Colliers International’s Watts Receives NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award

Katharine Watts, vice president, Colliers International

TORONTO (October 19, 2015) – NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has recognized Katharine Watts, vice president, Colliers International, with its 2015 Developing Leaders Award. “We are proud to recognize Katharine Watts for her exceptional achievements and leadership in NAIOP, her community and the industry,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO of NAIOP. “Her drive and innovative approach to emerging trends and economic opportunities will position the industry for success both now and in the future.” As vice president for Colliers International, Watts specializes in commercial real estate brokerage services, assisting local and national businesses with their real estate needs. Her responsibilities include lease negotiation, complex financial analysis, leveraging market opportunities, and new business development. Over the course of her career, she has been actively involved in transactions comprising in excess of $550 million. One of 15 individuals to receive NAIOP’s coveted award this year, Watts was honored before hundreds of industry colleagues at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 14, at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Established in 2006, the Developing Leaders Award has been given to rising industry professionals from across NAIOP’s chapter network in all sectors of commercial real estate. Recipients are professionals under the age of 35 who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues and show great promise as future industry leaders.

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