“When I’m not working I . . .
Love to spend time with my wife and family, exercise, cook, travel, and have a few cocktails in between. My new husky puppy Kona, born February 10, keeps me busy and active, and she’s a great icebreaker when it comes to meeting new people.”
Colin joined Gola in 2019 after six years with two other local commercial real estate firms, where he specialized in tenant representation and was exposed to agency leasing. The latter role provided valuable insights into the motives and goals of both landlords and tenants and strengthened his skills as an advisor to tenants and buyers.
According to Colin, “Gola’s exclusive tenant representation and project management model is unparalleled in the market. After years of dodging the question of conflict during a transaction, I saw the true value to our clients of advising them and only them. Also, you cannot put a price on people and from the start I got along very well with each of the partners here and saw myself growing at the company for a long time.”
Throughout his career, Colin has successfully negotiated transactions totaling over $25 million. Bicycle Transit Systems, PureStar and goPuff are among the clients he has served with Gola. A Philadelphia-area native, he holds a Pennsylvania commercial real estate license and is a member of the Alliance of Tenant Representatives.
Commercial real estate is a multi-faceted industry that demands a versatility of skill sets, from financial modeling to negotiation to client management. In conjunction emphasizing individual accountability, putting the client first, and prioritizing team success, as a former athlete these challenges resonated strongly and drove me to embrace this profession.
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance
University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management
Community-minded, Colin has dedicated his free time to supporting the St. Joe’s Prep alumni organization, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School and SpeakUp! While at UMass, he helped lead the lacrosse team to a CAA championship, and he now shares those skills by coaching at various lacrosse clubs throughout the area.
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