Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. announced that veteran New York commercial real estate executive David Amsterdam has joined the company as president of Investments, Leasing and Eastern Region | USA. In his new role, Amsterdam will lead the Colliers team in top tier cities, including New York, Boston and Washington D.C., advising investors, corporate users and landlords across the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, with added responsibility for managing and executing client mandates in critical global markets.
This announcement comes on the heels of Colliers’ recent, significant hires to bolster its U.S. leadership team, including adding Gil Borok as chief operating officer | USA.
“Growing our New York business is a top priority for Colliers,” said Marty Pupil, president | U.S. Brokerage. “Attracting a well-respected brokerage leader like David is evidence of our dedication to growth as we continue to strengthen our operations regionally, nationally and globally. Under his leadership, I expect our Eastern Region to gain significant market share, increase our new business wins and acquire additional top-tier talent.”
Amsterdam brings a sterling reputation to Colliers, having previously worked with both global brokerage and public REIT vehicles, including several past leadership roles in the commercial real estate services industry, most notably at SL Green and at Cushman & Wakefield.
“I am very excited to join Colliers and assume a leadership role in driving the company’s future growth in the Eastern Region, especially in New York City, the world’s most important real estate market,” said David Amsterdam. “Colliers has demonstrated a commitment to hiring a world-class leadership team and I look forward to capitalizing on the many opportunities we see that will bring value to our clients and our professionals.”
“We have known David for several years and are thrilled to have him spearheading our firm in these extremely competitive, important markets. This strategic hire greatly strengthens our U.S. leadership team and further positions our platform as a leading global real estate services provider,” said Dylan Taylor, president and COO of Colliers International. “Our focus on adding top talent to our global platform illustrates our commitment to delivering service excellence to our clients and professionals, to accelerate their success.”