License # 225179793
With over 15 years of professional experience in the commercial real estate industry across multiple markets, Cass Kawecki leverages his acquired knowledge, resources and relationships to consistently create advantage for his clients. He has negotiated the closing of over $500 million in property transaction volume during his career to date.
Cass has a tremendous depth of experience with investment property sales, having transacted across all property types and scales including land, multi-family, mixed-use, industrial, retail, office and adaptive redevelopment properties. His clients have included local and regional private investors and developers and institutional owners including lenders, special servicers and public and private REIT's.
Through his occupier services role, tenants rely on Cass as a trusted advisor, advocate and strategic partner. His clients include many of the largest and fastest growing companies with a presence in the Charlottesville area. Through Cass' attention to financial detail and ability to lead a structured process that drives competition in the market, he helps his clients to achieve their occupancy requirements while exceeding their financial and strategic objectives.
Cass' prior experience includes directing operations for the CBRE Private Client Group in Pittsburgh and leading sales and marketing for a mixed-use developer in Charlottesville. Cass is a recognized expert in his field and has taught graduate-level real estate development and finance courses in his spare time for both Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia.
- CBRE | Charlottesville Top 5 producer, 2010, 2010 and 2014
- Master of Business Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
- Master of Architecture, University of Virginia
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Colorado
Memberships & Involvements
- Commonwealth of Virginia, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
- Charlottesville Area Association Realtors, Member
- Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Senior Vice President
Carolyn Shears specializes in tenant representation and investment sales in Central Virginia. She advocates for and advises her clients through the complexities of real estate lease and sale transactions. Since 2007, she has been a Senior Vice President with the firm, and prior to that time she was the principal broker of her own commercial real estate firm.
Carolyn’s clients benefit from her market knowledge and expertise gained over the course of her extensive career which spans over thirty years. Carolyn is able to leverage her experience to attain the best possible outcome for her clients, whether that be keen negotiating to achieve cost savings for her corporate clients or finding the ideal location in spite of a market with limited inventory. She has assisted numerous Charlottesville-based companies with commercial real estate requirements in multiple markets--both domestic and international locations.
Focusing on investment sales enables her to parlay her over ten years of commercial real estate appraisal background in to a concrete asset that her investor clients have come to depend upon. She works hard to create a competitive market in order to maximize profits for her investor clients.
Senior Client Services Coordinator
Ms. Elliott is the Senior Client Services Coordinator for the Charlottesville, VA office.
As Senior Client Services Coordinator, she oversees the marketing efforts and listing management for the brokerage team in the Charlottesville, VA office. Such marketing efforts include property, digital, and content marketing for pitches, presentations, and more. She is responsible for the marketing efforts of seven brokers which include Broker Opinion of Value packages, tour books, Offer Matrixes, Request for Proposals, ProCalc analysis, and web marketing. Prior to her role with Colliers, she was the Senior Office Services Coordinator for CBRE for 3 years.