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.
Received the Colliers EMEA Researcher of the Year Award in 2017, as a result of the release of Airbnb 2017 report, which reached national tv news.
Part of the winning team of the Colliers Young Talent Program 2016.
Completed international studies in South Africa and the United States.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Master in Business Administration - Management Consulting, MSc BA
Stenden University: International Hospitality Management, BBA
Head of Hotels Benelux
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.
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.
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.
In 2018, I graduated from the Hotelschool The Hague after succesfully defending my thesis about capital structures of start-ups. I worked for Unilever for one year whereafter I decided to quit and I started my own company, Financial8. I worked for different companies within the financial industry as assistant controller. In 2019, I started with my Master in Financial Management at the Vrije Universiteit with focus on Corporate Finance, Real Estate and Mergers and Acquisitions.
In March 2020, I joined the Hotel team of Colliers and I supported my team with valuations, feasibility studies and hotel sale transactions. Besides that, I wrote my master thesis about the influences of macroeconomic factors on the hotel transaction price and volume within Western Europe.
As of July 2020, I officially started as consultant at the hotel team of Colliers in which I am mainly focussed on the valuations and hotel sale transactions.