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Joost Mees

Head of Hotels Benelux

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Professional Summary

I am the founder in 2002 of MD Hotel Investments, a succesfull niche hotel corporate finance advisory based in Amsterdam and the co-founder of European Hotel Capital, a private equity international hotel fund. Since June 2013 I joined Colliers in Amsterdam as Director Hotels and specialised in hotel developement advisory, operator search and hotel financing. 

Curently I am Head of Hotels Benelux, Member of the  Board of Colliers Netherlands and Direcor Alternative Real Estate.


Established over 800 million Euro on transactional services in especially The Netherlands, Belgium and other European Countries. Most interesting hotel developments are the conversion of an office building in Amsterdam to a 446 rooms Apollo and the development of the award winning citizenM in Rotterdam. Interesting assignments (Advisory, Operator Search and Selection and Sale) are Yotel in Amsterdam (204 rooms), MGallery Rotterdam (220 rooms),  Motto by Hilton Rotterdam (120 rooms), CityHub Amsterdam & Rotterdam,.


Master in Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Memberships & Involvements

Assessor and Guest  Lecturer University of Applied Sciences Breda

Guest Lecturer Hotel Management School Maastricht

Speaker at Events


Amerborgh, LIFE Europe, Leonardo Hotels, Dutch City Development, Corendon, VORM, Tenstone, BDO, HighBrook, Van der Valk Investments, Accor Invest, Omnam, Parklane, Odyssey Hotel Group, FRED Development, Being Development, AM, Vastint, Blauwhoed, Zoku, BAM, Indoor Golf Arena, ASR, Lingotto, Maarsen Groep, Maasstede, Ping Properties, Van Wijnen, NH Hoteles, Impact Vastgoed, ING Bank, INVESCO Real Estate, Eden Hotel Group, Vondel Hotels,  KIT,



Business Brokerage, Lease Advisory

Service Lines

Capital Markets, Valuations

Property Type

Hotels, Multifamily-Apartment

My Team

Featured Research

4 Apr 2022

No large-scale sell-off of Dutch hotels due to COVID-19

Despite the blows of the corona crisis, Dutch hotels were not massively put on sale. In total, 44 Dutch hotels were sold last year, for 326 million euros.
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8 Oct 2021

One international certificate and new legislation can accelerate the sustainability of hotels

The sustainability transition in the hotel sector is not getting off the ground fast enough. Hotel owners and operators often work independently from each other when it comes to sustainability.
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20 Apr 2021

Difficult to finance hotels, but not impossible

Due to the corona outbreak, many banks turned off the money supply for hotels. Nevertheless, there are still possibilities, according to the nine national and international financiers we spoke.
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Featured News

27 Oct 2020

NinetyNine hotel opens in Hoofddorp

Hoofddorp has the scoop in the Netherlands. This week, the NinetyNine hotel concept opened its doors in the municipality. This modern and sustainable brand is part of the German Centro Hotel Group.
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