Senior Vice President, Principal
Kelly began his career in hospitality, working in every area in full-service hotels on his way to General Manager. Serving hospitality clients in both corporate and leisure markets helped shape Kelly’s service philosophies which have been applauded by his teams and clients. His experience in the hospitality business, with a tendency for attention to detail and spirit of service, was a natural segue into facility management. He previously held positions as General Manager for Carter Real Estate, Senior Facilities Manager with Cassidy Turley, and Director of Facilities with Colliers.
Currently, Kelly is focused on serving Colliers facility clients, including Fortune 100 and 500 corporations, regional businesses, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions. Currently, he leads a team of dedicated associates who support corporate headquarters, childcare centers, R&D facilities, call centers, data centers, warehouses, recreational and aviation facilities for Colliers clients throughout the United States. Kelly’s extended team consists of 165 highly motivated associates whose primary focus is to provide O&M support and integrated services. Kelly and his teams serve their clients with IFM solutions including executive reception services, conference center management, call center operations, lease administration, space planning/design, move management, shipping/receiving, mail room services, managed print services, project management, and oversight of food service operations. Kelly provides support for business development strategies, transition/implementation of new assignments and corporate resources for associates on varying client assignments. Kelly also serves as the National Account Leader for a 140-million-square-foot portfolio in which Colliers provides mobile maintenance services in 21 markets across the United States.
Under Kelly's leadership, his team earned multiple LEED certifications and received numerous awards through Building Owners Managers Association (BOMA), including the prestigious International Building of the Year Award for one of his largest clients.
Reinhart University, B.A.
RPA designation through BOMI
CHA designation through AHLA
Memberships & Involvements
President, COO, Principal
As President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Colliers International | Atlanta, Holly Hughes is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Atlanta office. She works collaboratively with the Chairman/CEO and all the key leaders inside the Atlanta office to ensure the highest quality of client services and execution of local, regional and business line operations. In her role, Holly serves as an example of servant leadership - embracing change and setting examples for the organization. She develops and oversees the implementation of programs and infrastructure that increases the potential for adding value, strengthening client relationships and growing existing business.
In her current role as President and COO of Colliers International Atlanta, Holly seeks to best meet her clients' evolving needs by bringing more innovation to help solve their problems. She has her eyes firmly set on future goals to continue to build and leverage upon the amazing culture and work environment at Colliers, make certain that business lines are supported with resources, technology, innovation, expertise and other support to allow the team to serve clients in a superior manner, and finally, to recruit top talent that adds to the client service offering while enhancing culture.
Holly joined Colliers International as CEO of Colliers International Real Estate Management Services Atlanta and Colliers Facility Solutions in February of 2014. She led a team of professionals dedicated to safeguarding Colliers client’s investments and prolonging the life of the assets for the properties that they manage. She says that a simple philosophy guides everyone on her teams: they treat each property like it is their own. That way they do more to solve their clients’ problems, more to develop tailored solutions to meet their client's goals and provide more personal attention that gives their clients peace of mind.
Holly’s real estate career started at Carter, an Atlanta real estate investment and development firm, where she excelled in several leadership roles. As Executive Vice President she oversaw all facets of their 25 million square foot real estate portfolio. As chief administrative officer she was responsible for finance, accounting, IT, HR, marketing, infrastructure and running and supporting business strategy.
Senior Facilities Manager
As Senior Facilities Manager for Colliers Facility Soultions, Christine has responsibility for all aspects of facility management, including client relations, budgeting and reporting, operations, contract negotiation, project management, internal moves, adds, changes and leadership of the facility team.
In her experience working within Fortune 100 companies, Christine is diligent and professional while working within the corporate structure, various service lines and divisions as well as with high level executives. Christine works with her clients to develop building maintenance and operational programs to ensure efficiency and reliability of systems while maintaining first-class service and operations.
She is focused on her clients’ success and has served a wide variety of clients over the past 20 years. Some of her clients include Halyard Health Global HQ (Formally Kimberly Clark Health), Georgia Power Company Corporate HQ, Piedmont Healthcare Corporate HQ, Atlanta Housing Authority Corporate HQ and BellSouth/AT&T Regional HQ.
She currently is the account manager for Texas Instruments North America leased site facilities and project management. She and her team manage daily operations of facilities services for 43 sites totaling 544,000 square feet in the United States and Canada
By trade, I am a graphic designer. At heart, I'm a writer. Big picture, I am a marketing project manager. My brand of multi-faceted marketing skills allows me to navigate a goal, position or team that requires "a little of this and a little of that" with adaptability, resourcefulness and fun.
• Over 20 years experience in graphic design, marketing and advertising
• Knowledageble in a range of print and online media across multiple industries
• Outstanding creative and sales presentation skills
• Passionate about design and targeted marketing
• Well-developed research and content development skills
• Experienced in Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365 on Mac and PC platforms
• Commercial Real Estate
• Facility and Property Management
• Temporary Staffing
• Cosmetic Surgery
• Home and Lifestyle
• Landscape Management
• Mac & PC platforms
• Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AcrobatPro
• Microsoft Office 365: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Mass delivery software: Email Studio, Silverpop, Emma, Constant Contact and more
• Social media platforms: Facebook, LinkedIN, Wordpress and more
• Familiar with HTML5
Senior Chief Engineer
With over 10 years of commercial real estate engineering experience, Bruce has a groundup understanding of the industry. Prior to joining Colliers, Bruce was with Tishman Speyer Properties where he effectively managed a team of engineers to whom he provided mentoring, on-the-job training and continuing education. Bruce possesses a strong background in all aspects of maintenance repairs including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical and plumbing. Bruce has also worked for Childress Klein Properties, Inc. and CarrAmerica Real Estate Services.
Bruce recently joined Colliers Atlanta as a Senior Chief Engineer and will provide technical direction and oversight of building operation and efficiency on a local level. He is responsible for implementing company best practices and policies to improve engineering service offerings. His duties include:
- Research and application of energy saving methods to maximize building efficiency
- Development of staffing best practices and strategic partnerships
- Oversight of capital project planning and execution
- Leadership for portfolio budgets, ensuring accurate and timely completion
- Validation of compliance with current OSHA training requirements
- Development and implementation of engineering best practices
Property Services Manager
As the Property Services Manager supporting property and facility management teams, I have been instrumental in building our computerized maintenance management system (ColliersPRO, powered by Building Engines) to aid our management and engineering teams in improving efficiency, service delivery and communication and maintaining equipment and assets.
I also manage other key components that support daily operations for our Mobile Maintenance and Engineering Team for Colliers International Management – Atlanta and for Colliers Facility Solutions:
- OSHA compliance
- Purchasing program (Home Depot)
- Fleet management (Enterprise & Geotab)
- Technology management (Building Engines, Angus, Corrigo and Yardi)
- Mobile device and technology program (Verizon)