With over 4 years of relevant experience, Joanna is proficient in quantitative and qualitative analyses, writing, and project management. She joined the Colliers Consulting team as a Client Coordinator, researching, writing proposals, processing payments, and managing month end accounting and reporting. She has since moved on to assist with development projects as a Development Coordinator, where she is responsible for a wide spectrum of tasks, such as conducting highest and best use analyses, researching incentives / policy programs, applying for grants and CMHC funding, managing proposals and RFPs, coordinating consultants, and tracking RFIs.
Beyond the responsibility of overseeing accounting, marketing and daily operations of the Consulting team, Joanna also innovates business processes to increase efficiency and streamline practices. As an advocate for continuous improvement, she develops and implements strategies to remove bottlenecks, improve work flow and boost productivity. Through data collection and analyses, she has established important business metrics to monitor and guide the growth of the department.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Project Coordination
- Due Diligence and Research
- Market and Demographic Analysis
- Land Use and Policy Research
- Proposal and Report Writing
Bachelor of Business Administration - Simon Fraser University
Diploma in Urban Land Economics - University of British Columbia
Memberships & Involvements
UDI, NAIOP, ULI
Vice President, Consulting
In 2006, Justen joined Colliers as an Analyst with the Unique Properties Brokerage Group. Over the course of two years with Unique Properties he was involved in the underwriting over $200 million worth of transactions ranging from Marinas and Ski Hills to Islands and Timber Portfolios.
In 2007, Justen joined Colliers Consulting as a Planning Consultant. He currently specializes in providing Advisory, Valuation and Strategic Planning services on behalf of Institutional Clients, Developers as well as Government.
Managing Director, Vancouver Consulting
My career has focused on Urban Planning and development of a wide range of property types. Work has included feasibility studies, consultant selection and coordination, managing the civic approval process and implementation of construction projects. Working for a variety of client types, my focus is on assiting clients achieve their real estate goals while finding a balance between communiity and private goals. I am a creative problem solver and approach real estate challanges in different ways.
VP & Director
James Smerdon is a retail consultant and strategic planner with Colliers Consulting in Vancouver. James joined Colliers in 2007 and has been a consultant since 1997. James has worked on projects throughout North America, for a wide variety of public and private sector clients.
Vice President, Consulting Services
Howie Charters is Vice President of the Colliers International Consulting in Vancouver. Howie joined Colliers in 1996 and has 35 years of experience in both the public and private sector. His expertise is in the provision of strategic advisory services for the development of mixed-use commercial projects and the rationalization of complex portfolios; as well as in the development and implementation of real estate management reform and portfolio strategies. Recently he has been advising First Nations and Developers on development strategies for native lands.