Charles Smith | Colliers International | St. Louis - Downtown

Charles Smith

Chief Engineer

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Professional Summary

Charlie has over 40 years of experience in the maintenance field, specializing in building maintenance and operations. He is currently the Chief Engineer at Peabody Plaza, a 15-story, multi-tenant Class A office building in downtown St. Louis. Peabody Plaza is the world headquarters for Peabody Energy, the largest private-sector coal company in the world. Charlie's main responsibilities include the successful operation and maintenance of all mechanical, plumbing, fire/life safety and electrical systems at the Building, assuring that daily system work orders are achieved in a timely manner, assisting with building security programs and systems as requested, and building emergencies when they arise. He is also responsible for the direction and supervision of two maintenance technicians that assists him. Charlie's training in the U.S. Navy serves him well in his role as he is able to perform in-house maintenance on a wide variety of equipment resulting in savings to building ownership.


  • Part of team that successfully restacked the office tower in order to accommodate a growing tenant. Tenant is Peabody Energy and the building is now their world corporate headquarters.
  • Skilled at performing in-house maintenance on a wide variety of equipment and assuring that work orders are completed on a timely basis for tenants.
  • Proactive on maintenance issues and brings attention to potential problems before they become a larger issue.
  • Participant in fundraising and cart construction for downtown St. Louis' Idiotarod. On team that raised a significant amount of money for Operation Food Search and won the Mother Theresa Award for the corporation that  raised the most amount of money for the charity.


United States Navy


Triple Net Realty


Engineering and Building Operations
Service Lines
Real Estate Management Services
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