SEATTLE—Colliers International said today thatDwight Hotchkiss has been named national director,industrial | USA. Hotchkiss' team will continue to oversee thenational practice groups—service groups with specialized expertisein particular industries or property sectors such as healthcare,multifamily, distressed assets, law firms and government.
"Colliers International's industrial business is the largestindustrial group in the world and No. 3 in the U.S.," saidCraig Robinson, president | USA. "Dwight'sexpanded leadership role is part of our continued strategy todeepen and grow our industrial business for brokerage, sales andproperty management."
In his expanded leadership role, Hotchkiss will spend a majority ofhis time focused on client strategy and business development withinstitutional clients for investment sales, management and leasing.He will also work closely with the market leaders on recruiting andwith Scott Nelson, president, occupier services,on occupier pursuits.
Hotchkiss brings 25 years of experience in theindustry, including 17 years as an industrialbroker and eight as an executive leader, to the Colliersindustrial platform. Under Hotchkiss' leadership, Colliers'national practice groups rapidly expanded from 12 to 24, with morethan 600 brokers participating in the variousgroups.
Colliers' industrial division--inclusive of brokerage, real estatemanagement services (REMS) and capital markets--represents morethan 472 professionals and 300 SIORs. In 2013,Colliers International represented more than 310 millionsquare feet, in 8,380 transactions.
The company's latest announcement builds on Colliers' recentpromotion of Anjee Solanki to national director ofthe retail group and Scott Nelsonas president of the newly formed occupier servicesgroup, a merging of Colliers' tenant representative brokerage andcorporate services groups. Similar moves in other service lines areexpected to be announced in coming weeks.


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David Phillips

David Phillips is a Chicago-based freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in business and community news. He also has extensive reporting experience in the food manufacturing industry for national trade publications.