Hanneke de Vries
Hanneke finished her International Hospitality Management education with a specialization in Real Estate. After her education, she gained experience in the hotel industry. She worked for four years as the Assistant General Manager for a 5-star property where she supervised the renovations and operations. In January 2018, Hanneke started with Colliers as a Hotel Valuer. After two years working for the Valuations department, she started working for the Hotel Division of Colliers as a Consultant. She works for both the hotel transactions team as the consultancy and advisory team.
- Sell-side advisory / Buy-side advisory
- Various valuations for hotels and restaurants
- Valuation of (re)development objects
- Feasibility studies
SRA/TIAS Masterclass Business Valuation
International Hospitality Management - Stenden University - The Netherlands
Memberships & Involvements
Jong Onroerend Goed Den Haag (JOH)
I gained experience in the hotel industry while working for Marriott International for several years following my study of International Hospitality Management. With Marriott, I worked in Sales & Marketing and Event Operations, gaining much insight into both the strategic and operational processes in the hotel industry. I then completed an MSc in Business Administration at the VU University in Amsterdam and started with Colliers in 2015 as a trainee for the Hotels division. I now work with Colliers as Senior Consultant and have worked on many projects in the Benelux, varying from feasibility studies and development advisory to brokerage.
After a successful internship in 2017, I officially joined Colliers in 2018 as Junior Consultant Hotels. My role as Junior Consultant was to support the Senior Consultants with transaction and consultancy assignments. For example, I have been involved in dispositions and acquisitions of hotels, leasing assignments, valuations, feasibility studies and contract negotiations. Besides, I was part of the Colliers Research team until the end of 2020, where I was responsible for collecting and analyzing market data and writing market stories and publications.
Since the beginning of 2020, I have the position of Consultant Hotels, where I primarily focus on the consultancy assignments within the hotel team. This includes guiding rental assignments, conducting feasibility studies and valuations and advising during contract negotiations. Clients are hotel developers, owners and hotel operators.
Works as a valuer in the commercial real estate team at the Valuation department of Colliers. Since September 2016 I joined Colliers International Netherlands (Amsterdam), within the team Hospitality & International. This team mainly concentrates on valuation and advisory assignments for trade related properties such as Hotels, Restaurants, Petrol Filling Stations, cinemas, etc.. However, the primary focus of me and the team is on hotel valuations. As a result the team values approx 80-100 hotels per year. Previously I worked 3 years as a valuer with a real estate bank after completing my bachelor Real Estate in Groningen.
Head of Hotel Transactions & Finance
After my studies at the Hotel Management School and Maastricht University I started my career in the Banking sector.
Before joining Colliers in December 2021, I worked six years for ABN AMRO Bank where I had several client facing roles. As Relationship Manager I worked for Real Estate and Hotels & Restaurant Clients where I helped financing their properties and developments. Within Weath Management I worked with High Net Worth entrepreneurs to structure their wealth and provide them with investment advice.
With my experieces in hotels, real estate en finance, I hope to add value for our clients and Colliers.
Since the first of December 2021 I am Head of Hotel Transactions & Finance Benelux.
My professional career started as Front Office Agent, and later Front Office Supervisor, in different hotels in Amsterdam. From December 2021 I fulfil the position of Team Assistant Hotels at Colliers. This perfectly combines the study Office Management and my practical work experience in hotels.
Chief Executive Officer | Netherlands
My area of expertise lies in fields such as multi country assigments, strategic marketing, International Business Development, International Private Public Initiatives, hospitality consultancy and corporate finance assignments. My clarity in vision and strategy, leads to tangible results. My focus has been predominantly been on cross border assigments, where I leveraged my extensive entrepreneurial expertise in Europe, the Middle East, India, Brazil and Russia. I have over 30 years experience in hotel operational consulting, initially with a focus on database management & customer loyalty programs as wel as hotel reservation systems in the global market. I have also spent several years in hotel development and real estate financing related areas, where I combined my expertise as hotel operations specialist in my role since late 2009 as Director Hotels for Colliers in the Netherlands as well as Head Of EMEA Hotels for Colliers. Since September 1, 2017 I am Chief Executive officer for Colliers in the Netherlands leading a team of some 300 plus professionals and 4 offices. I am a leader with a clear vision and a large drive to achieve goals.