Phil Stafford is Chief Operating Officer for Colliers International | Chicago. In this role, Phil oversees overall business operations for more than 275 professionals in Colliers’ Chicago-area offices, including business development, client service, finance, human resources, marketing and strategic direction.
Phil also leads Colliers’ Real Estate Management Services division in the Chicago area, including responsibility for over 45 million SF in 300+ properties. The division includes a staff of 138 property management, engineering and construction personnel in 20 local offices. Phil has demonstrated success integrating Colliers’ teams across divisions – including marketing, leasing, advisory and investment sales – to provide clients with exceptional, value-added service.
Prior to Colliers, Phil was Director of Property Management for the Chicago Suburban Market with Lincoln Property Company Commercial, providing property management, construction management and acquisition due diligence services for corporate clients and joint venture partners. His oversight included daily operations, execution of capital programs, contract administration, service specifications, fiscal/financial controls, lease administration and budgeting.
As Portfolio Manager for Prentiss Properties Limited, Phil oversaw property and construction management of a 2-million square-foot office and industrial portfolio in Chicago, including the operation and redevelopment of 123 North Wacker Drive. It involved fast-paced due diligence and acquisitions often leading to redevelopment of acquired properties through capital programs.
Phil previously worked as a project architect with VOA Associates including commercial property development services in Illinois, Ohio and Florida. He also worked as a software programmer for the Army Corps of Engineers Construction Research Laboratory.