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Colliers Adds Chaise Schmidt as Senior Vice President

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Northern Virginia & D.C. Tenant Representation Leader Has Worked with Organizations Including PBS, Appian, Freddie Mac, Hyundai, Somatus & JD Power & Associate

Leading global commercial real estate services and investment management firm Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) announces it has appointed Chaise Schmidt as Senior Vice President in the firm’s Tysons Corner office. In her role, Schmidt will focus on tenant needs throughout Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.


Prior to Colliers, Schmidt spent nearly six years at Cushman & Wakefield where she specialized in tenant representation, including office headquarter relocations and successful real estate dispositions on behalf of her national and international client base. She was part of a team that notably completed the 205,000-square-foot HQ relocation for Appian Corporation in Tysons Corner as well as the 120,000-square-foot deal for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in National Landing. Other leading clients Schmidt has represented have included Freddie Mac, Hyundai, Somatus and JD Power.


“Across the D.C. area and the country, Colliers continues to raise the bar by adding top-tier professionals with diverse backgrounds and deep experience across sectors and specializations,” said Matt Gannon, Executive Managing Director & Market Leader for the Washington, DC region. “I am excited to add Chaise as our latest enterprising team member, and I am confident Chaise will advise clients to solutions reflective of the modern commercial real estate landscape. ”


“As a result of more organizations implementing long-term hybrid work models, the modern workplace continues to evolve and clients are regularly reevaluating their space needs,” said Schmidt. “I’m eager to leverage my deep experience working with a wide array of tenant industries to ensure Colliers provides its clients with personalized and creative solutions to achieve their business needs and goals.”


Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Schmidt worked Transwestern for six years in Atlanta and Denver. She has her Bachelor’s in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University. Schmidt is also affiliated with several non-profit organizations including, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), CoreNet Global and Women on Course.