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Andy Cates | Colliers | Memphis

Andy Cates


Chairman, Principal

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Professional Summary

Andy Cates’ primary focus is in representing corporations, landlords, and investors in the Memphis area. He has completed approximately 800 transactions involving more than 75 million square feet. Andy represents a multitude of clients, ranging from local business owners to large national corporations/owners. Cates' comprehensive knowledge of the Memphis industrial market has provided him with solid relationships with local and national owners resulting in successful transactions for his clients. Andy has served as a consultant for several large national owners including EastGroup Properties, Hillwood, Hollingsworth Capital Partners, Loeb Properties, Robert Pattillo Properties, ProLogis, and Panattoni.

Andy joined Colliers International in 1998; and in 2004, he received his SIOR designation. In 2005, Cates became partner and vice president of Colliers International | Memphis. In 2007, Andy became executive vice president of brokerage services, directing the efforts for all brokers in the Memphis Brokerage Services group. In 2013, Andy became CEO and president of the Memphis Brokerage Services group and currently serves as chairman.


Midwest Real Estate News – Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, 2012

Colliers Everest Award – Recognizing the top 10% of professionals nationally based on production, 2012-2014

Memphis Area Association of Realtors® Pinnacle Awards – Industrial Sales – Broker of the Year, 2014; Commercial Broker of the Year and the President’s Award, 2012; Pinnacle Producers Club, 2004-2018; Industrial Tenant Rep – Broker of the Year, 2011; Industrial Leasing Tenant Elite Award, 2010

 CoStar Power Broker Award for Top Industrial Leasing Broker, 2005-2017; Top Sales Broker, 2011-2017

 Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), Memphis Chapter – President, 2012-2013; Vice President, 2011-2012; Treasurer, 2010-2011; Program Chair, 2009


Bachelor of Arts in History, Rhodes College

Memberships & Involvements

Memphis Area Association of Realtors®, Society of Industrial & Office Realtors



Bank REO, Investment Properties, Land Sales, Warehouses

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Land


Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

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