Executive Vice President
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 760 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.
NAIOP Award of Merit - 2017 - Best Real Esate Sales Transaction
Everest Club - Colliers International Top Producer
CoStar Power Broker (2005 & 2007)
GWCAR 2008 Top Ten Producer in Northern Virginia
Bachelor of Business Administration from George Washington University (Cum Laude)
Memberships & Involvements
NAIOP - National Association of Industrial and Office Parks
George Washington University - Guest Lecturer - Real Estate Investment
Inventrust, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Lone Star Funds, New Boston Fund, Beacon Capital Partners, Quadrangle Development Corporation, American Realty Advisors, Bernstein Management, Prudential Real Estate Investors, The Alter Group, Penzance Companies, Clark Advisors, Carr Properties, Principal Real Estate Investors, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT), Vordano
Verizon, Samsung, Six3 Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, RightNow Technologies, InfoRelay, Evolent Technologies, TeliaSonera , RSI Enterprises, CACI, SoSA Corporation, WMATA, ManTech, AOL, National Association of Health Underwriters
"I feel that you always take the owners point of view. You are smart, knowledgeable and creative in the deal process. You know our lease, hot buttons, EVA form and the property down to the last details."
Maria Hawthorne - PS Business Parks
"Your team received great reviews about reaching out to brokers proactively, prepping and performing on a tour, and overall ‘great to do a deal with’."
Ed Zaptin - First Potomac
Executive Vice President
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.
Senior Vice President
Kate Howarth is a retail broker with the Colliers International Capital Markets team in Washington, DC. Kate has extensive experience in the disposition of investment properties and has been involved in over $2 billion worth of transactions since beginning her career. Prior to joining Colliers, Kate joined H&R Retail in 2003 as a founding member of their Investment Properties Team. She also worked at CB Richard Ellis specializing in the sale of retail investment properties and at Trammell Crow Company overseeing the underwriting and marketing efforts for the Mid Atlantic Investment Sales Group. Kate began her career in the area of real estate consulting, focusing on Military Housing Initiatives and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs.
AFFILIATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Kate is a graduate of Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and earned a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Commercial Real Estate Women (DC CREW), for which she is on the Board of Directors. Kate is also the Providence District Representative for the Fairfax County School Board Facilities Planning Advisory Council (FPAC).