Northern Virginia Tenant Advisory Team

We are your adviser, advocate and partner

Through our Tenant Advisory Services, Colliers International acts as an adviser, advocate and partner in navigating challenging issues associated with occupancy requirements. For many organizations, the operating costs related to office leases are often second only to labor costs. To remain competitive in an increasingly complex business environment, occupiers must perpetually evaluate the value of the space in which they operate against ever-changing employment requirements, operational changes and critical fiscal drivers. Colliers has long been the adviser of choice for many of the world’s most accomplished organizations. As a national company that takes the initiative, thinks creatively and leverages all available resources to drive innovation, we ensure our clients are in the optimal position to meet their organizational and community driven goals.

Our team

Steven Hubberman
Vice Chairman
Tysons Corner

Steve has provided real estate services to leading tenants throughout the Washington area and the United States for more than 25 years. Since first entering the field in 1989, Steve has managed over 25 million square feet of real estate transactions on behalf of national corporations, nonprofits and technology companies. Steve’s financial background as a Certified Public Accountant and management skills allow him to apply a multi-disciplined approach to facilitate a reduction in his clients’ occupancy costs through long- term strategic planning, economic modeling, lease vs. ownership evaluation and market analysis. Steve was a co-founder of Serten Advisors, a leading tenant advisory firm based in Washington DC where he was CEO and oversaw double digit growth before the firm was acquired by Colliers International in 2017. 

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Paul Schweitzer
Vice President
Tysons Corner

Before joining Colliers, Paul Schweitzer was  a founder and the Managing Principal of Serten Advisors, LLC, a commercial real estate firm that serves as a strategic business advisor to tenants and occupiers of space. Since entering the business in 1982, Paul has been involved in a wide array of lease, joint venture, build-to-suit, investment and sales transactions totaling over fifteen million square feet. He specializes in financial engineering, innovative transaction structures and negotiating strategies designed to create a competitive environment in order to maximize market place leverage on behalf of tenants across the country. Paul provides his clients with full-service commercial real estate counsel from strategic planning and portfolio management to space acquisition and lease negotiation.

In addition to serving his clients, Paul was a branch manager of the Studley (Savills) Suburban Washington office from 1995 through 2011.

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Chris OBrien
Executive Vice President
Tysons Corner

As Executive Vice President at Colliers International, Chris and his team lead some major global clients including TransPerfect, Schnieder Electric, MAXIMUS Inc, HMSHost  Thomson Reuters, Farm Credit Services, and others in strategic direction and execution across multiple service lines - Portfolio Strategy, Transactions, Project Management, Technology, Lease Administration, Consulting, Workplace Strategy, Supply Chain, Property Tax, and other areas.

Chris is a leader and business partner with over 18 years-experience leading Corporate Real Estate, Portfolio Strategy, Design & Construction, and Facilities Operations across the globe. Chris is an open-minded advocate of pursuing creative and innovative solutions to difficult challenges which prioritize services, costs, and benefits to his clients.

 

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David Kaizer
Senior Vice President
Tysons Corner

Before joining Colliers, David was  a founding member of Serten Advisors,, bringing over 18 years of tenant representation experience to Serten. As a Senior Vice President, David focuses on serving the real estate needs of corporations, biotech firms, IT firms, government contractors and nonprofits nationwide. Previously, David was responsible for managing NANA Development Corporation’s 1.5 million square foot national real estate portfolio, which includes more than 50 companies and 100 locations across the United States.

He specializes in assisting companies create strategic plans that maximize utility while minimizing financial burden. David is an expert in strategic planning, process management, financial analysis, negotiating strategies and lease review/negotiation. To date, he has negotiated and executed more than 4 million square feet of lease transactions on behalf of his clients.

Prior to joining Serten Advisors, David was a Managing Director in Studley’s McLean, Virginia office. Before joining Studley he was senior vice president at Transwestern and vice president/broker at Portico Realty Services, NANA’s wholly owned brokerage firm.

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Neville Brodie
Assistant Vice President
Tysons Corner

Neville Brodie specializes in providing real estate solutions with specific expertise in negotiating, strategic planning, and financial management of corporate real estate. Neville served as the Director of Research for Serten Advisors for two years providing provided real estate trends and forecast analysis, tactical and strategic investment analysis, demographics, and building or project specific feasibility reports. His experience in that role has enabled him to report current and future conditions with accuracy and precision, a standard his clients continue to expect. 

Neville has represented clients in the technology, engineering, government contracting, and medical industries, as well as, regional and national corporations.  Neville previously worked as an analyst at The Goldstar Group in Bethesda, MD where he compiled and distributed investor reports and assisted in the firms’ acquisitions and financing efforts. 

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Nicholas DiChiara
Associate Trainee
Tysons Corner

Nick DiChiara, an Associate with Colliers International, specializes in tenant representation throughout the DC Metro Region. 

Nick was selected from a highly competitive application process to participate in the Accelerate Program, where he is assisting in tenant rep, capital markets and corporate solutions while also completing a rigorous training curriculum.

Prior to joining Colliers, Nick worked internships in real estate acquisitions, property management and brokerage during his undergraduate studies. While interning with Cushman & Wakefield in Boston, Massachusetts, Nick worked with one of the best tenant and landlord advisory teams in New England. Nick was exposed to many pharmaceutical and technology companies in Cambridge and conducted research, market overviews, financial analysis and due diligence for these clients.
 

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Services

I. Consensus building

  • Market evaluation
  • Building tours
  • Ideal location selections

II. Strategic lease negotiation

  • Request proposal
  • Financial analysis
  • Lease terms negotiation
  • Lease agreement (renewal/relocation)

 

 

III. Project execution

  • Planning, permitting and design
  • Construction
  • Move coordination

IV. Occupancy and post occupancy follow-up

 
Team experience
Through our Tenant Advisory Services, Colliers International acts as an adviser, advocate and partner in navigating challenging issues associated with occupancy requirements. For many organizations, the operating costs related to office leases are often second only to labor costs. To remain competitive in an increasingly complex business environment, occupiers must perpetually evaluate the value of the space in which they operate against ever-changing employment requirements, operational changes and critical fiscal drivers. Colliers has long been the adviser of choice for many of the world’s most accomplished organizations. As a national company that takes the initiative, thinks creatively and leverages all available resources to drive innovation, we ensure our clients are in the optimal position to meet their organizational and community driven goals.
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Community engagement

As active participants in the community, the Washington, DC Tenant Advisory Team supports the Bishop Walker School for Boys, a tuition-free all-boys school that serves low-income families and the Washington School for Girls, a tuition-free all-girls school, through continued volunteer efforts that raise awareness and funds for both institutions. The Washington, DC Tenant Advisory Team launched auxiliary councils for both schools, which inform the community of the schools’ mission and spearhead successful fundraising endeavors. The Washington School for Girls auxiliary council exceeded fundraising goals two consecutive years.


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Rainier Industries

Market: USA
Challenge: Manufacturing facility operating out of two facilities needing to combine to one and needed to align three building sales simultaneously to make it happen. 
Results: Exceeded client expectations by aligning three complicated sales and a move of a national production/manufacturing facility.


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