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Allison Bittel Named a 2022 Atlanta Business Chronicle Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards Winner

ATLANTA November 11, 2022 – Colliers is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President and Principal Allison Bittel has earned the coveted title of Board Champion for Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 5th annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Awards program. Launched in 2018, the DE&I Awards recognize leaders and organizations in metro Atlanta who are advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace to promote the acceptance of all people.

 

As a Board Champion, Allison not only uses her position to drive diversity initiatives at Colliers, but she also does so across the entire commercial real estate industry and throughout Atlanta.

 

“In 2011, I was asked to share my story with fellow members of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR), where I spoke of my early days in real estate as one of a few women in a male dominated industry,” said Bittel. “This was the beginning of my quest to help others find a path in the corporate real estate business and make a bigger impact in my hometown of Atlanta.”

 

During her 10 years of service at ACBR, Allison created the framework for its diversity mentorship program, which helps women and members of diverse groups build fundamental skills in the commercial real estate industry. Since its inception, ACBR’s diversity mentorship program has graduated more than 100 diverse candidates from its 12-month program. Its curriculum is comprised of one-on-one sessions, signature events and personalized classes hosted by the organization.

 

In 2020, Allison also founded The Women’s Collective (TWC), an Atlanta-based 501(c)(6) organization comprised of c-suite and senior level women leaders who strive to support, mentor and influence change for women in the workplace. Together, Allison and fellow TWC members recently launched the organization’s “Leaders on the Rise” mentorship program helping to inspire and guide women to grow both personally and professionally.

 

“Since joining Colliers in 2019, Allison has been at the forefront of change, guiding our office to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace culture,” said Nathan Knowles, executive managing director and market leader at Colliers in Atlanta. “As we look to hire new talent, we are grateful to have mentors like Allison who are deeply committed to supporting and empowering all employees to reach their full potential in their careers and future endeavors.” 


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Allison Bittel

Senior Vice President, Principal

Atlanta

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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