Meet the founders
In 1920, Lanard and Axilbund (the historical namesake of Colliers in Philadelphia) took a bold red diamond as emblem for its leasing services to the textile industry in Philadelphias booming loft district - an image quite befitting the tough sophistication exhibited by its young founders, and the dazzling possibilities before them.
Through the decades we have become ever more brilliant, growing from just a few to a few hundred and from a room on Market Street to the mantle of a toptier global firm.
Today we are the largest independently owned real estate firm in Philadelphia, a dynamic multi-faceted organization honed through an enduring commitment to our people, clients and community. Working together to accelerate success, adversities of the past have prepared us for present and reflect into the innovations of
Michael Barmash has been building relationships and driving change throughout Philadelphia for more years than he would prefer to count. His reputation for knowing the market, putting in the work for his clients and demonstrating respect and mentorship to all who join him in the industry he loves is well known. All this, served up with his one-of-a-kind charm, is an art - and something that has made Colliers special through the years.
See what drives Michael in a new Colliers 100 Story Sign Painter Artist's Son:
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