Washington DC Capital Markets Team

Creative deal structuring produces top results

As investment sale brokers in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, Bill Kaye and David Gast provide an in-depth understanding of investor's internal buying and selling processes as well as senior-level attention to detail. They have participated in the sale of more than 10 million square feet of office, industrial and flex space which has had an aggregate value in excess of six billion dollars.
William E. Kaye
Executive Vice President | Investment Sales
Washington, DC

In his 36 years of commercial real estate brokerage, Mr. Kaye has participated in the sale of over 10 million square feet of office and industrial space, building relationships with both private and institutional investors.  He has been involved in transactions throughout the Mid-Atlantic regions, with his primary focus being the Washington, DC and metropolitan area. Prior to joining Colliers International in November 2013, Bill worked at CBRE (6 years), Trammell Crow Company (10 years), and a local Washington, DC firm called Barnes, Morris & Pardoe (17 years).
 
Bill holds a BA from the University of Virginia and is a member of the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors.  He was recognized nationally as Trammell Crow Company’s Brokerage Top Producer from 1999 to 2006 and awarded the GWCAR’s Northern Virginia Sale of the Year in 2002. 

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David Gast
Executive Vice President
Washington, DC

David Gast is an Executive Vice President with Colliers International specializing in the sale of office, industrial and flex property throughout Northern Virginia. Having spent 25 years in the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Gast draws from a broad range of experiences including Agency Leasing, Tenant Representation, Investment Sales, and Property Development. His extensive leasing background allows Mr. Gast to approach investment sales from an understanding of how an owner can create value during the life cycle of an asset. Mr. Gast has closed over 740 transactions and possesses a unique ability to structure creative deals to help further the interests of his clients.

Prior to Colliers International, David worked with CBRE and Cambridge Property Group, LP, where he worked with institutional investors on their Northern Virginia assets. Before his career in commercial real estate, David was licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission and worked in the sale of institutional bonds to commercial banks.
 

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Michael Blunt
Executive Vice President
Washington, DC

Michael Blunt is a senior investment sales professional with 23 years of experience in commercial real estate and over $10 Billion of transactions closed. Mr. Blunt specializes in the investment sale and recapitalization of industrial and office properties in the Mid-Atlantic region  for domestic and international capital sources. His clients include insurance companies, advisors, private equity investors, REITs, lenders, special servicers and major corporations.

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Kate Howarth
Senior Vice President
Washington, DC
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Cameron Kline
Associate
Washington, DC

Cameron Kline, an Associate with Colliers International, specializes in investment sales of industrial and office product in the DMV region. Cameron also has experience representing both landlords and tenants in the area. Cameron also has experience in the sale of data centers and land within the region.

Cameron is adept at executing transactions that require advanced market knowledge, strategic planning, and technical capabilities. As a result, Cameron ensures that his clients’ real estate transactions meet the needs of their long-term business objectives.

Prior to joining Colliers, Cameron gained experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry by working for JLL in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.

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Investment services

Colliers International's team of investment sales specialists sees beyond the bricks and mortar to analyze how property acquisition, ownership and disposition can accelerate the success of your financial portfolio.

We provide a single point of accountability and collaborate with specialists in a variety of service areas at each stage of the property ownership cycle:

1. Investment strategy:  Your real estate investment adviser is your strategic partner in achieving your financial goals. Property investments vary widely in returns, risk profile, the amount of hands-on attention required, development potential and liquidity. Therefore our first step in any engagement is to fully understand your objectives and requirements for an investment property. 

2. Acquisition and due diligence:  Once a potential investment property is identified, we work through the property’s documentation to understand current and future contracts and obligations, risk scenarios based on lease expirations and deferred maintenance and a thorough assessment of the property’s current management and performance. 

3. Ongoing management:  Our investment services professionals work with a skilled team of property managers to elevate property value and increase its return on investment.

4. Disposition:  Investment services professionals not only help you sell your property, but also help you determine the best time frame and process for this major financial move, taking into account potential tax ramifications and the market cycle to generate the strongest interest in your property.

Our disposition strategy is twofold: meeting your sale objectives and targeted marketing.
First, we take into account your requirements for timing the sale and your related objectives for placing the proceeds of the sale in other investments or another property. We supply in-depth market data to develop a competitive price based on your value target and we determine an acceptable level of risk associated with various buyers to ensure your interests are protected in the purchase and sale agreement.

By planning a disposition strategy around these elements—speed, price and risk—we weed out unqualified buyers, reduce the possibility of retrades and capitalize on the strongest market demand.

Next, we create a go-to-market strategy that offers large-scale exposure through proprietary databases and distribution channels, minimizes disruption to current tenants and includes a segmented approach to focus the highest-impact marketing techniques on the buyers who are most motivated and likely to pay the highest price.

Finally, our investment specialists handle the negotiation and due diligence process to anticipate and overcome obstacles, carefully track documentation and ensure the property's sale transaction closes on time.

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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