Accelerate your success in Automotive Operations
Our team of Global Automotive Desk experts provide industry-leading, results-based expertise to manufacturers and suppliers through a platform of comprehensive advisory services and customized solutions, designed to create long-term value for our clients. We understand the automotive industry’s unique operational needs and real estate considerations, delivering solutions that create competitive advantage, streamline operations, decrease overhead and increase returns—solving for manufacturing, supply chain and distribution, and research and development challenges.
Our integrated approach encompasses all aspects of the auto industry, from lease administration, transaction management and portfolio optimization consulting, to strategic planning and site selection, M&A integration and asset monetization. Whether your goals include one location or a multi-market global portfolio, we’ll manage your business as if it were ours, putting you in the driver’s seat.
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Global Automotive Desk leadership
Senior Vice President
Patrich Jett, SIOR, MCR, LEED AP with Colliers International is the market leader for high-profile real estate transactions including new construction projects, both locally in Greater Detroit / Ann Arbor and also abroad for global clients including the automotive sector.
Patrich works with a team of real estate professionals consisting of Randy Book, Todd Griffin, and Audrey Correa; along with the Colliers platform of over 16,000 professionals, in over 500 office, in over 60 countries. Together they represent corporate clients to implement their real estate objectives with a focus on corporate tenant representation.
His team focuses on multi-market: Corporate Tenant Representation; Site Selection and Incentives; Evaluation of Lease Options/Lease Restructuring; Portfolio Management/Optimization; Project Feasibility Studies; Built-to-Suit Projects; Project Management; Workplace Strategy; Institutional Investment Acquisitions; M&A Services and Sale-Leasebacks.
Patrich has a background and education in finance, previously working as an executive banker and as a corporate tenant adviser at Grubb & Ellis prior to joining Colliers International. This experience has provided him a distinctive edge in understanding his client’s real estate needs.
Patrich has represented millions of square feet in multi-market corporate and institutional investment real estate transactions that have resulted in thousands of local high-tech and manufacturing jobs and millions in capital investment. His strict attention to detail translates into significant savings of time and money, mitigation of risk, and increased flexibility for our clients. He enjoys working on challenging projects that require creative thinking and problem solving to achieve a successful outcome.
In 2011, Patrich established the Automotive Solutions Group within Colliers International after completing a number of substantial transactions related to the automotive industry. He has become the “go to” subject matter expert at Colliers International for global automotive real estate as demonstrated on his team’s client roster.
Patrich then served as President of the Michigan Chapter of CoreNet Global in 2014. He used his strong local relationships to build an accomplished Board and to protect and grow the Chapter’s finances while increasing membership on the heels of the economic downturn. He was awarded national/global recognition in 2015 on CoreNet Global’s “36 Under 36: Up-and-Coming Young Leaders”.
Patrich lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his two sons: Mason (15) and Connor (14), and two dogs: Nala and Winston. He enjoys long distance running, traveling, and fine wine. Patrich also donates his time to various charities and organizations, such as Ann Arbor Community Foundation, 100 Businesses That Care, and Ele's Place.
National Director, Industrial Services
As National Director of Colliers Industrial Services-USA, Pete Quinn’s role is to strengthen Colliers platform and to collaborate with other key service lines ― Corporate Solutions, Investment Services, Occupier Services Groups, Logistics and Transportation Group ― to deliver a deep bench of logistics and site selection strategies to industrial user-groups and participants in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries.
Pete’s stand-out strengths are his commitment to understand corporations’ broader goals and challenges and then assembling a team of high-octane professionals to drive smart solutions to achieve those goals. During his 30 years in the industry, he has provided consulting and transactional representation for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to Colliers, Pete Quinn was a co-founder of Summit Realty Group, an affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield. He then transitioned to join C&W’s Industrial leadership team as Executive Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Solutions and Industrial Operations. He served on its Global Supply Chain Solutions Group and was appointed to its Industrial Executive Board. Early in his career, he was on the developer side, serving as Vice President at Eaton & Lauth Commercial (now Lauth Group).
Notable industry acknowledgements: Recipient of IAMC Michael P. Hickey Award, Largest Deal in the U.S. – SIOR, Largest Deal of the Year – First Industrial, and Hall of Fame inductee of Midwest Real Estate News.
Pete is a Board Member for IAMC, IWLA, St. Mary's Child Center, Central Indiana Police Foundation and Indiana Sports Corp. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Boiler Business Exchange.
Pete is actively involved in his alma mater, Purdue University, where he was a starting offensive lineman for its football team from 1978-1981 and team captain in 1979 and 1980. He was voted to Purdue’s 100-Year All Time Football team and is in his 30th season as Football Color Analyst on the Purdue Sports Radio Network.
Head of Enterprise Market Solutions | Executive Vice President , Occupier Services | Americas
Warwick Johnston is Head of Solutions Development, Corporate Solutions | Americas at Colliers International and is responsible for leadership of all aspects of Corporate Solutions business development and marketing. Corporate Solutions houses the service lines that are typically offered to multi-market and/or multi-service Occupier Clients. These service lines include Strategy and Innovation (consulting and technology services and lease administration), Account Management, Solutions Development, Transaction Management, Project Management, and Facilities Management. As part of leading Solutions Development, Warwick also works actively with some clients to develop an in-depth understanding of their key business strategies, create a customized solution to meet their objectives and hand over to the deployment team for the execution of that strategy on an on-going basis.
Automotive Desk experts
As a Vice President of Colliers International in the Spartanburg office, Garrett Scott specializes in leasing, sales and development advisory services for industrial properties across the Greenville-Spartanburg market.
Along with his experience in both brokerage and development, Scott works with teammates and industrial professionals John Montgomery and Brockton Hall to provide clients a unique perspective for their real estate decisions.
Scott’s focus is not just on the transaction, nor on how real estate can save a client money, but how it can make them money by capitalizing on the operational advantages which a building and location can offer. This provides a clearer path to what is truly important in a locational decision.
With experience in both brokerage and development with a proven track record of providing innovative solutions to meet corporate objectives, Scott offers an advantage that clients seek out.
Executive Vice President
Paul McManus is an Executive Vice President and one of the senior leaders of Occupier Services Bay Area (OSBA) in Silicon Valley. OSBA specializes in occupier representation providing clients with a platform of integrated services on local, national, and global levels. Paul is a senior point of contact on multiple accounts for OSBA and has vast experience with complex transactions both in Silicon Valley and in multiple markets throughout the world. Paul represents the interests of his corporate portfolio clients and local businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 firms (tech, biotech and professional services) to venture capital-funded growth companies.
Paul is a third generation Bay Area resident who lives with his wife Ashley and three daughters (Madison 4, Mackenzie 2 and Margo 1 month). Paul joined Colliers International – San Jose in 2007. Paul is an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys snow skiing, wakeboarding, running, hiking, biking and swimming. Paul is a lifelong 49ers, Giants and Warriors fan. His downtime is spent chasing his three girls.
Vice Chairman | New York
Leon Manoff is a Vice Chairman in Colliers International’s New York office. He represents major corporations as advisor and works with clients to design and execute real estate strategies that reduce risk, increase profitability, facilitate talent acquisition and retention, and incorporate a work environment that aligns with the company’s brand. He has assisted clients from across the industry spectrum, but specializes in real estate for the publishing and insurance sectors.
Partner, Director of Industrial Services
Tripp Alexander is a Partner with the firm and the Director of Industrial Services for Colliers International | Alabama. He and his team are currently responsible for the marketing of over 3.5 million square feet of industrial property across the state of Alabama, in addition to his tenant and buyer representative projects. During his twelve year tenure in the industry, he has closed
over $200 million in lease and sales transactions across seven states.
Tripp works with industrial owners and occupiers to assist them in making informed real estate decisions regarding both land and buildings. His experience includes site selection, acquisitions, dispositions, project budgeting, agency sales and leasing as well as, property due diligence. Tripp’s thorough approach utilizes his extensive market knowledge, careful research of comparable
buildings and historic transactions and diligent analysis of financial and qualitative factors. This thorough and tech-savvy approach has enabled Tripp to solve challenging problems for the benefit of his clients and be an industry leader in his market.
Brokerage Senior Vice President
I specialize in creating innovative solutions and competitive advantages for my clients. I am a seasoned real estate professional and have a long history of successful transactions over 100,000 SF. I focus on cities and properties along the I-75 corridor in KY and OH. This area has become extremely vibrant and I’m proud to have contributed to its growth. Over the past 30 years, I’ve completed more than 325 transactions totaling more than 40 million SF and valued at over $400 million to date. Long-term clients include Delphi, Gap, W. P. Carey, and General Motors.
I am a natural born connector and love negotiating on behalf of my clients. There’s nothing I like better than solving problems. I have a large network of real estate professionals that I am continually developing and expanding. I serve in leadership roles with SIOR (Society of Office & Industrial Realtors, an educational international association of 3,000 brokers, developers, and investors), and am members of the elite Colliers Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group, and CSCMP (Counsel of Supply Chain Management Professionals). As I tell my family and friends, everything comes down to logistics!
I am known for my deep real estate knowledge of the Greater Cincinnati area, my persistence, representing my clients the way they want to be represented, and operating at all times with honesty and integrity.