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Two Colliers | Reno Brokers Achieve CCIM Designation


Amanda Lavi, CCIM and Gerrit Hillebrand, CCIM join three other designees in the Colliers | Reno office

Reno, NV, October 28, 2021 - Colliers | Reno is excited to announce Amanda Lavi, CCIM and Gerrit Hillebrand, CCIM recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute. This designation represents proficiency in investment, market, and financial analysis, as well as negotiation. Designees are equipped to minimize client risk and maximize client return on investment, and are better able to accelerate client success. Commercial real estate professionals must compile a transaction portfolio, complete more than 160 hours of real estate education, and pass a cumulative test. Amanda and Gerrit join three other Colliers professionals in the Reno office with the CCIM designation.

Amanda, a Texas native, began her real estate career at Houston’s Moody Rambin, providing marketing and research support to their team of brokerage professionals. She joined Colliers as a Senior Associate in February of 2021 after three years with LOGIC Commercial Real Estate in Reno. Prior to LOGIC, she was an Advisor at SVN Gold Dust Commercial Associates. As a member of the Board of Directors for CREW, and as a member of CCIM, ICSC, and NAIOP, she has stayed connected to the real estate community in Reno. Amanda specializes in both Retail and Office properties, with a specific focus on Adaptive Reuse projects. Amanda said she was “proud to have earned the CCIM designation and will use the education and resources to continue to provide a high level of service and expertise to my clients.”

Gerrit got his start in real estate with Momentum Brokers out of Phoenix, Arizona, where he spent three years learning the multifamily investment business. After two years with SVN Gold Dust Associates in Reno, Gerrit joined Colliers as Vice President, and plans to expand Colliers’ multifamily footprint in the region. With 17 years in the real estate business, Gerrit prides himself on providing best in class service and delivering premium results for his clients. Regarding his new designation, Gerrit said, “CCIM is a valuable educational platform, matched by their network of top tier professionals and industry leaders around the world. I’m honored to have earned a position among their ranks, and will use the methods and models learned throughout my journey toward the pin to best serve my clients for years to come.”

Colliers prides itself on having experienced brokers with intricate knowledge of their business in order to deliver on behalf of our clients. We are excited to add two CCIM designations to our Reno office and look forward to the ongoing growth of our business across Northern Nevada.

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 at, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

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Amanda Lavi

Senior Associate


Amanda Lavi specializes in retail and office commercial real estate in landlord and tenant representation.

Prior to joining Colliers, Lavi was an Associate for LOGIC Commercial Real Estate for three years, where she was part of the team that opened the Reno office. Prior to LOGIC she was an Advisor at SVN Gold Dust Commercial Associates. With her breadth of knowledge and experience, Amanda offers a high level of service to her clients. Amanda earnend her CCIM designation in 2021.

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Gerrit Hillebrand

Vice President


I provide a depth of knowledge across multiple asset classes, including multifamily, land, office and residential. My 17 years in the business have brought successful and equitable transactions for my clients amidst rising and falling market conditions. Throughout my experience, I have been among local industry leaders in the acquisition and repositioning of both distressed and performing assets. Through various procurement strategies, I have been responsible for building rental portfolios for several hedge funds and private equity firms.

As the son of a son of a builder, and third generation real estate agent, I have  spent the last decade specializing in procuring off-market opportunities for developers and investors. I thrive on the pursuit of significant development projects, and the creation of opportunity that is often overlooked. With a passion for the transformation process, I have a unique ability to visualize the potential of raw land and structures of all conditions. Through my love for real estate, and its endless possibilities, I have become experienced in:

• Fostering collaborations and partnerships with start-ups, entrepreneurs, and seasoned investors.
• Structuring and negotiating complex acquisitions.
• Listening to the concerns of local residents amidst development and during times of recession.
• Drafting strong, forward-looking contracts to protect my clients’ current and future interests.

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