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D CEO's 2021 Power Broker Awards

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Ten Colliers brokers were named a Power Broker - the region's top real estate pros

Each year, D CEO recognizes the region’s top real estate pros who generate the most revenue for their companies with the Power Broker Award. This year, 92 firms employing 2,243 licensed brokers participated in the study, with data based on 2020 production numbers. Ten Colliers brokers were awarded Power Broker this year. Members of the 2021 class were celebrated on September 14 at The Bank of America Plaza at an event in their honor. 

Industrial Tenant Rep

Allen Gump – Executive Vice President

Allyson Yost – Vice President

Chris Teesdale – Executive Vice President

Tom Pearson – Executive Vice President

Ward Richmond – Executive Vice President

Land & Commercial Property Sales

Tiffany Angelle – Executive Vice President

Creighton Stark – Executive Vice President

Geoff Ficke – Executive Vice President

Office Tenant Rep

Billy Vahrenkamp – Executive Vice President

Will Haynes – Managing Director; Office Occupier Services


Above: Will Haynes (Colliers) and Bryce Jackson (Thirty-Four Commercial)

Previous Page: Allyson Yost (Colliers), Carlie Wilmes and Brettany Schovanec (Fischer Company)


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Allen Gump

Executive Vice President


Allen Gump is an Executive Vice President in the Dallas-Fort Worth Industrial division at Colliers. Allen and his team specialize primarily in tenant representation with Logistics and Transportation Solutions Groups in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Industrial marketplace. 

With over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, Allen is a well-recognized industrial expert for North Texas. He has a solid and respectable reputation with other real estate brokers and with his clients. He has developed an unparalleled understanding of the industrial market and is well-versed in handling leases, sales, and build-to-suit projects. Allen is dedicated to giving back by providing insight to industry professionals and helping mentor new brokers. 

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Allyson Yost

Senior Vice President


Allyson serves as an industrial specialist focused on representing corporate clients in North Texas. She represents a mix of clients, ranging from regional users to large national clients. Allyson’s comprehensive knowledge of the North Texas industrial market has allowed her to maximize her client’s value through identification, evaluation, and negotiation. She provides a comprehensive analysis of the market and evaluates all options to help the clients make an informed business decision. She demonstrates an unwavering commitment to excellence and attention to detail.  Allyson has been a Top 10 Producer at Colliers and a D CEO Power Broker recipient. 

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Chris Teesdale

Executive Vice President


Chris G. Teesdale is an executive vice president and active member for Colliers Logistics and Transportation Solution Group.  He is a member of the Supply Chain Real Estate Advisors Team with Tom Pearson, SIOR and Brad Balke in the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Colliers International. He is one of North Texas’s most accomplished industrial real estate specialists with more than 40 years’ experience in every area of industrial real estate. 

Chris specializes in the representation of users for industrial properties, including lease and sale negotiations, strategic planning, finance, development, logistics and multi-modal services. His extensive experience enables him to forecast and anticipate industry trends for his clients.

Chris became a certified coach in 2014 and has coached young professionals in Colliers’ Acceleration Program for several years.

Chris moved his practice to Colliers in July 2005. 

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Tom Pearson

Executive Vice President


Tom is an executive vice president and active member of Colliers’ Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group and a member of the Supply Chain Real Estate Advisors Team with Chris Teesdale, SIOR and Brad Balke in the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Colliers International. His 40-year industrial real estate career spans every facet of industrial real estate. 

Tom played a key role in handling the national relocation of the distribution center for a Fortune 100 company in addition to selling and leasing significant properties in multiple markets for some of the largest corporations in the United States.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2006, Tom worked at Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director, member of the Capital Markets Group and the Industrial Group.

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Ward Richmond

Vice Chairman


Ward specializes in working with C-level executives and operational specialists to develop and execute corporate real estate strategies on a local and global basis in an effort to maximize operational efficiencies and value. His primary focus is representing dominant logistics companies in the acquisition and disposition of “supply chain real estate” - distribution centers, truck terminals, last mile hubs, manufacturing facilities and industrial land.

With over 17 years of experience, Ward has developed an unparalleled understanding of Supply Chain Real Estate strategy via negotiating 1000+ transactions, globally, in 50+ cities while generating tens of millions in value for his customers. Not to mention - he has fun doing it! His clients and teammates are all folks who you can trust with a handshake. Life is too short to operate any other way. 

Ward enjoys reading, writing and speaking about CRE, eCommerce and the logistics industry. He hosts the Truckin’ On podcast and has been featured on other podcasts like the GaryVee Audio Experience, The Cardone Zone and Supply Chain Now. Ward also has been interviewed by multiple publications including the Wall Street Journal and has been a featured speaker at multiple real estate and logistics conferences around the globe.

Ward is currently on the steering committee for the Colliers Logistics & Transportation Solutions Group and an active member of the IWLA and the Texas Warehouse Association. 

Ward is a life long athlete having played collegiate football and rugby. He has completed three Ironman triathlons. He currently practices meditation, hot yoga and is passionate about biohacking and mental health.

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Geoff Ficke

Executive Vice President


Geoff Ficke serves as Executive Vice President and is a member of the Institutional Capital Markets Group of Colliers International.  Mr. Ficke focuses on the acquisition, disposition and capitalization of CTL, GSA and NNN properties and portfolios throughout the country. Mr. Ficke’s primary focus is representing sellers of investment grade assets leased to the federal government and other national credit tenants.  Throughout Mr. Ficke's career he has closed transactions valued at more than $1,400,000,000 ($1.4 Billion) in 44-states. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, Mr. Ficke served as Senior Vice President and Senior National Director of Marcus and Millichap's Office and Industrial Properties and Net Lease Properties Groups.  For over ten consecutive years he ranked in the top 10 in total production nationally within the National Office and Industrial Properties Group and consistently a top 20 perfomer in the Net Lease Properties Group. 

Mr. Ficke leads a 10 person team thats success has hinged upon the relationships formed with private investors, developers, institutional investors, public REITs, private equity funds, off-shore investors, syndicates, as well as brokers from other national and regional brokerage firms. This is a testament to the teams willingness to collaborate with other brokers as well as the relationships fostered throughout the country.  Each agent within the team has a clearly defined specialization which allows the team to hyper-focus in various niches within the CTL, GSA and NNN market.   

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Billy Vahrenkamp

Executive Vice President


Billy specializes in consulting and representing corporate clients in all aspects of managing their real estate. He is responsible for managing client relationships, developing new business, and executing on transactions for his team. 

He has a special talent for client consultation to assess needs and determine appropriate resources to act on those needs. He has worked on various assignments including: site selection, portfolio transaction management, one-off tenant representation projects, build-to-suits, and investment sales.

He began his career in commercial real estate in 2001 as a business development manager at Mohr Partners Inc. In 2003, he became a senior associate at Cawley International. A year later, he joined the corporate services advisory team as a senior associate at the Trammell Crow Company. In 2006, Trammell Crow Company merged with CBRE and he continued his tenure there as a senior associate. Prior to joining Colliers International in June 2011, he was an associate vice president at Grubb & Ellis Company.

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Will Haynes

Managing Director


Will Haynes, II is a Managing Director in the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Colliers International in its Office Occupier Services Group. Will also leads the North Texas Education Services Practice Group.

Will focuses on advising clients on all aspects of their real estate needs with a primary concentration on Educational and Corporate organizations.

He has gained considerable knowledge, experience, and expertise in the education real estate market by performing multiple sales and lease transactions for K-12 and post-secondary institutions.

Will’s various assignments include consulting and strategic planning, lease negotiations; portfolio management; acquisition, and disposition of real estate.

Prior to joining Colliers International in 2016, Will was a Vice President at Emmitt Smith Realty Partners in Dallas. He began his career in the banking industry and transitioned to real estate in 2009, where he specialized in acquisitions and dispositions of multi-family properties in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Will is a graduate of Manhattan College in New York, where he played NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

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