Nour-Dean Anakar

Senior Vice President

  • San Diego
  • 4655 Executive Drive
  • Suite 325
  • San Diego, CA 92121 United States

Nour–Dean has 30+ years of experience and a successful track record in leading the development and management of top-ranked gaming and hospitality operations and other successful ventures in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Nour-Dean contributes a high level of international collaboration to Avison Young.

Nour-Dean’s expertise and global connections allow Avison Young to reach additional opportunities and assist our clients on an international platform. Nour-Dean is an expert at identifying not only the right international country to host an enterprise, but the unique opportunity to take there.

Nour-Dean is a seasoned expert in areas of development on an international basis. He has developed market studies, feasibility studies, and financial structures; in addition to having the diplomatic expertise with foreign governments to ensure the project both starts and finishes successfully at all levels. Nour-Dean has a BA in Management Science from Duke University and is fluent in Spanish, Arabic, French, and English.


  • Part of the executive team that managed 400+ hotels worldwide
  • Managed the growth and expansion of real estate developments for hospitality and gaming operations for private and publicly traded companies including Ladbrokes in South America with over $2B USD in assets and $800M USD in annual revenues


  • The Charlie Club Hotels & Spas (Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Arlington, New York)
  • The Harvest Ranch Hotel (Houston, Texas)
  • The Gondolier Hotel (Austin, Texas)
  • Conrad Resort & Casino (Punta Del Este, Uruguay)
  • Hilton Resort (Cartagena, Columbia)
  • Hilton Puerto Madero Hotel & Convention Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Vina Del Mar Resort & Spa & Casino (Vina Del Mar, Chile)
  • Las Delfines Hotel & Spa & Casino (Lima, Peru)
  • The Dorchester (London, England)
  • Maxims (London, England)
  • Vista Hotel (New York, New York)
  • The Hilton Hotel & Convention Center (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
  • Carrasco Resort & Casino & Spa (Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Maronas Resort & Entertainment Center (Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino & Live Music Center (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • EuroStars Hotel (Madrid, Spain)
  • Las Llenas Resort (Mendoza, Argentina)
  • Hotel Emperador (Buenos Aires, Argentina)


  • American Hotel Association – Certified Member
  • CIBELAE – International Hospitality Board Advisor
  • RCI Hospitality – Independent Board Director of NASDAQ listed Hospitality Company
  • Global Gaming & Hospitality Association – Co-Founding Member & Director