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David Walmsley | Colliers | Atlanta

David Walmsley

Senior Vice President, Principal

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Professional Summary

David is a native of Atlanta with over thirty years of experience as a deal maker and entrepreneur.   David joined Colliers in 2016, as Senior Vice President in Land Advisory Services through the merger of Jordan Company’s brokerage operations into Colliers International.   David began his commercial land advisory career at Jordan Company in 2007. 

From 2001-2006 David was CEO and majority owner of Velocity Sports Performance.  Under his management the organization grew from a single sports training center to a franchised network of 75 open and operating units, generating   an estimated $50 million in annual revenues.

From 1994-2000 David was based in New York City, where he oversaw consumer products and licensing for A&E Network and The History Channel.  During his six year leadership tenure he grew the divisions annual revenues from $6.5 million to over $45 million - a 700% increase.  He also received an EMMY nomination for his work as Executive Producer on Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby. 

David has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, and dozens of other print and electronic media outlets throughout the world. Raised in Atlanta, GA, he graduated from the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, holds a BA in English and Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.


2019 Co-#1 Land Producer 

Co-Recipient of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2018 Land Sale of the Year Award

Co-Recipient of the Alvin B. Cates Award for Most Outstanding Commercial Real Estate Transaction of 2018

2018 Top Ten Land Producer



Cornell University - Bachelor of English, Bachelor of Economics

Columbia University - MBA

Memberships & Involvements

Member of Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.  Board Member, Central Atlanta Progress.  Past Honorary Board Member Special Olympics of Georgia.  



Area Development, Bank REO, Development Consulting, Distribution Centres, Land Marketing, Land Sales, Residential Development Sales, Residual Land Value, Site Sales, Mixed-Use Properties

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Multifamily

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