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Scott Nelson | Colliers | Atlanta

Scott Nelson


CEO, Occupier Services | Global

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Professional Summary

Scott Nelson is CEO, Occupier Services | Global at Colliers International and is responsible for strategy and leadership of the global Occupier Services business unit. Occupier Services makes up the platform of talent and tools that supports our clients directly and in partnership with our transaction advisory professionals that lead many of these relationships.  Occupier client engagements include tenant representation transaction advisory and project management assignments, multi-market accounts, to comprehensive corporate real estate outsourcing.  Occupier Services includes service lines such as Enterprise Clients/Account Management, Client Experience, Strategic Consulting, Technology Services (including our Colliers360 platform), Lease Administration, Transaction Management and Project Management.  Occupier Services is a global business with deep capabilities sitting within each of the three regions of Americas, EMEA and APAC.


Scott has held key leadership positions for much of his career, with his entire tenure focused on occupier clients and the development of businesses and platforms to serve these clients, including experience directly leading client engagements with  some of the most recognized global brands.  

Scott has extensive experience with the initial relationship “solutioning” and transitions, resource deployment and development of the client-facing team, strategic real estate planning and portfolio optimization initiatives. These projects have resulted in real value creation opportunities for clients in the area of real estate occupancy cost reduction, business intelligence technology deployments, process improvements, CRE organizational design, maximized real estate flexibility, capital and expense plan re-positioning, among others.  Scott began his career as a tenant representation transaction advisor and has personally handled more than 250 transactions exceeding $1 billion in total value throughout the U.S. and globally.  


Auburn University, BS in Marketing

Memberships & Involvements

CoreNet Global, IAOP - International Association of Outsourcing Professionals - Board Member, Contributot to MA Jardina Foundation, Vail Valley Foundation, and SOS Outreach


Service Lines

Integrated Service Delivery, Occupier Services

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