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, 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.
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.
Executive | Hotels
George has over 12 years of experience working within the hotel industry and has acquired a vast understanding in day-to-day operations, revenue management, food & beverage and specialising in corporate sales and marketing. Prior to joining Colliers in 2022, George held roles with AccorHotels, Meriton Property Group and most recently Hilton Hotels Group. The diversity in hotel operation management has allowed him to understand and sell in a variety of different assets which has developed a strong understanding of the Sydney hotel market along with the national properties and markets he managed.
George specialisis in the following services:
• Hotel Transactions
• Hotel Operator Selections
Colliers Hotels team have launched a Wellness Tourism report, identifying the growing demand for wellness services, lifestyle tourism and especially spiritual tourism.
This growth represents an attractive investment proposition in Australia.
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Charting the course
Colliers Hotels team have put together a series of articles to help the hotel and tourism industry chart the course to recovery, as one of the sectors most acutely impacted by social distancing measures introduced in response to COVID-19. These articles will be released on a monthly basis.
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