Brad WattsTourism & Hospitality Business Broker
With more than 30 years experience in the New Zealand and Australian hospitality industry, Brad knows exactly what it takes to run a successful tourism accommodation or hospitality business in the South Island.
During the course of his career Brad has done everything from washing dishes and pouring pints to organising banquets and conferences. Prior to joining The Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch as General Manager, Brad was previously the general manager of the Copthorne Hotel Auckland, HarbourCity and General Manager of Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay, Wellington.
When David Beckham came to stay at his hotel in Wellington with the LA Galaxy team, security was so tight that Brad was the only person allowed to attend to David Beckham’s needs in the hotel. That included making his bed, putting his rubbish out and even cleaned his bathroom.
Brad's parents had the leasehold of Oxley’s Tavern in Picton 30 years ago and when he was a young fellow Brad worked in the kitchen cooking, doing dishes, stocking up the bars, cleaning the yard, and cleaning out the beer tanks for board and pocket money. When he was old enough, Brad was serving guests in the bar and restaurant. The passing of years has not dulled his passion for this industry he works in, nor has his commitment to serving customers needs and wants.
Tourism Properties believe the South Island Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Real Estate sectors are very privileged to have Brad as the Tourism Properties Upper South Island Business Broker based in Christchurch to service both vendors and purchasers requirements in buying or selling Tourism related Businesses and Properties.
What do Buyers, Sellers and Colleagues say about Brad:
Brad Watts is a very good listener, who gained an insight into our type of business fast, giving us the confidence that our property was going to be sold. Brad has been approachable at all times, with fast responsive informative feed back, a respectful kind thoughtful man, who is passionate about real-estate. He has been a pleasure to know and to do business with. We recommend Brad with the highest of accolades to get the job done. Thank you Brad
Bevan and Donna, Vendors - Jacksons Retreat Holiday Park
We purchased this lovely Lodge earlier this year and Brad helped us through the sale & purchase process with ease. We would recommend Brad without hesitation.
John & Sandra Mounce, Purchasers, Two Tree Lodge