Russ has built a career partnering with the decision-makers of leading organizations in Atlanta and the Southeast to make great real estate decisions.
He understands optimal real estate is realized by not only achieving creative lease terms and favorable pricing, but also ensuring that the facility will mirror a business’ operational, labor and strategic needs. As one of Colliers International Atlanta’s senior principals, Russ guides his clients through this process. He understands the business goals of his client, defines workplace requirements, maps desired labor markets, outlines budget parameters, and presents options that best reflect the branding and strategy of his clients.
Russ is the quarterback of the process, bringing team members with needed expertise to execute on the plan. Russ’ attention to detail, deep understanding of his clients’ business, holistic leadership, and industry expertise create loyal clients and make him a leader in his field.
During the past 30 years, Russ has completed transactions totaling more than three and a half million square feet for clients such as RaceTrac Petroleum, DS Services, General Electric Corporation, Birch Communications, The Hartford, Miller & Martin Law Firm, Georgia Society for CPAs, IMG Worldwide, and Crown Castle International.
Prior to joining Colliers in 1990, Russ worked for CB Richard Ellis and Portman Barry Investments, Inc. Russ served as an Infantry Squad leader in the United States Army and did a one-year combat tour in Vietnam. He was awarded a bronze star commendation medal. Russ graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A. in Marketing.
Russ is an active member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and is a featured panelist/speaker on commercial real estate topics. He has also been a repeat panelist for the Georgia Society of CPAs Real Estate Education Conference Program. Russ also consults on a regular basis with the Cumberland Improvement District (CID). Russ is a board member, the past program chairman, and 2015 President for the Georgia Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), where membership is earned by tenured performance and adherence to premier ethical standards.
Russ is an Executive Board Member of the Atlanta Vietnam Veteran’s Business Association, past board member of the Ansley Park Civic Association, and past co-chairman of the Membership Committee at the Ansley Golf Club. He is an active corporate campaign member for the Woodruff Arts Center 2016 season. He is also a member of the Peachtree Christian Church.
- Colliers International | Atlanta Multi-City Assignment Award
- Colliers International | Atlanta Top Producer Award
- Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Board Director & Member
- 2015 SIOR Georgia Chapter Vice President
- SIOR Georgia Chapter Program Chairman and Board Member (2010-2013)
- Colliers International Board Member (2003-2005)
- Colliers International Office Services Group Leader (2001-2008)
- Member of Colliers Law Firm Services Group (2013-2014)
- Atlanta Community Board of Realtors Silver Phoenix Award
- Woodruff Arts Center
- Hurricane Club, University of Miami
- Ansley Golf Club
- Japan America Society of Georgia
- Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR) Board Director & Member
- Law Firm Services Group
- SIOR 200, 203
- University of Miami
38,515 sq. ft.
Atlanta, GA - May 17, 2017
55,622 sq. ft.
Jay represented Crown Castle
Russ represented Crown Castle
Alpharetta, GA - April 27, 2017
Buckner Commercial Properties
72,500 sq. ft.
Lakeland, FL - October 31, 2014
|Committee||Committee Role||Begin Date||End Date
|Chapter Leadership Council||Member||1/1/2015||12/31/2015
|Chapter Leadership Council||Member||1/1/2014||12/31/2014
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