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Helen Zaver

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Professional Summary

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.


  • 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, Science
  • University of California, Berkley - BS Economics, Finance.

Memberships & Involvements

  • CHA Certified Hotel Administrator
  • CHO Certified Hotel Owner
  • AAHOA North Georgia Ambassador
  • 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.”

Fred Schwartz
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."

Andrew Pace
Senior Vice President
Strand Hospitality, Management Company of 35 hotels located in SE USA.”



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