Hayes Swann | Colliers International | Atlanta

Hayes Swann

Senior Vice President, Principal

License # 280207

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Professional Summary

Hayes Swann is a Senior Vice President at Colliers International and is head of the Office Investment Sales Group in Atlanta.  Mr. Swann’s thirty years of institutional experience in acquiring, selling, lending and portfolio management spans the major property sectors, having been involved in over $2.7 billion worth of transactions.

Prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Swann was in the Investment Sales Groups of DTZ Rockwood and GVA Advantis as a Managing Director and Senior Director, respectively.  Previously, Mr. Swann held the position of Chief Investment Officer for Colonial Properties Trust.  Mr. Swann was also a Principal at Lend Lease and its predecessor, Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, Inc., where he served from 1985 to 2002.  Through his career, Mr. Swann has been involved with NAIOP, including participation in the National Office Development and Capital Markets Forums and Georgia Chapter Board member.  Mr. Swann facilitated a session on Real Estate Capital Markets at the NAIOP National Convention.  He is also a former board member of the Real Estate Group of Atlanta.


Mr. Swann’s volunteer activities include serving on the St Pius X Catholic High School Advisory Council and the Cathedral of Christ the King Parish Council, which he chaired from 2009-2015.  He’s an Advisory Board Member for Shepherd Center, an acute care hospital for spinal cord related injuries and has been involved with Habitat for Humanity and the Center for the Visually Impaired.

In 2015, Mr. Swann led a money-raising effort through a 95-mile bike ride for the benefit of Emory’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research Program and Shepherd Center, raising $330,000.


MBA (Finance)
The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

BA (Math & Economics)
Vanderbilt University

Memberships & Involvements

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Former Broad Member (Atlanta Chapter) Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Group of Atlanta (Former Board Member) Member, Colliers Investment Services Group (CISG) Member and Client Team Leader, Colliers Asset Resolution Team (CART)


  • Banyan Street Capital
  • BayNorth Capital
  • Clarion Partners 
  • Cousins Properties
  • Duke Realty
  • ELV Associates
  • Highwoods
  • Holder Properties
  • KBS
  • LNR
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Panattoni
  • Parkway Properties
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta
  • Transwestern Investment Co. (Pearlmark)
  • Urban Realty Partners
  • Wells Real Estate Funds
  • Winter Properties


Service Lines
Capital Markets
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Aug 12, 2019
Colliers International Brokers $24.8 Million Sale of Midtown Atlanta’s Silhouette Building to Atlanta Technology Investment Firm Silver Spirit Global
Colliers International brokered purchase and arranged debt for Dau Global’s $11.5 Million purchase of Silhouette in 2014; provided leasing and management services to Dau throughout term of ownership; will continue with Silver Spirit
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