Category Archives: Living Our Values

New Year, New Soakee for Colliers International | Pittsburgh at Annual ALS Event

For the third year in a row, Colliers International | Pittsburgh participated in the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s CEO Soak. But this year, two-time participant, Gregg Broujos, passed the torch on to Market Leader, Dick Cassetti.

Pittsburgh Pirates Broadcaster, Steve Blass, served as MC of the event announcing all participants and the companies they were representing.  Cassetti, along with other CEOs, presidents, upper-level managers, and even the University of Pittsburgh basketball team, stood in the fountain at PPG nervously waiting for the water to turn on.

“The anticipation of the cold water was almost worse than the actual water hitting us everywhere,” said Cassetti.

Once the fountains were turned on, all of the “soakees” stood in the fountains for one minute while ice cold water poured down on them.


The brokers and marketing staff from the Pittsburgh office were able to stand by and cheer on Cassetti while he represented Colliers at the event.

“I remember participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge a few years ago, so it was enjoyable to see my boss contribute to such a great cause on a much larger scale,” said Client Services Coordinator, Molly Sheerin, “Overall the CEO Soak is a great event and I look forward to next year.”

With the help of many generous contributors, Cassetti made the list of Top Ten Fundraisers and was able to raise $1,235 dollars for ALS research. Total, the ALS Association was able to raise $98,392, surpassing their goal of $85,000.

For more information about ALS or to donate to the case, please visit the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania’s website by clicking here.


How about them apples

Colliers International | Pittsburgh continued their “Year of Giving” as they volunteered at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank yesterday. They spent a couple of hours packaging several hundred pounds of apples which will be distributed to our neighbors within the Food Banks 11 county service area.

Group Photo 3Front row left to right:  Paul Horan, Molly Sheerin, and Jonathan Levinson
Back row left to right:  Gregg Broujos, Dick Cassetti, Michelle Domeisen, Ralph Egerman, Edward Lawrence, Lisa Mikolay and Jared Foster  (participant missing from the photo is John Bilyak)

Paul Horan a Principal in the Pittsburgh office said, “It was nice working together to help others.”

The mission of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger.  Please go to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank website to find out how you can help them with their mission.


Colliers International Hosts Broker Event at Waterfront Corporate Park

Yesterday, the Colliers International | Pittsburgh Agency Team of Paul Horan and Ed Lawrence, along with Sippel Enterprises, held a broker event at Waterfront Corporate Park. This event gave brokers the opportunity to view the available suites in Waterfront Building 2 while enjoying lunch catered by Beyond Parsley.

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One of the features that sets Waterfront Corporate Park apart from other office park settings is the putting green adjacent to Building 2. Before taking a tour, the attending brokers were able to test their golf skills by attempting to sink a 15-foot putt for the chance to win a prize.

Each attendee received one practice shot, followed by three official attempts to sink the putt. While many brokers came close, only one person was able to make the shot. David Auel, of Avison Young, took home bragging rights along with the grand prize for being the only broker to make the putt.

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For information on the availabilities at Waterfront Corporate Park, please contact Paul Horan at 412-515-8525 or Ed Lawrence at 412-515-8526.

Colliers Celebrates International Women’s Day

The achievements of women are celebrated around the globe every day, but March 8th in particular is a day to reflect on the women that came before us while inspiring the next generation.

International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness against bias and takes action towards equality. A few of the women in the Colliers International | Pittsburgh office shared their insights on what International Women’s Day means to them.

Lisa Mikolay - Q&AAmber Phillips - Q&AMolly Sheerin - Q&A