At Colliers, we connect capital with opportunity through a full spectrum of services — from acquisition and debt and equity solutions to disposition and more. Our professionals are experienced across all asset types and ownership structures for public, private, domestic and foreign capital.
Real-time delivery of market intelligence and opportunities empowers our clients to make informed decisions that diversify risk and elevate returns.
Our proprietary databases and wide distribution channels create global exposure while targeting motivated buyers. Simply put, we make your real estate investments work smarter.
Our investment services professionals have the expertise you need to strengthen your financial portfolio through the full life cycle of property acquisition, asset management and disposition. We initiate the process by defining a tailored strategy to capture and validate every investment opportunity option. Your Colliers advisor will then lead you through the due diligence process to ensure a successful conclusion.
Throughout your ownership of an asset, our skilled team of property managers, leasing experts and project managers can help elevate and maximize your property’s value. And when the appropriate investment cycle arrives, our investment services professionals will advise you on the best strategy to generate superior interest in your property and meet your investment objectives.
Beyond identifying and evaluating assets that complement your portfolio goals and risk profile, you need debt and equity financing solutions that support your investment strategies.
Our financing professionals actively maintain relationships with hundreds of national and international capital solutions providers, from major life insurance companies to credit companies, debt funds, commercial banks and private equity firms. We bring together those relationships with state-of-the-art information technology and proprietary modeling to provide insights into capital market conditions, providing you with a competitive advantage in debt and equity placements or refinancing.
Formerly operating as Dougherty & Company LLC, Colliers Securities is a full-service investment bank and registered securities broker-dealer offering a wide array of products and services to meet the needs of individuals and institutional investors.
Our services include Public Finance with all aspects of borrowing and financial management, including municipal bond underwriting and Wealth Management Solutions for individuals’ financial needs. Our Corporate Finance team at Colliers Securities serves as a strategic partner for emerging growth companies in the consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial and technology sectors while our Institutional Investors division provides a multitude of innovative solutions for equity or fixed income capital markets.
An accurate valuation is essential in validating a potential investment or securing the debt and equity financing to support an investment strategy. Throughout the process of an acquisition and correct disposition, your Colliers professional will partner closely with our valuation and appraisal experts to ensure an accurate valuation that reflects a solid understanding of the property and the broader market dynamics.
Whether you require a single-asset valuation, a comprehensive portfolio valuation, a lease vs. buy analysis or arbitration and consulting, our valuation experts will deliver the insights you need through clear, concise and timely reporting.
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How our experts work
We provide bundled solutions covering the full asset lifecycle of acquisition, management, leasing and disposition. This holistic approach, combined with industry-leading marketing strategy and local real estate expertise, results in millions of square feet transacted annually.
The depth and breadth of Colliers’ Capital Markets experience is demonstrated by the range of transaction sizes and product types completed across the U.S. This experience highlights the flexible, creative and agile approach our local teams provide when servicing their clients.
With a combination of capital markets experience and local real estate expertise in more than 100 markets nationwide, our elite team of seasoned real estate investment professionals works together to exceed our clients’ expectations on every assignment.
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Our leadership team
President - U.S. Capital Markets and Northeast Region
David Amsterdam is President - U.S. Capital Markets and Northeast Region at Colliers. He is responsible for managing and executing investment sales, debt & equity, and structured finance transactions across the US and in critical global markets. In addition, Mr. Amsterdam leads the firm across all service lines in top-tier cities, including New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.
His responsibilities include advising investors, corporate users, and landlords across the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions and he is focused on continuing to drive revenue for the fastest-growing publicly traded real estate services and investment management firm in the world.
National Director of Capital Markets Research
As Research Director | U.S. Capital Markets, Aaron is responsible for all aspects of research within the Capital Markets platform. He synthesizes and interprets a variety of data and information to stay ahead of trends that put our clients in an optimal position to make informed decisions. Additionally, he ensures that Colliers professionals are providing superior service and deliverables to existing and potential clients. At the same time, he promotes the Colliers brand via best-in-class research reports, weekly insight posts, thought leadership, and contributions to numerous panels, media outlets, and industry events.
Aaron collaborates with every team at the firm and wears many hats: in-house economist, advisor, consultant, thought leader, strategic business analyst, presenter, and, of course, researcher. He connects with various industry experts within the Colliers organization to provide a customized solution for each client.
With a deep understanding of markets throughout the country, he provides a unique perspective on market dynamics across asset types and investment strategies, providing clients with tailored data and analytics to ultimately guide decision-making solutions.
As the Managing Director, Research & Client Services, Aaron oversees all aspects of Client Service offerings in Boston, including Research, Marketing, Graphics, Financial Analysis, Lease Administration, and Client Service Coordination. He ensures that our brokers are providing superior service and deliverables to existing and potential clients. At the same time, he assists brokers with pitch preparation and delivery, while continuing to push the Colliers brand via best-in-class research reports, thought leadership, and offers market insight as a monthly guest on Bloomberg Radio’s Baystate Business, and is a frequent resource for Bisnow, Banker & Tradesman, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, The Real Reporter, and other publications.
Aaron's team manages the information and intelligence in our proprietary database, which, dating from the late 1980s, includes detailed property statistics on nearly 220 million SF of office space as well as on lab properties in the Greater Boston area. We also track more than 150 million SF of industrial properties in our market.
Before joining Colliers, he spent 11 years with Property & Portfolio Research (PPR), now CoStar Portfolio Strategy. There, he advised institutional clients on their commercial real estate investment strategies across property sectors and also spoke at industry events, quarterly CoStar webinars, and in front of client audiences. Aaron also led and directed a team of economists who monitored property markets across the United States. Near the end of his tenure, he helped establish a new business unit at CoStar, leading in the hiring, training, and coaching of a team of 50 market analysts.
Outside of the office, Aaron can be found cheering on his children at their extracurricular activities. He also enjoys hiking, travel, relaxing at home or at the lake, or plugging away at one home project or another. Last but not least, he's an avid fan of Boston sports teams.
Managing Director Investment Sales
Mr. Petz joined Colliers International in 2019 and serves as managing director of investment sales within the Capital Markets team. He brings with him deep experience in the disposition of core trophy assets, as well as a diverse mix of urban/suburban, office, industrial, life science, and land development assets.
Immediately prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Petz led the growth of JLL’s overall capital markets business in New England. Prior to JLL, he served as director of capital markets activity at both Eastdil and CBRE, and ultimately built his capital markets foundation on the buy-side at AEW Capital Management for the first 15 years of his career.
- 131 Dartmouth Street, Boston | $315M
- 18 Tremont Street, Boston | $103M
- Ballardvale Office Park, Wilmington | $86M
- 99 Bedford Street, Boston | $51M
- FedEx, Boylston, MA | $94M
- Franklin Light Industrial Portfolio | $77M
- Boston Business Industrial Park | $64M
- Clarion Distribution, Bridgewater | $28M
LIFE SCIENCE / LAB
- Hayden Research Park, Lexington | $245M
- Hartwell Innovation Campus, Lexington | $228M
- 27 Drydock Avenue, Boston | $147M
- Blackstone Science Square, Cambridge | $80M
- NorthPoint/Cambridge Crossing, Cambridge/Somerville | $295M
- Gillette/Channelside, Boston | $218M
- Suffolk Beacon Hill, Boston | $58M
- Portland Gateway, Portland, ME | $21M
- 125 Summer/745 Atlantic, Boston | $392M
- Fenway Centre Development, Boston | $260M
- Gutierrez Industrial Development, Northborough | $82M
- Novaya high-bay distribution, Industrial Portfolio | $73M
Executive Managing Director, Inv Servs WR
Los Angeles - Orange County
After nearly three decades in the industry, Michael Kendall has experience in every aspect of commercial real estate, including brokerage, development, acquisitions, entitlements, asset management and construction. As Western Region Executive Managing Director of Investment Services for Colliers International, Michael and his team specialize in representing institutional owners as well as high-net-worth individuals, local entrepreneurs and private equity funds in the sale of industrial investments, including land.
Having sat on the ownership side of transactions for so many years, Michael has a unique perspective relative to the needs and expectations of investors in today’s dynamic market. He is skilled at negotiating complex transactions and is well respected for his integrity and tenacity.
Since 2015, Michael and his west coast team have closed more than $7.1 billion in individual property sales, totaling more than 62 million square feet. When portfolio sales are included, the totals increase to $12.7 billion and 125 million square feet.
Prior to joining Colliers, Michael was a Senior Vice President at CBRE Group and a member of the firm’s National Partners Industrial Platform. Previously, Michael was Vice President of Development and Director of Acquisitions at Turner Development/Turner Real Estate Investments. Before that, Michael was an Orange County Regional Partner for Koll Development Co.
Executive Vice President| Irvine
Los Angeles - Orange County
As Executive Vice President of Capital Markets, Retail for Colliers International, El specializes in the disposition of large institutional assets across the country. Successfully closing more than $2 billion in transactions, he utilizes his background as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and deep-seated knowledge of the industry to maximize value for his clients. He believes brokers must truly understand an asset and be passionate about creating the best marketing plan to create value and separate his team from others.
Managing Director | Head of New York City Capital Markets
Peter is a Global Capital Markets expert specializing in sales, debt and equity with 30 years of real estate finance and investment expertise.
He leads Colliers Capital Markets group in New York and steers a team real estate professionals in all aspects the real estate capital markets. He oversees all capital markets engagements related to New York including sales, debt & equity placement across all property types.
Peter has a successful track record of leading and developing high-performing teams in all aspects of commercial real estate including loan sales, Investment sales, mortgage brokerage and investment banking. He is a respected business partner to cross-functional leaders, known for providing strategic guidance and oversight of all capital markets engagements related to portfolio transactions; including sales, debt and equity placement for all property types such as office, multifamily, retail, industrial and mixed-use assets.
Senior Vice President, Principal
Will is primarily responsible for procuring and executing institutional multifamily investment sale transactions throughout the United States. In 2020, Mr. Mathews was appointed to the U.S. Capital Markets Board of Advisors in the role of Multifamily Practice Group Leader.
Since joining Colliers in 2012, Mr. Mathews has assisted with the sale of over 54,500 apartment units totaling $5.5 Billion. Mr. Mathews is routinely recognized by Colliers International as a top producer nationally.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Black is an Executive Vice President, Partner, and co-head of the Boston office of Colliers Capital Markets. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Boston office, he is primarily responsible for originating debt and equity transactions throughout the United States. In 2020, Mr. Black was appointed to the U.S. Capital Markets Board of Advisors in the role of National Platform Leader overseeing a Debt & Equity vertical comprised of more than 55 producers in 17 major MSAs.
Mr. Black was the No. 1 Debt & Equity Producer in the U.S. in each of 2018 and 2019 and is a perennial member of the Colliers International Everest Club, which recognizes top producers among the top 10 percent of Colliers brokerage, valuation and Corporate Solutions professionals across the Americas who demonstrate a dedication to service excellence, building longstanding and valued client relationships.
Mr. Black's extensive clientele has included some of the region's most recognized real estate owners including A.D. Makepeace, Boston Properties, Campanelli, The Carlyle Group, CrossHarbor Capital Partners, FoxRock Properties, Nordblom Company, Oxford Properties Group USA, Post Road Residential, The Procopio Companies, and Rockpoint Group, among many others.
During his 15-year tenure with Colliers | Boston, Mr. Black’s industry successes have been recognized in the form of numerous awards and accolades from leading commercial real estate industry publications and organizations. In 2019, he was recognized as one of Real Estate Forum's Influencers in Finance. Jeff has also been recognized as one of Real Estate Forum’s “50 Under 40” (2016) and was named a “New Leader” by Banker & Tradesman.