Dean Humphries

Dean Humphries


National Director | Hotels

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Professional Summary

Dean is a highly respected hotel investment advisor specialising in the disposal, acquisition and valuation of hospitality and tourism assets.  Dean provides advice to many institutional and tourism related entities including those noted in the client info tab.

Dean is also actively involved in a range of work in the wider South Pacific basin including; Fiji, Tonga & Samoa.

Dean joined Colliers International in May 2013 as National Director, Hotels for New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Prior to that Dean was Executive Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group New Zealand & Queensland with over 25 years’ experience in the wider property industry.

He has also been actively involved in the wider property industry, holding a senior lecturing position at the University of Auckland between 1999 and 2011.



2017/18: - Waldorf Stadium Hotel Auckland (under contract), CQ Hotel Wellington (under contract), Best Western President Hotel Auckland (under contract), Skotel Resort National Park (under contract) SilverOaks Hotel Rotorua, Parklane Takapuna Auckland, Ambassador Hotel Hamilton, The Park Hotel National Park. Pre 2017: - Novotel & Ibis Hotels Christchurch, Tanoa Aspen  Queenstown, Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport, Travelodge Wellington, Novotel & Ibis Ellerslie Auckland, Novotel Queenstown, Kingsgate Hotels in Whangarei, Hamilton & Wellington, Novotel & ibis Hotels Wellington, Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport, Swiss Belresort Queenstown, Pre 2015: - Hilton Auckland, Hyatt Regency Auckland, Intercontinental Hotel Wellington, Novotel & Ibis Tainui Hamilton (shareholder sale). 


Master of Property Administration, University of Auckland

Memberships & Involvements



Host/Pacifica, CP Group, Scenic Hotels, Rydges, Accor, TOGA, ANZ, BNZ, Westpac, Citibank, Dynasty Group, Reddy Group.


The sale of Lennons Hotel & Plaza Brisbane in 2012 represented one of the fund's more challenging divestments. Dean Humphries' strong understanding of the market and his ability to strategically align the correct buyers to this asset, enabled us to achieve a highly satisfactory outcome for our shareholders.

I found Dean to be a highly professional and motivated individual who worked hard to ensure our desired outcomes were met in a timely manner   

Frank Wolf, M.D
Abacus Property Group

Dean Humphries and his hotel team have an exceptional knowledge of the New Zealand and South Pacific hospitality markets, having assisted our group in a range of advisory and acquisition roles. Their client focused attitude and dedication to the many tasks we have entrusted them with sets them above others in this sector of the industry.

Dean has taken an active interest in our portfolio and has in a number of cases gone well beyond his mandated requirements to ensure we make the right decisions based on the core objectives of our group business. He is a trusted advisor to our family and group.

One example was when we inspected a hotel in Christchurch in the night of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Dean made sure we were all safely out of the building and then found us safe shelter until we were able to travel back to Auckland.

Rohit Reddy, M.D
Reddy Group



Service Lines
Capital Markets, Valuation and Advisory
Property Types


Featured Research

Featured Research
15 Jan 2020
New Zealand Hotel Market Update | 2019 Review & 2020 Outlook
The New Zealand hotel sector continues to prosper as a result of robust growth in international visitor numbers and our domestic market. Find out more in our review of the 2019 hotel market and outlook for 2020.
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14 Oct 2019
New Zealand Hotel Market Snapshot | October 2019
The New Zealand tourism sector continues to grow with international visitors reaching a record 3.9m in the YE July 2019, up 2.8%. This has helped maintain robust volumes of business across the country.
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2 Apr 2019
New Zealand Hotel Sales | Research and Analysis Report 2017/18
Investment demand for New Zealand hotel assets remain at an all time high from both offshore and domestic investors. However, opportunities remain scarce as hotel assets remain tightly held with owners electing to retain, based on buoyant trading conditions and further capital appreciation expectations.
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Featured News

Featured News
22 Jan 2020
Hotel sector looks positive for 2020
Another strong year is likely despite the impacts of the NZ International Convention Centre fire and slowing visitor growth.
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17 Apr 2019
Demand for hotels high but owners holding tight
Investment demand for New Zealand hotel assets remains high from both offshore and domestic investors, a new analysis from Colliers International shows.
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3 Nov 2018
Queenstown and Rotorua are the star performers in Colliers International hotel report
New Zealand’s tourism hotspots of Queenstown and Rotorua are the star performers in the hotel sector in 2018, driving much-needed new supply in both centres.
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12 Oct 2018
Waldorf sale the largest hotel transaction in Auckland in 12 years
The 4.5 star Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel located in the heart of Auckland CBD has sold to Australian-based Mulpha Group
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