Freehold Accommodation Investment
I am delighted to provide this reference for Dilan De Silva, who successfully handled the sale of my investment properties, over the past couple of years, with utmost professionalism and competence.
These comments relate to my personal experiences, in working together with Dilan to sell the businesses. Throughout the entire process, Dilan demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the business real estate market, displaying a keen understanding of current trends and property valuations. His keen eye for detail and insightful advice proved invaluable in positioning my properties effectively and attracting prospective buyers.
What impressed me most was Dilan’s outstanding communication skills. He kept me informed at every stage, promptly answering all my queries, and addressing any concerns I had. His proactive approach to marketing the properties ensured a wide reach and ultimately led to the sale of the businesses. Furthermore, Dilan exhibited integrity and dedication, prioritizing my interests and ensuring a smooth closing process. I am truly grateful for their dedication and would not hesitate to recommend Dilan to anyone seeking a top-notch real estate agent. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly endorse Dilan for his exceptional service and expertise. He has certainly earned my trust and gratitude, and I am confident he will continue to excel in their future endeavors.
VENDOR: Michael D'oliveira BROKER: Dilan De Silva
Freehold Going Concern, Cafe, Bar & Holiday Park near Wanaka
I listed the Makarora Country Cafe, at the top of Lake Wanaka, with Adrian Chisholm in August 2019, little did we know what was around the corner. The hospitality sector took a real hit 2020/2021 and still is, especially in our area. It was with great determination, innovation and professionalism that Adrian and Kiersten were able to secure a sale for me. In this climate of trading it certainly was extremely comforting knowing that Adrian and Kiersten were working especially hard to secure this sale. It gives me great pleasure to endorse Tourism Properties, if you are seeking to sell/buy a business their team will work tirelessly for you to ensure you get to achieve your goal. A huge thank you Adrian and Kiersten!
VENDOR: Sue Howe | BROKER: Adrian Chisholm
Leasehold Interest Café Business, Cambridge
We listed our café with Kamal after 6 months without a result from another broker. Kamal found our delightful buyers within a week and professionally managed the process to completion. In a difficult market for hospitality, Kamal sold our business at a very fair price. Thanks Kamal!
VENDOR: Mel Teesdale | BROKER: Kamal Sharma
Terrace Downs Resort Residence
We have known Dilan for a number of years and when we found out he had become a Real Estate agent we knew that he would excel at that role. Dilan is very personable, honest and trustworthy, traits you would want from your agent. Dilan kept us up to date and informed even when there was nothing to report. He sold our home quickly and professionally and it was a seamless process and we can highly recommend him as an agent to sell your property. Dilan was a pleasure to deal with in selling our home for us.
VENDOR: Tim & Fiona Parlane | BROKER: Dilan De Silva
Terrace Downs Resort Residence
We recently purchased the beautiful Seven Oaks Chalet at Terrace Downs Resort. Dilan was the agent and from our first contact onwards we were impressed by his diligence, knowledge and professionalism. Despite the negotiation process happening during the challenges of the Covid pandemic, Dilan was at all times quick to respond to our queries and was clearly committed to achieving a good outcome for both parties. Dilan is undoubtedly very experienced in the tourism property sector and we would happily recommend him as an agent.
BUYER: John Savage & Julia Child | BROKER: Dilan De Silva
Freehold Going Concern, Pipers Lodge, National Park
If you are thinking about selling your business, don’t look past Kamal Sharma from Tourism Properties. Kamal is one of the most motivated people I have met. Kamal works tirelessly on selling your property and is absolutely on the ball with communication on what he doing and where we are during all aspects of the selling procedure. I highly recommend Kamal to anyone needing a broker for their business.
VENDOR: Bruce Lawrence | BROKER: Kamal Sharma
Freehold Investment Property in National Park Ruapehu
If you want to buy a business or invest in commercial real estate, we highly recommend Kamal. We have been working with Kamal for 4 months. We can say that he is one of the best brokers. He is a passionate person and always supports us when we need his help. Great thanks to Kamal. We believe we will buy the next one by him in the future.
BUYER: Joanna Zhou | BROKER: Kamal Sharma
The Furlong Motel & Function Centre, Taranaki
Thanks Kamal Bhai. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you, thank you for all your help and guidance throughout the process of purchasing the Furlong Motel.
BUYER: Bhavin Desai | BROKER: Kamal Sharma
AAA Mana Motel, Wellington
I have been working with Kamal for a while now and can confidently say that he is one of the best agents to be associated with. He not only helped us find the right business for us, but also helped us through every step of the purchase, be it finding the right lawyer, the right finance people etc. He is a man full of patience and persistence. Kamal made sure that we were in the business by the deadlines set by us, and for this he travelled multiple times to the property which was some 400 odd kilometers from Auckland. Nothing was too much to ask. In-short, I can say if you are serious about selling and want the 'SOLD' sign on your listing, or you are willing to make your next big leap into buying a business and want to invest your funds well, then Kamal Sharma is your go to person.
BUYER: Ankush Mehra | BROKER: Kamal Sharma
Terrace Downs Golf Resort, 20+ Villa Sales, Canterbury
"We first met Dilan a few years back when he was General Manager of the Terrace Downs Golf Resort. As a property owner in the Resort we found him to be an experienced, professional Manager and worked well with Owners and Guests.
But in 2019/2020 Dilan returned to the Resort as a Business Broker with Tourism Property Brokers Ltd charged with the task of negotiating the Sale and Purchase of 20+ Villas from the individual Owners to the new Resort for development. This involved negotiating with both NZ and off-shore owners.
In a year full of challenges with disruptions such as Covid-19 and the normal complications that Real Estate professionals experience, Dilan managed the task with integrity and demonstrated his valuable knowledge which resulted in a successful completion of the project much earlier than we anticipated.
We are experienced with the real estate environment and have engaged with a number of Real Estate professionals and we recommend Dilan without reservation."
VENDOR: Merv & Mary Stark | BROKER: Dilan De Silva
Millers Flat Holiday Park, Central Otago
"I am writing to you both to thank you for your patience and kindness to us both while working through to getting our property on the market through Tourism Properties. Your professionalism in all aspects of achieving a well detailed and thorough process to present our property to the market was made so flawless and easy by the both of you. Kiersten, I really enjoyed working with you while choosing the photos of our property, you have a great eye for detail which is really important in presenting a property to market, makes a big difference in not having just good photos, but awesome photos. And Adrian you took most of those awesome photos. Thank you for the time you and Christine took to walk around our property with us, you made this process so easy, and if we were to re-list our property, Tourism Properties will be our choice."
VENDOR: Chrissy & Dave | BROKER: Adrian Chisholm
Two Tree Lodge, Blenheim
"We purchased this lovely Lodge earlier this year and our broker helped us through the sale & purchase process with ease. We would recommend Tourism Properties without hesitation."
Buyer | John & Sandra Mounce
City Towers Serviced Apartments, Auckland
"We very recently purchased our first business through Tom Crawford at Tourism Properties. We didn’t know anything about management rights when we responded to the for sale ad but Tom took us patiently through the ins and outs of how this kind of business works. He managed the relationship between vendor and seller well and assisted us with our numerous questions. He also sent us useful information on things to include in the due diligence. Overall we found the process of purchasing this business very straight forward with Tom’s help. We would be very happy to buy another business through him and have already asked him to keep us up to date with any new opportunities in the market."
BUYER: Carol & David Abernethy | BROKER: Tom Crawford
Grafton Cottages & Chalets, Thames
"In I listed my tourist based property in Thames with Malcolm Teesdale of Tourism Properties. It was a difficult Market with confidence in property at an all time low and the effects of the recession uppermost in buyers minds. Malcolm was convinced the property would sell to an overseas buyer and obtained a very cost effective listing on a UK based property website. I was frankly amazed at the amount of enquiry from this site and Tourism Properties own website that had a very high enquiry rate. Malcolm emailed me every week keeping me up to date with progress and advising me of potential purchasers they were working with. Both Malcolm and Melissa worked tirelessly to promote my property and in April 2010 a sale was confirmed to a couple from Australia. I am very happy with the end result and cannot speak highly enough of both Tourism Properties and in particular Malcolm and Melissa."
VENDOR:Grafton Cottages & Chalets | BROKER: Malcolm Teesdale
Papa Aroha Holiday Park, Coromandel
"You can be sure that we will recommend you to anyone either buying or selling in the tourism industry. We found your style of business extremely professional. Keeping the sale confidential throughout the process was most impressive. Not once did we feel that either party was under pressure but there was never any delay in the shepherding. We found you (Malcolm) and Melissa charming people with excellent people skills and we wish you both a very successful future. Many thanks and best wishes."
VENDOR: Anita & Peter Sander | BROKER: Malcolm Teesdale
Pudding Hill Lodge, Canterbury
"Lesley and I would like to thank you Adrian for your professionalism and support with our purchase of Pudding Hill Lodge. While we acknowledge you were employed by the vendor, it was a pleasure to work with you and have you guide us successfully through what was a 'challenging experience!' For novices like us, purchases of this magnitude can easily become stressful, and we appreciate the way you denied us of the stress, even though it was a pressurized situation. It was important to us that you were able to be contacted at the drop of a hat and always had time to discuss our questions and requests. Without hesitation, we would certainly recommend yourself and Tourism Properties as agents with experience, knowledge, integrity and professionalism. We will certainly make use of your services in the future. We look forward to you visiting our little piece of paradise and thank you again for your part in helping to make our dream come true; now it's just up to us!"
BUYER: Peter & Lesley Edwards | BROKER: Adrian Chisholm
Pudding Hill Lodge, Canterbury
"Seldom would a vendor be pleased to pay commission for the sale of property/business. However from time to time some real estate agents pull out all the stops and perform to a high level. In my case Adrian Chisholm from Tourism Properties has done this, and I would recommend him as a first port of call for anyone looking at listing a property"
VENDOR: Clarke Halverson | BROKER: Adrian Chisholm
Jacksons Retreat Holiday Park, Arthur’s Pass
"Our broker was 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. He 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 Tourism Properties with the highest of accolades to get the job done. Thank you."
VENDOR: Bevan & Donna
Holy Beans Lobby Espresso Bar & Kitchen, Auckland
"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: Howard Chan | BROKER: Adrian Chisholm
Holy Beans Lobby Espresso Bar & Kitchen, 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 quietly. I was very grateful I had Chrissy and Adrian handling my sale process."
VENDOR: Hemanth Dodamane | Broker: Adrian Chisholm
Papa Aroha Holiday Park, Coromandel
"I would like to let you know that we are so grateful for all the extra help that you have given us throughout the purchase of Papa Aroha Holiday Park which is now our new home. We love it so much! Graeme has just bought the boat off Pete today and we are going to have a fish tomorrow, so all is good with us!
Thanks again Melissa & Malcolm for all your help- we couldn't have done it without you. Your company needs to know that you are an asset to them."
BUYER: Annita & Graeme Wykes | BROKER: Malcolm Teesdale
Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park, 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: Mr Zhang | BROKER: Adrian Chisholm
Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park, Rotorua
"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 Harry's 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."
VENDOR: Jo & Clare Greenwood | BROKER: Adrian Chisholm
Fairway Motel & Apartments Business, Wanaka
"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."
VENDOR: Eve & Rob Thorp | BROKER: Adrian Chisholm