Client Spotlight: Colliers International | Huntsville

Accelerating Client Success with Seamless Services to Investors, Property Owners, Tenants, & Developers

Colliers International is a commercial real estate services organization with more than 400 offices across the world. The company got its start in Alabama in 2007 when father and son team Joe Sandner III and Joe Sandner IV created Sandner Commercial Real Estate, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama. The firm quickly became one of the city’s leading commercial real estate companies and then joined Colliers International in 2012 as an independently owned affiliate.

In 2013, Colliers International began investing in Huntsville, acquiring 2.1 million square feet of office space in the city. After merging with a local Huntsville real estate firm, Colliers formed Colliers International | Alabama, opening three offices and employing 47 people. The firm employs specialists in local real estate who know their communities and local industries. Colliers International provides services from brokerage sales and leasing to investment services, project and real estate management. 

“Our clients depend on our ability to draw on years of direct experience in the local market,” says Alison Waddell, Director of Operations for Colliers International in Alabama. She adds, “Our professionals know their communities and the industry inside and out.” 

The Opportunity 

Colliers International enlisted the services of Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. in 2013, making the company a preferred roofing vendor for all of its Alabama properties. Colliers uses Maxwell for roof repairs, assessments, and replacements and is enrolled in Maxwell’s roof management program, MAXCare, for several of its properties.

According to Waddell, Maxwell has been dependable, responsive, and professional on the job. She says, “We have not had any complaints from our tenants or building engineers since we started using Maxwell.”

The Solution

Because Colliers owns so many different types of properties, their roofing needs vary. Still, Colliers has found that Maxwell’s quality work translates from job to job. “They are always willing to work within our building owner’s budget to prolong the life of the roof until a replacement can be afforded,” says Waddell.

Beyond the actual roof work, Waddell says that it is Maxwell’s service that sets them apart from other roofing companies. The communication between Maxwell’s account managers and technicians with the property manager has helped make managing their properties easier. Says Waddell about Maxwell Roofing, “Try them. You won’t be disappointed.”