Senior Client Services Coordinator
Melissa works with brokers in the Miami office to create high-quality marketing pieces, proposals and presentations for properties throughout South Florida. She is responsible for the day-to-day production of property marketing, flyers, advertising, market research and lease transaction coordination. Additionally, she specializes in layout design and creating detailed maps and graphics using software such as Indesign and Illustrator.
She began her career as a copy editor and front page designer at Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and worked there for more than nine years.
Prior to joining Colliers, she was the communications specialist at United HomeCare, a nonprofit organization that provides services to seniors to help them remain at home. Along with office communications, she provided graphic design services for the nonprofit. Her previous background also includes a position as marketing coordinator at Transwestern, providing services to more than 10 brokers in their Miami office. Prior to this role, she served as a proposal coordinator for The GEO Group in Boca Raton, a leading provider of correctional, detention and community reentry services.
Bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism, University of West Florida in Pensacola
Memberships & Involvements
- Alpha Gamma Delta
Executive Managing Director, Investment Servs
Gerard Yetming joined Colliers in 2016. His team focuses on investment sales of all product types in urban South Florida neighborhoods.
A dynamic and dependable commercial real estate broker with over 15 years of commercial experience, he has demonstrated success pioneering new, emerging brokerage practices in complex, non-traditional niches - including condominium conversions in the early 2000s and urban land in the early 2010s.
He has a proven track record for successfully executing capital market transactions, having been involved in more than $8 billion of assignments including some of the largest and most complex transactions in South Florida. His recent focus on urban land assignments has resulted in $1 billion of transactions over the past since 2012.
Managing Director - Investment Services
As a Director of Investment Services in the Miami office of Colliers International South Florida, I specialize in capital markets with a focus on multifamily, land deals and investment sales. Servicing core South Florida markets.
I have more than a decade of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining Colliers, I was with the Douglas Elliman Commercial Division in South Florida. I have also spearheaded numerous multi-million dollar Multifamily and condominium conversion projects and completed investment sales across the State of Florida. Our team specializes in multifamily properties, covered land, off-market sales, and assemblages across core South Florida neighborhoods.
I have earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and currently serve as the Chapter President of the Miami Dade/Monroe District Board of Directors for the CCIM. The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute was established in 1954 to give commercial real estate practitioners a previously unrealized opportunity to further their business practices through focused education and networking opportunities. Only six percent of all commercial real estate practitioners - approximately 13,000 professionals - hold the respected CCIM designation across North America, and in more than 30 nations overseas.
I am passionate about giving back to the community by volunteering and being involved in professional organizations and a recent graduate of the Leadership Miami Program through the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Senior Financial Analyst
As a Senior Financial Analyst on our South Florida Capital Markets team, I am a key contributor on investment sales in various South Florida markets. I focus on performing financial analysis for prospective deals, assisting clients with the valuation of their properties and maximizing the opportunity of investments. I obtained my Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License in 2013. Working mainly with international investors, buyers, and sellers, I have closed numerous commercial transactions in South Florida valued at more than $3 million.
I was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, but have been living in the United States for 18 years. Being fluent in Spanish and English allows me to work seamlessly with international clients seeking to acquire or dispose investment properties in both domestic and foreign markets. I have strategic business allies in countries such as Colombia, China, Brazil, Italy, Canada, and United Arab Emirates that work with me in the real estate industry. I also established working relationships with important public and private lenders in South Florida such the First National Bank of South Miami, Columbus Capital Lending, Apollo Bank, and a portfolio of private investors, ultimately benefitting my clients.
As Senior Director on the Colliers South Florida Capital Markets team I specialize in investment sales, namely land, retail and multifamily.
I exclusively represent private buyers and sellers of investment properties throughout South Florida. I assist clients in making investment decisions by providing them with rigorous analyses of their assets. I currently advise private investors in the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets with the goal of accelerating their success by maximizing their investment. My team and I have a proven track record with over $1 billlion in transactions. Using skill, care and diligence, as well as an entrepreneurial solutions-oriented approach, I seek to continue helping clients achieve their investment goals in the most effective and efficient manner.
Achikam Yogev is a Senior Vice President with Colliers, specializing in tenant representation and institutional transactions within the education sector. He is a senior member of Colliers’ Education Services Group, a collaborative services team focused on this niche property type, helping clients to achieve high returns on investment and enhanced cost per share through the real estate process.
With more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, Achikam has focused on the education sector for the last six years, helping his clients add value through his deep understanding of this very specialized asset class. He facilitated a landmark charter school transaction in 2016 with the sale of a five school portfolio, totaling 295,992 square feet across 40 acres in Florida. Since 2014 Achikam has close over $150 million in education transactions.
Over the course of his career, he has negotiated and closed over $600 million in transactions. Achikam’s thorough understanding of the market paired with strong national relationships have helped his clients achieve the exposure to key players necessary maximize value. As a trusted advisor, he offers candid and creative solutions upfront and steady guidance through all phases of the deal, from negotiation through due diligence and closing.
Executive Managing Director - Retail Services
A long-term resident of South Florida, Boris Kozolchyk has over 35 years involvement in the commercial real estate industry. Boris focuses on landlord and tenant representation, mixed-used, and retail projects, as well as investment opportunities.
During his long career, Boris’ approach has emphasized the development of long-term relationships based on trust and understanding of his client’s needs from a business point of view, while addressing the real estate requirement. His working experience includes retail leases and sales, investment and consulting/advisory activities, and extensive working relationships with national and international clients such as: AMC Theatres, 7-11 Corporation, Grupo Cinbersol (Mexico), CVS Drug Stores, Tire Kingdom, Wendy’s, Lizarran Restaurants (Spain), Shell Oil, Family Dollar Stores, CIE (Compania Interamericana de Entretenimiento)-Mexico, Grupo Magico (Mexico), Pal Zileri (Italy), Adolfo Dominguez (Spain), Silvia Tcherassi (Colombia-US), and TAUBCO (shopping center developers); Gymage (Spain). Additionally, Boris is involved with several financial groups from Latin America, presently looking for investment opportunities in the U.S.
Business and Educational Background
Boris has been a part of several brokerage entities including PointeGroup Advisors, CBRE, Grubb and Ellis, SUMMA Properties, and International Venture Realty. Prior to joining Colliers, Boris was the director of retail services at PointeGroup Advisors for over three years.
Boris holds a chemical engineering degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas and an MBA from the University of California.
Executive Director - Office Services
Jack Lowell’s real estate career spans over four decades. As a well-respected veteran in the commercial real estate industry, Jack has leased over 1.5 million square feet in just the last five years.
With an unparalleled knowledge in commercial real estate market, Jack’s comments and insights have appeared in many real estate publications throughout Miami-Dade.
He currently handles leasing and sales of office buildings and land in Miami-Dade County representing major clients in the market place. Jack’s client list includes Mercantil Center; The Museum of Science; Simply Healthcare; Sacher, Zelman; Pacific National Bank; Codina Partners; RBB and the Gunster law firm.
Senior Director, Office Services
Adriana J. Rosillo is the Senior Director of Office Leasing with Colliers since 2015. Her commercial real estate experience as an office specialist started back in 2004, she is a proven dealmaker, leasing and selling over 1.2 million square feet with an aggregate value of over $320 million in the last five years.
She specializes in advising tenants and landlords on their real estate needs including leasing, financial analysis, and strategic planning. She personally commits to providing in-depth market knowledge to her clients, ensuring they are guided throughout each phase of the transaction.
Some of her dealmaking includes representation of Amerant Bank (formerly known as Mercantil Commerce Bank) in purchasing a 175,000 square foot Class A office building in Coral Gables that serves as their headquarters. She represented Simply Healthcare to lease 85,000 square feet in the Airport West market to consolidate their South Florida operations.
She launched her commercial real estate career as Leasing Director at Flagler Real Estate Services, where she was responsible for leasing over 1.5 million square feet of Class A office buildings in the CBD districts for Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Coral Gables. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, She also pursued her passion of working with people, gaining extensive background in sales and management within the fitness industry.
Executive Managing Director, Hotels USA
Rich Lillis is a leading expert providing strategic advisory services to clients on hotel and resort investment sales and financing in Florida, Eastern United States and the Caribbean. In his role as Director of Colliers Hotels USA, Rich leads a nationwide team of lodging specialists, leveraging unique industry insights and sharing best practices to deliver great results for clients. In the dynamic hotel investment market, Rich and his team provide valuable solutions to hotel owners and investors, developers, land owners, regional lenders and special servicers.
As a frequent speaker at national hotel investment conferences ALIS, NYU and NABHOOD, Rich offers a unique perspective from his deep experience and diverse lodging background.
Prior experience includes Miami practice leader at Horwath HTL, asset management at Ocwen Financial Corporation and hotel management positions at New Castle, Doral, Marriott International and Plaza Hotel. Rich earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from State University in New York and is a Florida licensed real estate broker. Rich and his wife Maureen reside in Boca Raton, Florida.
Colliers is global leader in lodging investment services with 150 dedicated hotel professionals in the USA, Canada, EMEA and APAC providing transaction, financing, consulting and valuation services.