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Real estate firm hires director of operations

November 11, 2019
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Kathryn Teklinski
Kathryn Teklinski. Colliers International West Michigan

A local commercial real estate firm has named a new operations leader.

Colliers International West Michigan hired Kathryn Teklinski as its director of operations, according to the firm last week.

Teklinski will work closely with Colliers’ Market Leader Jon Potvin to provide strategic direction for the brokerage.

She will execute forecasting and financial management, including assisting with recruitment and hiring. Teklinski will also oversee the human resources, research, marketing, IT, operations and accounting teams.

“Katy Teklinski is a proven leader who brings exceptional experience leading teams and driving organizational growth,” Potvin said.

“Katy has a passion for success and excellence that will help our team achieve its goals and take our growth strategy to the next level.”

Teklinski brings nearly two decades of leadership, sales and marketing experience to Colliers.

Previously, Teklinski was the chief marketing officer for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Michigan Real Estate, where she led the firm's re-branding from Prudential to Berkshire Hathaway.

She also helped lead and support the firm's growth from 450 to over 1,100 agents and from 28 to 53 offices across Michigan and northern Indiana in three years.

Teklinski has also worked for Google and Verizon, supporting the automotive industry.

“I have had the opportunity to lead growth initiatives for several companies throughout my career, and I’m excited to support Colliers’ continued growth in this new role,” Teklinski said.

She holds a B.S. in merchandise management and marketing from Michigan State University.

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