Schmidt will act as a leader of business development and client relationship management within the greater Texas region for the Corporate Solutions Americas organization, focusing on industrial as well as oil and gas vertical markets.
"Don has done an excellent job supporting the complex real estate needs of global clients, and has an outstanding reputation for service excellence. We are very excited to have him on board, as he will fit in well with Colliers International's focus on solutions that align with our clients' core business." said Scott Nelson, President, Corporate Solutions | Americas.
Prior to joining Colliers, Don was a senior director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's Global Corporate Services, where he managed several Fortune 500 corporate accounts. Don started his corporate services career selling gas stations for Shell Oil and setting up the Cameron International corporate account. He also previously served as account executive for Direct Energy in the Business Services division and was on the board of the Strategic Property Management committee, responsible for new business development throughout North America.
"We are thrilled to have Don on our team," said Patrick Duffy, Colliers International's President in Houston. "He brings a level of expertise in Corporate Solutions that is a great complement to our existing team."
Don is a graduate of Briar Cliff University, and currently serves on the board of directors of CoreNet's Global Young Leaders and Praying Pelican Missions.
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