James Garrett


MCR

Executive Vice President | Managing Director

About

Professional Summary

Colliers International

Executive Vice President | Managing Director     October 2014 - Present

Chief Operating Officer - Ohio                                   January 2011 to October 2014

NAI Global                                            Columbus, OH/Princeton, NJ
       
Executive Vice President, Network Operations     March 2009 to January 2011   
Senior Vice President, Brokerage Services          January 2004 to March 2009   
Vice President, Brokerage Services                         January 2000 to January 2004   
Regional Director, Brokerage Services                     January 1997 to January 2000   

Nationwide Insurance                                 Columbus, OH
       
Real Estate Manager                                                          March 1991 to January 1997    

Donald R. Kenney & Co. Realtors     Columbus, OH
       
Commercial Real Estate Agent                                         October 1987 to March 1991

Accomplishments

  Jim Garrett is a seasoned commercial real estate professional with more than 30 years in the industry. Well versed in the dealings of commercial real estate brokerage, corporate real estate, operations and training, Jim is known throughout the U.S. and beyond as a problem solver and thought leader. 

During his tenure at Colliers | Ohio, the team has doubled top line revenue, REMS has increased to over 28M SF and organically grown the Cleveland office to over 20 professionals.  Due to these accomplishments and many more, Jim lead the Colliers | Ohio team in winning Colliers Internationals' "Team Innovation Award" in 2013.  

In 2012 Jim was introduced into Midwest Magazines Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.

Prior to joining Colliers, Jim spent 14 years at NAI Global where he was key player in a significant member expansion and increasing network transaction revenue by 20 percent annually. This was accomplished by managing and aggregating membership data, developing best practices models and fostering continuing education. While at NAI, he became a staunch supporter of new media strategies including social networking and on-demand content delivery to distribute research, best practices and training.

Jim worked his way through the ranks at NAI Global, joining first as a Regional Director of Brokerage Services in 1997 to eventually becoming the Executive Vice President of Network Operations in 2009.

He also has significant experience in corporate real estate, spending six years at Nationwide Insurance as a Real Estate Manager. While there, Jim's team was one of the pioneers in the development of what today's to called "Corporate Services"  Additionally, he managed all real estate-related activities for 13 states, working closely with 40 employees, vendors and real estate professionals throughout the brokerage community.

Jim also spent time in the trenches of real estate, working as a commercial real estate agent at Donald R. Kenney & Company in Columbus, Ohio. Because of his time as a real estate advisor, Jim has a unique management style that sales teams and executive leadership find both refreshing and effective.

Testimonials:

“Jim epitomizes the essence of the "Can Do" approach to every problem. Jim is one of those rare individuals that has boundless energy, an incredible work ethic, and a personality that draws people to him in a spirit of collaboration. His innovative approach to problem solving combined with his ability to get things done has made Jim one of the finest real estate professionals I have had the pleasure of working with. Over the past dozen years we have worked together on many assignments and each time has been a true pleasure. Jim is one of the great ones in our business and I have become a better professional for having had the pleasure of working with him. The real bonus jis counting Jim as a good friend.” Thad Seligman, President/CEO, NAI Horizon

Education:

Wright State University - Business Administration
Franklin University - Real Estate
Master of Corporate Real Estate designation – CoreNet Global
Green Belt in Six Sigma – The CRESTAR Alliance
Advanced Negotiations – CCIM Institute

Memberships & Involvements:

I am currently the Past Chair of Colliers Manager's Steering Committee

Current Program Chair for NAIOP in Central Ohio

Marketing Chair for the Athletic Club of Columbus' Rod and Gun Club

An active mentor for The Real Estate Center at The Ohio State University 

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