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Scott Adams Evolving Role to Focus on Investment Sales Across Virginia and North Carolina

Norfolk, VA – November 2022 – Colliers | U.S. today announced that Scott Adams, Executive Managing Director and Market Leader for Brokerage in the Virginia and Raleigh region, will be evolving his role to prioritize client service. Since 2002, Mr. Adams’s stewardship of the Virginia business has seen the operation become a market leader in the state with world-class professionals and repeated recognition as a Best Place to Work. 


In his new role, Adams, who will remain based in Norfolk, will re-focus on investment sales across Virginia and North Carolina as part of a leading regional capital markets team alongside Richmond based Executive Vice President Will Bradley and Senior Vice President Mark Williford. Adams will also continue to lead Colliers’ expansion in the Raleigh & Triad regions of North Carolina, an operation he helped start in 2020. 


Adams has transacted more than $1.8 billion in investment sales, primarily of office and industrial properties, which combined with Bradley and Williford’s sales, brings the team’s total production to a formidable, approximately $4 billion in sales, primarily of industrial, office and retail properties. 


To support continued growth in Virginia, Colliers will be adding a new Virginia market leader to oversee the Central and Southeast Virginia markets.  A thorough search has commenced and Mr. Adams will retain his oversight responsibilities for Virginia Brokerage until a new leader is appointed.  This leadership change will not affect local Managing Directors that the company has in Norfolk, Richmond, and Charlottesville.

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Scott Adams

Executive Managing Director, Virginia & Raleigh

Norfolk - Main

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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Will Bradley

Executive Vice President

Richmond - North

Will Bradley is an Executive Vice President for Colliers International specializing in investment sales across the country. With over 15 years of experience and $1+ billion in sales, Mr. Bradley brings a holistic strategic approach to his client’s goals and needs facilitated through a highly sophisticated and creative process that provides unparalleled results and long-term, multi-transactional relationships. 

Mr. Bradley’s relationships with a wide composition of capital from institutional to high-net-worth and experience transacting across a variety of asset types including office, industrial and flex assets provide him a unique perspective in today’s capital markets. Prior to joining Colliers International, Mr. Bradley spent a decade with CBRE where he grew from the region’s sole analyst to its #1 producer.

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Mark Williford

Senior Vice President

Richmond - North

Mr. Williford specializes in investment sales transactions nationally with a primary focus on the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast and brings an unparalleled level of passion and expertise to the business. With 10 years of commercial real estate experience, he has successfully represented private, high-net worth and institutional clientele in the successful disposition of industrial, office, retail and mixed-use assets totaling over $1.2 billion across 10 states. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, Mr. Williford was a Director at HFF in Denver, Colorado, one of the largest and most successful commercial real estate capital intermediaries serving the United States and Western Europe. Prior to joining HFF, Mr. Williford was a leasing broker with SullivanHayes focused on tenant and landlord representation, where he completed more than 500,000 square feet of lease transactions. 

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