COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL US CAPITAL MARKETS TEAM
With the addition of David Amsterdam, David Kotansky and Jeff Black, Colliers International has curated a
premier US capital markets team. The three finance veterans, who joined the firm in January, are reorganizing
and restructuring the capital markets group and focusing on recruiting, retention and collaboration while striving to create a vibrant internal culture. The team will oversee investment sales, brokering debt and equity deals
and structured finance. Ultimately, they will provide capital markets financing services to clients that aim to
maximize investment returns.
Since joining the firm, Amsterdam has focused on expertise in brokerage to provide superior service to
both investor and landlord clients. Kotansky is targeting property and asset management, overseeing 18
million square feet between Oregon and Washington and the development of 400,000 square feet of industrial product in Portland. Black will continue to build on his impressive loan origination career, which
includes closing more than $1 billion debt and equity placements since 2010 with nearly $500 million in
active assignments as of late 2016.
In addition to serving as co-heads of the capital markets team, each of the leaders
will fulfill other responsibilities as well. Amsterdam will serve as president and oversee
investments and Colliers’ Eastern region activities, which will include managing teams
in top-tier cities, like New York City, Boston and Washington, DC. In the role, he will
advise investors, corporate users and landlords in all commercial real estate transactions, as well as help drive revenue for publicly-traded real estate services and investment management firms. Kotansky will serve as managing director and market leader
in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, Washington metro area in addition to his role as
co-head of the capital markets group. In the position, he will oversee the brokerage
and property management divisions for the Portland market across all asset classes. In
addition, he will oversee the property management business that currently has more
than 8. 5 million square feet.
Black is an EVP member of the business development group at Colliers International
Boston. He is a 10-year veteran of the firm, and is solely focused on commercial debt/
equity capital markets.
Each of the leaders has won numerous professional accolades and is an active community member, working with local organizations in
each of their respective markets.
David Kotanksy Jeff Black
CBRE DEBT AND STRUCTURED FINANCE TEAM
Market leaders don’t merely evolve with trends; they drive industry change. CBRE’s debt and structured finance
team certainly fits the bill. The team has relationships with more than 400 top industry players, everything from
banks, pension funds, life insurance and credit companies to conduits/CMBS entities, government-sponsored
enterprises and offshore investors. Since 2007, the debt and structured finance team, which consists of more
than 180 professionals, has originated more than $300 billion in loan volume. Last year, it was the largest originator of loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and originated deals through a dozen insurance companies and more than 200 different banks and debt funds. To maintain its leadership position in the industry, the
team focuses on curating creative financing strategies and leveraging a diverse pool of global capital sources and
loan types to provide borrowers with the best options to fit their capital needs.
2018 was a stellar year for the group. It closed $41 billion in financing volume, completed 2,000 loans and was
the top originator of multifamily loans, in addition to earning a place as the top originator for both Freddie Mac
and Fannie Mae. While impressive, it isn’t anything new for the team. It has been named the number one brokerage firm for 14 years
running and maintains a loan services portfolio of more than $200 billion globally. It is able to accomplish this substantial loan volume by
using technology tools that enhance efficiency, and by leveraging the firm’s massive pool of talent. CBRE has 450-plus offices and a presence in 111 countries.
The team has grown under the leadership of Brian Stoffers, who serves as the global president of the debt and structured finance team.
Stoffers is currently vice chairman for the Mortgage Bankers Association, and was voted to serve as chairman for the 2019-2020 membership year, which begins in October. Stoffers also sits on the board of the MBA Open Doors Foundation, which helps vulnerable families
with critically ill or injured children stay in their homes while a child is in treatment.
The team has also been recognized for its commitment to the community. Center for Companies That Care has named the CBRE debt
and structured finance team to its Honor Roll for the 12th consecutive year. The accolade recognizes employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement. The group has also been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by
Ethisphere six years in a row.