Monthly Archives: July 2015
Commercial Real Estate professionals from several Colliers International offices convened in Pittsburgh last week for two days of networking, meetings, and presentations. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Civil & Environmental Consultants, and Oxford Development sponsored this inaugural Colliers Regional Meeting at PNC Park.
Brokers and service line leaders from Colliers International travelled from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C., and across Pennsylvania on Wednesday for dinner and networking on the rooftop deck at the Blue Line Grille, directly across the street from Consol Energy Center.
“The Colliers Regional Conference brought together market leaders, brokers and service line experts to strengthen internal relationships and expand our ability to service clients, whether they are building owners, large corporations, law firms, banks or health care institutions across the state and throughout the region,” explained Joseph Fetterman, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Colliers International offices in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Thursday began with breakfast in the Lexus Club and a Pittsburgh-themed trivia contest and presentation by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. Industrial, Office, Retail, and Investment break-out sessions followed, which included collaboration meetings; presentations on energy, healthcare, ADA compliance, corporate solutions, and capital markets; and a panel discussion from some of the area’s largest office users.
Fetterman added, “The highlight was a panel of Pittsburgh based clients who spoke to challenges they face and initiatives they have underway for their respective real estate portfolios.”
“The Colliers International Regional Meeting was a huge success from many perspectives, especially corporate service business development and broker-to-broker networking,” commented Gregg Broujos, Managing Director & Founding Principal of Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “We were also able to show off our great city and the presentation by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance was an incredibly valuable resource in showing our out-of-town brokerage professionals why they should bring their corporate clients to Pittsburgh.”
The long day ended with a view of the downtown skyline from the bleacher seats at PNC Park as the Pirates took on the Nationals and an amazing display of Zambelli Fireworks.
“The Pittsburgh Pirates were so gracious with their venues and everyone one of their staff members showed the utmost professionalism with every detail of the event,” Broujos added. “And the icing on the cake was the Pirates smacking the Nationals around on Thursday night!”
Gregg Broujos, Managing Director and Justin Kline, Associate of Colliers International l Pittsburgh along with John Banas, Senior Vice President, Director of Colliers International | Philadelphia, announced the integration of the Colliers International Capital Markets Platform into the Pittsburgh market at the Capital Markets Release event hosted at Perlé in Market Square.
Mr. Banas gave an informative presentation to a group of area investors, lenders, and attorneys informing them of the new service line now offered by Colliers International | Pittsburgh. Capital Markets services include Commercial Real Estate Financing such as Debt, Equity, Acquisition, Re-Finance, Construction Loans, Bridge / Mezzanine Financing, Banks, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS), Life Companies and Agency.The Capital Markets Group focuses on the entire capital structure specific to each real estate transaction, and has the ability and experience to structure and place innovative transactions that satisfy the needs of both borrowers and lenders.
“The event was a tremendous success, allowing us to inform our clients of the new services we are now able to provide to the Pittsburgh market as well as showcase the success we’ve had in other markets. The Capital Markets Service Line is not only a valuable resource for our clients, but an exciting opportunity for the Pittsburgh office to expand their services,” commented John Banas of Colliers International | Philadelphia.