Colliers International Brokers Win Big at 2013 ASVB Awards

Santa Clara, Calif.– Colliers International’s San Jose office made an impressive showing at this year’s Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB) awards banquet. Industry veteran Ed Hofer was awarded Industrial Broker of the Year, which he had previously won in 2006, and was also selected as a finalist in 2009 and 2011. John Machado was honored as Retail Broker of the Year for 2012. For Machado, who is also a member of the ASVB Hall of Fame, it was his eleventh Retail Broker of the Year award and his sixth consecutive win in this category. Brett Taylor, a recent addition to Colliers’ bench, was honored as the ASVB Rookie of the Year. In addition, Colliers was recognized for having several finalists in the various award categories.

Ed Hofer commented, “I would like to thank all of my clients as well as the partners, management and staff at Colliers, and other brokers who help create the opportunities that made this award possible. I appreciate how fortunate I am to have started my career in such a dynamic area as Silicon Valley.” John Machado added, “I’m very happy to have received this award by the ASVB in the midst of a very competitive group. I’m very grateful for my clients as well as Colliers for providing such an outstanding platform to operate from.”

Other recognitions from Colliers’ San Jose office included Andy Zighelboim, finalist for Investment Broker of the Year; Bob Rowland, finalist for Land Broker of the Year; and Shane Minnis, finalist for Rookie of the Year.

In addition to supporting the commercial real estate industry of Silicon Valley, ASVB is a charitable organization and the Awards Banquet included charitable awards totaling approximately $183,000 to the association’s supported charities, Senior Housing Solutions, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence and the San Jose Family Shelter. Every year, the ASVB gives 100% of donations raised directly to their sponsored charities. For garnering the greatest level of individual broker donation, Colliers was the recipient of the ASVB’s Broker Challenge Award, an award Colliers has been recognized for in nine out of the twelve years it has been given. Finally, Colliers’ own charitable Foundation, Links for Life California, was a Bronze Sponsor of ASVB ceremony for its own donations to the ASVB’s supported charities.

Jeff Fredericks, Managing Partner of Colliers’ San Jose office and a member of the ASVB Board of Directors, commented, “This year’s awards banquet showcased an impressive and deserving group of recipients. Everyone who was recognized tonight is an elite performer in our industry. The icing on the cake is that once again the ASVB topped itself and raised the most money ever for our supported charities. These organizations rely upon ASVB’s support and the entire commercial real estate industry rallied big time to show its generosity. It’s inspiring to see our industry give back to people in our community that really need the support. I’m truly proud to be a part of this.”

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