Steve has provided real estate services to leading tenants throughout the Washington area and the United States for more than 25 years. Since first entering the field in 1989, Steve has managed over 25 million square feet of real estate transactions on behalf of national corporations, nonprofits and technology companies. Steve’s financial background as a Certified Public Accountant and management skills allow him to apply a multi-disciplined approach to facilitate a reduction in his clients’ occupancy costs through long- term strategic planning, economic modeling, lease vs. ownership evaluation and market analysis. Steve was a co-founder of Serten Advisors, a leading tenant advisory firm based in Washington DC where he was CEO and oversaw double digit growth before the firm was acquired by Colliers International in 2017.
Before joining Colliers, Paul Schweitzer was a founder and the Managing Principal of Serten Advisors, LLC, a commercial real estate firm that served as a strategic business advisor to tenants and occupiers of space. Since entering the business in 1982, Paul has been involved in a wide array of lease, joint venture, build-to-suit, investment and sales transactions totaling over fifteen million square feet. He specializes in financial engineering, innovative transaction structures and negotiating strategies designed to create a competitive environment in order to maximize market place leverage on behalf of tenants across the country. Paul provides his clients with full-service commercial real estate counsel from strategic planning and portfolio management to space acquisition and lease negotiation.
In addition to serving his clients, Paul was a branch manager of the Studley (Savills) Suburban Washington office from 1995 through 2011.
Senior Vice President
Before joining Colliers, David was a founding member of Serten Advisors, bringing over 18 years of tenant representation experience to Serten. As a Senior Vice President, David focuses on serving the real estate needs of corporations, biotech firms, IT firms, government contractors and nonprofits nationwide. Previously, David was responsible for managing NANA Development Corporation’s 1.5 million square foot national real estate portfolio, which includes more than 50 companies and 100 locations across the United States.
He specializes in assisting companies create strategic plans that maximize utility while minimizing financial burden. David is an expert in strategic planning, process management, financial analysis, negotiating strategies and lease review/negotiation. To date, he has negotiated and executed more than 4 million square feet of lease transactions on behalf of his clients.
Prior to joining Serten Advisors, David was a Managing Director in Studley’s McLean, Virginia office. Before joining Studley he was senior vice president at Transwestern and vice president/broker at Portico Realty Services, NANA’s wholly owned brokerage firm.
Assistant Vice President
Neville Brodie specializes in providing real estate solutions with specific expertise in negotiating, strategic planning, and financial management of corporate real estate. Neville served as the Director of Research for Serten Advisors for two years providing provided real estate trends and forecast analysis, tactical and strategic investment analysis, demographics, and building or project specific feasibility reports. His experience in that role has enabled him to report current and future conditions with accuracy and precision, a standard his clients continue to expect.
Neville has represented clients in the technology, engineering, government contracting, and medical industries, as well as, regional and national corporations. Neville previously worked as an analyst at The Goldstar Group in Bethesda, MD where he compiled and distributed investor reports and assisted in the firms’ acquisitions and financing efforts.
I. Consensus building
II. Strategic lease negotiation
III. Project execution
IV. Occupancy and post occupancy follow-up
Challenge: Manufacturing facility operating out of two facilities needing to combine to one and needed to align three building sales simultaneously to make it happen.
Results: Exceeded client expectations by aligning three complicated sales and a move of a national production/manufacturing facility.