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2020 Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence

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Colliers takes home two CRE Awards of Excellence

Colliers International was well-represented at the 2020 Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence, taking home two awards. The small, socially-distanced event was held at the Terminal City Club on November 4th and was hosted by NAIOP Vancouver and Business in Vancouver. David Knight received the Retail Lease of the Year Award and Matt Carlson received the Office Lease of the Year Award.

The Retail Lease of the Year Award congratulates David Knight for assisting Nesters Market in leasing a 30,000 square foot space in the Independent at Main, Mount Pleasant’s tallest new building. The space is located on the second floor with escalator ground-level access, situated at the southwest corner of the intersection of Broadway and Kingsway. Nesters Market also has locations in Yaletown, North Vancouver, and Main Street.

The Office Lease of the Year Award recognizes the work of Matt Carlson on Vancouver-based mobile developer, Kabam’s, expansion with the long-term lease of 105,000 square feet across seven floors at Vancouver Centre II (VCII). Founded in 2006, Kabam is a forward-thinking, industry-leading firm that has become a global leader in multi-player mobile games. With over 400 employees across its Vancouver, San Francisco and Austin offices, Kabam sees Vancouver as a key part of its long term expansion plans. As VCII’s lead tenant, Kabam will have access to first-class amenities in the cutting-edge Vancouver office tower such as the 29th Floor Skyline Rooftop Deck, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, and dog-friendly facilities.

The 2020 NAIOP Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence recognizes the top commercial real estate projects and transactions within the Metro Vancouver area during the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. The awards acknowledge quality and performance, innovation and creativity, teamwork and collaboration, as well as community and environmental awareness. 

Congratulations to all the award recipients!


For More Information, Please Contact:

David Knight

Senior Vice President l Personal Real Estate Corporation


David joined Colliers International in 2011 and is currently a Senior Vice President in the Vancouver office. David’s expertise is in the sale and leasing of retail investment properties. Through his experience and education, David understands the complexities of retail leasing and the sale and disposition of assets in this changing retail landscape.

 David’s insight on current market conditions coupled with understanding his clients’ goals and objectives is invaluable to the marketing and negotiation process. His expertise combined with his excellent relationships, work ethic, and reputation has enabled him to provide his clients with outstanding results.

 David has been recognized as an integral member of the retail brokerage group, ranking first in overall retail production for Colliers Canada in 2018 and top 3 nationally in 2016,  2017, 2019,  2020, and 2021. Additionally in 2018, David received the Colliers Canada’s "Top 6 under 6" Award recognizing the top upcoming colliers commercial real estate brokers across the country and 2020 recieved the  "Deal Maker of the Year" Award  recognizing the broker in the Vancouver office who completed the highest number of transaction that for that year. 

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