Based in Tirana, Albania Stela is the Managing Partner of the Colliers International Albania team and has overall responsibility for the provision of all Colliers International services in the territory of Albania and Kosovo. Stela Dhami joined Colliers in August 2007 as a Key Account Consultant with primary account management responsibility for City Park, an international style shopping center in Albania. Stela was in charge of leading the advisory and leasing process on behalf of the investor, while attracting new brands to the market such as Mercator, Intersport and Euronics. Stela has over 11 years experience in the Albanian real estate industry and during this period she has acted on the behalf of many international and local investors while completing many advisory and consultancy assignments and transactions for Albanian and Foreign Corporations in their need for real estate in Albania. She is happy to have been a part of the group to attract Lindner Group to Albania for their investment Tirana Business Park, to date one of the largest real estate investments in Albania. Her current interests include the attraction of international hotel operators to the Albanian coast.
BUSINESS AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Throughout her career Stela has been at the forefront of the development of the real estate market in Albania. She is a big supporter of the development of tourism as a main contributor to the Albanian economic growth. Stela holds a BA Economics in from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. In addition, Stela graduated with an MBA from the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. In both educational institutions, Stela was the recipient of many merit based scholarships and was on the Dean’s List of high achieving students. Prior to joining Colliers, Stela was employed by U.S. Bank in their Small and Medium Business Loan Center, a financial institution operating in 24 U.S. States. Her main focus was the analysis of clients’ businesses and offering credit based assistance to aid their growth. She additionally worked as an Economic Development Manager with Mercy Corps, one of the largest and most successful nonprofit organizations with worldwide operations, where her responsibilities included business analysis and advisory work for Portland’s businesses.