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Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

PRINCIPAL | Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Head Office | Queenstown & Central Otago
International: +64 21 727 888
NZ Mobile: 021 727 888

Email: adrian@tourismproperties.com

Adrian Chisholm | Principal & Specialist Business Broker

Adrian Chisholm has extensive knowledge and understanding of the tourism, hospitality and leisure sectors. He has held several 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 now as an expert Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Real Estate Business Broker in New Zealand. His boutique tourism, hospitality & leisure real estate brokerage company continues to be a market leader in Tourism Realty in New Zealand.


Sue Howe | Freehold Going Concern, Cafe, Bar & Holiday Park near Wanaka (Vendor)

“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 was able to secure a sale for me which concluded on the 22/10/21. In this climate of trading it certainly was extremely comforting knowing that Adrian and his Team 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. All the best.”

Chrissy & Dave | Freehold Going Concern, Holiday Park, Central Otago (Vendor) 

“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. 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.  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.”

Peter & Lesley Edwards  | Pudding Hill Lodge, Canterbury (Buyer)

“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!”

Clarke Halverson | Pudding Hill Lodge, Canterbury (Vendor)

“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”

Eve & Rob Thorp | Vendors, Fairway Motel & Apartments Business, Wanaka (Vendor)

“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.”

Jo & Clare Greenwood | Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park, Rotorua (Vendor)

“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.”

Mr Zhang | Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park, Rotorua (Buyer)

“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.”

Hemanth Dodamane | Holy Beans Lobby Espresso Bar & Kitchen, Auckland (Buyer)

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.

Howard Chan | Holy Beans Lobby Espresso Bar & Kitchen, Auckland (Buyer)

“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.”


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