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Colliers Kansas City 2020 Everest Club Recipients

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Kansas City, Missouri, March 2, 2021The Colliers office in Kansas City, Missouri is congratulating five recipients of their annual Everest Club Award, which recognizes the top 10% of all Colliers brokers and producers nationwide.  The Colliers’ Everest Club represents professionals who have embodied enterprising spirit and excelled in their commitment to doing what is right for their colleagues, clients, and communities throughout 2020.  The recipients from the Kansas City office include, Ed Elder, President; Bryan Johnson, Principal; John Stafford, Executive Vice President; Sven Sykes, Executive Vice President; and Tom Volini, Executive Vice President.  Ted Murray, Principal, stated, “Five recipients from an office our size is quite an accomplishment, especially during a pandemic.  We are very proud to have this representation from Kansas City.”

Colliers is pleased to congratulate Bryan, Ed, John, Sven, and Tom on their outstanding accomplishment and well-earned recognition.


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Bryan Johnson

Principal

Kansas City

Bryan Johnson is the former CEO and current Principal of Colliers | Kansas City and has represented office tenants in Kansas City and nationally for the last 42 years. Bryan joined the firm that is now Colliers in 1984, specializing in advising and representing companies with office space needs. 

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Ed Elder

President

Kansas City

Ed is the President of the Colliers Kansas City office and is responsible for overseeing all brokerage operations of the Kansas City, Missouri and Lawrence, Kansas offices.

Ed remains very active in the sale and leasing of industrial properties, along with providing clients expertise on site selection and development services for new construction in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Ed has significant experience in representing many local and national clients in their real estate assignments.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Ed is an active member of the Kansas City community and supports several organizations. Some of these include Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program, Morning Glory Ministries and United Way Tocqueville Society.  He is a former board member of Coaches vs. Cancer with the American Cancer Society, Notre Dame de Sion High School and former Board President of Genesis Charter School.

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John Stafford

Executive Vice President

Kansas City

John specializes in the sales and leasing of industrial properties throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as tenant and buyer representation. Since 2006, John has leased/sold more than 15 million square feet of real estate, completing over 1,000 transactions, with a total volume exceeding $1 billion dollars.

John Stafford began his commercial real estate career in 2006 and joined Colliers in January of 2011. In 2012, John was promoted to Senior Vice President, in 2013 became a partner of the firm, and in 2019 was promoted to Executive Vice President.

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Sven Sykes

Executive Vice President

Chicago - Downtown

As a 33-year veteran and executive vice president with Colliers International’s Occupier Advisors Group, I help grow the company’s tenant representation platform in Chicago while also performing national corporate services work.

Throughout my time in the industry, I have represented Fortune 500 companies in metropolitan Chicago, Kansas City and nationwide. My more than 1,000 office leasing and consulting assignments total over 25 million square feet and are valued in excess of $5 billion. My assignments in over 90 U.S. cities have ranged from 1,000 to 900,000 square feet. Strategic multi-market accounts I have assisted include:  NAVTEQ, RH Donnelley, HNTB Corporation, Koch Industries, Hallmark Corporation, Wausau Insurance Companies, Compuware Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation, DST Systems, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Husch Blackwell LLP, Hub Group, Inc., Nationwide Insurance, Wausau Benefits, Konica Minolta and Nokia.

Prior to joining Colliers, I spent eight years with Grubb & Ellis where I specialized in office tenant representation in metropolitan Chicago and nationally for my strategic multi-market clients.

I also served as the executive director of real estate and co-managed the tenant representation group at Insignia/ESG.  I also worked for U.S. Equities Real Estate Services for eight years and Royal LePage Commercial Real Estate Services. 

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Thomas Volini

Executive Vice President

Chicago - Downtown

Tom Volini serves as executive vice president with Colliers’ Occupier Advisors Group. Tom joined Colliers in 2011. He is responsible for growing the company’s tenant representation platform in the Midwest region while servicing and expanding the strategic national accounts practice group.

Tom has been exclusively representing office tenants in lease negotiations for more than 27 years. He is a skilled strategist providing in-depth analysis, negotiating expertise and creative real estate solutions to his clients. When advising clients, Tom draws upon a broad range of real estate consulting experience along with his significant corporate board responsibilities and his active investment partnership expertise.

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