National Director, Retail Services
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: https://knowledge-leader.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.
- Nominated by The Registry and CREW under Elevate 2019, honoring Women in Leadership in CRE.
- Bisnow named Anjee as one of the top Bay Area Power Women in 2017.
- In 2016, Anjee was selected as one of Real Estate Forum’s Top Women in Retail Real Estate, which acknowledges professionals whose achievements have made them standout performers across the retail real estate spectrum, including development, investment, brokerage, management and in-house retail real estate executives.
- Retail and Technology, Anjee was asked to be on the Board of an upcoming commercial real estate technology platform, The AMP Technologies, in 2015.
- In 2012, she was awarded Top 50 Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate by The Forum.
- ULI | ICSC | Hightower invited guest speaker to discuss current retail trends.
- Featured in various retail articles, such as, WWD, Globe Street, RE Forum, CPE, Bisnow, and many others.
Bachelor of Arts, Finance, California State University, Fullerton
California Broker Real Estate Licensed
Author/Blogger: Knowledge Leader: https://knowledge-leader.colliers.com/author/anjee-solanki
Memberships & Involvements
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Forbes Real Estate Council Member
Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Guest Product Council Member - Retail
Colliers Diversity & Inclusion - Executive Committee Member
CRE PropTech - Executive Retail Advisor to A Retail Space (aretailspace.com)
Guest Advisory Board Member - Alaska Airlines
Investors: Heitman Capital, Metlife, Grosvenor USA, Nucwwn, Invesco, PNC, Clarion Partners, State of Florida, Zurich and others.
Retailers: JPMC Chase Bank, Ole Red, Opry City Stage and others.
Marketing Mgr, Retail| US Brokerage Services
A resourceful, innovative and passionate marketing professional who has more than 13 years of experience in commerical real estate. As an accomplished marketing leader highly regarded for accomplishments in planning and leading comprehensive marketing strategies, managing complex projects, and delivering superior client service. I currently manage the Colliers International marketing an operations for the national retail platform, servicing more than 600 retail professionals..
Piror to Colliers International, I was the senior communications point person for CBRE San Diego where I develop and execute superior marketing strategy that aligned with business goals across traditional and non‐traditional media; create/distribute press releases with a record average coverage rate of 98 percent. Before accepting the CBRE role, I was at ICSC for seven years as their research services manager where i over saw global and national events. I also managed managed all creative aspects of the department’s products, services, and programs as well as providing strategic marketing direction for the products through social media, electronic newsletters, e‐mail blasts and other services.
Vice President, Retail Repositioning
Todd Scheffler brings over 35 years experience in all areas of real estate to Colliers International but his expertise is commercial retail property. He began his career as a project architect and designer working for several notable architectural firms in Chicago specializing in shopping centers. As an architect, Todd helped design, plan, and build numerous shopping centers, retail buildings, stores, and other commercial projects throughout the country. Through this experience, he became interested in the science and psychology of retail business and consumer behavior. This led to his practicing real estate with the desire to understand how buildings function not just structurally, but economically and financially as well. Todd worked with several notable real estate firms acquiring, analyzing, developing, redeveloping, leasing, and managing real estate assets totaling over $1bn.
Before joining Colliers, Todd was as Director of Real Estate for Macy’s, Inc; managing all real estate business for 135 stores, offices, fulfillment centers, and other support businesses. Prior to this responsibility, he was the Director of Site Development for Federated Department Stores overseeing all development for the company’s 650 property portfolio. During the last two years of his tenure with Macy’s, he helped develop an initiative to methodically analyze all Macy’s real estate for value-creating opportunities and/or disposition equaling over $500M in incremental value to the company.
Todd’s role at Colliers is to help expand the business by offering clients new and alternative ways to reposition the commercial retail property. Todd’s combined experience as both an architect and real estate analyst provides Colliers with a unique ‘left/right’ brain approach to solve problems and expedite solutions for clients across the country. Todd envisions without limitation, expanding and integrating national and local databases of information including GIS, employing financial modeling early in the feasibility process, focusing on opportunity zones and shifting markets, and exploring innovative ways to transform and reposition assets.
Brokerage Consulting Services Manager
Chicago - Downtown
Saira works with variety of lifestyle, hospitality, and digitally native retail brands transitioning from eCommerce to physical locations. Saira has introduced local and global concepts looking to establish retail, office, and warehouse distribution centers; providing her clients with line production services.
Clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Saira’s knowledge and network gained from a prolific career in global fashion and media informs a truly unique perspective allowing her to bring first-class knowledge and experience to her clients.
Analyst, Research, Marketing & Research | US
As a Research Analyst for the National Marketing & Research team at Colliers International, I am responsible for responding to and resolving various national inquiries from researchers and professionals across the country while leveraging and connecting available research resources. I collect and provide analysis related to commercial real estate and the economy across all service lines. I have experience compiling market research into internal newsletters, presentations, training sessions and other research deliverables.
I previously worked as a Senior Research Analyst in the Miami office of Colliers International South Florida where I managed a platform of comprehensive commercial real estate data, information resources, research and training to support the sales and marketing efforts of the South Florida team. I was responsible for the collection, maintenance, and preparation of data cross all property types required for writing quarterly statistical reports, graphs, and charts. I also assisted our support staff and brokerage team by accurately preparing market forecasting, trend analysis, and direct research support. My expertise in both leasing and investment sales ranged across multiple asset types including retail, industrial, office and multifamily.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a Compliance Specialist at Orlando-based FBC Mortgage, where I provided guidance to originators regarding disclosures and assistance in the interpretation of federal, state and industry regulations. While there, I also oversaw the completion of files prior to closing and coordinated closings to assist parties through complex regulations surrounding real estate transactions. Additionally, I held a role as a Retail Services Intern with BishopBeale in Orlando which required me to analyze market conditions, conduct competitive research to identify new opportunities, and project management for multiple sites across Florida.
I have been in the commercial real estate industry since 2014, am bilingual in Spanish and hold a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License.