Adrian has extensive knowledge and understanding of the tourism, hospitality and leisure sectors and has held senior positions and directorships throughout the industry in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific Islands after completing the NZ Hotel Management Course at CIT in 1976.
Adrian’s passion for the industry has developed over 30+ years of Hotel, Motel and Resort Management, Management Rights Operations, Property Developments, Ownership, Consulting and for the last few years as a Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Real Estate Broker in New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands.
What do Buyers, Sellers and Colleagues say about Adrian:
"We worked with Adrian Chisholm in the selling of our motel recently in Wanaka. It was our first business venture and therefore our first time selling a business, Adrian was very supportive throughout the whole process. We had a situation where we had two interested parties and had to make the difficult decision in which direction we were going to go.
Ultimately it was Adrian being the broker that swayed us, as we knew that he was open and up front about how keen the potential purchasers were and we felt he would be able to close the deal. He came down to Wanaka to meet with us and was a great sounding board for our questions and feelings. The deal went through very smoothly and Adrian was always a phone call away to ask for assistance. I felt he was easy to talk to and very down to earth about the sometimes very stressful process of selling all your hard work!
I would highly recommend Adrian to anyone wanting to sell their business for the best price to the best buyers."
Eve and Rob Thorp
Vendors - Fairway Motel and Apartments Business in Wanaka
"Dear Adrian and Chrissy,
Thank you so much for completing the sale of Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park.
Clare and I have been blessed with the good fortune of having yourself and Chrissy arrive into our lives as our brokers. You instantly brought a feeling of peace and order to what has been an extremely traumatic and intense sale period of highs and lows lasting through from September 2014 to May 2015.
Prior to meeting Adrian, we had experienced first hand over the previous 3 months the mercenary unprofessional and unsympathetic attitude of 2 different high profile brokerages and real estate agencies. During this time we had been presented with two failed sale and purchase agreements. We know a good broker when we fall over one.
By the time in Adrian and Chrissy fell into our lives, we had lost complete faith in real estate agents and brokers. Immediately Adrian met with us, there was a sense of calm orderliness, caring and professionalism not experienced before.
Adrian seemed to be available at any time of day and night and we felt that we were his only clients. We were always kept in the picture. Adrian your effort was 110 percent, do you ever go to bed?
Language barriers and cultural differences left Adrian unfazed. He took it upon himself to become a cultural ambassador and teacher going well beyond expectations to secure this sale.
Nobody likes to pay commission, however if any Broker deserved his money, Adrian you earned every dollar. Not only that, you were honorable, a gentleman and true to your unwritten word. You have risen to the challenge, determined to see it through.
Sadly you came into our lives as a broker who has now deservedly completed his task. Flash Harrys with blacked out windows and top of the range cars have never impressed me. Adrian you are just like a well worn, exceptionally comfortable old leather sofa who fitted in with us so easily.
If you lived closer, we would wish to continue our friendship.
Many many thanks."
Testimonial Response: "That is wonderful we also have experienced working with Adrian in the sale of our business and luckily still have this man and his wife Chrissy in our lives . Could not agree more with what has just been said." Lynne Puddy Greenwood
Jo and Clare Greenwood
Vendors - Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park in Rotorua
"I arrived in NZ one year ago to start the process to purchase a business. I contacted half dozen agents, research a dozen properties, and focused on a holiday park with Tourism Properties. The property was under a complex situation, I almost gave up due pending two months as the vendor have oversea's long holiday. When Adrian took charge, almost everyday meet me in Auckland and second day meet the vendor in Rotorua to work out satisfactory agreement for both parties. I have never seen so diligent KIWI at Adrian's age. Finally, his broad experience and knowledge made sure the deal was done! This property will be the foundation for my tourism business. Great thanks to Adrian. Trust will buy next one by his company in near future."
Buyer - Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park in Rotorua
Buyer - Pudding Hill Lodge in Methven
"For a previous business owner, but a new buyer in the hospitality cafe sector, we give Adrian and Chrissy Chisholm 10 out 10 for assisting us as buyers in the purchasing process of Holy Beans Espresso Bar and Kitchen in Auckland. They could not be more helpful and pointing me in the right direction in terms of the whole process, in fact they guided me through what could have been a very difficult situation - I tell you this from my heart..."
Buyer - Holy Beans Lobby Espresso Bar and Kitchen in Auckland
"Chrissy and Adrian Chisholm were on top the game right through the sale process, in fact they were more like professional consultants than Real Estate Business Brokers, I would recommend them to anyone considering selling their business as they handled all the difficult situations along the sale process so calmly and quieltly. I was very grateful I had Chrissy and Adrian handling my sale process"
Vendor - Holy Beans Lobby Espresso Bar and Kitchen in Auckland