Client Service Coordinator
Cecilia Kane is a Client Service Coordinator for the Colliers Government Solutions practice group. She leads all marketing initiatives for the Leasing Team and oversees content on the Government Solutions website and Capitol Markets blog. Cecilia also provides administrative support, strategic communication development, and database management.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Cecilia held a strategic communications position for an environmental consulting firm that served as a federal contractor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Cecilia brings extensive client service, customer support, and sales experience to her role.
- Colgate University | Bachelor of Arts, Geography and Spanish
- Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Memberships & Involvements
- CREW DC
Executive Vice President
Keith Lavey brings 20 years of commercial and government real estate experience. This includes managing several multi-market accounts for both institutional landlord and federal government clients, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Landlord clients include Brookfield, LBA Realty, Brandywine Realty Trust and JBG Smith.
Before joining Colliers International, Mr. Lavey was Senior Vice President of the Government Services Group at Grubb & Ellis. Keith was the primary point of contact for Grubb & Ellis’ GSA Schedule Contract and managed federal accounts involving research and transactions work across the United States. He began his career in the field of commercial real estate research with Smithy Braedon, a boutique brokerage firm in Washington, DC. Keith is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Executive Vice President
One of the founding partners of the Government Solutions practice group, Charles Dilks has more than 19 years of commercial real estate experience. Charles began his career as an analyst and research associate and brings an analytical and strategic approach to government real estate transactions.
Drawing on his technical real estate background, Charles has specialized in representing institutional owners in complex government transactions. He has represented landlords such as Brookfield Office Properties, AEW, JP Morgan Asset Management, Carr Properties, Lowe Enterprises and Rockpoint Group. Charles has represented many of these clients for more than a decade and, in some cases, in multiple markets. As a result of these enduring relationships, Charles has negotiated government leases across the United States, in cities as large as Los Angeles and as small as Aberdeen, South Dakota. He has brokered complicated federal government leases with agencies such as Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Charles is Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bates College.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Charles was Senior Vice President of the Government Services Group at Grubb & Ellis Company. In addition to serving federal government agencies, he negotiated transactions on behalf of institutional landlords such as JP Morgan Asset Management, Walton Street Capital, The Atlantic Realty Companies, Brookfield Properties, and Carr Properties. Charles also has extensive experience in tenant representation for clients including America Online, Argon ST, IBM, and The Boeing Company.
Charles began his career as Research Associate for The Council for Urban Economic Development. During this time, he authored an 180-page EPA-funded training manual to teach economic development practitioners and real estate professionals how to clean up and redevelop contaminated properties, or "brownfields." Charles also advised the City of Wilmington, Delaware, on the feasibility and economic impact of a sports arena. He has authored numerous economic outlook and real estate forecasting reports based on analysis of employment statistics, economic indicators, and proprietary real estate databases, which document over 120 Million square feet of office space.
Executive Vice President
A member of the Government Solutions practice group, Matt Johnston has over a decade of experience assisting clients with complex real estate transactions. Matt’s career has focused largely on transactions with the General Services Administration and other federal, state and local agencies, including leases, acquisitions and dispositions, and property exchange transactions. Matt has extensive experience with financing build-to-suit projects for governmental tenants and a deep understanding of the issues unique to purchases and sales of properties leased to government agencies.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Matt practiced for ten years as a real estate attorney at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. In addition to government real estate, Matt maintained a broad-based transactional practice, focusing on the financing, acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate. Matt also counseled owners and tenants in all phases of the design and construction process.
Matt graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and subsequently earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Assistant Vice President
With over seven years of experience, Victoria works on a variety of leasing transactions largely involving the General Services Administration (GSA). She works with institutional and federal government clients across the United States. Her primary responsibilities include preparing offers and sourcing leasing opportunities.
Victoria began her career with the Government Solutions team as the marketing coordinator. She was a recipient of the Service Excellence Award, which recognizes individuals who consistently create memorable outcomes for their clients and colleagues. In 2021, she was recognized by Commercial Real Estate Women Washington D.C. (CREW DC) as an Emerging Leader. She is heavily involved in the commercial real estate industry, including mentoring young professionals and currently serves on the CREW DC Board of Directors. Victoria graduated top of her class with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.