Advising tenants and institutional clients within the education sector is my specialty. I am a senior member of Colliers’ Education Services Group, a collaborative services team focused on this niche property type, helping my clients to achieve high returns on investment and enhanced cost per share through the real estate process.
With more than 16 years of experience in commercial real estate, I have focused exclusively on the education sector for the last two years, helping my clients add value through my deep understanding of this very specialized asset class. In 2016, I facilitated a landmark charter school transaction with the sale of a five school portfolio, totaling 295,992 square feet across 40 acres in Florida.
Over the course of my career, I have negotiated and closed over $500 million in transactions.
My thorough understanding of the market paired with my strong national relationships have helped my clients achieve the exposure to key players necessary to maximize value. As a trusted advisor, I offer candid and creative solutions upfront and steady guidance through all phases of the deal, from negotiation through due diligence and closing.
- In 2016, sold largest charter school portfolio in the country valued at $71.74 million
- Managed and leased over 1 million square feet of commercial real estate in South Florida during the course of his career
- Ranked among Miami’s Top 20 Power Brokers by CoStar Group
- Co-developed a Marriott SpringHill Suites in Miami
- 2001 founded Distinguished Properties, LLC in Hollywood, Florida, syndicating retail and value-add transactions
- Bachelor’s degree, Binghamton University
- Law degree (LLB), London School of Economics
Memberships & Involvements
- Member of the New York State Bar Association
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
“We recently closed a note sale transaction with Mr. Achikam Yogev of Colliers International. The transaction was under contract and closed within a three week time frame. He was professional with an excellent network of investors and understands what it takes to close on under performing loans and assets. It was a pleasure to work with Achikam and I look forward to continuing the relationship.” - Peyton LaCaria, Vice President - Special Assets, Landmark Bank N.A.
Miami - Coral Gables
As an Associate within the Education Services Group, I bring a strong foundation of real estate and organizational leadership from my previous work experiences throughout Puerto Rico and Florida. Through my partnership with Senior Director Achikam Yogev and Colliers’ Education Services Group, I am able to focus on helping clients to achieve high returns on investment and enhanced cost per share through the real estate process.
My strong operational and communication skills, in addition to first-hand business experience within Puerto Rico and the South Florida markets, create a distinct advantage for my clients, enabling proactive transaction management through keen market knowledge and streamlining all necessary reporting.
Through my Colliers’ consulting work with the Puerto Rico Department of Education, I have succeeded in driving the overall Project Management of the consolidation of the school regions on the island of Puerto Rico, creating value through strategic location analyses and cost-savings estimates.
Senior Client Services Coordinator
I work with brokers in the Miami office to create high-quality marketing pieces, proposals and presentations for properties throughout South Florida. I am responsible for the day-to-day production of property marketing, flyers, advertising, market research and lease transaction coordination. Additionally, I specialize in layout design and creating detailed maps and graphics using software such as Indesign and Illustrator.
I began my career as a copy editor and front page designer at Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and worked there for more than nine years.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was the communications specialist at United HomeCare, a nonprofit organization that provides services to seniors to help them remain at home. Along with office communications, I provided graphic design services for the nonprofit. My previous background also includes a position as marketing coordinator at Transwestern, providing services to more than 10 brokers in their Miami office. Prior to this role, I served as a proposal coordinator for The GEO Group in Boca Raton, a leading provider of correctional, detention and community reentry services.
Being active in the community in which we live is important to me, which is why I chose to partner with the Women’s Fund Young Professionals Group in Miami. I provide graphic design and social media services for the organization, which helps raise money for charities that focus on helping women and girls in Miami-Dade County.