Senior Vice President, Brokerage
License # 243282
Jessica is the Market Leader and Senior Vice President of the Landlord Services Group with a dedicated focus on increasing asset value to office properties she represents. She is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s office agency leasing professionals who represent investors of office properties in the Metro Atlanta, and is charged with continuing to grow the agency side of the business while working with the team on property strategy and lease up of existing agency assignments.
For the past six years Jessica has worked directly on the institutional ownership side of the business and as such, understands the significant impact her leasing efforts have on the valuation of a property. Her institutional background and creative nature are what set her apart.
Prior to joining Colliers, Jessica was the Managing Broker and Leasing Director at John Hancock Real Estate where she oversaw the leasing of a 4.5 million square foot portfolio located within the southeast. Notable assets include The Proscenium and 1100 Peachtree located within Midtown, Phipps Tower located in Buckhead and Ashford Green located in Central Perimeter. Prior to joining John Hancock, Jessica spent six years in Landlord Representation working with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank exclusively representing local, regional, and institutional owners.
The six years prior to that, Jessica was the Vice President of Leasing for Ackerman and Company, representing local and regional third party office owners.
Jessica brings over 20 years of high level experience to the team.
• 2018-19 Board of Directors - ACBR
• 2017 Top 10 Landlord Office Producer -
• 2017 Deal of the Year - CREW Atlanta
• 2014 Circle of Excellence - Manulife/John
Hancock Real Estate
• 2012-2011 Board of Directors - ACBR
• 2010 Chairman - Young Counsel of
• 2009 Top Five Producer - Grubb & Ellis
• 2007 Young Realtor of the Year - ACBR
• 2006 Director - NAIOP Future Leaders
Kennesaw State University
Bachelor of Business Management
Memberships & Involvements
• Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
(ACBR) - Brokerfest Chair
• CREW Atlanta 2020 - Leadership
• Mentor various women throughout the
Senior Vice President
I am a member of the Landlord Services Group at Colliers International – Atlanta, LLC, where I specialize in the marketing and leasing of commercial office space. I have over 20 years of landlord experience with both institutional and privately owned real estate holdings crossing multiple property types; office, mixed-use, adaptive reuse, loft, historic, industrial and retail.
I began my career with LaSalle Partners working on Class A high-rise projects such as Monarch Center, One Buckhead Plaza and Two Buckhead Plaza, but my concentration over the last 13 years has been on unique assets within the “in-town” submarkets including buildings such as 180 Peachtree, Carriage Works, The Candler Building, 100 Peachtree (Equitable Building) and Northyards. I have become a market leader on in-town projects demanded by technology and creative firms because of my passion to get into the weeds of the community, to understand the players, the trends and what’s happening in between. My understanding of what both start-ups and established corporate users need to stay competitive, compete for talent and succeed has allowed me to not only advise my clients on deal terms and budgets, but on ways to enhance the employee’s enjoyment through common elements and amenity offerings.
I have extensive deal experience representing owners repositioning assets as well as ground-up projects and maintain strong relationships within the brokerage community and ownership community. I am a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Technology Council, FinTech Council, a member of the Downtown Master Plan Working Group and the Central Atlanta Progress 2017 Economic Development Council Chair.
Senior Vice President
I am responsible for the Landlord Services Group at Colliers Atlanta, directing the team representing owners and investors in the leasing of office space in the Market.
I have spent a significant portion of my career (19 years) on the development side of the business providing lead tenant leases for new office development in Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, and Charlotte. I was also responsible with the balance of lease up and managing teams in each location. Since 2011, I have lead the Colliers Landlord Services team growing the portfolio to over 8.5 million SF of class A & B office properties.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was the Senior Managing Director of Leasing, Marketing and Property Management at Barry Real Estate Companies, responsible for the leasing and management of all Barry Companies Properties as well as approximately 3 million RSF of third party management and leasing assignments.
I began my real estate career in 1983 working for Koger Properties. In 1985, I joined Portman Barry, representing approximately 1,500,000 RSF. I worked with Portman Barry through 1990, when I joined Grubb & Ellis and helped to start the National Corporate Services Group working with clients such as IBM, Wassau and the precursor to AT&T Wireless. In 1985, I joined Faison as Leasing Agent for Northpark Town Center and quickly moved to oversee leasing of the 6 million RSF portfolio. In 1997, I once again joined Hal Barry and Chris Schoen to form Barry Real Estate Companies to lead the Leasing and Property Management efforts.
In addition to the Atlanta Office Market, I have been very active in the Nashville and the Birmingham Office markets, over the past 15 years. During my tenure at Barry, my team and I were instrumental in completing lease transactions that lead to new building development and the balance of the lease up of over 4 million square feet in Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Orlando, Dallas and Charlotte.
Emily brings a unique skill set to Office Tenant Representation. Combining professional experience with educational training, she utilizes a consultative style to help clients better understand the broader range of the decisions that create a real estate transaction. Emily offers eight years of experience in real estate services including construction management and furniture procurement. Emily’s passion in the market place is to connect her client’s business operations with real estate strategy creating intelligent work place solutions.
Emily joined Colliers International in 2016 as an associate in the Office Services Group. In Emily’s most recent position, she served as VP of Business Development at Office Images, focusing on relationship and brand building in the Atlanta market. Prior to Office Images, Emily worked as a project manager at Turner Construction.
Senior Vice President
I am a member of Colliers’ Landlord Services Group focusing primarily on the leasing and sale of office, industrial and medical office properties and land on behalf of private, institutional and public ownerships.
Some of my clients have included: Healthcare Realty Trust, Universal Health Realty Income Trust, Ziegler Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, Healthcare REIT, Inc. (Windrose), Panattoni, Equity Office Property trust, Beacon Properties, Crow Holdings, DuRhone Group, ELV Associates, Grove Street Partners, Lauth Property Group, MetLife, Opus South Corporation, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Prudential Insurance Company of America, and Taylor & Mathis.
I joined Colliers International in 2007 after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with HealthAmerica Realty Group where I was in charge of operations and growing the medical third party leasing and management business. Having been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry since 1986, I have over 25 years of sales, leasing and marketing experience and have held positions with Equity Office Properties Trust, Beacon Properties Trust, Taylor & Mathis and White & Associates.
Client Services Coordinator
I am the Client Services Coordinator for the Atlanta office's Landlord Services team. Prior to joining the team in September 2017 I worked in promotional event management at United DIstributors.
I currently assist Deming Fish, Jessica Doyle, Lee Evans, Will Tyler, Scott DeMyer, and Emily Richardson on the Atlanta Landlord Services Team.
Senior Client Services Coordinator
I handle the marketing support for the Atlanta office's Landlord Services team. Prior to joining the team in November 2015 I worked in experiential event management for MKTG Inc on the DIageo portfolio and at United DIstributors.
I currently assist Deming Fish, Chuck Francis, Scott O'Halloran, Lee Evans, Will Tyler, Reeve Henritze, and Scott DeMyer all brokers on the Atlanta Landlord Services Team.