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Colliers International Atlanta Hires Allison Christopher as Vice President of Marketing


Christopher joins Colliers International after 11 years at Cousins Properties

Atlanta, August 28, 2019 — Colliers International Atlanta has hired Allison Christopher as Vice President of Marketing.  Christopher comes from Cousins Properties, where she managed marketing initiatives for the firm’s 16-million-square-foot-portfolio, including Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Phoenix and Tampa.

“We believe Allison’s going to make a big difference here,” said Bob Mathews, Chairman and CEO of Colliers International Atlanta. “Her record of results in multiple markets fits perfectly with our goals for Atlanta and the Southeast,” Mathews said.

Additionally, in the past five years, Christopher created, managed and executed the marketing platform for two mergers and one major acquisition, totaling $5.6 billion.

Allison received a BBA in marketing from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She served on the Marketing & Public Relations Committee and Downtown Office Coalition for Central Atlanta Progress and most recently, Cousins’ Campaign Co-Chair for the Atlanta United Way in 2018. She was also a member of the Wesleyan Alumni Association and served for three years as president.

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Holly Hughes

President, COO, Principal


As President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Colliers International | Atlanta, Holly Hughes is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Atlanta office. She works collaboratively with the Chairman/CEO and all the key leaders inside the Atlanta office to ensure the highest quality of client services and execution of local, regional and business line operations. In her role, Holly serves as an example of servant leadership - embracing change and setting examples for the organization. She develops and oversees the implementation of programs and infrastructure that increases the potential for adding value, strengthening client relationships and growing existing business.

In her current role as President and COO of Colliers International Atlanta, Holly seeks to best meet her clients' evolving needs by bringing more innovation to help solve their problems.  She has her eyes firmly set on future goals to continue to build and leverage upon the amazing culture and work environment at Colliers, make certain that business lines are supported with resources, technology, innovation, expertise and other support to allow the team to serve clients in a superior manner, and finally, to recruit top talent that adds to the client service offering while enhancing culture.

Holly joined Colliers International as CEO of Colliers International Real Estate Management Services Atlanta and Colliers Facility Solutions in February of 2014. She led a team of professionals dedicated to safeguarding Colliers client’s investments and prolonging the life of the assets for the properties that they manage. She says that a simple philosophy guides everyone on her teams: they treat each property like it is their own. That way they do more to solve their clients’ problems, more to develop tailored solutions to meet their client's goals and provide more personal attention that gives their clients peace of mind.

Holly’s real estate career started at Carter, an Atlanta real estate investment and development firm, where she excelled in several leadership roles. As Executive Vice President she oversaw all facets of their 25 million square foot real estate portfolio. As chief administrative officer she was responsible for finance, accounting, IT, HR, marketing, infrastructure and running and supporting business strategy.

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