Coffeys - Tourism Property Brokers ltd. | LREA

30 years in business. 1984 - 2014

Meet the Coffeys Team

Kelvyn Coffey

Kelvyn Coffey has specialised exclusively in the sale of motels, motor inns and tourist hotels since 1984, with the forming of a company then known as South Island Motel Brokers Ltd. The business enjoyed success in the travellers’ accommodation industry market throughout the 1980's, with expansion of its activities into hotel brokerage (pubs and taverns) and later general business brokerage.

Having sold his interests in that agency, (which still operates today under a different name) he formed this company in 1995. The reason being that he wished to re-focus on specialising exclusively in travellers’ accommodation businesses. In 1996, he was appointed the South Island consultant to the Motel Association of New Zealand.

For many years, Kelvyn provided advice and information to Motel Association of New Zealand members as part of the benefit of their membership.  MANZ merged with Hospitality New Zealand in 2015.   HNZ continues to receive many questions from members on matters relating to leases, rentals, market trends etc.  Hospitality New Zealand has a far larger membership and greater resources than did the Motel Association, so Kelvyn is a strong advocate for their services and is happy to receive and assist with a steady number of enquiries from the team at HNZ.

From small beginnings in the South Island in 1984, (in those days no one had heard of a specialist “motel broker”), Kelvyn is proud to now run a nationwide company with a brand that is well recognised and respected within the industry throughout New Zealand.  He appreciates his good fortune in having been able to build a team of dedicated and professional brokers with support crew second to none.

Kelvyn has seen the economic highs and lows and is happy to share his experience with anyone contemplating entering the business. He lives in Christchurch, happily married to Colleen since 1988, with four (now adult) children. When time permits, hobbies include cycling (no lycra), snowboarding, photography, reading and hi-fi.

Chris Wong

Chris Wong represents Coffeys as a Tourism Property Broker operating out of Auckland. He holds a bachelors degree with double majors in accounting & economics and is an Alumni of the University of Hawaii’s School of Travel Industry Management.

He has an extensive background in the tourism and hospitality industry spanning some 30 years, twenty of which were at executive management level. He has also been involved in selling tourism businesses in the New Zealand and South Pacific markets. His extensive knowledge and tourism industry work experience has taken him through New Zealand, Australia, most of the Asia/Pacific region, the Americas and Europe.

Chris is passionate about the tourism industry and has an excellent grasp of its operational framework. He can relate to the issues affecting owners and operators and has a full appreciation of what buyers and investors are looking for. He continues to deliver the professional service for which Coffeys is well renowned. 

Chris and his wife Helen have two grown up daughters living in Auckland and enjoy the luxury of being a closely knit family. Cooking, fishing and travelling rank highly on his list of interests.

Inky Stove

Inky joined Coffeys after spending over 20 years in the hospitality industry. The first five years were managing a group of four hotels and the last 15 successfully running his own hotel, where he was the longest standing publican in a hotel that was first opened in 1867.

Many changes in regulations in this industry has required lateral thinking and creative actions to stay competitive.  It is this philosophy that Inky brings to Coffeys along with outstanding service to his clients, which has been the cornerstone of his success in the industry. 

Inky and his wife Paulette have raised two sons and two daughters and have six grandchildren.  His leisure activities include rugby, cricket and golf, as well as family and friends.

Peter McGrath

Peter’s early career was in farming before new challenges where called for. The first of these was the development of a large and successful hydroponic rose growing enterprise, followed by a career shift to satisfy a long time interest in real estate.

Back to University to polish his professional skills and knowledge, he gained a Post Graduate Degree in Business Studies (Real Estate). He has run his own agency and sold residential, lifestyle and rural properties. Peter is excited to be on the Coffeys team and is confident of good times ahead in the tourism market.

Communication is key to Peter’s success. He is a people person, a lateral thinker and always assists his clients with sale process while striving to achieve the best possible outcome. Knowledge of property, marketing skills and a no stone unturned attitude enable him to find the best match for buyers and sellers.

Peter and his wife Jo have raised four children and now have four dearly beloved grandchildren. If any spare time is available, Peter will grab a fishing rod or brush the dust of the golf clubs. 

Matt D'Anvers

Matt D’Anvers joined Coffeys bringing an extensive knowledge of the motel and hospitality industry together with a successful background in print, advertising and marketing.

Having successfully created and run his own advertising and marketing agency for over fifteen years, Matt is well placed to offer clients that extra bit of knowledge to give their business a winning advantage.

Matt’s experience includes many successful sales of motel leases, freehold going concerns , hotels and management rights.

His ability to negotiate successfully at a high level and think differently to produce new solutions and understand, analyse and interpret buyer and seller requirements, is a distinct advantage.

Results driven, with the ability to effectively develop and manage relationships, Matt does all of this with a friendly and personable approach and, to a very high ethical standard.

Matt has been married for 43 years to Debbie, now with three children and four grandchildren. They live on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.

A legend in his own mind on the golf course (but apparently plays badly), with a keen interest in walking, travel and watching both rugby and cricket.

Matt welcomes your enquiries and looks forward to providing you with the specialised service you deserve.


Fiona McDonald

Born and Bred in Southland and having travelled extensively, Fiona has had some worldly experience. Queenstown has been home for over 20 years.

Fiona has a background in accounting and hospitality as well as a proven real estate record.  The move to join Coffeys is a very natural fit and we are happy to have this energised lady join our team of professional brokers.

Fiona has a very client centric approach to business and brings a great sense of commitment in getting the best results for buyers and sellers alike.  We invite you to enjoy the energy, enthusiasm and honesty that you have available in the Otago / Southland region.

Ross & Jan Grant

Ross and Jan joined Coffeys after working together for 15 years selling Residential Real Estate followed by 6.5 years owning and operating a very successful motel in Nelson.

Such experience is invaluable in attracting and dealing with the increasing number of investors interested in buying and selling properties or businesses in the tourism sector.

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent Real Estate professional - integrity, in-depth marketing knowledge, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how they work.

Ross and Jan’s enthusiasm for this industry is obvious and they enjoy assisting their clients to reach their full potential in this exciting and rewarding industry. 

Their mission is to make a significant difference in their client’s lives by meeting their real estate needs in a climate of confidence.

So if you are thinking of selling or buying in the Tourism Accommodation sector - contact them now.

Conor McEvoy

Conor is a Bay of Plenty local based in Mount Maunganui, he knows the region well. An ideal background; before joining Coffeys Conor gained 5 years’ experience as a Commercial Real Estate Agent, then deciding that specialisation in our niche market was the career path for him. 

Conor is committed to constant improvement in his career and is working towards his Branch Manager qualification. Working with the benefit of Coffeys knowledge and experience, combined with his clear commitment to being up to date with market trends,  you can be assured that when the time arrives for you to make a decision to sell, that engaging Conor for the sale of your business will be a solid option. 

He is hard working, energetic, diligent, patient, and has a natural ability to listen and help his clients determine their requirements. Providing superior customer service is his priority. 

Married for 17 years and with two energetic boys Conor is a regular sports coach, coaching his sons Liam and & Paddy’s Cricket and Soccer teams. When time allows Golf is his game of choice, and when the swell rolls into the Mount the long board comes out. 

Whether determining a property or business’s key selling features, putting together a marketing plan or negotiating the best price  for his vendors, Conor is highly skilled and effective. His clients appreciate the level of knowledge and professionalism he offers, as well as the regular contact he maintains throughout the sales process. 

If you are a business owner based in the Bay of Plenty, Western Bay or Taupo, or looking at purchasing a business in these areas, call Conor today, he would love to speak to you.

Matthew Shi

Matthew Shi is fluent in English and Chinese Mandarin. A highly motivated, responsible, results and detail oriented person, he has the determination to deliver. 

Before settling in New Zealand, Matthew gained a wealth of insight into many and varied Chinese industries, through 10 years of experience working as a linguistic service provider with two companies, which were appointed by many industry leading brands for the Great China region, including Apple, Goldman Sachs, Giorgio Armani, Aston Martin and P&G. 

Moving to New Zealand in 2013 and becoming a motelier was the beginning of a new journey for Matthew. His motel is a member of RCC (Rotorua Chamber of Commerce), and he has been a committee member of both RAM (Rotorua Association of Motels) and RCCC (Rotorua Chinese Chamber of Commerce) since 2014. As a committee member of local industry, Matthew’s major role is to bridge the culture and communication gaps for Asian motel owners and provide response to local motelier's common concerns and interests. He has learned a tremendous amount about Rotorua's accommodation and tourism business through this experience. 

Prior to joining Coffeys as a specialist accommodation and tourism broker, he had a very good track record as residential salesperson and accommodation specialist in Hotel Department of Ray White Rotorua. 

Matthew has both enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge of accommodation business operation, business leases and property investment, and a strong connection to motel industry. His diversified career experience and personal practice of the spirit 'live local, think global' will ensure your advantage in the current accommodation and tourism market with added value when it comes to selling or buying. 

Matthew will go the extra mile to make your accommodation and tourism business investment journey a wonderful one.

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