Senior Property Manager
License # 6501324554
Michele is a property management veteran with three decades of experience. She is responsible for the performance and effectiveness of property management assignments in the Detroit market. She oversees day-to-day operations, interfacing directly with clients, tenants, and vendors to deliver the high level of service that Colliers is known for. She also leads financial planning and budgeting for her properties, ensuring that there are no surprises and helping exceed performance expectations. Prior to joining Colliers International, Michele worked with Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services as a property manager. There, she was responsible for the performance of half a million square feet of investment property, including the creation and management of budgets totaling $7 million. Over a seven-year period she implemented significant cost-saving solutions, and represented the asset owners in lease negotiations. She was also responsible for the design, pricing, and completion of 160,000 square feet of tenant improvements.
Secured more than $40 million of financing for construction, office, retail and residential projects in Ann Arbor and Orion Township
Assisted with easement negotiation to secure 70,000 acres for wind farm development in Huron County
Managed capital improvement including cooling tower and roof replacements, fire panel update/installation, and elevators.
- BA - Accounting - Michigan State University
Memberships & Involvements
- Angel Place - Home Monitor
- Real Estate Sales Person License, 2004
- Notary Public
- Treasurer, Marshall Investors
Responsibilities include expansion and development of the office leasing portfolio and encompass all aspects of the commercial real estate business: sales, leasing, asset management, corporate solutions, valuation and capital services.
Executive Managing Director
Based in Colliers International's Southfield Office, Paul Choukourian serves as the Executive Managing Director and Market Leader for the Southeast Michigan Region with locations in Detroit CBD, Ann Arbor and Southfield.
Responsibilities include oversight in all aspects of the commercial real estate business: sales and leasing, education and training, recruitment and the regional philanthropic endeavors.
Additionally, within Colliers, Paul serves on the United States Managers Steering Committee.
Paul began his career with a small office development firm which allowed him to work in multiple aspects of the commercial real estate industry including land assemblage, property acquisition and disposition, construction, property management, leasing and investment sales. Paul then chose to focus on commercial real estate leasing and sales in the office and industrial segments with large public and private organizations for Liberty Property Trust in Michigan and Tampa, Florida and for KIRCO in Metro-Detroit prior to joining Colliers International.
SVP, Real Estate Management Services, US
Richmond - REMS
The role of National Executive Managing Director, Real Estate Management Services, requires an attention to detail, ability to understand clients’ needs, and in-depth knowledge of every step of the property management cycle. I am responsible for the delivery of service excellence in property operations, business development and strategic implementation of the Colliers platform, nationally. Over the course of my 20+ years in commercial real estate, I’ve held every position in property management, except for maintenance, giving me the experience to understand the importance of each role. I understand the operational side of the asset, how our teams need to react and how to set strategy. I work closely with the President, U.S. Asset Services to ensure our clients’ needs are not only met, but that we exceed expectations.
I began my career in the U.S. Marine Corps, which gave me a strong foundation built on trust, integrity and being a partner in something much larger than just my role. I am a boots-on-the-ground leader, unafraid to get in the trenches and will do whatever is necessary to make sure the job is done right, on time and by the best team Colliers has.
I particularly appreciate the Colliers mindset that while we are an international company, we have an entrepreneurial spirit where we can work with our resources to fit the needs of our clients. We don’t set the rules and expect our clients to follow them, we partner with our clients to create the best strategy and outcome possible.
When Justin Duncan joined Colliers International in 2017, he brought with him over five years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining the team, he worked with one of Southeast Michigan's largest regional companies, holding a diverse array of positions during his tenure. His experience includes financial analytics and valuations, having worked on a cadre of complex deals across all asset types and classes, in over 15 states. This experience was put to practical use when he became engaged in property and asset management, helping to maximize returns on carefully selected capital improvements and other investments to attract, retain, and stabilize tenancy at properties under his management; REO management and distressed asset turnaround is a particular specialty of his. Justin also works closely with key persons in all divisions of Colliers to drive new business development and expand the footprint of the Colliers brand throughout the region.
Associate Vice President
Bryan Barnas is an Associate at Colliers International Detroit. Bryan has created relationships and experiences in all the food groups of Commercial Real Estate. Most notably, Bryan specializes in Selling and Leasing office, medical, industrial, and high - tech properties.
He received his license in 2010. Since then, Bryan has completed over 150 transactions. In addition, Bryan Barnas alongside Gary Grochowski, Director of Agency Leasing, helped build the Landlord platform to over 100 properties throughout Oakland, Wayne, and Livingston County.