Katie Watts | Colliers International | Cleveland

Katie Watts

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Professional Summary

Katie Hurtuk Watts specializes in Brokerage Services, assisting local and global businesses with their real estate needs. Her responsibilities include lease negotiation, complex financial analysis, leveraging market opportunities, and new business development. With more than a decade of commercial real estate experience, Katie is recognized for providing exceptional representation to her clients in support of their business goals and operating strategies, and has been actively involved in transactions comprising in excess of $550,000,000. Katie’s strong communication skills, diligence, and strategic approach enable her to consistently achieve the most favorable transaction terms for her clients.


Katie delivers a depth of brokerage and advisory services to her clients. Some of the services include, but are not limited to: Lease Renewals/Renegotiations, Office Relocations, Market Analysis, Sublease Dispositions, Building Acquisitions, Financial Analysis, and Strategic Planning.

Katie has been recognized for her professional expertise by the organizations below:

  • Colliers International
    • Top 5 Producer, 2014, 2015, 2018
    • President’s Award of Excellence, 2016
    • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Scholarship Winner, 2016
    • Associate of the Year, 2014
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business
    • Notable Women in Real Estate, 2018
    • Forty Under 40, 2016
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association
    • Developing Leader Award (1 of 15 honorees in North America), 2015
  • CBRE, Rookie of the Year Award, 2008

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • Colliers International
    • Tenant Advisory Council, Occupier Services, 2016-Present
    • Women’s Mentorship Program, 2016-Present
    • “Building Up Communities,” quarterly volunteer service projects
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association
    • Awards of Excellence Vice Chair, 2006-2008
    • Awards of Excellence Committee, 2006-2017
  • St. Martin de Porres High School, Advancement Committee Member
  • Magnificat High School Alumnae Board Member
  • St. Malachi "Monday Night Meal" Volunteer


Graduate of Ohio University

Licensed real estate sales person in the state of Ohio

Memberships & Involvements

National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)


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