Vice President, Planning & Placemaking
Amit is a Vice President in the Planning and Placemaking group of Colliers International. He is an experienced leader in real estate consulting with extensive knowledge of placemaking advisory, market analysis, development pro forma feasibility and portfolio strategy. Amit’s experience spans various major asset classes including office, residential, retail, mixed-use and industrial.
Master of Business Administration – University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
Bachelor of Commerce – University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business
Senior Vice President, Planning & Placemaking
Russell leads the Colliers Planning and Placemaking team based out of Vancouver. Over the years, he has managed development and planning advisory assignments locally, as well as throughout North America, China, and the Middle East. He provides expertise in strategic planning, land capacity analyses, demand modelling, demographic forecasting, and economic placemaking, ultimately with the goal of creating unique and successful destinations within existing urban fabrics.
Senior Consultant: Urban Planning and Placemaking Advisory
Chris Kuno joined Colliers as an urban planning consultant following a career in professional baseball and has served as a project manager and analyst on a range of projects related to the reimagining of existing real estate assets into financially sustainable places with unique character and identity. He holds a Master of Urban Planning degree with a specialization in Real Estate and Development from McGill University.
Chris provides expertise in policy creation, destination creation, special district planning, planning approvals, development feasibility, and strategic portfolio planning for private and public sector clients.
A registered planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners, a committee member of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres, and NAIOP Real Estate Development Association, Chris is an active member in the planning community.
Erin brings to Colliers her experience conducting real estate market analysis, urban planning policy development, and public engagement facilitation. Her strong design, analytical and mapping skills contribute to planning and development project success. Erin's engagement facilitation experience includes innovative approaches that effectively gain key insight from community members and stakeholders. She is experienced in demographic and socioeconomic analysis, conducting residential, retail, office, and industrial market studies, as well as land use and policy research.
Prior to joining Colliers, Erin worked in the Calgary real estate and rental market doing communications work and conducting market analysis. She also contributed to the growth of the Beltline Neighborhoods Association and its affiliated mural art festival as their Community Engagement Coordinator where she facilitated public art projects and related events.
Fiona Sterritt joined Colliers in May 2022 as a Project Planner within the Planning and Placemaking Team. Fiona has significant experience in property valuation, analysis, and advocacy, along with a recent Master of Urban Planning degree with a concentration in Urban Design and Development. She is passionate about improving mobility planning, urban form planning, and smart densification. Fiona also brings strong graphic and technical abilities to projects, with the ability to visualize and communicate a wide variety of planning initiatives. As a Project Planner, Fiona supports the Planning and Placemaking Team through research, analysis, and presentation of proposals and reports for both public and private sector clients.
Vice President - 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.