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Mike Nissley
Executive Managing Director
Boca Raton

Michael Nissley leads the Manufactured Housing & RV Group as Executive Managing Director and National Director. He works closely with his team to oversee the execution of the team’s Manufactured Home, Recreational Vehicle Community and Land assignments. This includes strategic positioning of offerings, coordination of the financial and underwriting processes, and interaction with key decision makers within industry REITs, large institutional investment firms, family offices and owner operators. 

The Colliers Manufactured Housing & RV Group focuses exclusively on Manufactured Housing Communities and RV Resorts across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The group offers a diverse collection of relevant industry experience including community ownership and management, acquisitions, disposition, debt and equity finance, land development and assemblage, property marketing and market research. They have developed significant influence within the local, regional and national investment communities as trusted advisors for a wide range of clients. The team delivers superior results for our clients by leveraging extensive property marketing resources and real-time market knowledge and research. The group has been involved in more than $3 billion transactions and has consistently ranked among the top producers in the industry. 

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Heather Blankenship
Director Business Development Manufactured Housing & RV Group
Fort Lauderdale

Heather Blankenship is the active Director of Business Development for Colliers International's Outdoor Hospitality/RV Group and  owner of Pigeon Forge Jellystone Park, an award-winning family-friendly camping resort in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 

In addition to managing her portfolio of assets and working in brokerage, Heather is also the Chair for the ARVC Young Professional's organization, a board member for the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds,  a highly sought after speaker at both manufactured housing and recreational vehicle national and state conferences, and is a former board member of the Tennessee Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Western Illinois University and is currently finishing up her MBA at Everglades University.

Heather is certified in Outdoor Hospitality Management, holds an Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching Certification, and has taken numerous courses on management, leadership, and business over the years.

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Kari Parekh
Director, MHRV Capital Markets
Boca Raton

Kari serves as the Director of Capital Markets in the Manufactured Housing Advisory Group. She specializes in assisting clients with the placement of debt and equity for Manufactured Housing and RV investment properties nationwide. With more than 12 years of Commercial Real Estate experience, her knowledge and understanding of the industry helps identify opportunities for her clients and identify the optimal capital structure that corresponds with their unique needs.

Prior to joining Colliers, Kari worked with Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank’s Commercial Real Estate division for 10 years. While there, she gained extensive experience originating, underwriting, structuring and negotiating commercial debt for institutional, corporate and private owners of commercial real estate.  Additionally, Kari worked as an Asset Manager in Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Owned Group (REO) and managed a portfolio of distressed assets throughout the nation and of all major property types. She then worked as a Development Manager, running the acquisition, entitlement, and construction efforts of multiple large in-fill developments with the JBG Smith REIT based in Washington, DC. Kari holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance and completed her Masters in Real Estate at University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2014.

Kari's expertise includes:

  •        Property underwriting & valuation
  •      Originating, structuring, & closing debt
  •      Bank REO & CRE workouts
  •      Contract review & negotiations
  •      Project & asset management
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Bruce Nell
Executive Managing Director l National Pract
Columbus - Valuation

Bruce Nell serves as the Executive Managing Director of Colliers International’s Columbus, Ohio office which provides valuation and advisory services throughout the Ohio Valley Region. He has extensive experience in commercial real estate, having completed assignments in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Projects have ranged from CBD trophy high‐rise office buildings, Manhattan residential buildings, regional shopping malls, industrial facilities and numerous multifamily residential developments. He has facilitated client valuation needs in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica, Portugal and New Zealand. He also serves as the National Practice Leader of the company’s Manufactured Housing Community (MHC) Valuation Group. Bruce has been nationally recognized for work with manufactured home communities and RV resorts. He has been a frequent speaker on MHC valuation for the Manufactured Housing Institute, as well as several state and regional associations.

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Chris Clay
Senior Vice President
Charlotte

As Senior Vice President of the Colliers Manufactured Housing Group, I work closely with our team in the execution of our Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle assignments. This includes strategic positioning of investment offerings, coordination of the financial and underwriting processes, and interaction with key decision makers within industry REITs, large institutional investment firms, family offices and owner operators.

Our specialized group focuses exclusively on Manufactured Housing Communities and RV Resorts across the United States and Canada. We offer a diverse collection of relevant industry experience including community ownership and management, acquisitions, disposition, debt and equity finance, land development and assemblage, property marketing and market research. We have developed significant influence within the local, regional and national investment communities as trusted advisors for a wide range of clients. We deliver superior results for our clients by leveraging extensive property marketing resources and real-time market knowledge and research. Our group has consistently ranked among the top producers in the industry with more than $2 billion in transactions.

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Russ Williamson
Associate
Columbus

As an Investment Associate I work with the national Colliers Manufactured Housing and RV Group which specializes in the acquisition and dispositions of  Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle assignments across the U.S and Canada. This includes strategic positioning of investment offerings, coordination of the financial and underwriting processes, and interaction with key decision makers within industry REITs, large institutional investment firms, family offices and owner operators.  Since his inception with Colliers, Mr. Williamson has closed over $300 million worth of transactions.

Our specialized group focuses exclusively on Manufactured Housing Communities and RV Resorts across the United States and Canada. We offer a diverse collection of relevant industry experience including community ownership and management, acquisitions, disposition, debt and equity finance,  property marketing and market research. We have developed significant influence within the local, regional and national investment communities as trusted advisers for a wide range of clients. We deliver superior results for our clients by leveraging extensive property marketing resources and real-time market knowledge and research.

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