Senior Vice President
License # 285486
Helen Zaver is part of the National Hospitality Group at Colliers International and is based in the firm’s Atlanta office.
She originally joined Marcus & Millichap in early 2005 as the Hotel Specialist for the Southeastern Region and had been there until 2019. With an extensive background in ownership, management, sales and marketing of hotel properties, she is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) as well as a Certified Hotel Owner (CHO), and understands the needs of both hotel buyers and sellers. Having over 20 years of hotel experience in the Southeast, she has achieved recognition throughout the hotel industry. Helen is experienced in Franchise Negotiations, Financing, Re-Branding, and Marketing from start-up properties as well as turn-around investments. Some of these clients include large private and public REITS, Management Companies, Lenders and Servicers as well as Owner/Operators of hotel properties throughout the United States.
Currently transitioned to Colliers International, the team utilizes the platform to better serve clients and their goals. Zaver Hotels has closed on more than $300 million of hotel transactions over the last few years.
- 2022 Everest Club Recipient - Colliers US
- 2022 Top 10 - Colliers Atlanta
- 2017-2018 Achievement Award - Plaque Level
- 2015-2016 National Achievement Award - Platinum Level
- 2014 Sales Recognition Award
- 2015 AAHOA Premiere Ambassador of Georgia
- AAHOA’s “Woman Hotelier of the Year” in 2000
- Former Director at Large, Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)
- Former Board of Director, GA Bank
- Former Board of Director, Hotel Franchise Company
- Austin Peay State University - BS, Economics, Finance.
- University of California, Berkley - BS Economics, Finance.
Memberships & Involvements
- CHA Certified Hotel Administrator
- CHO Certified Hotel Owner
- AAHOA North Georgia Ambassador, former Board of Director
- American Hotel & Lodging Association
- Served on the Board of Directors for the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Old National Merchant’s Association and the March of Dimes
“Dedicated, focused, & determined are just a few characteristics to describe Helen Zaver. I had the pleasure of working with Helen when she served as an AAHOA Board of Director for 3 years. She was remarkable and outstanding in volunteering her time and efforts in helping AAHOA. I see Helen now in her Hotel Broker role with Marcus Millichap. She is always speaking with, and updating members at the hotel conferences, as well as keeping everyone informed with her pertinent emails. Helen is a strong asset to the hotel community with her connections, involvement, and knowledge. I am proud of Helen for her years of devoted and enthusiastic service to the hotel industry.”
Senior Vice President, Northeast Bank
AAHOA Past President
“I can tell you about Helen Zaver - She’s a 100% professional, friendly, knowledgeable, experienced HOTEL BROKER. I think she must know every single hotel owner - how does she do it? Working hard, that’s how. Helen and I have worked together on several occasions and each time I am reinforced about her ability to market and sell a hotel. I highly recommend her if you are thinking of selling your hotel."
Senior Vice President
Strand Hospitality, Management Company of 35 hotels located in SE USA.”
Vik Zaver is an investment sales broker specializing in hospitality assets with a market focus of North Georgia, North Alabama, and Tennessee. He graduated from the University of
Georgia in May of 2016 with a Bachelors in Supply Chain and Operations Management. Previously, he had interned for several years at Marcus & Millichap and earned his real estate license during the summer of 2015. Vik became an agent in June 2016 within the National Hospitality Group of Marcus & Millichap. After underwriting and conducting pricing analyses on hundreds of hotels within the Southeastern United States, Vik has become more experienced in market knowledge and sales. Currently with Colliers International, the team utilizes the platform to better serve clients and their goals. Zaver Hotels has closed on more than $500 million of hotel transactions over the last few years.
Dylan Patel is an investment sales broker specializing in hospitality assets with a market focus of South Georgia, South Alabama, and North Florida with Colliers International. He graduated from the University of Georgia in December of 2016 with a BBA in Finance. Prior to graduating, he interned with Walker and Dunlop specializing in Class A multifamily investment sales. However, Dylan soon realized his passion was for the hospitality industry. After graduating, he returned to Savannah, GA to gain valuable experience in hotel management and operations by working in various positions in hotels throughout the area. He then obtained his real estate license in April 2018 and began working with Zaver Hotels as a sales intern. He has since become an expert in market knowledge and has underwritten numerous hotel assets throughout his time as an agent including full and select service, limited, and extended-stay products. Currently with Colliers International, the team utilizes the platform to better serve clients and their goals. Zaver Hotels has closed on more than $300 million of hotel transactions over the last few years.
Reese Abee joined the National Hospitality Group of Colliers International in the winter of 2019, partnering with Senior Vice President Helen Zaver and the Zaver Hotels Team based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The team specializes in investment sales of hospitality product. Reese has a market focus on the Nashville 10-county region and serves a nationwide client base. He advises investors through the complexities of real estate transactions by developing customizable service plans that result in maximized financial savings for the client. Reese joins the Colliers team after two years with Marcus & Millichap’s National Hospitality Group.
Reese’s brokerage career began during his college tenure where he interned for commercial real estate investment and consulting firm Randall Commercial Group, LLC. In 2017, Reese graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. He studied business administration with concentrations in finance and business management. Committed to serving his community, Reese is an eagle scout and volunteers his spare time by working on Habitat for Humanity projects.
Jon C. Thomas II is an Associate with Colliers International. He has experience in hotel, investment, and land sales in North Florida.
Jon’s commercial real estate experiences include Associate at Avison & Young in Gainesville and Associate Advisor with SVN | SouthLand Commercial.
Prior to joining the commercial real estate industry, Jon was the Vice President of Marketing for Thomas-Pierce & Company, a leading succession planning firm, which has completed more than $2 billion in small and medium size business transactions since 1986.