Janet Miller | Colliers International | Nashville

Janet Miller

CEO and Market Leader I Partner

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Professional Summary

Janet Miller has been a key player in Nashville’s commercial real estate community for over 30 years.  She joined Colliers Nashville as CEO and Market Leader in September of 2014, following 21 years of service as the Chief Economic Development Officer for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. During that time period, Miller led the ten-county region’s top agency for recruiting new companies to the region and working with existing companies on retention and expansion projects. Miller led a team that was named a top ten economic development group in America for 4 of the last 5 years of her tenure and successfully worked with over 400 corporations on major job-creation projects including Asurion, HCA, Beretta, Mars Pet Care, Nissan, Bridgestone, Dell Inc., BNY Mellon, UBS and numerous others. At Colliers, Miller is responsible for talent development, business and brand development and all operations for the Colliers Nashville office. The Colliers office has 41 brokers and a projected transaction volume for 2018 of $800 million. Miller also serves on Colliers International’s North American Board of Advisors.

• 2017 “Distinguished Alumna,” Nashville Public Education Foundation
• 2016 “Spirit of Nashville Award,” T.J. Martell Foundation
• 2015 Recipient of Nashville Post Magazine’s “Boom” Issue Cover
• “Top Forty Commercial Real Estate Executives in Nashville,” Nashville Business Journal, June 2014 - 2018
• Winner of the “Fred H. Harris Award” for Top Economic Development Professional in the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Economic Development Council, 2014
• “Most Admired CEOs,” Nashville Business Journal, 2015 - 2017
• “Most Powerful Women in Nashville,” one of a class of four, Nashville Post Magazine, June 2013
• Inaugural class “Woman of Influence” in the “Inspiration” category, Nashville Business Journal, July 2007
• “Nashville’s Power Players” ranking, Nashville Post Magazine, 2006 - 2016
• “Fellow Member” of the International Economic Development Council for exceptional contributions to the field of economic development in America, 2007
• “National Salesperson of the Year,” Nashville Chapter of Sales & Marketing Executive Association, 2006


  • University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Bachelors of Economics
  • Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma
  • Certified Economic Developer industry certification

Memberships & Involvements

• Downtown Rotary Club, Past President
• YWCA, Board Chairman
• Metropolitan Transit Authority, Vice Chair
• Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Governance Chair
• Pathway Women’s Business Center
• OZ Arts Center
• Nashville Public Education Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nashville Downtown Partnership
• Nashville Chamber of Commerce
• Partnership 2020
• Urban Land Institute
• International Economic Development Council
• Tennessee Women’s Forum


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