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Colliers Kansas City Expands with New Service Line and Principal Addition

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Kansas City, Missouri – Colliers is excited to announce a new, client-based project management department, as well as two new hires to their office located in Kansas City, Missouri. Colliers’ internal growth momentum speaks to the post-pandemic rebound and the new normalcy that is beginning to take shape.


Jeff Winters has joined the Colliers firm as a Principal and Senior Vice President, specializing in sales and leasing in the office sector with an emphasis in tenant representation. Winters was previously a Vice President with Cushman and Wakefield, where he spent the last 12 years.


“I’m excited to embark on the next chapter of my real estate career at Colliers.” Winters stated.  “It’s a great opportunity to collaborate and work with a respected and well-established group of professionals. The company’s legacy and successful history speak for itself. I look forward to being a part of its future.”


“We are thrilled to add Jeff to our team. He has an established book of business, has had a lot of success, and will be a great fit at Colliers,” said Ed Elder, President at Colliers Kansas City.  “In addition, after navigating through a challenging year, we saw opportunities to further enhance our team and provide our clients with best-in-class services, this included adding a project management department to our in-house capabilities.”


Jay Brooks, a recent addition to the commercial real estate firm, will lead the new project management department, working with both owners and occupiers to execute ground-up projects, capital investment, and tenant improvement projects. Brooks stated, “In offering project management to our clients, Colliers Kansas City is able to help provide industry expertise directly to them. This allows for cost saving, time management, and overall value.”  Brooks’ recent experience includes project management for CBRE working with clients such as, Euronet Worldwide, Children’s Wonderscope Museum, Microtel, Quest Analytics, Holiday Inn, and Camden on the Lake Resort and Entertainment Complex at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

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Jay Brooks

Project Manager

Kansas City

Jay Brooks joined Colliers in May 2021 as a Senior Project Manager to lead the Project Management practice in the Kansas City market.  Jay is responsible for managing major capital investment, tenant improvement and ground-up projects from inception through completion for all real estate types including Office, Industrial, Mixed-use, Hospitality, and Retail. 

Jay provides direction and leadership by overseeing all facets of a project including planning, development, selection and coordination of designers and contractors, contract negotiation and administration, design, construction, furniture & equipment procurement, and move management. Jay leads project execution on behalf of both tenants and landlords.

Jay has 15 years of experience in the construction and development industry.  Prior to his role at Colliers, Jay served has a Senior Project Manager for CBRE in Kansas City managing projects throughout Kansas and Missouri for both local and national clients. 

Prior to his role with CBRE, Jay served as Vice President for Leisure Construction & Renovation, LLC, a Kansas City based general contractor, completing hospitality projects throughout the Midwest for both national and independent brands.

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Jeff Winters

Senior Vice President

Kansas City

Jeff joined Colliers in 2021 as a Principal and Senior Vice President, specializing in sales and leasing in the office sector with an emphasis in tenant representation. He brings valuable insight in strategic planning, assessment of needs and occupancy relocation to his clients and Colliers. With over a decade of experience, Jeff continues to grow as a real estate professional and focus his efforts on representing clients in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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