Vice President, Office Leasing | Memphis - Asset Services
License # 279337
Laura’s passion is transitioning an owner’s goals for a property into reality. After creating a marketing strategy for each property, Laura infuses the brokerage community, and prospective tenants / purchasers with property information and makes successful transactions happen. For project leasing assignments, she negotiates solid lease deals on behalf of the owners, while maintaining an open dialog with property management, construction management and accounting to ensure maximum performance and control of the assets. Laura creates positive turn-key experience for tenants by being the primary contact throughout the negotiation process, and by instituting a seamless transition to property management upon finalizing the transaction. As tenant retention is critical, Laura continually communicates with the tenant base at each property, enhancing the relationships between Colliers and its clients. Laura’s knowledge of the Memphis office market, aggressive marketing techniques and talent to build long-term relationships is the foundation for her achieved success.
Laura has over 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate, having completed lease and sale transactions of 2.1 million square feet and a value in excess of $267 million. Prior to Colliers, a substantial part of Laura’s career was with the Weston Companies, a privately-held developer that specialized in the development, leasing, management and disposition of its own and also third party-owned office, retail and industrial/warehouse product. It was with Weston that Laura developed her talent and drive to contribute value at every level of the business. She finalized approximately 612,000 square feet of lease transactions and asset sales with a value in excess of $60.2 million with both institutionally owned and Weston-owned properties. From 1996 – 2000, Laura lived in Charlotte, North Carolina where she began her office leasing career with Crescent Resources, a publically-held commercial developer. During her 4-year tenure with Crescent, she completed approximately 891,000 square feet of office lease transactions with a lease value of $123.7 million.
Recipient – MAAR award to Top 25 Brokers City of Memphis (2002, 2003, 2004, 2011)
MAAR Pinnacle Producers Club City of Memphis (2011)
Recipient - CoStar Power Broker award for Office Leasing (2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011)
University of Alabama: Bachelor of Arts
Memberships & Involvements
Tennessee Real Estate Affiliate Broker, Memphis Area Association of Realtors®, Commercial Council Legislative Subcommittee, Commercial Real Estate Women, Mid-South Medical Group Management Association
Weston Companies, Kemmons Wilson Inc, Rosemont Realty
Senior Vice President
Memphis - Asset Services
Ron Riley is the senior vice president of Colliers International – Asset Services, where he is responsible for overseeing the leasing, acquisition, disposition, advisory services and business development. Ron provides guidance to and is directly involved in the overall direction of the office division.
Ron regularly provides advisory services to banks, servicers, investors, insurance companies and owners. Some examples of services provided; financial analysis, due diligence including property level, as well as market level, qualitative analysis, investment concerns and highlights, lease modeling etc.
Ron’s strategy identifies current market and property inefficiencies to capture untapped value through asset repositioning, re-leasing, redevelopment, rehabilitation, proactive management and enhanced marketing. Creative problem solving is his specialty and he becomes a key stakeholder with clients’ goals and aligns with their interests. He is also focused on clients’ downside protection: evaluating capital preservation options and executing strategic multi-year planning initiatives.
Ron has 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate. He has completed over $1 billion in transactions comprised of ~800 lease transactions, ~50 acquisitions and dispositions and has led multiple refinance opportunities.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Ron worked for In-Rel Properties. In-Rel Properties is a privately-held real estate company with 6 million square feet of office and retail product in six states throughout the Southeast and Oklahoma. He managed the operations of their entire portfolio allowing him to be involved in multiple facets of the commercial real estate business including leasing, property management, tenant construction, capital improvement projects, acquisitions, refinance, development, dispositions, rebranding / repositioning of a property, market due diligence, corporate strategic planning, and financial performance.
In addition, Ron worked for Parkway Realty Services, an office REIT, where he gained the vast understanding of the strategic plans and metrics utilized to achieve maximum returns for a publicly-traded commercial real estate company.
CRE Leasing Manager | Office
Memphis - Asset Services
As a CRE Leasing Manager for the office division of Colliers International – Asset Services, Gina is a valued member of the Memphis office leasing team. As a licensed affiliate broker, she able to assist the leasing team from onset to the closing of their simultaneous deals. She is responsible for the intricate details of preparing proposals and lease documents, along with maintaining and updating property statistics, information and reports. Although Gina’s specialty is office leasing, with her comprehensive understanding of detailed and precise lease document preparation, she is able to assist the industrial team as well.
With her skilled knowledge of graphic software, Gina is able to design creative presentations, property brochures and other essential marketing materials associated with the continuing pursuit of new business. While working alongside with the marketing coordinator, she facilitates in the execution of special company events.
Gina also assists the marketing and leasing services manager in her daily operations of the Asset Services office.
Senior Marketing Specialist
Memphis - Asset Services
Kendal started her career with Colliers International | Asset Services in December 2016, as a marketing specialist, after graduating from the University of Memphis. She plays a significant role when it comes to our clients through the design of marketing materials, email broadcasts, and event planning. Generating new business, as well as retaining current clients, is a vital aspect of her position, therefore she works closely with the leasing team to develop marketing plans, presentations, and proposals.
In addition, Kendal oversees multiple projects when it comes to ad deadlines with news, magazine and online publications to keep Colliers International | Asset Services in the forefront of Memphis’ commercial real estate market. She also manages all property listing databases, signage, and continually seeks unique opportunities to promote Colliers’ developments and achievements.
Kendal is a native Memphian and chose to stay in her hometown for college by attending the University of Memphis. Throughout Kendal’s studies, she learned how to collaborate with different personalities, became goal and detail-oriented, and stepped up as a leader within different organizations.
- Advanced Social Media
- Introduction to Public Relations
- Mass Media & Diversity
- Media Writing
- Organization & Management
- Public Relations Writing
- Visual Media
With her experience in media writing, Kendal had four of her articles published in the school’s newspaper, The Daily Helmsman.
While in school, Kendal joined her sorority’s executive committee as the first Public Relations chair. She managed all media accounts, updated and revamped the chapter's website, created monthly newsletters for parents and alumni, and designed graphics for philanthropy and social events.