SAN JOSE, CA—Colliers International says thatinvestment professionals Jay Gomez andJames Kaye will take the reins as seniorvice presidents of Colliers International'sCapital Markets Group, SiliconValley. Gomez and Kaye will now be responsible formanaging institutional client relationships and originatinginvestment sales assignments throughout the SiliconValley, and will work jointly with ColliersInternational's key capital markets teams throughout the westernregion.

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“The coordinated delivery of outstanding investment servicesaround the needs of our institutional and private clients is ourmission.” said Brian Ward, president of ColliersInternational's Capital Markets group in the Americas. “SiliconValley and the San Francisco Bay Area are critical areas ofinterest to many of our top investment clients, being the epicenterof the world's knowledge-based economy. Having Colliers'professionals such as Gomez and Kaye serving that market, providesthose key clients an assurance of excellence and stewardship.

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

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Gomez and Kaye have worked for Colliers InternationalInvestment Services over the past 10 years. Both areconsidered experts in the Bay Area and highly respected within theinvestment services platform. Together they co-founded theColliers USA Net Lease Group, and most recentlyhave been leading the institutional retail investment efforts forColliers, working out of the San Francisco Office.Combined, they have successfully yielded over $2 billion in closedreal estate transactions throughout the Bay Area. Each havelong-standing client relationships and extensive experience with awide range of office, R&D, retail andindustrial investment properties.

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“We are committed to enhancing Colliers' outstanding CapitalMarkets platform in the US, by providing increased depth andexpertise in the Silicon Valley.” said Gomez. “Combined withColliers' international capital markets focus in the UnitedStates and in 63 other countries, our exposure to new acquisitionopportunities, and the best local market professionals in the SanFrancisco Bay Area, we are confident of our ability in providingour clients with the best recipe for success in themarketplace.”

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Gomez earned his bachelor's degree from the Universityof Washington and was member of the two-time conferencechampion Huskies men's soccer team.

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Within the commercial real estate sector, his professionalaffiliations include Association of Silicon Valley Brokers,National Association of Industrial & OfficeProperties, Urban Land Institute, andInternational Council of Shopping Centers.

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Kaye earned his bachelor's degree in economics from theUniversity of Southern California, LosAngeles. His professional affiliations includeAssociation of Silicon Valley Brokers andInternational Council of Shopping Centers.

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Joining their team as vice president, LindseySnider is an integral part of the team's businessdevelopment efforts and will be responsible for transactionmanagement. She earned her bachelor's degree from SantaClara University.

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David Phillips

David Phillips is a Chicago-based freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in business and community news. He also has extensive reporting experience in the food manufacturing industry for national trade publications.