Colliers International Group Inc. appointed two new leaders of its growing Capital Markets sector: David Amsterdam, as President of Investments, Leasing and the Eastern Region, and David Kotansky, Managing Director in Portland. The pair were tapped to lead the company’s U.S. Capital Markets platform.
Colliers’ Gil Borok says, “I have no doubt that under their leadership, our Capital Markets platform will add great value to our growing business and be a strategic asset for our professionals across the U.S.”
Amsterdam and Kotansky will work in partnership with Colliers’ capital markets professionals to provide more coordinated, industry-leading investment and financing services to clients.
Prior to joining Colliers last year, Amsterdam most-recently served as Managing Partner of Perave Capital. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Cushman & Wakefield and SL Green Realty Corp. Kotansky most-recently served as Colliers’ managing director in Portland and previously held a regional post with RREEF in the Pacific Northwest.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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