Hotels, Tourism & Leisure

nem Hotels, Tourism & Leisure (“nem HTL”) brings together a specialist team of hotel, tourism, entertainment and retail industry professionals with many years of senior level experience. The team has worked for owners and operators in private and public companies across the Asia Pacific region, together with fellow nem Partners who have specialist functional skills applicable to the hospitality sector. 

nem HTL provides a unique services to owners and developers in hospitality and tourism by combining direct industry experience with best practice capability across many varied industry sectors. 

Services at a glance


  • Acquisition Project Management

  • Feasibility Studies & Modelling

  • Asset Identification & Selection

  • Financial & Asset Due Diligence

  • Deal Negotiation

  • Project Funding


  • Project Site Identification & Evaluation

  • Concept Development

  • Feasibility Preparations

  • Hotel Brand & Operator Selection

  • Investor Take-outs

  • Management, Franchise & Lease Deal Negotiations

Asset Optimisation

  • Performance Benchmarking & KPI Scorecards

  • People Performance & Culture

  • Capital Expenditure Prioritisation

  • Risk Management & Compliance


  • Marketing Documentation Preparation

  • Pre Sale Asset Value Enhancement

  • Sale of Hotels & Undeveloped Projects

  • Project Management

  • Vendor Due Diligence

  • Deal Negotiation

Partners at a glance

The following are leading Partners within the firm's Hotel, Tourism & Leisure capabilities. Based in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, each Partner has specialist skills and experience in these sectors, in addition to specific industry experience that can be applied more widely. 


Kerry L Chew


Kerry has experience in  both business marketing and sales consultancy and in senior management roles in the hotel, tourism and leisure sector. She has a proven track record for increasing sales, market share and improving profitability. Kerry commenced her career with Queensland Tourism before making the transition to the hotel industry where she gained extensive experience in leadership roles from budget to luxury hotels, small independent hotels to large hotel chains.  

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David Shackleton


With a lifetime involvement with hotels, David has broad international experience having worked in senior management and corporate roles within the hospitality industry across Asia, the US, Australia and New Zealand. David has held Chief Operating Officer and Vice President roles for InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Dusit International. David has deep operational, project and marketing expertise that have been successfully applied to new developments in New Zealand.

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Jo Hannah


Jo has been at the forefront of the emerging regenerative medicines, well-being and medi-spa sectors as they have expanded globally from a purely clinical to consumer retail experience. She commenced her professional career in the pharmaceuticals industry before extending into regenerative medicines - both biological and surgical - and saw her involvement in the emerging noninvasive cosmetics industry as it established itself as a significant growth sector in the UK and globally.

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