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Zaver Hotels Joins Colliers International's National Hospitality Group in Atlanta


Industry veteran Helen Zaver leads the hospitality team that will operate in Atlanta and the Southeast

ATLANTA, GA, August 13, 2019 — Colliers International Atlanta has hired veteran hospitality investment sales broker Helen Zaver as Senior Vice President in Collier’s National Hospitality Group.  Senior Associate Vik Zaver and Associate Dylan Patel join her at Colliers.

“We’re fortunate to have Helen and her team here at Colliers,” said Bob Mathews, Chairman and CEO of Colliers International Atlanta. “Her sales record and experience in the hospitality sales arena bode well for her and Colliers International,” Mathews said.

The Zaver Hotels team will operate mainly in Georgia and other areas of the Southeast.  Zaver and her group come to Colliers from Marcus & Millichap, where Zaver worked for 15 years.

She has an extensive background in ownership, management, sales and marketing of hotel properties. She is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Certified Hotel Owner (CHO).  Her team has closed on more than $300 million in transactions in recent years.

She is a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, served on the board of Directors of the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Asian American Hotel Owners Association, and has earned numerous sales and achievements awards, including AAHOA Woman Hotelier of the Year.

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Bob Mathews

Executive Chairman


Mr. Mathews has been involved in the leadership of Colliers Atlanta since 1993. Colliers Atlanta has 70 plus brokers, 280 employees and 107 million square feet under management, which generate over $3.3B in annual transaction volume from 11 service groups. Mr. Mathews’ commercial real estate brokerage experience spans over 30 years.

Upon graduation from The University of North Georgia, Mr. Mathews served six years in the US Army, completing his service as a Captain. He then joined Lendman Associates, a national personnel consulting and recruiting firm, and spent seven years culminating as Vice President, Northeast Region.

In 1984, Mr. Mathews took his consulting and service background into a commercial real estate career, beginning with Portman Barry Brokerage. Mr. Mathews joined Colliers in 1991 and was an office tenant rep broker and player/coach for over 28 years.  He has been CEO | Atlanta since January 2004.

Mr. Mathews’ volunteer activities include serving as Member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Police Foundation and the Midtown Alliance, and Trustee Emeritus of the Educational Foundation of the Atlanta Board of Realtors.  Mr. Mathews is also the past President of the University of North Georgia (UNG) Alumni Association and currently serving as Chairman for the UNG Real Estate Foundation. In addition, Mr. Mathews is the past President of the Dunwoody High School Gridiron and Diamond Clubs, past President for 2 years (1995/1996) and Member of the Board of Directors of the Murphey Candler Little League (1986-97).  Mr. Mathews and his wife, Joan, have three grown sons.

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