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Katie Watts

Senior Vice President

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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 18 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, expertise, diligence, and strategic approach enable her to consistently achieve the most favorable transaction terms for her clients.


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
    • Top 10 Producer, 2013-2021
    • 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
  • St. Malachi "Monday Night Meal" Volunteer


Graduate of Ohio University

Licensed real estate sales person in the state of Ohio

Memberships & Involvements

National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)


Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Occupier Services

Property Type



Law Firm Services Group, Tenant Advisory Council

Featured Research

Jan 30, 2023

2022 Q4 Office Cleveland Report Colliers

As majority of markets across the country try to navigate through a recovering office market, Cleveland was no different. The fourth quarter saw negative absorption, an increase in vacancy and saw an uptick in more sublease space coming available to the market.
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Nov 7, 2022

2022 Q3 Office Cleveland Report Colliers

Net absorption in the Cleveland office market was slightly negative during Q3 totaling -33,690 SF. Office vacancy registered at 14.3%
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Jul 27, 2022

2022 Q2 Office Cleveland Report Colliers

Net absorption in the Cleveland office market was positive during Q2 totaling 56,483 SF. Vacancy declined by 10 basis points from the previous quarter to 13.1%.
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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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