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Nathan Knowles | Colliers | Atlanta

Nathan Knowles

Executive Managing Director, Principal

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Professional Summary

Nathan is the Executive Managing Director and Market Leader at  Colliers and has global experience leading businesses and teams at some of the world’s most recognized companies. His first job out of college was working in a warehouse and becoming forklift certified, hand-writing serial numbers, and learning distribution, consumer durables, and end-to-end supply chain from the ground up. Since then, he has had a progressive career with multiple leadership roles Internationally. Nathan's background and experience helps clients understand how real estate decisions affect their entire business operations. He has led and built a direct-to-consumer business, negotiated and leased +1 MM SF distribution centers, conducted site selection projects for international companies, optimized end-to-end supply chain for distributors, managed large global accounts, and consulted on the distribution of the H1N1 vaccine.

This experience in both Corporate America and Commercial Real Estate blend seamlessly and provide his clients with industry expertise. Since he has had time sitting on both sides of the table, he has unique insights that to help clients make the best decisions to execute on their strategies.

Earlier in his career, Nathan held multiple leadership roles at Electrolux Major Appliances, the world's second largest appliance manufacturer. Most recently, he was the General Manager, Ownership Solutions with responsibility for North America. This business unit had six service lines within a +$16 Bn global public company. He also has previous leadership experience at LG, Booz Allen Hamilton, and General Electric.


Nathan earned his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and completed his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University and The University of Arkansas. While in college, he was a member of multiple NCAA championship teams and an All-SEC and All-ACC selection.  

He has also completed executive education at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a graduate of General Electric's Commercial Leadership Program.



Area Development, Business Development, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Distribution, Distribution Centres, Location Advisory and Incentives, Portfolios, Warehouses

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Corporate Capital Solutions, Occupier Services

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Retail

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