Alex Cate joined Colliers International in 2020 as a research analyst working directly with the Director of Research, Loren DeFilippo. Alex will be working with advisors, third-party data sources and other members of the office to provide daily database management, conduct market analysis, and provide research and reporting for the company and Colliers | USA.
Prior to joining Colliers, Alex attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where he graduated with Bachelors of Arts focusing in Political Science. While he was at Kenyon, Alex was a part of the Kenyon Men’s Basketball team and had served multiple internships in the commercial real estate world.
Alex has experience working at Realty Income Corporation, a REIT based in San Diego, California as a portfolio acquisitions analyst. He also interned at Jones Lang LaSalle with their Los Angeles Retail Capital Markets Group. His experience and knowledge in the commercial real estate industry, as well as in platforms like CoStar, Real Capital Analytics and SitesUSA, will allow his transition into the research analyst role at Colliers International to go smoothly.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio
Memberships & Involvements
- Urban Land Institute (ULI)
- Collegiate Real Estate Network
Director of Research | Ohio
Loren oversees all research activities for Colliers' Ohio markets including, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton and Akron/Canton. His responsibilities include the collection, aggregation and analysis of data regarding office, industrial, retail and multifamily asset classes, along with capital markets. He prepares reports documenting current economic and commercial real estate market conditions and provides forecasts to assist brokers and clients in making informed business decisions. A firm believer in the power of knowledge, Loren utilizes research as a marketing tool in conjunction with the firm's marketing and business development efforts. Loren leverages his 30+ years of career experiences as an architect, a broker specializing in the leasing and sale of office properties and market researcher to accelerate the success of our brokers, clients and stakeholders.
Director of Marketing & PR
Catherine Williams started her career with Colliers International at the Greater Cincinnati & Dayton offices in 2017. Starting off as a marketing specialist and being responsible for establishing a strategic marketing plan for actively listed properties, developing property collateral, assembling presentations, and assisting in day-to-day administrative tasks. Catherine has since been promoted to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations based on her strong work ethic, team work performance and her commitment to the company.
As the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton offices, Catherine has overall responsibility for the marketing and brokerage support teams. She oversees the strategic direction of marketing and public relations for all service lines delivery and corporate efforts. Catherine not only leads the development of the overall strategy for the firm but also leads the execution of it. She works in line and collaborates with the Director of Research, Loren DeFilippo, to maximize the impact of the regions research material for promotion of the offices and the Colliers brand as a whole.
Catherine is what you would call a mediator and a defender- she is always eager to help a good cause and is very dedicated for the people she works with. She has always been one to include and relate to those around her; Catherine does not see the difference in others instead she recognizes and cultivates the potential in them.