NASHVILLE, TN (October 15, 2014) – Colliers International announced today that Katie Barton has joined the firm as the Director of Research. Katie comes with a wealth of knowledge about the Nashville economy, after serving two years as a key member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce economic development team. While at the Chamber, she managed the team’s property database, edited and packaged Requests for Information, and assisted with marketing materials and logistics in support of Partnership 2020.

As Director of Research, Katie will be responsible for conducting in-depth market analysis, research and reporting for Colliers Nashville.  Prior to moving to Nashville, Katie worked for the Savannah Economic Development Authority in Savannah, GA, where she provided project support to the relocation and development teams, and assisted the World Trade Center Savannah with inbound delegations and special events. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs from North Georgia College and State University, and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Georgia.   

Janet Miller, Colliers International Nashville CEO and Market Leader, said “Katie’s market knowledge will make her an excellent addition to the Colliers team. We view her addition to the team as a sign of our commitment to being the leading commercial real estate firm in Middle Tennessee.  Nashville’s rapidly growing commercial real estate market led us to search for someone who will fit in with our philosophy of innovation and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Katie’s caliber to fulfill this role.”

For more information, please contact Allison Schepman at or 615-850-2748.