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Charles Dilks

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Professional Summary

One of the founding partners of the Government Solutions practice group, Charles Dilks has more than 23 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, Beacon Capital Partners, MRP Realty, 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). Prior to joining Colliers International, Charles was Senior Vice President of the Government Services Group at Grubb & Ellis Company. Charles also has extensive experience in tenant representation for clients including The Boeing Company and IBM.

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. Charles is Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bates College.  


• Named to the 2010 Government Leasing Club in the Greater Washington Commercial Association of REALTORS (GWCAR).

• Awarded 2002 "Rookie of the Year" honor for highest individual sales production.



Bates College, BA

Thesis: 200-page document detailing trends in the design of contemporary sports facilities and their contributions to urban development strategies. 

Memberships & Involvements

Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (GWCAR), Federal Real Property Association (FRPA)


  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • Brookfield Office Properties
  • Rockpoint Group
  • MRP Realty
  • Lowe Enterprises
  • AEW
  • Boeing
  • IBM


Service Lines

Landlord Representation


Sustainability Group, Government Solutions Group

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