Director | Market Research
James Winkler leads the firm’s Market Research department, providing in-depth building and transactional statistics, trending, market and submarket statistical analysis, and general market conditions. He is responsible for overall quality control of the data services and serves as Colliers Indianapolis local expert toward regional and national research capabilities. He uses a proactive approach to conduct market research by creating and leveraging reciprocal relationships with a broad spectrum of key industry contacts. James and his team physically survey the market with regular on-site visits and walk-throughs. James continually taps into his can-do attitude and inquisitive style to strengthen his knowledge of the commercial real estate industry and its relevant drivers. For his superior work ethic and dedication to the Market Research department, James received the firm’s “Peak Performance” staff award for 2013.
Previously, James worked with a public relations and communications firm based in Indianapolis.
In his spare time James enjoys live music and exploring the wide range of activities available in Indianapolis.
• Recipient. Enterprise Award 2020
• Recipient. Peak Performance Award 2013
• Participant. Harvard ManageMentor Program 2020-2021
• Volunteer. Habitat for Humanity
• Volunteer. Wheeler Mission
• Volunteer. Meals on Wheels
• Volunteer. Shepherd Community Center
• Member. Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
Butler University - Indianapolis, Indiana
Data & Systems Coordinator
Dan Gerka is a vital member of Colliers Indianapolis Market Research department, where he specializes in data management, reporting, and demographic research. He leverages multiple sources to compile reliable and in-depth market intel used in property tours, market comparables, and quarterly statistical publications. Additionally, Dan oversees various data platforms, to fine tune data flow processes and ongoing updates of market research records as well as implement custom processes and data repositories. Dan relies on his strong technological background and systematic style to gather, analyze and interpret statistical data.
Dan was awarded the Peak Performance Award, in recognition of his extensive work toward developing and launching ColliersView – an innovative online property data platform for the Colliers Indianapolis market. His attention to detail throughout the project were invaluable including: data framework, pre-launch testing and troubleshooting, and post-launch training sessions.