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Katie Watts

Senior Vice President

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About

Professional Summary

Katie Hurtuk Watts specializes in Brokerage Services, assisting local and global businesses with their real estate needs. Her responsibilities include lease negotiation, complex financial analysis, leveraging market opportunities, and new business development. With more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience, Katie is recognized for providing exceptional representation to her clients in support of their business goals and operating strategies, and has been actively involved in transactions comprising in excess of $750,000,000. Katie’s strong communication skills, diligence, and strategic approach enable her to consistently achieve the most favorable transaction terms for her clients.

Accomplishments

Katie delivers a depth of brokerage and advisory services to her clients. Some of the services include, but are not limited to: Lease Renewals/Renegotiations, Office Relocations, Market Analysis, Sublease Dispositions, Building Acquisitions, Financial Analysis, and Strategic Planning.

Katie has been recognized for her professional expertise by the organizations below:

  • Colliers International
    • Top 5 Producer, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020
    • President’s Award of Excellence, 2016
    • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Scholarship Winner, 2016
    • Associate of the Year, 2014
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business
    • Notable Women in Real Estate, 2018
    • Forty Under 40, 2016
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association
    • Developing Leader Award (1 of 15 honorees in North America), 2015
  • CBRE, Rookie of the Year Award, 2008

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • Colliers International
    • Tenant Advisory Council, Occupier Services, 2016-Present
    • Women’s Mentorship Program, 2016-Present
    • “Building Up Communities,” quarterly volunteer service projects
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association
    • Awards of Excellence Vice Chair, 2006-2008
    • Awards of Excellence Committee, 2006-2017
  • St. Martin de Porres High School, Advancement Committee Member
  • Magnificat High School Alumnae Board Member
  • St. Malachi "Monday Night Meal" Volunteer

Education

Graduate of Ohio University

Licensed real estate sales person in the state of Ohio

Memberships & Involvements

National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)

Services

Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Occupier Services

Property Type

Office

Specializations

Tenant Advisory Council, Law Firm Services Group

Featured Research

Apr 29, 2022

2022 Q1 Office Cleveland Report Colliers

Net absorption in the Cleveland office market was positive during Q1 totaling 278,001 SF. Vacancy declined by 40 basis points from the previous quarter to 13.2%.
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Jan 21, 2022

2021 Q4 Cleveland Office Market Report

The Cleveland office market year end shows signs of optimism for 2022.
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Oct 27, 2021

2021 Q3 Cleveland Office Market Report

With the recent surge of the COVID-19 delta variant throughout the summer, many companies put a pause on their return to office plans.
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Featured News

Sep 15, 2020

Colliers International Announces the Promotion of Katie Watts to Senior Vice President

Cleveland, OH | September 15, 2020 – Colliers International recently celebrated the promotion of Katie Watts from First Vice President to Senior Vice President.
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Aug 19, 2020

Colliers International Dealmakers - July 2020

Colliers International | Cleveland is pleased to announce the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions from our office in Cleveland in June 2020
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