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Professional Profile: David Violette 2006


  • Title: Vice President/Principal
  • Company: Colliers Houston & Co. - Property Management Services
  • Location: Somerset, N.J.
  • Birthplace: Portsmouth, N.H.

Family: Wife, Anne, and daughters: Danielle (18) and Jacqueline (16)
College: BS, Northeastern University Accounting/Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant, 1987
First job outside of real estate: Senior accountant – Grant Thornton International, NYC
First job in real estate or allied field: Vantage – N.J., development accountant/controller
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Founded in 1850 Colliers Houston & Company currently manages in excess of 10 million s/f of commercial real estate in central and northern New Jersey. Our future plans are to continue to grow management and leasing services to become the regional leader in providing quality third-party commercial real estate services in New Jersey.
Hobbies: Golf, skiing and all outdoor activities
Favorite book: “The Hunt for Red October,” Tom Clancy
Favorite movie: “Saving Private Ryan”
Persons you admire most (outside of family): Benjamin Franklin and Bobby Orr
Keys to success: Determination, hard work and keeping a balance between work and family
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Owner/operator of a retail sporting goods business