Director - Business Development & Content Strategy
License # 134466
As the Director of Business Development & Strategic Resources for the Northeast Region, I serve as a business partner and advisor to the regional president, division leadership and local marketing and research experts for all offices throughout the northeastern United States. In my role, I bring management and oversight to the local office marketing and research teams, striving to deliver tools, resources, and best practices to optimize processes and final deliverables, all resulting in first-class client service. Whether it is bolstering creative collateral, preparing impactful content, or focusing on strategic business development, I am a team player truly energized by the opportunity to bring the right people and tools together for any given project.
Prior to commencing my regional role in October 2020, I served for five years as the director of marketing for Colliers in Boston, working alongside the brokerage, marketing, research, and operations teams to support business development pursuits, execute property marketing campaigns, drive public relations and team positioning efforts, and encourage internal communications for the benefit of enhancing workplace culture and relationships. Before the director of marketing role, I spent another five years working directly with Colliers Boston's suburban leasing team in a hybrid role that spanned a diverse array of marketing, research, brokerage, and operations type responsibilities.
Before Colliers, I spent four years as an associate with a real estate brokerage firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, working with an elite industrial brokerage team in a true distribution hub market. I developed an interest in and appreciation for supply chain decisions and logistics management, learning that there is much more than meets the eye with what most would perceive as “gritty” warehouse buildings. This experience also afforded me opportunities to learn about different aspects of real estate above and beyond just leasing and disposition, including, but not limited to, property management, development, marketing and research – all invaluable exposure as I now interact with departments within Colliers specializing in each of these disciplines.
In this high energy, competitive industry, I strive to maintain a strong work ethic and calm temperament in my pursuit to provide the highest level of service and support to clients and colleagues. Beyond the office, I enjoy relaxing with family and friends, traveling, and tackling an endless list of home improvement projects.
- Harvard Management Mentor Program - Levels I & II (course completion/graduation)
Susquehanna University, Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Business Administration & Spanish
Memberships & Involvements
Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
President, Northeast Region Brokerage and Capital Markets
David Amsterdam is President - U.S. Capital Markets and Northeast Region at Colliers International. He is responsible for managing and executing investment sales, debt & equity, and structured finance transactions across the US and in critical global markets. In addition, Mr. Amsterdam leads the firm across all service lines in top-tier cities, including New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.
His responsibilities include advising investors, corporate users, and landlords across the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions and he is focused on continuing to drive revenue for the fastest-growing publicly traded real estate services and investment management firm in the world.
SR Dir, Strategic Ops | US National Marketing
I am the Senior Director of Strategic Operations for the U.S. Brand, Insights & Innovation Group (BIIG). Operations, within BIIG, is focused on the strategic alignment of the national and local market teams, and across functional departments. My team and I are committed to streamlining communication, centralizing organization and processes, optimizing team dynamics and leveraging an enterprise mindset.
Additionally, I oversee the U.S. Brokerage Services team in the overall strategy, business development and operational leadership for the national service lines including: industrial, retail, healthcare, occupier services and capital markets, as well as the 22 national Practice Groups. The national Practice Groups are comprised of best-in-class advisors who focus their business within an industry sector. Operations of the team included the oversight and execution of business development initiatives, organization of key industry events, development of thought leadership in partnership with research, as well as the creative compilation and dissemination of nationally driven marketing collateral and communications both internally and externally.