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Scott Adams


Executive Managing Director, Virginia & Raleigh

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Professional Summary

J. Scott Adams, CCIM, has over 27 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry as an investment sales broker, corporate leader, project manager, and consultant.  Since 1993, Mr. Adams has led the negotiation and sale closings of $1.7 Billion of investment sales of office, office/flex, and industrial properties, primarily in the Virginia markets of Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Charlottesville. He has consistently been recognized as a top regional dealmaker and trusted adviser for institutional and local owners. Mr. Adams remains an active investment sales broker in addition to his corporate leadership responsibilities.

As President of Colliers I Virginia, Mr. Adams is primarily responsible for leading the Colliers International brokerage and asset services teams to be the top performer throughout Southeast and Central Virginia. Mr. Adams has leadership responsibilities for all regional corporate support functions in that region as well. Beginning fall 2020, Mr. Adams will also have leadership oversight for the Raleigh, NC market. 

Prior to Colliers International, Mr. Adams was President for CBRE’s Mid-South Region Affiliate Offices (including offices in Virginia and throughout North Carolina) as well as a Senior Consultant with Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now part of EY) in their Washington, D.C. office. 

Mr. Adams is also actively involved in serving the military veteran community as well as for real estate initiatives at the University of Virginia. 


  • 150 West Main, Norfolk, Virginia - $50,500,000 
  • Main Street Centre, Richmond, Virginia - $48,819,676
  • Bon Secours Health Center at  Harbour View, Suffolk, Virginia - $46,478,624
  • Northridge and Rivers Bend Portfolio, Richmond, Virginia - $39,600,000
  • Highwoods Portfolio, Hampton Roads, Virginia - $39,600,000
  • Reynolds Metals Headquarters Campus, Richmond, Virginia - $38,200,000
  • Greenbrier Office/Flex Portfolio, Chesapeake, Virginia - $36,000,000
  • Forest Office Park, Richmond, Virginia - $35,000,000
  • West Park I & II, Hampton, Virginia - $34,300,000
  • Charlotte East, Charlotte, North Carolina - $33,900,000
  • West Park I & II, Hampton, Virginia - $32,218,000
  • One Crescent Ridge, Charlotte, North Carolina - $31,250,000
  • Green Valley Office Portfolio, Greensboro, North Carolina - $31,175,000
  • GSA Operations Center, Suffolk, Virginia - $30,400,000
  • 500 East Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia - $29,820,511
  • Towers Perrin I & II, Chesapeake, Virginia - $28,000,000
  • Crossways Portfolio, Chesapeake, Virginia - $27,700,000
  • Norfolk Commerce Park Portfolio, Norfolk, Virginia - $24,250,000
  • Forest Office Park, Richmond, Virginia - $24,100,000
  • Perimeter Center, Richmond, Virginia - $22,500,000
  • Crown Point Corporate Center, Gaithersburg, Maryland - $22,400,000
  • Park Central Office Buildings, Richmond, Virginia - $21,800,000
  • Coliseum Central Office Portfolio, Hampton, Virginia - $20,728,398
  • Government Leased Office Portfolio, Richmond, Virginia - $20,250,000
  • Peter Jefferson Place Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia - $20,120,000
  • Town Point Center, Norfolk, Virginia - $19,900,000
  • AOC – West End Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia - $19,610,255
  • Patrick Henry Corporate Center, Newport News, Virginia - $18,550,000


  • Master of Business Adminstration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science degree, University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce

Memberships & Involvements

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Licensed Salesperson, State of North Carolina
  • Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) 
  • Commercial Real Estate Council of Hampton Roads: 
    •  Long-time award winner for brokerage production at Gold or Platinum Levels 
    • Two-time “Deal of the Year” winner 
    •  "Hunter A. Hogan Award” as the region’s highest producing broker 
  • “Deal of the Year” winner for Office Investment Sales for 9 consecutive years per Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) 
  • Archon Group’s Award for Exceptional Performance in Sales Brokerage


Service Lines

Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Office

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