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Christel Engel | Colliers | New York

Christel Engel

Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Christel joined the firm in 1992 when it operated as GVA Williams. With over 28 years of experience in the commercial Real Estate industry, Christel focuses on strategic landlord agency services.  In her first years at the firm, Christel was mentored by then Williams’ chairman Jerome Cohen, who introduced her to every aspect of the agency leasing process. Notably early in her career was her leasing of 28-40 West 23rd Street, an award winning 500,000-square-foot department store building conversion from manufacturing to office use. Ownership’s pioneering effort literally established the media advertising sector in Midtown South.


Following an introduction to Thor Equities in 2003, Christel quickly became the exclusive leasing agent for twelve of Thor’s assets, which continued until early 2013, when Thor brought the majority of its leasing in-house.

 Christel lead all of the repositioning efforts at 

139 Fifth Avenue, 25 West 39th Street (Thor’s headquarters), 530-536 Broadway, and 
129 West 29th Street. She is still the exclusive agent for 245 Fifth Avenue and 597 Fifth Avenue, which is currently being re-launched as a tech center building with its first prebuilt being delivered in the spring of this year.

Other significant clients include Allied Partners, Walnut Hill Group, and the asset management division of AEGON Insurance​.

Christel’s European background and fluency in German have facilitated the connection between Colliers’ New York office and its offices in Berlin, London, Milan, and London.​



Being  passionate about our industry’s professional service lines while being a dedicated mother, gardener and artist.


Attended the University of Hamburg with a Major in Art and Education.

Memberships & Involvements

REBNY, YMWRE, National Association of Professional Women


Thor Equities, Kushner, Aegon


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

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