-- Colliers’ Director of Brokerage Services named Managing Director by Board of Directors --

Richmond, July 16, 2018 – Colliers International in Richmond & Norfolk, a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that Daphne S. Berkowitz has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Colliers International | Richmond to the role of Managing Director for the Richmond and Norfolk offices.  In this position, Ms. Berkowitz will be responsible for management and direction of the brokerage operations in our central and eastern Virginia locations. 

With more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Berkowitz entered the Richmond real estate market in 1989 at Investors Savings Bank, with oversight responsibilities of the then bank-owned subsidiary, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company.  After the RTC takeover of Investors, she moved into a developer-focus role with Figgie Properties, the owner/developer of Virginia Center.  During that time Ms. Berkowitz sold more than $100 million in transactions at Virginia Center including multiple residential communities, 500,000+ square feet of neighborhood retail centers, Springhill Suites by Marriott, as well as the sale of The Crossing Golf Course and iconic former Figgie Headquarters (now home to a conference center). As Tyco International acquired Figgie International, Ms. Berkowitz’s role expanded to include the corporate disposition of all of Figgie’s non-performing corporate real estate located throughout the US.

At Colliers International | Richmond, Ms. Berkowitz is currently a member of the firm’s executive committee and leads a commercial real estate sales force of 28 professionals. 

Daphne is active in ULI (Urban Land Institute), Richmond Real Estate Group, and GRACRE (Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate) where she was the organization’s first President in 1997. 

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About Colliers International Group 
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries with a workforce of more than 12,000 professionals. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services and investment management company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, and through its investment management services platform, has more than $20 billion of assets under management from the world’s most respected institutional real estate investors. 

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice to accelerate the success of its clients. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers is ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

Colliers is led by an experienced leadership team with significant equity ownership and a proven record of delivering more than 20% annualized returns for shareholders, over more than 20 years.

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For further information, please contact:


Statia Gibson, Director of Research & Communications
Colliers International | Richmond & Norfolk
Phone: 804-591-2439
Email: statia.gibson@colliers.com