Hi, we're Colliers | Dayton
Colliers Dayton serves the Dayton region offering a range of services including brokerage and property management. We strive to make your business better through more strategic and informed real estate decisions, while providing a superior client experience throughout the process. With a spirit of enterprise and a shared sense of initiative, we work hard to ensure that our services always exceed your expectations.
Making a difference in Dayton
Dayton is strategically located in the heart of the Midwest
Dayton spans across four counties in Ohio and includes more than 800,000 people. Dayton is strategically located in the heart of the Midwest within 600 miles of 67 percent of the United States population including major cities such as Cincinnati, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Louisville.
Dayton is also home to the Wright-Patterson Air-force Base, which has been leader in aviation development from the time of airplane inventors Wilber and Orville Wright to today’s aerospace age. Wright-Patt is the largest single site employer in the state of Ohio with an economic impact of $4.2 billion per year. It serves as a Midwest Hub for aerospace innovation and technology as well as access to a deep pool of aerospace professionals. The base supports 47,000 aircraft operations every year.
Dayton offers popular attractions, world class performing arts, and diverse recreation. The city is gaining momentum and making sustainable investments for the future.
Giving back to the community we work in
We are deeply committed to our communities and to building sustainable business practices, environments and workplaces. For over 60 years, community has been a core value in our business. We show compassion for those in need and we value and respect each other’s differences and individuality. Colliers | Dayton and Greater Cincinnati have donated more than $1 million to community-oriented organizations. This past year has been difficult to interact with organizations but with hard work and a little creativity, our office was able to give our all and had 100% participation in our Building Up Community events.
Our local history
Colliers | Dayton has established a legacy of real estate excellence in Dayton since the opening of an office in 2013. Originally founded as West Shell Commercial in 1958, Colliers | Greater Cincinnati joined Colliers in 2010. Our company has earned a reputation as an industry innovator and leader. A winning combination of local legacy and international resources has given us opportunities to recruit the best talent, develop relationships across Ohio and increase our national and international reach.
Brokerage First Vice President
I am proud to represent Industrial landlords and tenants in the Greater Dayton market on behalf of Colliers. I started my career in commercial real estate a few years out of college at a regional firm in Dayton. There I began to learn what it takes to achieve the most success for my clients. A few of the necessities are attention to detail, approaching each project with enthusiastic energy, truthfulness at all times and an exceptional work ethic.
As a lifelong Dayton resident, I know the market and people very well. Strong relationships and market knowledge are two areas that require constant attention. Colliers Research provides me up to date information on the overall market, but it is through my relationships and every day practice that I discern the micro-trends in the Dayton region. Whether I am advising a landlord or tenant, I am confident I can provide the best information as they go through the decision making process, resulting in the most favorable transaction terms.
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.
Area of Expertise
Richard Meder has been a Commercial Realtor® in Cincinnati since 1986. In that time, he has worked within the same company.
As Principal | Brokerage Senior Vice President of Colliers International Greater Cincinnati, Richard offers extensive corporate services and specializes in the sale and leasing of multi- and single-tenant commercial buildings throughout Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky. Richard also assists clients in fulfilling build-to-suit requirements and tenant representative assignments. Richard specializes in site selections for corporate headquarters and has considerable expertise in successfully negotiating real estate transactions that require state tax incentives.
“Giving back” is important to Richard. His interests reflect his lifetime involvement in the community and his commitment to youth and the organizations that support them. He is currently or has been involved with these organizations:
· St. Rita School for the Deaf. Chairman of Board of Trustees.
· The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati. Past President.
· Seton Family Center (a Sisters of Charity-sponsored ministry). Board of Trustees, 9 years. Past President.
· Springer School & Center. Board of Trustees, 9 years.
· Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America, Maketewa District. Steering Committee.
· Hoxworth Blood Center. Premier Donor.
· Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.
Brokerage Vice President
After serving as a Research Analyst assisting brokers in the Greater Cincinnati market, I have transitioned into a Brokerage Vice President specializing in the retail sector. I work with both property owners and tenants to provide value and market insight whether it is stabilizing a neighborhood center or locating the strongest position for their operation. I dedicate myself to my clients in the areas of acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, zoning, and market analysis.
Managing Director - Brokerage
I have spent the past 20+ years as a Professional B2B Executive Sales Leader that has served in many roles within the sales arena. Roles included: direct sales leader, consultant, new business generator, developer of existing accounts, sales manager, Sr Director of Sales and Managing Director. I am a loyal and dedicated sales leader who understands and values relationships while delivering solutions to specific client needs.
I have prospected and developed new business accounts, taken over existing under performing accounts and teams; grew them, sold re-branded products and solutions, all while maintaining and growing current business. I have excelled at building and growing sales teams while achieving sales goals and maintaining a focus on ebitda and revenue. Through each of these roles and learning experiences, I have come away with a singular understanding - my passion is for delivering results for my B2B clients and being a quantifiable leader within an organization. I have come to understand sales operations and processes throughout my career, but I have learned that my true value is using B2B relationships to garner solutions and results for my clients.
Managing Director - REMS
After three plus decades in the property management business, I am constantly amazed at the number of challenges and opportunities I still experience for the first time. The REMS world is built on the management of people and their expectations, while effectively solving problems as they arise. The key to our real estate management efforts in the Cincinnati market is very intentional listening to our clients and presenting solutions for their particular needs. We have grown our managed portfolio to over 12 million square feet encompassing 85 buildings.
I am proud of the consultative approach I have taken and the REMS team we have built. In my mind reputation in the real estate management business is my most valuable attribute. Focusing on that has kept us on a course to do the right thing, while keeping our clients, tenants and vendors top of mind.
Growing up, I always knew I wanted a job where I would be in control of my career path, and commercial real estate has allowed me to do that both personally and professionally. I began my career as a retail and investment broker in 1989. Today, I leverage my previous brokerage experience and knowledge to oversee the strategic and daily operations of Colliers International | Greater Cincinnati and Dayton. Additionally, in 2012 founded the Colliers Cleveland office. As the Vice-Chairmain leading multiple offices, I prioritize providing the best strategic leadership and oversight to a truly remarkable team. In addition to commercial real estate, I have created a diversified and innovative family of companies providing brokerage sales, investment, construction, information technology, and property management services.
The experience I gained from holding various positions throughout my career has allowed me to reach a broad base of clients and establish valuable relationships throughout Greater Cincinnati and Dayton. These relationships have provided the opportunity to aid some of the region’s most successful companies in making sound real estate decisions.
In addition to my daily responsibilities with Colliers, I'm part of a great family, three great kids and spouse who is so supportive.
I find great joy in being involved in my community. One of my personal goals is to help the Cincinnati community and those around me to move forward and grow with energy and purpose. I am a member of various organizations serving the community such as the University of Cincinnati Foundation (Board Member), the University of Cincinnati UCATS (Board Member), the University of Cincinnati Diamond Club for Baseball (Chairman), the University of Cincinnati College of Business (Real Estate Board Member), the Greater Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, and Cincinnati Young Presidents Organization.
I hold the CCIM commercial real estate designation and have affiliations with ICSC (International Council of Shopping Center), ULI (Urban Land Institute), and NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties).
Director of Marketing & PR
Catherine Williams started her career with Colliers International at the Greater Cincinnati & Dayton offices in 2017. Starting off as a marketing specialist and being responsible for establishing a strategic marketing plan for actively listed properties, developing property collateral, assembling presentations, and assisting in day-to-day administrative tasks. Catherine has since been promoted to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations based on her strong work ethic, team work performance and her commitment to the company.
As the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton offices, Catherine has overall responsibility for the marketing and brokerage support teams. She oversees the strategic direction of marketing and public relations for all service lines delivery and corporate efforts. Catherine not only leads the development of the overall strategy for the firm but also leads the execution of it. She works in line and collaborates with the Director of Research, Loren DeFilippo, to maximize the impact of the regions research material for promotion of the offices and the Colliers brand as a whole.
Catherine is what you would call a mediator and a defender- she is always eager to help a good cause and is very dedicated for the people she works with. She has always been one to include and relate to those around her; Catherine does not see the difference in others instead she recognizes and cultivates the potential in them.
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Growing up, I always knew I wanted a job where I would be in control of my career path, and commercial real estate has allowed me to do that both personally and professionally. As the CEO, I make it a priority to provide the best strategic leadership and oversight to a truly remarkable team.