SAN JOSE, CA—Colliers International says that investment professionals Jay Gomez and James Kaye will take the reins as senior vice presidents of Colliers International’s Capital Markets Group, Silicon Valley. Gomez and Kaye will now be responsible for managing institutional client relationships and originating investment sales assignments throughout the Silicon Valley, and will work jointly with Colliers International’s key capital markets teams throughout the western region.

“The coordinated delivery of outstanding investment services around the needs of our institutional and private clients is our mission.” said Brian Ward, president of Colliers International’s Capital Markets group in the Americas. “Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area are critical areas of interest to many of our top investment clients, being the epicenter of the world’s knowledge-based economy. Having Colliers’ professionals such as Gomez and Kaye serving that market, provides those key clients an assurance of excellence and stewardship.

“This is a natural transition for our brokers, our clients, and for James and Jay,” said Jeff Fredericks, executive managing director of Colliers’ San Jose office. “Having a team in place that has an established reputation and track record in the Bay Area will facilitate a smooth transition, and allows us to hit the ground running.” 

Gomez and Kaye have worked for Colliers International Investment Services over the past 10 years. Both are considered experts in the Bay Area and highly respected within the investment services platform. Together they co-founded the Colliers USA Net Lease Group, and most recently have been leading the institutional retail investment efforts for Colliers, working out of the San Francisco Office. Combined, they have successfully yielded over $2 billion in closed real estate transactions throughout the Bay Area. Each have long-standing client relationships and extensive experience with a wide range of office, R&D, retail and industrial investment properties.

“We are committed to enhancing Colliers’ outstanding Capital Markets platform in the US, by providing increased depth and expertise in the Silicon Valley.” said Gomez. “Combined with Colliers’  international capital markets focus in the United States and in 63 other countries, our exposure to new acquisition opportunities, and the best local market professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are confident of our ability in providing our clients with the best recipe for success in the marketplace.”

Gomez earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and was member of the two-time conference champion Huskies men’s soccer team.

Within the commercial real estate sector, his professional affiliations include Association of Silicon Valley Brokers, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties, Urban Land Institute, and International Council of Shopping Centers.

Kaye earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His professional affiliations include Association of Silicon Valley Brokers and International Council of Shopping Centers.

Joining their team as vice president, Lindsey Snider is an integral part of the team’s business development efforts and will be responsible for transaction management. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.