Senior Managing Director | Philadelphia
Richard joined Colliers in 1995 after originally starting in commercial real estate in 1988. He is primarily responsible for the firm's industrial brokerage activity in the City of Philadelphia, but also works with clients throughout the eight-county metropolitan region and throughout the United States.
Drawing on his extensive business experience as a former Chief Financial Officer and venture capitalist, Richard is well established in the Philadelphia business community. He has frequently been invited to present in front of the Philadelphia City Council, concerning the attraction and retention of industrial business in the city, and continues to maintain strong relationships with numerous public officials, including the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, The Commerce Department and several past and current members of the Philadelphia City Council.
Clients of Richard frequently speak about his professionalism and experience in handling difficult properties and complex transactions.
Richard sold one of the largest industrial properties in the country: The BUDD Company's 2.7 million square foot complex on 75+/- acres. He has also sold the largest industrial land site in Philadelphia (138 acres), twice.
- PBJ Best Real Estate Deal of the Year Honoree (2020)
- Multi-year recipient of the CoStar Power Broker Award and the Colliers Everest Award.
B.S., Business Logistics, Pennsylvania State University 1982;
M.B.A., Finance, Drexel University 1985
Memberships & Involvements
Member of the TriState Commercial ＆ Industrial Association of Realtors, Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR), Board member of the Unified Business Owners Association of Philadelphia, PA ＆ NJ licensure for real estate practices, Associate Broker in Pennsylvania. Member of the Schuylkill Navy’s River Restoration Committee
Albertson's (ACME Markets), A＆R Transport, Cardone Industries, Dependable Distribution Services, Eller Media, First Industrial Realty, Holt's Cigar Company, iStar Financial Inc, Kaman Industrial Technologies, Liberty Property Trust, Martin ＆ Smith, Smithfield Foods, Staples, TEVA Pharmaceutical, Thyssenkrupp Budd Company, TJX Companies, Volvo Road Machinery
“Rich Gorodesky’s stick-to-it attitude and willingness to follow up, as well as his care for details of a transaction, make him an outstanding real estate professional.”
Partner, Chair Real Estate Group
Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP
"The sale of the former Budd Company facilities in Philadelphia, PA was not only unique from the standpoint of size (2.7 million SF of urban industrial & office real estate), but also in the deal structure. Your marketing and negotiating efforts gave us the leverage we needed to complete this sale. Your performance was no surprise to me."
Edward Wolf, J.D.
ThyssenKrupp Budd Company
"Thanks, Richard. You were the best. I will not hesitate to call in the future!"
Superior Scaffold Services