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. This company 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 company, (which operates today under a different name) Kelvyn formed this company in 1995. The reason being that he wished to refocus on specialising full time in the tourism property industry. In 1996 Kelvyn was appointed the South Island consultant to the Motel Association of New Zealand. Kelvyn provides consultancy to MANZ members as part of the benefit of their membership. Advice is often sought on areas relating to leases, rentals, market trends etc. He is a strong advocate for the Motel Association and believes firmly in the value and service it provides to its members. As such he assists where possible in MANZ Roadshows, where the Association endeavours to provide information and education to its members on visits to their respective regions. Kelvyn has seen this industry through its highs and lows and is happy to share this experience with anyone contemplating entering the business. Kelvyn lives in Christchurch and is married with four 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. 

Adam Berry

Adam Berry has gained a strong knowledge of the motel Industry, through owning and operating two successful motels in Christchurch. His experience includes renovating, rebranding and marketing an older style motel, as well as establishing a new complex from scratch.

He has a natural ability to connect with people of all ages and walks of life.  Friendly, approachable and highly motivated, he prides himself on his energetic, can do attitude.  Adam is an enthusiastic broker, demonstrating a refreshing approach to his profession .

Adam’s extended family are very experienced  luxury motel developers. With his wife Nicki they have assisted in a number of projects, from design and fit-out, chattel selection, through to implementation of operating systems. His experience is further enhanced through some successful motel sales after a short time with another company before joining Coffeys.

Adam loves being on the water. He comes from a family with a track record of competitive sailing  at top level.  Now living in Christchurch with Nicki and their young daughter Omega, boating usually means fishing or paddle boarding.  He also enjoys keeping fit on a mountain bike.

Whether thinking about buying or selling, Adam would love to hear from you if he can provide advice or assistance. You can be sure to receive a very committed and personalised level of service.

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.

Jan and Ross 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.

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