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Colliers | U.S. Announces Brokerage Leadership Transition for Richmond and Fredericksburg, Virginia

RICHMOND, VA., April 28, 2022 – Colliers | U.S. today announced that David Wilkins, currently executive vice president of brokerage for Richmond, will be succeeding Joe Marchetti as Managing Director of  Brokerage. In his new role, Wilkins will ensure continued outstanding client service and growth of brokerage operations as well as marketing and civic engagement within the market.


With more than 21 years of experience, Wilkins has consistently been one of Richmond’s top producers and a highly regarded company leader. Wilkins will work closely with Todd Willett, Regional Managing Director of Real Estate Management Services in Virginia, and Scott Adams, Executive Managing Director for Virginia & Raleigh, to positively impact our people, clients and the community.


“I am privileged to work with a dynamic group of professionals who accelerate success for our clients and company through market-leading expertise and service,” said Wilkins. “Joe, along with our regional leaders, has built a strong culture of collaboration through teamwork. I look forward to continuing this legacy and enhancing it.”


“Richmond is one of the most dynamic markets on the East Coast. Having strong local leadership is important for achieving client and people success,” added Adams. “I have been proud to work alongside Joe Marchetti for many years, and I am confident that David Wilkins will continue to elevate the team and client focus even further in the years ahead.”


Marchetti, who has served as managing director since 1998 for brokerage and real estate management services, has decided to return his focus solely to brokerage and advisory services. During his tenure, Marchetti has guided the regional business with exponential growth in revenues and people count and has been an influential leader in the community and industry.


“It has been my honor to lead and grow our business in Central Virginia. I have had the opportunity to hire and mentor exceptional people and to ensure that they, along with our clients, grew and thrived. I am proud of what I’ve accomplished and know that our clients and people will continue to prosper under David’s leadership,” stated Marchetti. “I feel privileged to continue working with my loyal clients  who have been with me since the beginning 30 years ago.”  


About Colliers

Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 62 countries, our 17,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 27 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.1 billion and more than $50 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people. Learn more at, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.


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