Our executives embrace the enterprising spirit of Colliers International. They are passionate, committed leaders who share a common goal: to accelerate the success of everyone associated with our company, including our clients, sales professionals, support staff, communities and business partners.
Based in Los Angeles, Gil Borok serves as Chief Operating Officer for Colliers’ United States business. In this role, Gil is responsible for managing the operations and finances of Colliers’ rapidly growing U.S. business.
Prior to joining Colliers as Chief Operating Office for the U.S. business in November 2017, starting in 2002, Gil served in a variety of Finance-related roles at CBRE Group, Inc. Since 2014 until his departure, Gil served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer. Between 2010 and 2014, Gil was Chief Financial Officer of CBRE Group. During his tenure at CBRE, Gil was responsible for global Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Risk Management and Investor Relations. He was also the management liaison to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Additional professional experience includes Big 4 public accounting experience from 1992 to 1997 and a role as Chief Accounting Officer when he was with Dole Food Company from 1997 to 2002.
Gil serves on the boards of Crystal Stairs, Inc. and VBS Day School as well as on the Development Committee of the Anderson School at the University of California – Los Angeles. Gil is a certified public accountant in the State of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International. Gil has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Business Administration from the Anderson School.
Scott Nelson is CEO, Occupier Services | Global at Colliers International and is responsible for strategy and leadership of the Occupier Services business unit. Occupier Services makes up the platform of tools and talent that supports our professionals leading Occupier client relationships, including: tenant representation and project management assignments, multi-market accounts, and Corporate Solutions outsourcing engagements. Corporate Solutions includes service lines such as Solutions Development, Innovation (Consulting and Technology Services including our Colliers360 Technology), Account Management, Lease Administration, Transaction Management, Project Management, and Facilities Management. Occupier Services is organized globally under Scott’s leadership, with robust platforms and major client engagements based in all regions of the Americas, EMEA and APAC.
As President Real Estate Management Services US, I develop complete real estate solutions that address my clients’ business needs. This means connecting our retail, industrial, office, multifamily, brokerage, investment sales, and property management groups in ways that create memorable experiences. In addition, I oversee property management operations in the United States.
I am active in the commercial real estate community through multiple organizations including IREM, CREW, and BOMA. To help prepare college students for careers in commercial real estate, I also work with the Industry Advisory Board for Virginia Tech’s Program in Real Estate, of which I am founding member. Nearest to my heart is the work I do with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Washington, DC, which has placed more than 7,000 animals in new homes since 2009. I always have a few dogs staying at my house that are looking for their forever homes.
David Amsterdam is President - Investments, and Eastern Region as well as Co-Head of US Capital Markets for Colliers International. He leads the firm in top-tier cities, including New York, Boston, and Washington D.C., with added responsibility for managing and executing investment sales, debt & equity and structured finance transactions across the US and in critical global markets.
His responsibilities include advising investors, corporate users, and landlords across the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions and he is focused on continuing to drive revenue for the fastest-growing publicly traded real estate services and investment management firm in the world.
Steve Everbach is responsible for the Colliers business in the U.S. Central Region. Mr. Everbach concentrates on assembling and strategically positioning real estate service teams to maximize their value for clients through a focused and collaborative approach structured around the specific needs of each client. These high performance, action-oriented teams have consistently delivered ‘best-in-class’ service to our occupier and investor clients.
Mr. Everbach has held leadership positions for several commercial real estate companies throughout his career and has completed over 8 million square feet of transactions representing an aggregate value over $1.5 billion. Most recently he was Market Leader for Cushman& Wakefield in Dallas-Ft. Worth and also led their U.S. Agency Leasing Practice Group. Under his leadership, the DFW office tripled in size and was consistently named one of the top places to work.
As President of Colliers International's Southeast Region | US Brokerage, Ryan is responsible for an area consisting of 20 offices. He is directly responsible for a team of 350+ brokers, 100+ client services assistants, as well as a large support team consisting of GIS/Research and Market Analytics, Digital Marketing, and Core Marketing personnel. Ryan holds a dual role as the Market Leader for the South Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach) operation. The brokerage teams Ryan is responsible for comprise leasing (landlord and tenant representation) and sale specialists in the areas of office, medical, retail, industrial, land, investment sales, mortgage banking, and specialty disciplines, such as multifamily, student housing, hotels, marinas/golf, manufactured housing, tax credit housing, education, and seniors housing.
Ryan is a member of the Colliers US Executive Leadership Team. He works closely with the leadership counterparts in property management and valuation on new business development and client retention initiatives. Ryan joined the company in 2010.
As President of Brokerage in the Southwest United States for Colliers International, I am responsible for some of the firm’s most productive offices in the nation, from Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Arizona to Southern California and the islands of Hawaii. Based in Los Angeles, my focus is on advancing Colliers’ growth objectives in the larger region, while ensuring the firm continues to provide best-in-class solutions to our clients.
Cynthia is President of National Office Services for Colliers International, the world’s third largest publicly traded (“CIGI” on NASDAQ) real estate services company. She leads the firm’s U.S. national office services platform, advising office tenants on their real estate occupancy strategies and advising real estate investors on their leasing agencies and dispositions.
As National Director of Colliers Industrial Services-USA, my role is to strengthen Colliers platform and to collaborate with other key service lines ― Corporate Solutions, Investment Services, Occupier Services Groups, Logistics and Transportation Group ― to deliver a deep bench of logistics and site selection strategies to industrial user-groups and participants in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries.
I consider my stand-out strengths to be my commitment to understand corporations’ broader goals and challenges and then assembling a team of high-octane professionals to drive smart solutions to achieve those goals. During my 30 years in the industry, I have provided consulting and transactional representation for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to Colliers, I was a co-founder of Summit Realty Group, an affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield. I then transitioned to join C&W’s Industrial leadership team as Executive Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Solutions and Industrial Operations. I also served on its Global Supply Chain Solutions Group and was appointed to its Industrial Executive Board. Early in my career, I enjoyed the developer side, serving as Vice President at Eaton & Lauth Commercial (now Lauth Group).
Notable industry acknowledgements include: SIOR Largest Industrial Deal in the U.S., First Industrial Largest Deal, and Hall of Fame inductee of Midwest Real Estate News.
I am actively involved in my alma mater, Purdue University, where I was a starting offensive lineman for its football team from 1978-1981 and team captain in 1979 and 1980. I was voted to Purdue’s 100-Year All Time Football team and am in my 26th season as Football Color Analyst on the Purdue Sports Radio Network.
AREA OF EXPERTISE
In Anjee’s current role, as National Retail Director for the USA, she has developed strong relationships and strategic leadership to over 500 + retail professional nationally across 140 markets within Colliers for Investment Sales, Agency, Retailer Rep, and Retail Asset & Property Management.
Anjee Solanki brings 28 years of focused retail real estate experience to Colliers International. She provides strategic retail advisory services to enhance value for her clients with her expertise in lifestyle, community, power center, neighborhood, mixed-use retail/residential, and resort retail.
She has developed and manages strong working relationships with institutional and private clients such as State of Florida, State of Michigan, Heitman, Invesco, Grosvenor Americas, American Realty Advisors, TH Realty, PNC, and Zurich to name a few.
Her strategy identifies current market and property inefficiencies to capture untapped value through asset repositioning, releasing, redevelopment, rehabilitation, proactive management, and enhanced marketing.
Creative problem-solving is her specialty, and she becomes a key stakeholder with national and international retailers, such as JPMC, Opry City Stage/Ole Red and Tim Hortons, and many others. Her highly focused approach reduces the risk profile and provides clients with a thoughtful approach executing strategic multi-year planning initiatives.
Previously, Anjee served as Executive Vice President, Retail Services for Madison Marquette. She successfully assisted with repositioning community centers to lifestyle projects and identified opportunities to create value, resulting in higher returns for her clients. She also provided strategic analysis on complex redevelopment projects to address both the asset’s financial stabilization and/or the client’s exit strategy
Anjee continues to be an insatiable collector of all things retail. She’s a student of culture living next door to future shoppers, whose fleeting trends constantly change the retail landscape … driving retailers, landlords and developers crazy! Read her Blog at: http://knowledgeleader.colliers.com/author/anjee-solanki
Anjee is originally from Southern California and currently resides in San Francisco. She is active in the Rincon Hill neighborhood residential improvement group, which participates in the public review of the highly anticipated Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco.
Jeremy Walling serves as Executive Vice President for Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services (CIVAS), and is responsible for leading its 50+ offices with more than 350 professionals across the US.
Mr. Walling is charged with developing strategic goals and objectives for CIVAS in the US, and designing production and operational processes that create value for our stakeholders. Responsibilities also include national recruiting efforts, promoting a team oriented culture aligned with Colliers’ core values (Service, Expertise, Community & Fun), and delivering innovative resources and production tools to the industry’s best valuation professionals.
Frank Blanton serves as Senior Vice President of US Operations for Colliers’ United States business, corporately based in Encino CA. In this role, Frank supports the US enterprise with responsibility for brokerage operations, corporate facilities management, operational data management, procurement, profitability enhancement, acquisition integration and operational projects (business process change and optimization and compliance).
Prior to joining Colliers in May 2018, starting in 2003, Frank served in a variety of Finance-operations related roles at CBRE Group, Inc. From 2015 until his departure in April 2018, Frank served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Systems & Enablement and between 2008 and 2014 served as Corporate Controller of CBRE Group. During his tenure at CBRE, Frank at different times served in roles leading Global FP&A, Americas Finance, Internal Audit and Financial Compliance and also supported special projects, corporate facilities management, M&A diligence and integrations.
Prior to its acquisition by CBRE Group in 2003, Frank was the head of Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting for Insignia Financial Group, Inc. based in New York, NY and Greenville SC from 1996 to 2003. Frank began his career in Audit Assurance with Ernst & Young LLP (1992 to 1996) with a concentration in real estate services and construction.
Frank is a certified public accountant in the State of South Carolina and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management with a concentration in Accounting from Clemson University.
Jake Edens serves as the Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation (USA) for Colliers International. In this role, Jake leads a team of innovators whose primary focus is building a cutting-edge commercial real estate technology platform to drive exceptional results for Colliers professionals and clients. Under Jake’s oversight, Colliers growing technology platform incorporates proprietary technology applications including Colliers360 and REscour, combined with powerful external technology and data resources, to create a leading-edge platform of resources.
Prior to Colliers, Jake founded REscour, a commercial real estate data platform and decision engine, where he served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding REscour, Jake served as COO of Apphelper, a social gaming company based in Atlanta, where his primary focus was on product management and new customer acquisition. In his five years at Apphelper, he grew the user base to many millions which led to a successful exit in 2012.
Jake entered the commercial real estate field with Trammell Crow, where he held a sales role in the company’s Atlanta brokerage division in Atlanta.