Director of Marketing & Research
Margaret leads Colliers | Wisconsin’s Marketing and Research Group. In her role, Margaret is responsible for the creation of business development and marketing materials, oversees the marketing, research and analytics platform, providing interpretation and analysis of market trends to bolster the efforts of our advisors and clients. In addition, Margaret is responsible for leading the overall vision of the marketing and research platform, including its conversion to a distinct service line within our family of companies. Stepping outside of the traditional marketing and research role, Margaret’s team analyzes, interprets and presents data holistically in effort to guide more effective decision making for real estate owners, end users and community members.
Colliers | Wisconsin "Warrior Spirit" Award, 2017
Smartsheet Engage Speaker, 2020
Master of Science, Applied Economics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Business Economics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Memberships & Involvements
Real Estate Alumni Marquette (REALM)
- President, May 2022 to Present
- Board Member, August 2020 to Present
Alpha Chi Omega Marquette University, Housing Advisor, 2016 to Present
As a Process Administrator, Ashley performs a wide variety of specialized and complex tasks in support of the Colliers | Wisconsin Brokerage Team. Ashley participates in transaction management and facilitates successful lease and sale transactions for both clients and brokers. Ashley provides a high level of professionalism and superior client service to every assignment. She designs and manages a variety of marketing and promotional materials, assists with the compilation of research materials, and provides additional brokerage support services to ensure the success of each project in which she is involved.
Ashley previously served as the Client Services Coordinator, where she facilitated successful sale and lease transactions for the organizations retail brokerage team. Ashley was responsible for preparing listing contracts, drafting proposals, tracking and coordinating real estate signage needs and creating marketing and promotional materials for a variety of properties and projects. In this role, Ashley became familiar with the operation, procedure and cadence that comes with brokerage - all experience she draws on regularly in her current role.
As the Transaction Manager for the Office Brokerage Group, Caitlin focuses her time on marketing support including the creation and distribution of custom property marketing collateral and marketing campaigns, broker event planning, office leasing tours, landlord and tenant representation service pitches and proposals, marketing/leasing activity reports, transaction support and market research.
Prior to her current role, Caitlin served as a Client Services Coordinator and Office Support Specialist at Colliers | Wisconsin, managing all Colliers listings and supporting brokers from all teams for various projects, tracking and coordinating real estate signage, creating marketing and promotional materials and coordinating brokerage and all-company events.
Caitlin utilizes her diverse marketing and commercial real estate background to connect with a variety of internal and external individuals, all while providing seamless project continuity to ensure every client’s needs are met.
Jack joined the Colliers | Wisconsin Design & Analytics team in the spring of 2020. Initially serving as the firms Marketing Coordinator, his role shifted to Creative Specialist in the Spring of 2022. Throughout his time at Colliers, Jack has been integral in the growth of the organizations creative offerings – reinforcing the firm’s commitment to industry best marketing services. Acting as the in-house design and creative expert, Jack assists a statewide team of more than 200 real estate professionals.
While earning his degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Jack focused on developing his design and marketing skills, with interest in utilizing his talents in the commercial real estate world. Initially working in a more general marketing role, Jack showed a solid understanding of design and possessed a willingness to learn new skills and use new technology. As his knowledge of the industry grew, his prowess as a designer and skilled creative became increasingly relevant and sought-after. At present, Jack focuses on asset specific print and digital brochures, photography and videography, large format graphics, copywriting for internal and external marketing and general companywide creative oversight. He works closely with the brokerage team, but provides additional support to the property management, architecture and design, and construction teams.
With a strong understanding of the industry, and a boundless amount of creative energy and ideas, Jack provides an invaluable set of skills to both his team and the clients he works with.
Brittany is a Marketing Coordinator on Colliers | Wisconsin’s Marketing & Research team. In her role, Brittany provides marketing and administrative support to the Marketing, Property Management and Brokerage teams.
Prior to joining the Colliers team, Brittany served as Marketing and Membership Coordinator at NAIOP Wisconsin. While at NAIOP, Brittany built relationships with a wide array of commercial real estate professionals while hosting events in both Milwaukee and Madison areas. Her previous experience of commercial real estate and affiliations with industry professionals makes her a unique asset to the Colliers Marketing & Research team. As a member of the Colliers team, Brittany is responsible for managing and assisting with projects for corporate marketing and meeting the marketing needs of real estate advisors, managers and clients. She is responsible for both standard marketing techniques as well as creating new marketing concepts and platforms appropriate for the Property Management and Brokerage teams. Additionally, Brittany is involved with the coordination of Residential Property Campaigns, these tasks include social media, google ad words, and SEO.
Brittany utilizes her diverse marketing and commercial real estate background to connect with a variety of internal and external teams, all while providing seamless project continuity.
Real Estate Research Analyst
Jake Best is a Research Analyst within Colliers | Wisconsin’s Design and Analytics Team. Jake began as an intern at Colliers in 2021 focusing on the construction side until he found his niche in Research and Analytics. While earning his degrees in Finance and Commercial Real Estate from Marquette University, Jake was an executive board member for 3 years at Marquette’s Commercial Real Estate Program. Upon graduation in spring of 2022, Jake joined Colliers fulltime and quickly proved his willingness to learn, his research/analytical skills, technological skills and financial skills. Jake is directly responsible for preparing quarterly market reports for Fox Valley and Madison while specializing in the industrial and office sectors of commercial real estate. Jake works closely with the brokerage team and provides support, research, and analytics to ensure exceptional customer service to our clients. With diverse financial and commercial real estate experience, as well as a vast knowledge of the industry, Jake is an asset to his team and the clients he works with.
Client Services Coordinator
Zachary joined the Colliers | Wisconsin team in the spring of 2022. As a Client Services Coordinator, he performs a wide variety of specialized and complex tasks in support of the Colliers | Wisconsin Industrial Brokerage Team. Zachary designs and manages a variety of marketing and promotional materials and provides additional brokerage support services to ensure every client’s needs are met. While earning his degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Zachary studied economics and geography, with an interest in commercial real estate. He interned and worked at Milwaukee and Madison-based real estate companies where he gained experience in commercial real estate, marketing and property management. With an ever-evolving set of skills and service offerings, Zachary ensures the success of every project that he takes part in.
Client Service Coordinator
Gigi Joined Colliers | Wisconsin in Spring 2022. She utilizes a mix of marketing and real estate knowledge as a Client Services Coordinator for both the retail and Madison, WI brokerage teams. She is responsible for designing and managing marketing and promotional materials, while providing brokerage support services to ensure every client’s needs are met. Gigi received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her background is in the multi-family residential industry, previously working as a leasing consultant for one Milwaukee’s largest property management companies. While working as a leasing consultant, she developed marketing, sales and customer service expertise. With her experience in real estate and distinct marketing skills, Gigi is invested in every project she is a part of and adds value to both her team and the clients she works with.