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Colliers Ranked #2 Commercial Real Estate Firm and Honored with Three Best Deals of the Year by Philadelphia Business Journal

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, March 19, 2021 – Throughout the 100 years that Colliers has served the Greater Philadelphia Tri-State region, we have been proud to be consistently considered a top commercial real estate firm in the region. This year, Colliers has the distinguished honor of rising in the ranks to #2 in Philadephia Business Journal’s annual Commercial Real Estate Brokerage List

Colliers is further honored to have three projects recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as Best Real Estate Deals of 2020:

1,800 Acre Sale of the Keystone Industrial Port Complex 
Mark Chubb, Senior Managing Director/Principal
Michael Golarz, Senior Vice President
Michael Zerbe, Senior Managing Director/Principal
Tom Golarz, Senior Vice President
Summer Coulter, Senior Vice President

Sears Sale for Redevelopment as “Court at Cottman”
Todd Sussman, Senior Managing Director
Jon Kieserman, Senior Vice President

TJX Build-to-Suit Lease at 9801 Blue Grass Road 
Rich Gorodesky, Senior Managing Director
Adam Gorodesky, Associate 

 

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About Colliers International

Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 67 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership with significant insider ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. With annualized revenues of $3.0 billion ($3.3 billion including affiliates) and $40 billion of assets under management, we maximize the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people. Learn more about how we accelerate success at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn

 

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Mark Chubb

Senior Managing Director | Conshohocken

Conshohocken

Mark is co-leader of Colliers Logistics & Transportation Solutions Group based out the Philadelphia Regional Market. The team focuses on providing advisory services to both occupiers and owners of bulk warehouses, fulfillment and distribution facilities. Locally, they provide extensive coverage in Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Northern Maryland and Southern New Jersey.

Beyond his regional market, he advises corporate occupier clients on real estate strategy and procurement of sites or facilities throughout North America. He has represented many prominent organizations on both the tenant/buyer and landlord/seller side of the transaction, with projects totaling over 25 million square feet of space in the past 5 years.

Mark serves on the national steering committee of Colliers International's Logistics & Transportation Solutions Group. The group is a national group of industry leaders that focus exclusively on providing real estate services to the users of logistics facilities.

Mark focusses on providing creative, market based solutions to his clients needs with an emphasis on reducing occupancy costs and limiting risk.

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Michael Golarz

Senior Vice President | Philadelphia

Conshohocken

Michael has been active in the eastern Pennsylvania industrial market for the past 13 years with a primary focus on the sale and leasing of major industrial projects.  He has assisted in the completion of numerous multi-market transactions while also focusing on land entitlement and development.  His clients include multi-national companies and locally-based, large and mid-sized businesses.

Michael quickly established a strong presence in suburban Philadelphia and eastern Pennsylvania as a top performer.  His analytic study of the industrial markets, including major occupiers, trends, labor and infrastructure, give him a unique ability to satisfy both manufacturing and warehousing client requirements.  

Additionally, his experience and understanding of Class-A industrial development allows Michael to source off-market land opportunities and further assist in the underwriting of these projects for developers considering the projects. 

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Michael Zerbe

Senior Managing Director | Conshohocken

Conshohocken

Michael Zerbe is a Senior Managing Director & Principal within Colliers and is a member of Colliers Logistics and Transportation Services Group.

He specializes in assisting consumer products companies and third party logistics companies with distribution centers across the country.  He also focuses on large distribution centers along the I-78, I-81 and I-80 corridors, representing clients in the acquisition, disposition and development of industrial real estate.

Michael has extensive experience in many facets of the real estate process including site selection analysis and ground-up development including entitlement and incentive procurement, property valuation, and transactional negotiations.

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Tom Golarz

Vice President

Philadelphia

Tom joined Colliers in 2017 within the industrial division. His areas of focus are primarily sourcing and disposition of land/existing, functionally obsolete development opportunities, Landlord/Seller representation, ground-up development, and corporate solutions.

His familiarity with Class-A development, both speculative and Built-to-Suit, allow him to identify potential off-market opportunities while also providing the required analytical market data to verify a projects viability to investors, developers, capital sources, and occupiers/Tenants.

Before joining Colliers, Tom was a sales representative with EM Sullivan Associates where he was the primary contact for all sales and consulting services for his clients.

Tom represented more than 15 companies in the mid-Atlantic region, facilitating and consulting on their specialty chemical raw material needs. He gained new approvals for products within the EM Sullivan portfolio resulting in a total of over one million dollars in new business - an increase of over 40% for the mid-Atlantic territory and, as the lead on four projects, increased sales by over $7 million company wide -  representing a 30% increase.

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Summer Coulter

Senior Vice President of Industrial

Conshohocken

Summer Coulter joined Colliers in 2010 after 4 years with CB Richard Ellis. Summer specializes in landlord representation, tenant representation, lease analysis, market analysis, and acquisitions and dispositions, formerly in the Inland Empire industrial market, now in the Eastern Pennsylvania industrial marketplace.


In addition to a large list of institutional clients represented on leasing and building sales, Summer focuses largely on sourcing and selling land for future industrial development. Over the course of her career, Summer has sold hundreds of acres of on and off-market development opportunities resulting in millions of square feet of industrial buildings. Summer specializes in institutional quality developments, and has sold property to clients such as Prologis, Duke Realty, Clarion Partners, Trammell Crow, Watson Land Company, Seefried, Sares Regis Group, NFI, Goodman, Panattoni, and Cabot Properties. 


Ms. Coulter’s extensive experience includes a substantial geographic area, spanning both coasts. Summer has successfully completed various types of transactions ranging from multiple owner assemblages, property re-zones, properties with environmental challenges, sale-leaseback transactions, and manufacturing re-development opportunities.

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Todd Sussman

Senior Managing Director | Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Todd joined Colliers in 2006 and specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties in the Tri-state area. Todd frequently consults and works closely with developers to identify and acquire key properties throughout the region. Retail and mixed use development, site selection, negotiation, acquisitions, strategic planning, disposition of properties for national retailers are a few of the skills Todd has performed over the years.  Todd also collaborates and develops retail development strategies for retailers throughout the Tri-state area. 

Todd has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including but not limited to: 

• Asset Management of Apartments, Hotels and Retail Properties

• Brokerage - Leasing and Sales, Management/Training

• Investment properties 

• Development and repurposing of properties

During his tenure at Colliers, Todd has provided creative, strategic solutions to area landlords and shopping centers and brought his expertise to tenants looking to expand, relocate, contract or optimize locations across the region. His understanding of the development process from conceptualization to completion benefits the retail clients and developers he represents.

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Jon Kieserman

Sr. Vice President

Conshohocken

Jon Kieserman joins Colliers as a retail leader with over 26 years in the retail business and 20 specializing in retail tenant and landlord representation. Retail is in his blood. Prior to his career in real estate Jon was a tenant himself, leading a family-owned 16 store regional retail operation. Jon began his career in 1997 at Hirshand & Company. In 2004, he was instrumental in the formation of Kohler Group Commercial Real Estate which merged into Fameco Real Estate, the Philadelphia region’s leading retail brokerage firm specializing in retail real estate and the shopping center industry.  Jon spent five years with CBRE as a First Vice President subsequent to the sale of Fameco Real Estate in 2013.

There is nothing Jon enjoys more than rolling up the sleeves and coming together as part of a team with a client to share creative off-market or out-of-the box solutions that succeed in today’s rapidly evolving retail landscape. 

Jon has provided retailer representation and/or disposition services for the likes of Walmart, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, AutoZone, Wendy’s, Joyce Leslie, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pep Boys, Circuit City, Jiffy Lube and others. With over 3.5 MSF leased or sold throughout his career and a roster of national tenants, Jon provides exceptional market knowledge and insight into retail in the Tri State region and beyond.

His personal approach is what clients remember long after the transaction - a true partner that is accessible, proactive and results driven.

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Richard Gorodesky

Senior Managing Director | Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Richard joined Colliers in 1995 after originally starting in commercial real estate in 1988. He is primarily responsible for the firm's industrial brokerage activity in the City of Philadelphia, but also works with clients throughout the eight-county metropolitan region and throughout the United States.

Drawing on his extensive business experience as a former Chief Financial Officer and venture capitalist, Richard is well established in the Philadelphia business community. He has frequently been invited to present in front of the Philadelphia City Council, concerning the attraction and retention of industrial business in the city, and continues to maintain strong relationships with numerous public officials, including the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, The Commerce Department and several past and current members of the Philadelphia City Council.

Clients of Richard frequently speak about his professionalism and experience in handling difficult properties and complex transactions.

Richard sold one of the largest industrial properties in the country: The BUDD Company's 2.7 million square foot complex on 75+/- acres. He has also sold the largest industrial land site in Philadelphia (138 acres), twice.

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Adam Gorodesky

Associate - Industrial

Philadelphia

Adam joined Colliers in 2020 and is focused on selling and leasing industrial real estate in Philadelphia, serving his clients by using the Colliers regional and national platform. As a Certified Public Accountant, Adam is uniquely qualified to deliver trusted guidance to his clients. 

Previously, Adam was with Alterra Property Group in Philadelphia where he focused industrial, multifamily, and mixed-use properties, giving him a deep understanding of financial performance factors in a variety of commercial real estate sub-markets and product types. Prior to Alterra, he spent several years as a senior auditor with the Philadelphia office of the big four accounting firm KPMG, specializing in the Power & Utilities sector, auditing industrial clients and Fortune 500 companies. 

Adam is Argus Enterprise certified in addition to having strong real estate financial modeling and analytical skills in Excel.

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