Jeff Kelley | Colliers International | Atlanta

Jeff Kelley


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Professional Summary

Jeff Kelley has over 23 years of experience as a real estate professional specializing in office tenant representation. As an industry leader, he is well versed the real estate market and actively studies fluctuating trends. From negotiating optimal commercial leases to finding off-market building opportunities, Mr. Kelley has the knowledge and skills to deliver ideal outcomes to his clients.Jeff is also experienced with data centers and has been involved with numerous data center acquisitions totalling over 1.5M square feet, 250 acres of land, and 140MW of power. Mr. Kelley is an established professional in all aspects of the tenant representation process including financial analysis, workplace studies, construction management, lease negotiations, and build-to-suit projects.


Has successfully managed 14M square feet of Office Projects. 

  • ​Colliers Atlanta Office Group Services Team Leader (2007-2014)
  • 2011 Office Deal of the Year awarded by the Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • 2012 Chairman of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors - Million Dollar Club
  • Million Dollar Club Member, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR)
  • Phoenix Award Recipient 2009 (Ten years as a Million Dollar Club Producer)
  • CoStar Power Broker Award - 2006, 2007, 2008 (Ranked among Atlanta’s Top Brokers based on Office Transaction Volume)





Mr. Kelley launched his career in real estate in 1994, after graduating from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration and in Marketing. He joined Colliers International in 2000, specializing in office tenant representation. In 2007, Mr. Kelley became a Principal Partner and Team Leader of Office Services in Colliers International Atlanta. Jeff Kelley is currently a Senior Vice President and Principal in the Office Services group and remains a leader and expert with the industry. 


  • HD Supply (HQ): 220,000 SF - Office Lease / BTS
  • Westrock (HQ): 190,000 SF - Office Lease
  • RockTenn: 150,000 SF - Multiple Transactions
  • Quintiles: 140,000 SF - Office Lease
  • RaceTrac (HQ): 135,000 SF - Office Lease
  • DS Services (HQ): 140,000 SF - Mulitple Transactions including BTS
  • Halyard Health (HQ): 170,000 SF - Office Lease
  • FM Global: 150,000 SF - Building Purchase
  • Equifax, Inc. (HQ) - 100,000 SF - Office Lease
  • GE Commerical Finance: 200,000 SF - Mulitple Transactions
  • AT&T: 600,000 SF - Multiple Transactions
  • LSI Logic: 57,000 SF - Office Lease
  • Southstar Funding: 300,000 SF - Mulitiple  Transactions
  • Molyncke Healthcare: 50,000 SF - Office Lease
  • Quality Lease and Development: 1,600,000 SF - Mulitiple Transactions
  • Oracle Corporation: 40,000 SF - Office Lease
  • Microsoft: 40,000 SF -  Office Lease
  • Omni Insurance Group: 36,000 SF - Office Lease


  • “I’ve done real estate transactions around the globe and you and your associates are some of the best I’ve had the pleasure of working with.  Your knowledge of the market and expertise in negotiating techniques ensured we got a deal that was decidedly better than was expected.  I would have no hesitation using your services again and recommending you to anyone looking for assistance”. Brent A. Genovese, GE Capital, Business Portfolio Manager - Strategic Initiatives
  • “Colliers has provided significant value to RockTenn during our project to double the size of our Atlanta-area headquarters on a very tight schedule. We have worked with Colliers for over a decade - they have consistently met and exceeded our expectations.” Steve Voorhees, RockTenn, Chief Financial Officer
  • “Jeff was able to bring true value to Mölnlycke.  With Colliers’ drive, determination and knowledge, we were able to create a new deal which will save our organization a substantial sum of money.” Chris Anderson, Mölynlycke, Vice President, Human Resources and Admin. Services​


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