Category Archives: Community Outreach
Every summer, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society holds their MS 150 Bike Ride which is the largest fundraising bike series in the world. According to the National MS Society website, nearly 75,000 cyclists and more than 6,000 teams ride together each year to raise money towards a cure for MS.
For the sixteenth straight year, Colliers International Pittsburgh Regional Principal, Gregg Broujos, participated in the 150 mile bike ride.
For the first time in the event’s history, the ride was virtual this year and gave riders the freedom to choose a trail of their liking. Broujos chose the Great Allegheny Passage from Cumberland, Maryland to Downtown Pittsburgh.
Colliers International Pittsburgh was able to raise just under $20,000 this year and Broujos has raised over $250,000 throughout his sixteen years of participation.
“The support that my family and the Colliers family has received over the years for this event is incredible,” said Broujos, “we cannot thank everyone enough.”
For more information about the MS 150 Bike Ride or to donate, please click here.
Above left to right: Paul Horan, Edward Lawrence
On Monday, February 17th, Colliers International | Pittsburgh participated in the quarterly meeting of Pittsburgh Robotics Network in the current offices of Hebi Robotics, the Chocolate Factory in Lawrenceville.
Paul Horan and Edward Lawrence of the Colliers Pittsburgh Office Brokerage Team delivered a comparative overview of the office markets in Pittsburgh, Boston and Silicon Valley. The presentation also included non-real estate factors such as cost of living, crime rate and education, information that was provided by Patty Horvatich and the research team of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.
The event was well attended and marks one of the first such events for the relatively newly formed, Pittsburgh Robotics Network.
“The intellectual and creative firepower in the room was remarkable. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are two areas that are fueling the Pittsburgh economy, stated Lawrence, “The comparative information that we presented demonstrated to the group of attendees that Pittsburgh is well positioned to foster their growth, particularly in areas such as rental and housing costs.”
For more information about the Pittsburgh Robotics Network, please click here.
To kick off the holiday season, Colliers International | Pittsburgh collected non-perishable food and other household items for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
“One of Colliers International’s core values is community,” said Operations Manager, Lisa Mikolay, “and the members of our Pittsburgh team have done a fantastic job every time they have been asked to participate in community outreach.”
To make this food drive more interesting, the office was divided into two teams to see which team could collect more items. Bragging rights and pizza were on the line.
After two weeks of “friendly” competition, the collection period came to a close on Wednesday, November 20th. The office was able to collect almost 500 non-perishable goods that, according to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, weighed 235 pounds in total.
“It is a humbling experience to be able to help our Pittsburgh neighbors and it is a time to reflect and be very thankful for all that we have,” stated Mikolay, who contributed almost 200 non-perishable food items to this year’s food drive, “I am looking forward to more community outreach in the upcoming year.”
For more information on the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank including drop off locations, click here.
Last night, Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) hosted their annual Wine Tasting Dinner celebrating past presidents. This sold out event at Hotel Monaco welcomed professionals from all facets of the commercial real estate industry.
Of the past CREW presidents being recognized, Colliers International | Pittsburgh’s own Michelle Keane Domeisen, Vice President of Investment Services and founder of CREW, gave the keynote speech that ended with a standing ovation.
(Above: Past Pittsburgh CREW Presidents)
“I am elated to see that the passion we had for starting this chapter has multiplied many-fold,” Domeisen said, “Pittsburgh CREW is vibrant and forward-facing. I am honored to have been able to share the history of its beginning at the dinner with those who may not have known. The chapter is in excellent hands to do its important work going forward”
(Above: Michelle Domeisen)
Domeisen was one of five women that established CREW in 1994 with the goal of creating a group specifically for women in the commercial real estate field. Using a Rolodex to compile their contacts, Domeisen, along with Claudia A. Steeb, Janet McCarthy, Mary Maddamma and Lynne Lehrer held their first meeting in February of 1995 at the Duquesne Club.
“The CREW Pittsburgh Annual Wine Dinner Event is a signature event for our local CREW Network Chapter,” said CREW President Elect Virginia Weida, “In 2019, we honored all of our past presidents with a special pre-reception celebration and individual recognition at the event with over 160 attendees.”
(Above from Left to Right: Michelle Domeisen, Lisa Mikolay, Amber Phillips, Molly Sheerin)
Last night’s dinner was not only a great opportunity to honor presidents of CREW’s past, but also an exciting glimpse into CREW’s future in 2020 and beyond.
Amber Phillips, Marketing Specialist at Colliers International | Pittsburgh will be one of the many new faces of CREW in 2020. “I love the mission and meaning behind CREW,” she stated, “Having the chance to be a part of a group solely focused on advancing women in all fields of commercial real estate is such an exciting opportunity.”
(Above from Left to Right: Molly Sheerin, Amber Phillips, Michelle Domeisen, Lisa Mikolay, Jonathan Levinson)
To learn more Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate Women, please click here.