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Making a difference in Memphis
Colliers in Memphis focuses on accelerating our clients’ success by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors. For more than 60 years, we’ve helped clients meet the complex demands of their commercial real estate needs. This local heritage has earned us our longstanding reputation as a pioneer in the commercial real estate business. We developed much of the original footprint for the city known today as "America’s Distribution Center" for its unique combination of location, transportation, distribution employee base and affordability. Simply put, we’re the industrial real estate market leaders in a city that thrives on industrial real estate.
The depth and breadth of our associates’ experience consistently has made us one of the highest-producing industrial real estate firms in the Memphis market, and supports our strategy to establish a major presence in the office and retail markets. Collaborating with an elite group of Colliers International institutional sales specialists from across the country, our local investment services group works with national and global institutions and investors to identify, evaluate and select assets that best complement their portfolios and meet their performance and income objectives.
As experts in current market conditions and trends, we are able to make solid business decisions that can positively affect the bottom-line profitability of our clients. Collectively, we are members and leaders in major commercial real estate accrediting organizations including Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and others. Our agents also carry on the tradition of founders Bob Snowden and Russel Wilkinson by participating in a host of civic and community organizations.
In its first 45 years, the company, founded by Robert Snowden and Russell Wilkinson, operated as Wilkinson & Snowden, Inc. and grew to become an industrial real estate powerhouse in the market. In 1991, the company joined Colliers International, a global partnership of commercial real estate firms, and became Colliers Wilkinson Snowden.
In the early 1990s, we joined the Colliers Investment Sales Group (CISG) and began honing our skills in institutional investment sales. Since that time, we’ve helped dozens of institutions and investors with more than $700 million in sales transactions.
Many of these investors find tremendous value in pairing our experience in institutional sales with our extensive property management capabilities. In 2004, we formed our specialized asset services team to provide third-party management and leasing services exclusively for our clients. In 2010, the company adopted the Colliers International name as part of a strategic integration into a single global platform.
A commitment to community
Giving back is an essential part of who we are. We donate our time, talents and resources to causes that are meaningful to our employees, their families, our clients and communities.
We’re also deeply committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practice, the kind that keep our communities healthy while supporting the long-term success of business.
Carrying on the tradition of our founders, we are all committed to making Memphis a better place to live and work by getting involved in our community. Just some of the organizations we are actively involved in include:
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
- Boy Scouts
- Conservation Through Art
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Kairos Prison Ministry
- Memphis Goodwill Industries
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Phoenix Club
- Salvation Army
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Treadwell Middle School
CEO & President of Brokerage Services | Memphis
Andy Cates’ primary focus is in representing corporations, landlords, and investors in the Memphis area. He has completed approximately 800 transactions involving more than 75 million square feet. Andy represents a multitude of clients, ranging from local business owners to large national corporations/owners. Cates' comprehensive knowledge of the Memphis industrial market has provided him with solid relationships with local and national owners resulting in successful transactions for his clients. Andy has served as a consultant for several large national owners including EastGroup Properties, Hillwood, Hollingsworth Capital Partners, Loeb Properties, Robert Pattillo Properties, ProLogis, and Panattoni.
Andy joined Colliers International in 1998; and in 2004, he received his SIOR designation. In 2005, Cates became partner and vice president of Colliers International | Memphis. In 2007, Andy became executive vice president of brokerage services, directing the efforts for all brokers in the Memphis Brokerage Services group. In 2013, Andy became CEO and president of the Memphis Brokerage Services group.
CEO, President & Principal | Memphis - Asset Services
Memphis - Asset Services
After spending 12 years (8 years running the industrial division), in June 2004, Brad left Trammell Crow Company as senior vice president and moved his industrial team to Colliers International - Asset Services, bringing approximately 9 million square feet of industrial product and clients.
Brad is responsible for the overall business operations and projects for Colliers - Asset Services. His knowledge of the Memphis industrial market and ability to build long-standing and trusting relationships with his tenants, prospects and clients have resulted in above-market occupancy levels for our owners and long-term tenants. Currently Brad oversees the leasing and management of over 31 million square feet, encompassing 296 buildings and 477 tenants, for industrial, office and retail product-type.
Brad has over 21 years experience in commercial real estate. He has completed over 674 lease transactions and over 39.8 million square feet with a total lease value in excess of $544 million.