Dany Koe earned his B.B.A. in finance and real estate from Robinson College of Business in 2012 and is employed by Colliers International as an assistant vice-president, specializing in technology and high growth companies.
Koe’s career with Colliers began as a research intern, a role he secured through Georgia State’s PAWS program career services. Upon graduation from Georgia State, he began his journey into brokerage focusing on office, office flex, and government-leased assets in leasing and sales. Koe was instrumental in the development of the nations’ largest government-leased property database, GSAXChange, and assisted with over $125 million of GSA-leased transactions.
During this time, Koe realized the market was saturated with brokers in the more traditional areas, and he needed to create a point of distinction. “I wanted to build my own ecosystem and specialize in something I could be known for. If not, I would be competing with brokers with 40-year relationships.” He saw technology as that niche and set out to develop a platform catering to technology and high growth companies and their needs. “I wanted to be the ‘go-to guy’ for technology companies who were just starting out or needed to expand quickly after receiving funding,” explains Koe.
Koe recently closed on an eight-acre site in Atlanta, where his technology client will be developing a new headquarters campus including a 60,000 square foot office/retail space in phase one, and an additional 30,000 square foot space in phase two. There’s also a potential phase three.
Koe is a natural networker and has a strong track record of building relationships while serving others. He was president of AREA GSU for two years from 2016-2018. During that time, the group raised over $180,000 for Georgia State student scholarships, tuition and programs.
When asked why he volunteered Koe explained, “I wanted to give back to the school. Georgia State has a philosophy that no matter your social or economic background, when you graduate, you’ll start from the same page. I’m a first generation American, and I wouldn’t be where I am without their help and resources.”