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Ashton Williamson


Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Ashton Williamson, a Hampton Roads native, has worked full time in the commercial real estate industry in Hampton Roads since 1987. Prior to entering sales and leasing in 1995, Ashton was a certified general commercial real estate appraiser licensed in Virginia and North Carolina. He earned the MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute in 1995. 

Since 2010, Ashton has been involved in over 500 transactions with the Industrial Team with a total in excess of 40 million sq. ft. leased/sold. Ashton’s specialties range from General Brokerage with focus on industrial and free-standing commercial properties, to providing experienced representation with land, office/flex, and industrial properties throughout Eastern Virginia.


Commercial Real Estate Council:

  • Platinum Award - Colliers Everest Club, 2020
  • Gold Award 2011-2017, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Silver Award 2008- 2010, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004
  • Bronze Award 1998 and 2002

CBRE Virginia Top 10 Producer 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017


  •  Hampden-Sydney College, Bachelor of Arts – Economics, 1985
  •  Numerous post graduate real estate related courses since 1987, including:  Real Estate Law, Real Estate Investments, Advanced Techniques in Investment Feasibility, Basic Valuation Procedures and Capitalization Theory Techniques (A&B)
  •  Course studies for SIOR designation, a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production, experience and ethics in the real estate industry
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Commonwealth of Virginia

Memberships & Involvements


  • Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE)
  • Hampton Roads Commercial/Industrial Council of Realtors
  •  Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  •  Achieved MAI designation with Appraisal Institute, 1995
  •  Achieved SIOR designation, 2016

Community Service

  • Wildlife Foundation of Virginia, Board Member
  • Cycle for Survival Virginia Beach, Committee
  • Kiwanis Norfolk, Board of Directors


  • Gift VA to Stihl
  • Commonwealth Storage Corp.
  • Gateway Companies
  • California Cartage
  • Lingerfelt
  • WDS
  • Devon USA
  • Cambridge Hanover, Chesapeake
  • Schneider National 
  • American Port Services
  • People Services
  • Cambridge Hanover, Virginia Beach
  • Schneider National, Norfolk
  • IMS Gear
  • Dana Corporation 
  • Windspeed Logistics
  • Triumph Aerospace
  • Nippon Express
  • Schneider National, Winchester
  • US Auto Parts, Chesapeake
  • Fastenal
  • Global Medical 
  • Prologis, Suffolk  
  • Averitt Express
  • Prologis, Chesapeake


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office

Featured Research

May 19, 2022

Norfolk Industrial Market Report Q1 2022

The Norfolk Industrial Market Continues Thriving, With Positive Trajectory Accelerated by E-Commerce and Port-Related Demand
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Mar 28, 2022

Virginia Industrial Report | Year End 2021

Vacancy rates in the combined markets of Norfolk, Richmond, and South Shenandoah Valley compressed to record lows during the second half of 2021 with a combined vacancy rate of 2.5%.
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Jan 25, 2022

Norfolk Industrial Market Report | Q4 2021

Speculative development picks up as the Norfolk Industrial Market ends 2021
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Featured News

Mar 16, 2022

Ashton Williamson Promoted to Executive Vice President

Williamson specializes in the leasing and disposition of industrial and free-standing commercial properties as well as providing experienced representation with land, office/flex, and industrial properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Apr 26, 2021

Colliers Announces the Sale of 4500 Progress Road in Norfolk for $3,750,000

Colliers is pleased to announce the investment sale of 4500 Progress Road in Norfolk from Wheeler Commercial Properties LLC, based in Boston, to Club Forrest Acquisitions LLC, based in Virginia Beach, for $3,750,000.
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