San Jose, CA, 3/16/2016 - Colliers International stood out amongst the brokerage community at the annual Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB) awards banquet which was hosted at The GlassHouse in downtown San Jose on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The ASVB is an organization of real estate brokers and salespersons dedicated to the promotion of high standards in the industrial/commercial brokerage field.

Industry veteran Dave Schmidt, SIOR, Executive Vice President at Colliers International, received one of the final awards of the evening. Schmidt was recognized for his continued achievements throughout his career and was inducted into the ASVB Hall of Fame. The criteria for the ASVB Hall of fame includes more than 20 years in the business and total transaction volume in excess of $1.0 billion. During his 32 years in the commercial real estate business, Schmidt has completed over $1.26 billion in total transaction consideration over his career. He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

Kyle Portal, from Colliers International’s San Jose office was the recipient of this year’s ASVB Rookie of the Year Award. Portal in his rookie year completed 43 transactions totaling more than 1.2 million square feet and $709 million in total consideration during 2015. Receiving the final award of the evening, Don Reimann, Gregg von Thaden, and Brett Taylor were recognized for their work on the Co-Deal of the Year for 2015. The Colliers team represented Menlo Equities on the prelease of 1,050,000 square feet to Palo Alto Networks at The Campus @ 3333 in Santa Clara, CA.

Colliers International brokers maintained their presence on the big screen throughout the night with five additional finalists recognized amongst the award categories. Grant Zamudio from Colliers International’s Redwood City office was recognized as a finalist for the Rookie of the Year Award. John Machado, Executive Vice President, who is also a member of the ASVB Hall of Fame, was recognized again at this year’s award banquet as a finalist for the Retail Broker of the Year. Machado has previously received the Retail Broker of the Year award twelve times during his career.

Gregg von Thaden, Executive Vice President, from Colliers’ San Jose office was acknowledged twice during the evening’s award ceremony for his achievements during the year. von Thaden, who is also a member of the ASVB Hall of Fame, was a finalist for Office/R&D Broker of the Year as well as in the Multiple Discipline Broker of the Year category. Robert Rowland, Executive Vice President, was recognized during the event as a finalist for the Land Broker of the Year.

In addition to supporting the commercial real estate industry of the Silicon Valley ASVB is a charitable organization and the awards banquet included charitable donations totaling $182,700.00 to the association’s supported charities. Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, Family Supportive Housing, Project Hired, JW House, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Second Harvest Food Bank were the organizations recognized by the ASVB during the award banquet, and recipients of 100% of the money raised. The ASVB received 100% participation from all the brokerage houses, including Colliers International, as they came together to show their support for the charities acknowledged at the ASVB Awards Banquet.

About Colliers International Group Inc.
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Jennifer Vaux, Regional Research Manager
Colliers International | San Jose-Silicon Valley
450 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: +1 408 282 3898
Email: jennifer.vaux@colliers.com