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Colliers | U.S. Names New Brokerage Market Leader for Atlanta

Nathan Knowles to lead growth in dynamic market

Atlanta, Georgia, June 2, 2022 – Leading commercial real estate services and investment management firm Colliers announced today that Nathan Knowles has been appointed Executive Managing Director and Brokerage Market Leader for Atlanta.

In his new role, Mr. Knowles will oversee Colliers’ talented team of professionals as they continue to accelerate the company’s growth in this dynamic market. He brings to the position strong experience in brokerage services, fiscal management, client service and a tech-forward perspective. Mr. Knowles succeeds Bob Mathews, Colliers’ long-time Atlanta market leader, who will complete a planned transition into an advisory role as Executive Chairman. During Mr. Mathews 18-year tenure, Colliers Atlanta became a highly respected, market leading operation.

“Since joining Colliers, Nathan has demonstrated strong capabilities in helping clients make comprehensive decisions to execute on their real estate strategies, “ said Ryan Kratz, Colliers President - Southeast and Mid-Central Regions | U.S. Brokerage. “Under Nathan’s leadership, I am sure that we will continue to deliver excellent client service and attract top tier talent to the Colliers Atlanta operation.”

Mr. Knowles has held a range of significant positions at Colliers helping clients succeed in corporate real estate and site selection assignments. He has also been an energetic contributor to Colliers’ overall operations, most recently as a member of the company’s Technology Advisory Group. Prior to Colliers, Mr. Knowles held a series of progressive international leadership positions at both Electrolux and LG Corp.

A native of Atlanta, Mr. Knowles received his MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, completed his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University and The University of Arkansas, and completed Executive Education in leadership at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“I look forward to accelerating the great tradition of service excellence for our clients in Atlanta and beyond,” said Mr. Knowles. “And I’m eager to advance the incredible legacy of Colliers’ market-leading presence in the region as we build an even greater enterprise into the future.”

About Colliers International
Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 62 countries, our 17,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 27 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.3 billion and $57 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people. Learn more about how we accelerate success at, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn

For further information, please contact:

Alison Day
Allison+Partners for Colliers

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Nathan is the Executive Managing Director and Market Leader at  Colliers and has global experience leading businesses and teams at some of the world’s most recognized companies. His first job out of college was working in a warehouse and becoming forklift certified, hand-writing serial numbers, and learning distribution, consumer durables, and end-to-end supply chain from the ground up. Since then, he has had a progressive career with multiple leadership roles Internationally. Nathan's background and experience helps clients understand how real estate decisions affect their entire business operations. He has led and built a direct-to-consumer business, negotiated and leased +1 MM SF distribution centers, conducted site selection projects for international companies, optimized end-to-end supply chain for distributors, managed large global accounts, and consulted on the distribution of the H1N1 vaccine.

This experience in both Corporate America and Commercial Real Estate blend seamlessly and provide his clients with industry expertise. Since he has had time sitting on both sides of the table, he has unique insights that to help clients make the best decisions to execute on their strategies.

Earlier in his career, Nathan held multiple leadership roles at Electrolux Major Appliances, the world's second largest appliance manufacturer. Most recently, he was the General Manager, Ownership Solutions with responsibility for North America. This business unit had six service lines within a +$16 Bn global public company. He also has previous leadership experience at LG, Booz Allen Hamilton, and General Electric.

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