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Allison Bittel Named 2022 CREW Catalyst Award Winner

ATLANTA – September 22, 2022 – Colliers is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President and Principal Allison Bittel has been named a CREW Catalyst Award winner for 2022. Launched in 2020, the CREW Catalyst Award recognizes senior-level executives who have championed diversity, equity and inclusion at their companies and across the commercial real estate industry. Honorees–both male and female–are catalysts for change who promote women and diverse groups through the formation of advocacy programs that work to make a lasting difference.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by such an esteemed organization, one that has long paved the way for the advancement of women in the workplace,” said Allison Bittel. “Through my work within the Atlanta commercial real estate industry and as founder and President of The Women’s Collective, I am devoted to growing this community and empowering the next generation of female business leaders at major companies across the country. ”

Founded in 2020, The Women’s Collective (TWC) is an Atlanta-based 501c6 organization comprised of c-suite and senior level women leaders who strive to support, mentor and influence change for women in the workplace. Through the organization’s newly launched “Leaders on the Rise” mentorship program and other educational offerings, Allison and TWC members work together to inspire and guide women in a variety of industries to grow both personally and professionally.

“We are so fortunate to have trailblazers like Allison on our team as leaders, business partners and mentors to folks who are just starting their careers in the industry,” said Nathan Knowles, executive managing director and market leader at Colliers in Atlanta. “As a company, we are actively working to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and empower all of our employees to learn and grow from one another’s unique talents and experiences.”

With nearly 12,000 members in more than 75 markets, CREW Network is the premiere business network for transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women worldwide. Previous recipients of the CREW Catalyst Award include Karen Whitt, President of Real Estate Management Services for Colliers in the United States, who accepted the national honor in 2021.

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Allison Bittel

Senior Vice President, Principal


As Senior Vice President & Principal of Colliers | Atlanta Office Occupier Services, Allison Bittel specializes in providing exceptional client service to office occupiers, supporting them in the development of real estate strategies that maximize the potential of property to accelerate the success of their business objectives, clients, and people. By investing in relationships founded in integrity and trust, Ms. Bittel delivers enduring value to her clients as a long-term partner, looking beyond immediate needs to help them build and grow their business in a sustainable, strategic way.

Allison acts quickly to create and seize opportunities for her clients, embracing change and thinking differently to generate new and better solutions for long-term success. Ms. Bittel approaches each real estate transaction by evaluating the multitude of factors contributing to the overall real estate solution. By evaluating factors such as costs, talent, location desirability and other nuances, Allison helps her clients leverage flexible terms to mitigate risks during economic cycles.

Through nearly two decades of experience in office real estate advisory, Ms. Bittel has leveraged significant experience with lease acquisitions, recasts, terminations, and excess space dispositions to help her clients achieve their office space, business park and build-tosuit real estate objectives. During the past 18 years, Allison has worked on various transactions totaling more than 6 million square feet and ranging in size from 2,500 square feet to more than 200,000 square feet. Through several projects, including a 160,000 square foot headquarters relocation, Ms. Bittel has exhibited her ability to move quickly in the execution of lease negotiations when limited supply and high demand exist – securing economic development incentives and growth requirement to maximize the value of real estate for her clients. Allison joins the Colliers International Atlanta office after more than 18 years with Cushman & Wakefield.

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