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What are you thankful for this year?

As we near Thanksgiving, Colliers shares what we are thankful for:

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“I am thankful to be able to work in the office with friends and colleagues on a daily basis.  That is something I took for granted before 2020!”Malcolm Randolph, senior vice president

“I am thankful for the friends I’ve made this past year. Being away from my family hasn’t been easy, but they’ve made Virginia feel more like home.” – Jullieanne Cueto, communications specialist

“Having the flexibility to walk my children to school every morning.” - Bree Zimmer-Pedrayes, senior property manager

“I’m thankful for another year of working with a great company and a loving family that love me for me 🙏🏾” - Alex Brown, building engineer

“Thankful for every person on the Colliers Team who helped me come on board with Colliers this year. Every question I posed asked.All responses friendly, professional, and helpful. From engineering staff all the way up to Todd Willett. Rare (in many businesses) and appreciated. Especially when I knew everyone was busy. And…thankful that God made days. The tougher ones, end and then you get a brand new one to journey through.” – K.C Burzio, senior property manager

“I am thankful for having the extra time I got to spend seeing my boys grow over the last year. The pandemic hasn’t offered many perks but being home more during 2020 and early 2021 was certainly one of them.” ­– Kirstin Demmer, lease administrator

“Thankful for my son and his wife, and my granddaughters, Ruby and Violet.” – William Hood, building engineer

“I’m thankful for my family, my health, and the opportunity to work for Colliers. I’m also thankful for friendships that help us navigate these crazy couple of pandemic years!” – Phil Mastropasqua, building engineer

“I am thankful for the awesome colleagues and team members I work alongside with and the birth of my beloved daughter, Amira!” – Komail Khaja, director of research

"I'm thankful for the great Colliers' team members that strive to do a great job and work hard to achieve that goal." - Rob Gray, regional engineering manager

"I am thankful for so many things! I am thankful for my family, my friends, my home, and my health. I am grateful for my work, which provides for me and my family, and gives me a sense of purpose daily!" - Susan Canterbury, administrative manager

"I am thankful for good health, family, puppy and celebrating our lovely wedding!" - Emily Bohm, senior associate | Retail Investment Sales

We are especially grateful for the hard work our team members contribute year after year, and for our clients who continue to trust us as their advisors. Wishing you and your families a very happy thanksgiving! 

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Malcolm Randolph Jr.

Senior Vice President

Richmond - North

Malcolm Randolph is a real estate advisor with a focus on the leasing and sales of office and healthcare properties.  Within his area of expertise, Malcolm advises both property owners and companies to assist them make informed, strategic real estate decisions. 

Malcolm has extensive experience developing and executing real estate strategies in Richmond and across the United States for clients ranging from small, local firms to Fortune 500 companies. He and his team guide their clients by offering a range of services including lease transactions, sales, project management, move management, lease administration, lease audit and portfolio strategy.

Malcolm is a founding member of the Richmond office's Medical Advisory Group. He and his team focus on assisting medical practices and medical property owners evaluate their real estate needs and execute strategies to help them meet their goals.  Malcolm and his team’s market share in the medical sector have afforded them unparalleled experience and market data which directly benefits their clients in making the most informed real estate decisions.

In addition to his work with healthcare and office occupiers, Malcolm has established a successful track record of leasing Class A office properties in the Richmond market.   His clients range from locally based property investors to publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs).  In this role, Malcolm and his team advise their clients on the repositioning, renovation, marketing and leasing of a variety of office assets. 

A native of Richmond, Malcolm began his career in the commercial real estate industry in 2003 with the same firm that became Colliers International Virginia in 2019.  He was elected as a principal of the firm in 2011. 

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Bree Zimmer-Pedrayes

Senior Property Manager

Richmond - North

Bree joined Colliers in November of 2019 as a Senior Property Manager.  In this role, she is responsible for day-to-day operations of 10 properties from Baltimore to Southern Maryland and Virginia.  Her portfolio consists of over 750,000 square feet of multi-tenanted office buildings and fully occupied GSA properties. 

Bree has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate.  Prior to joining Colliers, Bree worked for JLL, Emerald Property Management Group, and most recently, Duke Realty as a senior property manager for their Weston, Florida and Arlington, VA offices. 

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Kirstin Demmer

Lease Administrator

Richmond - North

Kirstin Demmer joined Colliers International as a Real Estate Coordinator in February of 2020. She quickly became an invaluable asset and was promoted to Lease Administrator in September 2020. Ms. Demmer is responsible for day-to-day lease administration functions and collections, the preparation of annual operating expense reconciliations and the administration of the  AdaptHealth tenant-rep portfolio.

Ms. Demmer coordinates the lease administration functions for almost 2,600,000 SF of office, industrial and retail space for our clients.  She works with national tenants such as AdaptHealth to ensure timely payments and lease compliance.

Prior to her joining Colliers, Ms. Demmer was a Manager at Panera Bread. Her skills in multitasking, scheduling, and organizing a large business and their employees have prepared her well for the challenges the Real Estate and Property Management industry requires.

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Komail Khaja

Director - Research

Richmond - North

Komail is the Director of Research for Central, Western, and Southeastern Virginia.  As of February 2022, Komail also oversees research operations in Raleigh, NC.  He joined Colliers | Virginia in January of 2019.

Komail oversees research operations throughout the region, manages the Research Analysts in the company, and supports all the company’s brokers primarily in the Richmond and Norfolk offices.  He began his real estate career in 2014 as a Real Estate Services Manager for the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and then moved to CBRE as a Business Research/Data Intelligence Analyst.  He provides valuable customized research data which includes market trends, lease and sale comparables, GIS mapping, economic information and more.  In addition, he is also responsible for quarterly market reports, maintenance of the company research database, and tracking notable news/patterns pertaining to the local real estate market.

His foundations are in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data visualization, urban planning, demographics, and business development. 

Komail understands the needs of clients and works to deliver top-notch market research and analysis to help our sales professionals deliver the best service to their clients so they can make the most informed decisions on their real estate needs.

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Robert Gray

Regional Engineering Manager

Richmond - North

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