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Leslie Hobbs | Colliers | Columbus

Leslie Hobbs

Vice President | Director of Operations & Principal | Columbus

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Professional Summary

As the Senior Vice President and Director of Operations, Leslie is the Integrator at Colliers | Columbus, meaning she partners with the CEO to test viability of vision and executes upon his ideas. She also oversees the leadership team and each department to create focus and traction of long and short term goals - holding each director accountable for the success of their team and service line. Working with every leader throughout the organization, Leslie drives results and is responsible for setting priorities in the company’s overall strategy.

As a change agent, Leslie is always on the look out for problems before they become problems.  She is responsible for implementing projects and driving improvement throughout Colliers | Columbus and its affiliated companies. 

Prior to her current role, Leslie held numerous positions at Colliers including Marketing & Research Manager | Columbus, Director of Marketing | Ohio and Director of Strategy & Innovation | Columbus. 

Additionally, before joining Colliers, Leslie was the Marketing Manager at Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally-owned residential real estate firm.  At Prudential, some of her responsibilities included serving the marketing needs of 250 brokers, re-vamping the high-end, luxury brand of Fine Homes International and managing a direct mail program that sent out 60,000 pieces annually.  

Before joining the real estate industry, Leslie worked in internal communications and marketing for the corporate office of Things Remembered, a specialty retailer with more than 700 stores.


  • Founder’s Award 2017, Colliers | Columbus
  • President’s Award, NAIOP of Central Ohio, 2010
  • Spirit of Colliers Award, 2010
  • Adena Award, 2008
  • Administrative Associate of the Year, 2007



Leslie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, with a specialization in Public Relations. While there, she was an Account Manager for ImPRessions, the #1 ranked student-run public relations firm in the country.  She also minored in English and Retail Merchandising.

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