As Vice President in the Washington, DC office of Colliers, Robert specializes in representing occupiers of real estate. He has represented both local and national clients in a wide range of sizes and business sectors including the non-profit, government affairs, financial services, media, and education fields. In addition, Robert has gained significant knowledge of the property redevelopment and zoning process in Washington, DC and has advised clients in both property sales and purchases. Robert also has a unique expertise in the real estate needs of charter schools, which he brings to the Colliers Education Services Group (national practice group).
For all his clients, Robert provides diligent, hands-on advisory services, working closely with them at every step of the transaction to align their business goals with real estate solutions. Since joining Colliers, Robert has completed over 1.5 million sq. ft. of transaction volume with total value in excess of $450 million.
Hamilton College, BA
Executive Vice President
Fern Barrueta is Executive Vice President in the Washington, DC office of Colliers International. As he has done since 1971, he advises and represents corporate and non-profit users of office and educational space.
Before founding Barrueta & Associates, which became one of the largest and most successful commercial real estate firms in the Washington, DC market, and the largest Hispanic owned firm in the nation, he was the Director of the Leasing Department of a large local commercial real estate firm. After selling Barrueta & Associates to a national firm, he assumed the CEO position of the Hispanic College Fund. HCF was a national organization dedicated to advancing the education of Hispanic youth through scholarships and training.
He has re-entered the commercial real estate arena specializing in assisting users of commercial real estate, particularly non-profits and charter schools needing effective business acumen.
Fern currently serves as the Audit Committee chairman of Building Hope, a non-profit that provides charter schools with expertise and funding to acquire, build, finance, renovate or lease facilities. He also serves as chair of The Latino Student Fund and a board member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.