The team shaping our vision
Our executives embrace the enterprising spirit of Colliers International. They are passionate, committed leaders who share a common goal: to accelerate the success of everyone associated with our company, including our clients, sales professionals, support staff, communities and business partners.
President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S.
Los Angeles - Encino
Based in Los Angeles, Gil Borok serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Colliers’ United States business. In this role, Gil is responsible for managing the strategic direction of Colliers’ rapidly growing U.S. business.
Prior to joining Colliers in November 2017 as Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. business, Gil served in a variety of Finance-related roles at CBRE Group, Inc. Since 2014 until his departure, Gil served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer. Between 2010 and 2014, Gil was Chief Financial Officer of CBRE Group.
Additional professional experience includes Big 4 public accounting experience from 1992 to 1997 and a role as Chief Accounting Officer when he was with Dole Food Company from 1997 to 2002.
Gil serves on the boards of Crystal Stairs, Inc. and VBS Day School as well as on the Development Committee of the Anderson School at the University of California – Los Angeles. Gil is a certified public accountant in the State of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Gil has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Business Administration from the Anderson School at UCLA.
CEO, Occupier Services | Global
Scott Nelson is CEO, Occupier Services | Global at Colliers International and is responsible for global strategy and leadership of the Occupier Services business unit. Occupier Services makes up the platform of tools and talent that supports our clients directly and through transaction advisory professionals leading Occupier client relationships. These engagements include tenant representation and project management assignments, multi-market accounts, to Corporate Solutions outsourcing. Occupier Services includes service lines such as Account Management, Client Experience, Consulting, Technology Services (including our Colliers360 technology), Lease Administration, Transaction Management and Project Management. Occupier Services is directly accountable for the major client engagements based in all regions of Americas, EMEA and APAC.
President, Real Estate Mgmt Services
Washington, DC - REMS
As President Real Estate Management Services US, I develop complete real estate solutions that address my clients’ business needs. This means connecting our retail, industrial, office, multifamily, brokerage, investment sales, and property management groups in ways that create memorable experiences. In addition, I oversee property management operations in the United States.
I am active in the commercial real estate community through multiple organizations including IREM, CREW, and BOMA. To help prepare college students for careers in commercial real estate, I also work with the Industry Advisory Board for Virginia Tech’s Program in Real Estate, of which I am founding member. Nearest to my heart is the work I do with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Washington, DC, which has placed more than 7,000 animals in new homes since 2009. I always have a few dogs staying at my house that are looking for their forever homes.
President - U.S. Capital Markets and Northeast Region
David Amsterdam is President - U.S. Capital Markets and Northeast Region at Colliers. He is responsible for managing and executing investment sales, debt & equity, and structured finance transactions across the US and in critical global markets. In addition, Mr. Amsterdam leads the firm across all service lines in top-tier cities, including New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.
His responsibilities include advising investors, corporate users, and landlords across the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions and he is focused on continuing to drive revenue for the fastest-growing publicly traded real estate services and investment management firm in the world.
President - Southeast and Mid-Central Regions | US Brokerage
Miami - Coral Gables
As President of Colliers International's Southeast and Mid-Central Regions | US Brokerage, Ryan is responsible for a geography consisting of 30 offices in the Southeast and Mid-Central US. He is responsible for a team of more than 875 personnel including 475+ brokers, 15 Market Leader managers, and 350 employees including a large support team of Marketing, GIS/Research and Market Analytics, Digital Marketing, and Core Marketing personnel. The brokerage teams Ryan is responsible for comprise leasing (landlord and tenant representation) and sale specialists in the areas of office, medical, retail, industrial, land, investment sales, debt/equity mortgage banking, and specialty disciplines, such as multifamily, student housing, hotels, marinas/golf, manufactured housing, tax credit housing, education, and seniors housing. He is the executive sponsor and liaison for Colliers’ Tenant Advisory Council (TAC), an 80-broker team of elite office tenant rep brokers throughout the country.
Ryan is a member of the Colliers US Executive Leadership Team. He works closely with the leadership counterparts in property management and valuation on new business development and client retention initiatives
President, Southwest Region Brokerage
Los Angeles - Encino
As President of Brokerage in the Southwest United States for Colliers International, I am responsible for some of the firm’s most productive offices in the nation, from Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Arizona to Southern California and the islands of Hawaii. Based in Los Angeles, my focus is on advancing Colliers’ growth objectives in the larger region, while ensuring the firm continues to provide best-in-class solutions to our clients.
President, Northwest/North Central Region and Head of Agency Leasing, U.S.
As President of the Northwest/North Central Region for Colliers International Kevin P. Morgan leads Colliers' operations and business strategy in the region with a focus on developing, recruiting and retaining top brokerage professionals and providing clients with the highest level of service.
With more than 20 years of international commercial real estate experience, Kevin is a strategic operator driving real estate deals, team development, transaction management and negotiations for global real estate portfolios. Prior to joining Colliers, Kevin was Executive Vice President and CEO for multinational corporation Crystal Lagoons, where he led offices spanning 15 countries and managed 55+ real estate partnerships valued at $364M+ in revenue with leading development and investment companies.
Kevin's role with Crystal Lagoons represents his unique skillset in building market leading corporations out of start-up cultures. This role saw Kevin lead a significant portfolio of transactions spanning multi-family, hospitality, retail, mixed-use, office and land in 17 countries across Central America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
Prior to his role with Crystal Lagoons, for over a decade Kevin held national and international senior leadership positions with The John Buck Company (JBC), an international real estate development, investment and asset management firm, based in Chicago. JBC has delivered 44M SF of mixed-use real estate, raised $700M+ in private and institutional capital, representing $11B+ in project financing.
During his tenure Kevin launched and co-directed a joint venture real estate development company between JBC and Mubadala Investment Company (an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund). While based in Abu Dhabi, he was a key member of the executive team that led a culturally diverse team of 250 professionals across three business units responsible for $7.5B+ of development projects.
Additional roles at JBC spanned ownership leasing for new office development projects and expanding relationships with new capital partners on a domestic and international scale.
Kevin brings to Colliers a commitment to service excellence and strategic partnership to drive success for its people and its clients.
National Director, Industrial Services
As National Director of Colliers Industrial Services-USA, Pete Quinn’s role is to strengthen Colliers platform and to collaborate with other key service lines ― Corporate Solutions, Investment Services, Occupier Services Groups, Logistics and Transportation Group ― to deliver a deep bench of logistics and site selection strategies to industrial user-groups and participants in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries.
Pete’s stand-out strengths are his commitment to understand corporations’ broader goals and challenges and then assembling a team of high-octane professionals to drive smart solutions to achieve those goals. During his 30 years in the industry, he has provided consulting and transactional representation for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to Colliers, Pete Quinn was a co-founder of Summit Realty Group, an affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield. He then transitioned to join C&W’s Industrial leadership team as Executive Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Solutions and Industrial Operations. He served on its Global Supply Chain Solutions Group and was appointed to its Industrial Executive Board. Early in his career, he was on the developer side, serving as Vice President at Eaton & Lauth Commercial (now Lauth Group).
Notable industry acknowledgements: Recipient of IAMC Michael P. Hickey Award, Largest Deal in the U.S. – SIOR, Largest Deal of the Year – First Industrial, and Hall of Fame inductee of Midwest Real Estate News.
Pete is a Board Member for IAMC, IWLA, St. Mary's Child Center, Central Indiana Police Foundation and Indiana Sports Corp. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Boiler Business Exchange.
Pete is actively involved in his alma mater, Purdue University, where he was a starting offensive lineman for its football team from 1978-1981 and team captain in 1979 and 1980. He was voted to Purdue’s 100-Year All Time Football team and is in his 30th season as Football Color Analyst on the Purdue Sports Radio Network.
National Director, Retail Services
AREA OF EXPERTISE
In Anjee’s current role, as National Retail Director for the USA, she has developed strong relationships and strategic leadership to over 500 + retail professional nationally across 140 markets within Colliers for Investment Sales, Agency, Retailer Rep, and Retail Asset & Property Management.
Anjee Solanki brings 30 years of focused retail real estate experience to Colliers International. She provides strategic retail advisory services to enhance value for her clients with her expertise in lifestyle, community, power center, neighborhood, mixed-use retail/residential, and resort retail.
She has developed and manages strong working relationships with institutional and private clients such as State of Florida, State of Michigan, Heitman, Invesco, Grosvenor Americas, American Realty Advisors, TH Realty, PNC, and Zurich to name a few.
Her strategy identifies current market and property inefficiencies to capture untapped value through asset repositioning, releasing, redevelopment, rehabilitation, proactive management, and enhanced marketing.
Creative problem-solving is her specialty, and she becomes a key stakeholder with national and international retailers, such as JPMC, Opry City Stage/Ole Red and Tim Hortons, and many others. Her highly focused approach reduces the risk profile and provides clients with a thoughtful approach executing strategic multi-year planning initiatives.
Previously, Anjee served as Executive Vice President, Retail Services for Madison Marquette. She successfully assisted with repositioning community centers to lifestyle projects and identified opportunities to create value, resulting in higher returns for her clients. She also provided strategic analysis on complex redevelopment projects to address both the asset’s financial stabilization and/or the client’s exit strategy
Anjee continues to be an insatiable collector of all things retail. She’s a student of culture living next door to future shoppers, whose fleeting trends constantly change the retail landscape … driving retailers, landlords and developers crazy! Read her Blog at: https://knowledge-leader.colliers.com/author/anjee-solanki
Anjee is originally from Southern California and currently resides in San Francisco. She is active in the Rincon Hill neighborhood residential improvement group, which participates in the public review of the highly anticipated Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco.
Executive Vice President, Valuation & Advisory Services
Chicago - Downtown
Jeremy Walling serves as Executive Vice President for Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services (CIVAS), and is responsible for leading its 50+ offices with more than 350 professionals across the US.
Mr. Walling is charged with developing strategic goals and objectives for CIVAS in the US, and designing production and operational processes that create value for our stakeholders. Responsibilities also include national recruiting efforts, promoting a team oriented culture aligned with Colliers’ core values (Service, Expertise, Community & Fun), and delivering innovative resources and production tools to the industry’s best valuation professionals.
National Director, Healthcare Services
Chicago - Downtown
As National Director | Healthcare for the USA, Shawn's focus is to cultivate a strong, value-driven platform in the healthcare space, allowing Colliers to raise the bar in delivering innovative and successful solutions to our healthcare clients.
Shawn brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, including more than 20 years dedicated to the healthcare real estate sector. He has held senior positions as both principal and advisor. Shawn's clients have included health systems, hospitals, physician groups and third party owners/developers. He prides himself on understanding the drivers of the healthcare industry, and applying that knowledge to help clients develop real estate strategies which support their vision and achieve their goals.
Prior to joining Colliers, Shawn served at Caddis Healthcare Real Estate as Managing Director, where he was responsible for new business development and executive leadership of healthcare real estate projects throughout the Midwestern U.S. Previously, he served in leadership positions at Pacific Medical Buildings, JLL, and Lillibridge. During his tenure as Managing Director, Healthcare Solutions for JLL, Shawn was responsible for the strategy, business plan and organizational structure of the firm's healthcare practice.
Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations and Finance
Los Angeles - Encino
Frank Blanton serves as Senior Vice President of US Operations for Colliers’ United States business, corporately based in Encino CA. In this role, Frank supports the US enterprise with responsibility for brokerage operations, corporate facilities management, operational data management, procurement, profitability enhancement, acquisition integration and operational projects (business process change and optimization and compliance).
Prior to joining Colliers in May 2018, starting in 2003, Frank served in a variety of Finance-operations related roles at CBRE Group, Inc. From 2015 until his departure in April 2018, Frank served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Systems & Enablement and between 2008 and 2014 served as Corporate Controller of CBRE Group. During his tenure at CBRE, Frank at different times served in roles leading Global FP&A, Americas Finance, Internal Audit and Financial Compliance and also supported special projects, corporate facilities management, M&A diligence and integrations.
Prior to its acquisition by CBRE Group in 2003, Frank was the head of Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting for Insignia Financial Group, Inc. based in New York, NY and Greenville SC from 1996 to 2003. Frank began his career in Audit Assurance with Ernst & Young LLP (1992 to 1996) with a concentration in real estate services and construction.
Frank is a certified public accountant in the State of South Carolina and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management with a concentration in Accounting from Clemson University.
Senior Vice President, Brand, Insights & Innovation Group
Los Angeles - El Segundo
Maura Hudson is a global marketing, operations and competitive solutions executive with proven success in professional services industries, including commercial real estate, outsourcing, and financial services. She maintains validated experience in solutions development, communications, marketing, research, strategic analysis, sales operations, program management, and consulting. Maura is known for training, mentoring and developing marketing and business development leaders. A recognized creative thinker and effective communicator, Maura's entrepreneurial skills, strong analytics acumen, and project management approach are award winning. Her areas of expertise include the following:
• Strategic/Tactical Planning
• Crisis Communications
• Website / Video / Digital Media
• PR / Media Management
• Solutions Implementation
• Program Development
• Brand Leadership / Management
• Data & Analytics
• Budget Accountability
• Social Media Marketing
• Internal & Client Communications
• Technology Development
Vice President, People Services - North America
As VP People Services for North America, Kerris provides senior HR leadership to support all business units across the US and Canada, approximately 7000+ professionals. She is responsible for leading the North American People Services team of more than 80 professionals, overseeing all aspects of talent management. Prior to this, Kerris was the Director of Talent Acquisition for North America leading all Talent Acquisition activity for the region. She coached, mentored and managed a high performing team of 18 Talent Acquisition specialists with a focus on strategic business partnerships, candidate experience excellence, employment brand championship, diversity & inclusion and continuous process improvement.
Before joining Colliers in 2017, Kerris worked at Catalyst Paper and was HR business partner to all corporate staff and the executive leadership team in Canada and the USA, including the Distribution Centres, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Customer Solutions, Sourcing & Technical Services, HR and Corporate Services which involved regular visits to mill and manufacturing operations and offices in BC, Maine, Wisconsin and Ohio. In addition she was responsible for leading a team of 3 talent acquisition specialists in recruiting and enabling the selection of operations, trades, technical, professional, managerial and executive talent across the company in both the US and Canada – approximately 2,600 permanent staff (80% hourly & unionised).
Kerris' career has spanned two continents. Prior to relocating to Canada from the UK 9 years ago, she had a successful career in recruitment, working for a range of small boutique, large international, and self-owned search firms specialising in senior level executive search.