About

Professional Summary

Hi, I’m Russ Jobson, and I am a commercial real estate agent in the Atlanta office of Colliers International.

My real estate practice focuses on guiding office space users in Cobb County and North Atlanta through their decision process and achieving optimal results that advance their business objectives. I spend the time to understand each company’s business goals so I can help them define workplace requirements, identify labor markets, outline budget parameters, and pinpoint options that best reflect a company’s branding and strategy.

I joined Colliers International in 1990, and I have over 35 years experience providing real estate advisory services.  My background includes assisting a variety of office space users in the Cumberland submarket as well as the Greater Atlanta real estate market.

I have completed over 4.0 million square feet of office lease transactions for Atlanta office space users including RaceTrac Petroleum, DS Services, General Electric Corporation, Novelis, The Hartford, Miller & Martin Law Firm, Smith, Gambrell & Russel Law Firm, Georgia Society for CPAs, IMG Worldwide, and Crown Castle International.

I am a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the leading global professional office and industrial real estate association as well as the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors® (ACBR).  I have received several accolades throughout my career including the ACBR: Top Five Producers Award, the ACBR: Silver Phoenix Award, and the Colliers Multi-City Assignment Award. I have served as the President of SIOR and have been a panel member for various real estate topics.

Before starting my real estate career, the United States Army awarded me a bronze star commendation medal for my service as an Infantry Squad leader during a one-year combat tour in Vietnam.

Accomplishments

  • 2015 SIOR Georgia Chapter President
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR) Board Director & Member
  • ACBR: Top Five Producers Award
  • ACBR: Silver Phoenix Award
  • ACBR: The Phoenix Award
  • Top Colliers Producer Award | Atlanta
  • Colliers Atlanta Office Services Group Leader, 2001-2008
  • Colliers Atlanta Board Member, 1998-2000
  • Recipient of Colliers Multi-City Assignment Award | Atlanta (MCA)

Services:

  • Brokerage: Tenant Representation

Property Type:

  • Office

Testimonials:

"It has been a pleasure working with Russ this past year, and the rest of the Colliers team.  Choosing Colliers was one of the best decisions we made in 2017.  Everyone is excited about the fact that our project is coming along nicely and a little ahead of schedule, no less!"

Steve Rubio
CFO & Treasurer
Zelis Healthcare - Network Solutions

“The Colliers office team’s priorities and values were always aligned with RaceTrac’s. Their committment to us was to do whatever it took to make the deal”.     

Brian Thornton
Executive Director of Real Estate and Engineering
RaceTrac Petroleum

“Russ, you and your Colliers team efforts have been truly phenomenal.  We selected Colliers because of its passion for excellence and its commitment to its clients.  You have met and exceeded our expectations and we are very grateful.  Good hard working folks are sometimes a rare breed.  I am glad to have the word spread relative to your contributions to our success.”

Ron Frieman, Chief Financial Officer, DS Services

“One of the main reasons we selected Russ and his Colliers team was their local ownership model being unique among the larger brokerage firms.  With their focus primarily in the Atlanta marketplace, we felt we could get quick decisions from the actual owners of the firm who were in our city.  That gave us real comfort.”

Luke Curtis, Real Estate Member,  Miller & Martin, PLLC

“For 15 years, Russ has been an outstanding partner for Fiberlight to assist with a variety of complex real estate assignments . His sound advice and hard work has allowed us to make strategic decisions to align our real estate with our company’s goals and initiatives.

Michael P. Miller, Founder & Chairman, Fiberlight, Inc.

Clients:

American Safety Insurance Services, A.T. Kearney, Bauerfeind,  Birch Communications, Buckhead Capital, Cbeyond, Digital Envoy, Digitel, DS Services , Fiberlight, Foundation Financial Group, Georgia Society of CPA's, General Electric, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA International), IMG College,   LeasePlan USA,  PIC-Marubeni, RaceTrac, The Hartford

Education:

University of Miami 1968
CCIM 101
SIOR 200, 203

Memberships & Involvements:

SIOR - Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Japan-America Society of Georgia, Ansley Golf Club, Hurricane Club, University of Miami

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