Bill Buist


SIOR

Senior Vice President | Atlanta

License #141082

About

Professional Summary

After twenty years in field sales with General Electric Co., Mr. Buist began his commercial real estate career with Portman Barry & Associates in 1987. Mr. Buist moved to Colliers in 1991, becoming Senior Vice President and Partner in 1996. 

 

Mr. Buist has completed transactions which total in excess of 25,000,000 square feet of space and has concluded several noteworthy transactions including the leasing of a 800,000 sq. ft. distribution center for Amazon.com; a 400,000 sq. ft. build-to-suit distribution center for Southwire Company and a 200,000 sq. ft. build-to-suit distribution center for Mary Kay Cosmetics. 

 

Mr. Buist has represented several large industrial companies on a national and international basis including Makita, ITW, AGCO, Southwire and James Campbell Company.

Mr. Buist specializes in industrial properties including tenant/buyer and landlord/seller representation, with special expertise in high-finish, high-tech industrial properties. Primary activities during his real estate career have focused on corporate services/tenant representation and include strategy

development, market research/identification, proposal solicitation, financial evaluation and modeling, deal negotiation, construction management supervision, and operating expense audits.

 

Mr. Buist is active in several community outreach organizations including the Midtown Alliance mentoring program for Inman Middle School and the AMIS program for visiting international college students. Mr. Buist is on the Board of Directors of The Study Hall, an Atlanta based, after school program for disadvantaged children.

Accomplishments

• Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society
• Recipient of Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club Award (multiple years)
• General Electric Company, Management Development Course (MBA Equivalent), 1981

Property Type:

  • Industrial

Education:

Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Memberships & Involvements:

SIOR - Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

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