National Director of Research
Steig Seaward is the national director of research and oversees the research and GIS teams for the United States. A proven CRE tech leader, Steig brings 25+ years of experience providing research and analysis, product design and customer retention strategies across the information technology and commercial real estate industries.
Prior to joining Colliers, Steig spent nine years as the senior research director overseeing research and marketing operations for the east coast region of Grubb & Ellis and more recently was the EVP of Customer Success at Xceligent, a full service-SAAS based commercial real estate information provider. Steig also served as the national director of Business Development and Client Services during his 13-year career at Xceligent. In addition, Steig also gained valuable experience as the director of sales for IdealSpot, a demographic and site selection software provider, VP of Technology & Member Services for the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Realtors and began his career as a research analyst for the Resolution Trust Corporation.
Areas of expertise include:
· Commercial Real Estate Research & Analysis
· Customer Facing Solution Sales
· Product Design & Implementation
· Customer & Employee Curriculum Development and Training
· SAAS/Subscription-Based Services
· Customer Success Development
♢ Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Colorado - Boulder
♢ Leadership Development Program, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
♢ Certified Internet Webmaster, CIW
Director of National Office Research
Stephen has over 30 years of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Research experience gained in both the U.S. and U.K. He has an expert knowledge of many CRE markets across the U.S. Having worked with brokerage firms, asset managers and data providers he has a broad spectrum of experience and is adept in forecasting, analysis and strategy. Prior to joining Colliers, Stephen was a Research Director with CoStar based in Washington D.C. His career history also includes eight years as Director of U.S. Office Research with Deutsche Asset Management and six years as Head of Research with Newmark Knight Frank in London, U.K.
At Colliers, Stephen is responsible for all aspects of U.S. National Office research including authoring quarterly reports, press interviews and multi-market analysis. He works closely with multiple Colliers' business lines including Office Services, Capital Markets, Healthcare, Law Firm Services, Life Sciences, Property Management and Occupier Services. He’s a frequent author of blogs and thought leadership pieces as well as giving presentations to clients and industry groups.
Director, National Industrial Research
Chicago - Rosemont
Amanda Ortiz is the Director, National Industrial Research on the National Marketing & Research team at Colliers. Based in Chicago, Amanda partners with national and local teams to deliver market intelligence initiatives and provide direction to drive national competitive advantage through research strategy, development and analytics.
Amanda possesses comprehensive experience in both database management and trend analysis. Her knowledge of the macro and micro factors affecting the commercial real estate market results in proactively positioned research.
Analyst, Research, Marketing & Research | US
As a Research Analyst for the National Marketing & Research team at Colliers International, I am responsible for responding to and resolving various national inquiries from researchers and professionals across the country while leveraging and connecting available research resources. I collect and provide analysis related to commercial real estate and the economy across all service lines. I have experience compiling market research into internal newsletters, presentations, training sessions and other research deliverables.
I previously worked as a Senior Research Analyst in the Miami office of Colliers International South Florida where I managed a platform of comprehensive commercial real estate data, information resources, research and training to support the sales and marketing efforts of the South Florida team. I was responsible for the collection, maintenance, and preparation of data cross all property types required for writing quarterly statistical reports, graphs, and charts. I also assisted our support staff and brokerage team by accurately preparing market forecasting, trend analysis, and direct research support. My expertise in both leasing and investment sales ranged across multiple asset types including retail, industrial, office and multifamily.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a Compliance Specialist at Orlando-based FBC Mortgage, where I provided guidance to originators regarding disclosures and assistance in the interpretation of federal, state and industry regulations. While there, I also oversaw the completion of files prior to closing and coordinated closings to assist parties through complex regulations surrounding real estate transactions. Additionally, I held a role as a Retail Services Intern with BishopBeale in Orlando which required me to analyze market conditions, conduct competitive research to identify new opportunities, and project management for multiple sites across Florida.
I have been in the commercial real estate industry since 2014, am bilingual in Spanish and hold a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License.
Senior Director, National GIS & Mapping
As national director of GIS & Mapping for Colliers, Cliff Plank is responsible for the strategic planning, management, development and implementation of GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
GIS & Mapping is a full-service international geographic consulting group located in the Phoenix office, which provides GIS products, services and data to Colliers’ professionals and clients.
Cliff’s expertise is in analyzing business needs, and developing effective solutions and business intelligence based on cutting-edge technology, information and ingenuity.
With an exceptional focus on customer service, Cliff emphasizes innovation and efficiency to develop well-capitalized geographic information systems that maximize tangible value to Colliers’ clients. He is a results-oriented industry leader, with a unique ability to bridge the gap between client needs and supporting technology and systems.
Cliff has worked in the commercial real estate industry since 1996. He is passionate about excellence, customer service, problem solving and innovation in his work and that of his team.
He has a strong data and technology background, implementing and managing GIS departments and platforms that have proven to be invaluable assets to internal and external clients throughout his career.