Dean is recognised as New Zealand's leading hotel investment advisor specialising in the disposal, acquisition and valuation of hotel and tourism assets. Dean provides advice to many institutional and private entities including: New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, Host Hotels & Resorts, CP Group, Colwall Investments, Distinction Hotels Group, Reddy Group, Scenic Hotel Group, AccorHotels, Auckland International Airport, Infratil, Russell Group of Companies and M&L Investments. Dean is responsible for running the Colliers New Zealand National Hotel Division, the largest team of hotel consultants in the country. Over the last 18 months Dean has been responsible for the sale of over $340m in hotel assets and was recently awarded the New Zealand Commercial & Industrial Salesperson of the Year by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Dean joined Colliers International in May 2013 as National Director – Hotels New Zealand and South Pacific. Prior to joining Colliers International, Dean was Executive Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group New Zealand & Queensland. Dean also held a senior lecturing position at the University of Auckland between 1999 and 2011.