Dick Cassetti Joins Colliers as Market Leader

dick cassetti 1Colliers International | Pittsburgh is excited to welcome industry veteran, Dick Cassetti, as Senior Vice President and Market Leader. Cassetti will focus on growing Colliers’ operations and business throughout the region, while also recruiting top talent.

Cassetti joins Colliers with more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience, primarily in tenant representation. He will continue to provide clients with top level service while growing Colliers existing presence within the market.

“I have known some of the Colliers brokers for as long as 30 years. They have always been very professional and a pleasure to work with. I am thrilled to now be working together with them,” said Cassetti.

Colliers would also like to extend a tremendous thank you to Gregg Broujos, former Market Leader, for his leadership and dedication to the Pittsburgh office. Broujos has decided to step down from his Managing Director position in order to fully dedicate himself to his clients and investment brokerage.

“The Market Leader role for a commercial real estate firm is very complicated, and someone to fill that position comes around once every five years or so. Luckily, we found Dick [Cassetti] in the fifth year and cannot be more excited to have him on board,” said Broujos.

This is an exciting time of change and growth for the Colliers Pittsburgh office. To read more about the addition of new Market Leader, Dick Cassetti, please click here.

Colliers International Partners with PropTech to Showcase Real Estate Technology

On December 4th, the first ever Colliers PropTech Accelerator Powered by TechStars was held with the purpose of giving tech-based companies the opportunity to showcase their ideas and technology. These ten companies, from seven countries, pitched their designs with the hopes they would entice investors and eventually change the technology that is used within the commercial real estate industry.

The accelerator was created not only to showcase the talents of these ten organizations, but to also find technology solutions that would provide immediate and long-term benefits for the commercial real estate industry.

“When we look to the future, we know that how we embrace technology will increasingly be the key to our growth and differentiation amongst our peers,” said Colliers President and COO, Dylan Taylor, “We also believe that these advancements will enable our experts to deliver smarter, more personalized services, that can help make a difference for our clients.”

Attendees were able to meet and talk with entrepreneurs to get a glimpse of the newest innovative technologies that may soon be present in the industry.

To read more about the showcase, please click here.

Colliers International supports #StrongerThanHate

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Pittsburgh is not just a zip code.  It is where we at Colliers International work, live and raise our families.  We are taking a stand against hate and violence.  Please join us in making a donation to Colliers USA Foundation to aid those affected by this terrible tragedy.

Donations can be made via PayPal here.

To donate by check please send to:  Colliers USA Foundation, c/o Jennifer Hiatt, 601 Union Street, Suite 3320, Seattle, WA  98101

 

Colliers International | Pittsburgh Begins Year of Giving

With Turkey Day right around the corner, Colliers International | Pittsburgh kicked off their “Year of Giving” by collecting donations for Dress for Success Pittsburgh.

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Dress for Success is an organization that seeks to empower women towards achieving economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools needed to help women thrive in work and everyday life.

The Colliers Brokers and Marketing Staff collected women’s toiletries and hygiene items such as toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, and deodorant, to name a few.

“We were thrilled to collect for Dress for Success,” said Client Services Coordinator, Molly Sheerin, “This organization gave us a wonderful opportunity to contribute towards female empowerment, a cause that is very important to our vales here at Colliers Pittsburgh.

Sheerin, along with the rest of the Colliers Pittsburgh staff, are eager to continue giving back to charitable causes throughout the next year, and beyond.

For more information about Dress for Success Pittsburgh and ways to donate please click here.