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J. Scott Adams Named Executive Managing Director for Colliers Virginia and Raleigh


Virginia and Raleigh, NC., November 11, 2021 – Colliers | U.S. is pleased to announce that J. Scott Adams, CCIM, has been appointed executive managing director of Colliers‘ brokerage operations in Virginia and Raleigh. In this new role, Adams will focus solely on the leadership of all brokerage operations in the region.


Adams has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry as an investment sales broker, company leader, project manager and consultant. Since joining Colliers’ predecessor company in 2002 as a regional market leader, he continued as an investment sales broker, completing over $1.8 billion in transactions including the iconic World Trade Center in Norfolk. Adams will work with the market leading, extended investment sales team to ensure a seamless client transition.


“I would like to express my gratitude to Scott for his efforts to establish Colliers as a market leader in Virginia, and most recently in Raleigh. His renewed, focused commitment to our clients, professionals, and company will ensure that we continue to offer the service they have come to expect from Colliers, while strengthening our market position,” said Ryan Kratz, president of Colliers’ Southeast and Mid-Central region.


Media Contact:

Jullieanne Cueto

Communications Specialist, Virginia and Raleigh, NC


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J. Scott Adams, CCIM, has over 27 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry as an investment sales broker, corporate leader, project manager, and consultant.  Since 1993, Mr. Adams has led the negotiation and sale closings of $1.7 Billion of investment sales of office, office/flex, and industrial properties, primarily in the Virginia markets of Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Charlottesville. He has consistently been recognized as a top regional dealmaker and trusted adviser for institutional and local owners. Mr. Adams remains an active investment sales broker in addition to his corporate leadership responsibilities.

As President of Colliers I Virginia, Mr. Adams is primarily responsible for leading the Colliers International brokerage and asset services teams to be the top performer throughout Southeast and Central Virginia. Mr. Adams has leadership responsibilities for all regional corporate support functions in that region as well. Beginning fall 2020, Mr. Adams will also have leadership oversight for the Raleigh, NC market. 

Prior to Colliers International, Mr. Adams was President for CBRE’s Mid-South Region Affiliate Offices (including offices in Virginia and throughout North Carolina) as well as a Senior Consultant with Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now part of EY) in their Washington, D.C. office. 

Mr. Adams is also actively involved in serving the military veteran community as well as for real estate initiatives at the University of Virginia. 

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