NNBW: Tell us about your business and some of the most important services you provide?
Stevenson: As an industry-leading global commercial real estate company with more than 18,000 professionals operating in 67 countries, what sets Colliers apart is not what we do, but how we do it. The foundation of our service is the strength and depth of our specialists. I have been a retail specialist throughout my real estate career of which the last 15 years have been with Colliers. Our team’s objective is understanding our client’s business and then strategizing with them to execute a plan to achieve their goals. We offer a rare combination of experience, enterprise resources, market knowledge and new talent. The Colliers team in Reno reflects experience across the real estate spectrum including:
Real estate management services
Valuation and advisory services
Restaurant and Food Services
Investment and Triple Net
NNBW: What are some of the key things your business does to ensure premium levels of customer service? Stevenson: We go the extra mile in our attitudes, hard work and actions, allowing our values of expertise, community, service, honesty and fun to come through in everything we do. I always ask myself, “what would I do if this was my shopping center?” or, “if this was my business, is this the best possible location and economics for me?” I work very hard to listen, assess and deliver solutions that align with my client. Landlords, retailers, restaurants, property managers and brokers all worked together this past year dealing with hurdles caused by the pandemic. I am fortunate to work with a company that provides extraordinary resources and information. This enabled me to communicate remotely with clients and help them navigate the impacts of a rapidly changing market. We had real time data on the state of the industry that elevated our ability to assist our clients. NNBW: What makes Northern Nevada such a great place to own and operate a business?
Stevenson: Forward-thinking leadership was very smart in diversifying our economy. Not only do we have tax advantages and a wonderful quality of life, but Northern Nevada is also on the radar for technology, e-commerce, retail, last mile, corporate headquarters and distribution companies. I feel privileged to be a native Nevadan. We are fortunate to have a variety of outdoor activities, gaming action, concerts, the arts and modern dining experiences. Livibility.com ranked Reno/Sparks in the Top 50 best cities to live in the U.S. As the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated existing migration trends, the Reno/Sparks of tomorrow will never again be the Reno/Sparks of yesterday. Our local Colliers Reno office has become a strategic location as high-profile companies and residents migrate here, primarily from California. There is a strong connectivity to our professionals in other markets and we can assist our clients with those relationships. NNBW: As a local business owner, why do you feel it’s important to give back to the community?
Stevenson: Because of my history in this community and the successes I have enjoyed, I feel it is important to give back. I have mentored several retail brokers who have become extremely successful, and, in some cases, my competition.
I also have assisted numerous small businesses and have been active on the Advisory Board of the SBDC and served as the Philanthropic Chair for CREW. Working with large national retailers is exciting, but there is no satisfaction greater than seeing a local business you helped become successful and thrive. Colliers, locally and nationally, believes in Philanthropic giving and has promoted numerous organizations. Individually or as an office, we have given to the Salvation Army, CREW, Nevada Humane Society, Northern Nevada SPCA, the Eddy House, Dress for Success, STEP2 and Northern Nevada Food Bank.
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