Our Team:

Dilan De Silva

Branch Manager l Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
New Zealand Regions: North Island & Upper South Island International: Australia, Pacific Islands & Other Destinations
International: +64 27 444 9692
NZ Mobile: 027 444 9692

Email: dilan@tourismproperties.com

Specialist Business Broker | Top Salesperson 2021 & 2022

Covering the upper South Island from Omarama to Nelson, plus the entire North Island of NZ, and also Australia and other International markets, Dilan and his team offer you over 20 years’ experience within the tourism, hospitality, and leisure sectors, both nationally and internationally.

As an expert business broker, Dilan and his team offer you professional experience, vast knowledge, and Dilan is highly connected within New Zealand’s, Australia’s and the international tourism and hospitality sectors. With his calm and confident personality, Dilan will provide you with the confidence and peace of mind required to achieve your desired result.

A highlight of working with Dilan is that he is not only a well-connected local tourism broker, but that he also has vast connections with international investors, and hospitality and tourism management companies, which means that your selling potential and pool of buyers is not limited to New Zealand only.

Before working as a Business Broker, Dilan spent 18+ years as a General Manager, and has managed hotels and hotel companies in New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, and in the Middle East. Most recently he worked as a Hotel Group General Manager in hospitality for 11 years in New Zealand, and Australia and managed both large and small scale tourism businesses over this time. He has vast experience in tourism and hospitality business acquisitions, tourism sales and marketing, destination marketing, tourism property sales, franchises, development, and partnerships.

Dilan has always been actively involved in tourism boards and marketing organisations, as he has a real a passion and heart for the sector and those within it. He is a friendly, confident, helpful, and calm person, with an absolute ‘can do’ attitude. His breadth of knowledge, and connections, mean that he is easily able to connect an ideal business or property, with the ideal buyer.

Dilan is looking forward to meeting with Business Professionals, and working with them, when the time arrives, for them to realize their business and assets, and move forward to the next chapter in their lives.

If you would like assistance or more information on buying or selling a Tourism Business, please contact Dilan directly or use our Contact Form to get in touch.

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Introducing Team Dilan De Silva:


Michael Shah

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Auckland, Northland & Coromandel
International: +64 22 367 0804
NZ Mobile: 022 367 0804
Email: michael@tourismproperties.com


Tracey Green

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Kaikoura, Marlborough, Tasman, Nelson & the West Coast
International: +64 22 410 8710
NZ Mobile: 022 410 8710
Email: tracey@tourismproperties.com


Deb Chakranborty

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
International: +64 210 276 0319
NZ Mobile: 021 0276 0319
Email: deb@tourismproperties.com


International Business & Property Broker

In addition to New Zealand, Dilan also sells tourism properties internationally, in Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands, as well as other international regions. Dilan has worked in Sri Lanka and The Maldives, and as a result Dilan has an extensive network of contacts there, as well as a great wealth of knowledge and understanding of their business and culture. Accommodation properties such as hotels, villas, and even entire private islands, are his specialty. Dilan sells long term leasehold’s to hotel brands, or freehold property to individuals, and specialises in making connections with investors looking to take advantage of the fantastic tourism numbers arriving in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Dilan loves brokering international deals and specialises in finding buyers from New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and the Middle-East. If you have an international property to sell, or a desire to purchase internationally, get in touch with Dilan today.

Top Realtor’s Love of Tourism!

Dilan, a former hotel general manager, decided, just prior to New Zealand’s 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, to try his hand at real estate, specialising in tourism businesses and properties, little did he know how successful he would become!

Read more here

Free 3 Month New Buyer Programme

For buyers who are new to the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector in New Zealand, Dilan offers a free 3-month business consultation programme. This is an opportunity for you to tap into Dilan’s extensive industry experience and expertise. Dilan fully understands the demands of marketing, compliance, staffing, costs, and the many other pressures that can exist for new business owners. The programme is specifically designed to help buyers new to the sector, assisting them to understand the business and nature of hospitality, accommodation and/or leisure businesses. Dilan’s experience enables him to offer sound practical advice and strategies to jump-start your new business, in areas such as marketing, profit and loss, and yield management, as well as assistance with general business management. Whether you are buying a business for investment or buying a business to secure an income, having the support of Dilan at your finger tips can make a significant and lasting difference to both your business and your life.

Free appraisal

If you’d like to chat about getting a free appraisal, or you are seeking an opportunity that would offer you a great lifestyle change, then get in touch with Dilan today to discuss all your options.


Tim & Fiona Parlane | Terrace Downs Residence (Vendor)

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.

John Savage & Julia Child | Terrace Downs Residence (Buyer)

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.


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