Category Archives: Accomplishments
Colliers International | Pittsburgh is excited to welcome three new brokerage professionals to its team. Michelle Keane Domeisen, Jared Foster and Jonathan Levinson all joined Colliers in late February.
Industry veteran Michelle Keane Domeisen joins Colliers as Vice President of Investment Services. She started in the real estate business in 1984 with Grubb & Ellis, where she was consistently ranked in the top 100 brokers in the nation. Michelle will primarily be working on investment sales for industrial, office, retail and multifamily markets.
Jared joins Colliers as Vice President of Occupier Services and brings more than ten years of experience. In his new role, he will focus on providing tenant representation services for corporate clients. Jared will also be conducting market research in order to provide insights for the quarterly market reports.
Colliers has also added Jonathan Levinson as an Associate for the retail brokerage team. Jonathan recently completed his MBA and will be specializing in retail leasing, sales and tenant representation.
“I am excited to add these three dynamic professionals to our growing team,” said Pittsburgh Market Leader Dick Cassetti. “Michelle brings many years of experience in commercial investment sales to Colliers, including award winning transactions with corporations, pension funds, family trusts and developers. Jared and I have worked together for over 10 years. Having him join Colliers is key to our growth plan. Jonathan was born into a real estate family, and has hit the ground running and I am very confident he will be very successful.”
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.
Is there a better way to spend your lunch than watching your Managing Director get soaked for a good cause? Definitely not!
Luckily for our office, we got to witness this last Thursday, August 2nd for the second year in a row as our Managing Director and Principal, Gregg Broujos, participated in the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s CEO Soak. Broujos, along with 20 other CEOs, Presidents and other upper-level managers, stood in the fountains at PPG for one minute.
“The ALS chapter in Pittsburgh does a fantastic job with this important fundraiser,” Broujos exclaimed. “It was a beautiful day and a huge crowd, which made it a brilliant event.”
While many of the participants volunteered last year for the inaugural event, there were also some new bodies that took the plunge.
“The return of several participants and the new volunteers just goes to show what big and giving hearts the people of Pittsburgh have and are willing to share,” notes Lisa Mikolay, Operations Manager for Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “However, the best part of my lunch break was watching Gregg get drenched in extremely cold water!”
Broujos raised over $1,500 towards direct care for individuals and families, national public policy efforts and research focused on finding treatments for ALS.
“As always, thank you to the many generous people who donated funds to help in the fight against ALS,” Broujos said.
To date, the event has raised over $49,000 towards their $60,000 goal. Donations will be accepted through August 15th. If you are interested in donating, please click here.