Colliers International Brokers Recognized at 2012 ASVB Awards

Santa Clara, Calif. – March 9, 2012 – Colliers International once again made an impressive showing at this year’s Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB) awards banquet. Duffy D’Angelo, a 31-year industry veteran, and Steve Gibson, who began his brokerage career in 1974, were both inducted into the ASVB Hall of Fame for their career achievements. John Machado was honored as Retail Broker of the Year for 2011. For Machado, who is also a member of the ASVB Hall of Fame, it was his 10th Retail Broker of the Year award and his fifth consecutive win in this category.

Other recognitions for members of Colliers’ San Jose office included David Buchholz, finalist for Retail Broker of the Year; Ed Hofer, finalist for Industrial Broker of the Year; Andy Zighelboim, finalist for Investment Broker of the Year; and Jeffry Nochimson and Gregg von Thaden, finalists for Deal of the Year. In addition, Rick Knauf of Colliers’ Redwood City office was a finalist for Land Broker of the Year.

In addition to supporting the commercial real estate industry of Silicon Valley, ASVB supports a number of local charities and the awards banquet included the presentation of charitable awards totaling over $137,000 to the association’s supported charities, Senior Housing Solutions, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence and the San Jose Family Shelter.

Jeff Fredericks, Managing Partner of Colliers’ San Jose office and a member of the ASVB Board of Directors, commented, “I’m extremely proud of the recognitions our brokers received this year. This is a great team of brokers and I’m especially proud of our latest Hall of Fame inductees, Steve and Duffy. The great team we have at Colliers now boasts 16 inductees into the ASVB Hall of Fame.”

About Colliers International

Colliers International is the third‐largest commercial real estate services company in the world with 12,500 professionals operating out of more than 500 offices in 61 countries. Colliers International focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. Commercial Property Executive magazine ranks Colliers International as the top U.S. real estate company and the Lipsey Company ranks Colliers International as the second most recognized commercial real estate brand in the world. For more information, please visit our Web site at

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