Washington DC 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


Adam Schindler

Executive Vice President | DC Region
Washington, DC

With more than 10 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate, Adam Schindler specializes in business development and project management support, including financial planning, modeling and analysis for corporations, law firms and nonprofit organizations. With his expertise in the national market, Adam successfully executes real estate transactions nationwide. Furthermore, he brings a unique and global perspective to a vast array of international clients. Adam’s practice focuses on aligning the needs of occupiers of space with strategic real estate solutions. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, Adam was a partner at Serten Advisors (acquired by Colliers in 2017). He received CREBA’s prestigious 2015 Leasing Agent of the Year award for Maryland and has been recognized for numerous “Deal of the Year” nominations throughout the course of his career. Over the past several years, he was twice named one of Bisnow’s “35 under 35.”

Christopher Wolf

Senior Vice President
Washington, DC

With nearly two decades of commercial real estate experience and a background in law and finance, Mr. Wolf has developed a reputation as an expert negotiator, structuring large complex transactions backed by the financial forecasting and analysis necessary to secure superior results for his clients. He has negotiated more than 5 million square feet of real estate transactions in the Washington, DC market on behalf of corporations, professional service firms, government contractors, trade associations and nonprofit organizations, including multiple Fortune 100 companies and other notable clients, such as the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Marriott International and AARP.

Mr. Wolf formally served as a counsel to the Committee on Energy and Commerce for the US House of Representatives.

 

 

Matthew Plunket

Vice President
Washington, DC

Matthew Plunket is a Vice President at Colliers International with a focus in occupier representation on a local and national basis.
 
A native Washingtonian, Matt has more than decade of experience in the commercial real estate market throughout the nation’s capital.  During the course of his career, Matt has been involved in over 500,000 square-feet of lease negotiations.  Matt’s expertise in the real estate market has established him as an  invaluable resource for his diverse client base, with a focus in the public affairs sector that includes communication, strategy, PR, policy, and lobbying firms.

At Colliers International, Matt executes new business development, detailed market analysis and trend identification and wide-ranging advisory services for his clients. Matt ensures that each client is positioned to make informed real estate decisions in order to meet their organizational and community driven goals.

Curtis Wilson

Senior Associate | Northern Virginia
Washington, DC

Curtis is a specialist in strategic planning, lease analysis, negotiations and cost mitigation. He represents a range of corporate, non-profit and association users both locally and nationally. Curtis’s well rounded background and experience in sales, marketing, process improvement and customer service provides his clients with the tools necessary to make informed, strategic real estate decisions that align with their specific short and long term business goals.

Matthiessen Chatfield-Taylor

Associate
Washington, DC

Matthiessen Chatfield-Taylor is a licensed commercial real estate consultant, specializing in tenant representation and investment sales in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland markets. Matthiessen prioritizes the evaluation of each client’s organizational goals and objectives in order to deliver a detailed strategic plan for effective transactions.

Matthiessen brings several years of professional experience in commercial real estate. Throughout his career, Matthiessen has represented the interest of foreign and domestic buyers seeking investments, as well as retail, office, and industrial  tenants with real estate requirements. Prior to working at Colliers International, Matthiessen interned for a leading commercial real estate finance firm where he arranged due diligence and prospected new business for multifamily properties nationally. Matthiessen graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of William & Mary.
 

Coleman Jackson

Associate
Washington, DC

Coleman Jackson, an Associate with Colliers International, specializes in tenant representation throughout the Washington, DC Metro Region. 

Colliers selected Coleman from a highly competitive application process as one of eight trainees to participate in the Accelerate Program. While completing the rigorous training curriculum, Coleman assists in office tenant representation in downtown DC.

Prior to joining Colliers, Coleman participated in summer internships with Boston Properties and Ogilvy Government Relations, both located in Washington, DC. During his college career at the University of Georgia, Coleman was a part of the Real Estate Society and earned his degree in Real Estate from the Terry College of Business.

While at Boston Properties, Coleman worked as a leasing intern focusing his time on the Reston Town Center portfolio. He worked closely with the leasing team both in Virginia and Washington, DC.
 

Jack Seher

Associate
Washington, DC

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.

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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