State of Commercial Brokerage Overview

Education Seminar held on Wednesday, August 17

August Educational Seminar


Bob Mathews, Colliers International


David Lanier, CBRE

F. Keene Miller, Ackerman & Co.

John O'Neill, Cushman & Wakefield

Scotland Wright, Scotland Wright Associates

Panel Coordinators:

LaShone Butler, Realty Partners of America


LaShone Butler

LaShone Butler

Realty Partners of America
Managing Principal

LaShone Butler, MSRE is the Managing Principal of Realty Partners of America, a woman-owned small business real estate firm that offers advising, brokerage, and consulting services. The global firm has a local footprint and brokers deals across multiple state lines and internationally. Mrs. Butler leads a team of real estate professionals in handling commercial and residential acquisitions and dispositions. She is veteran real estate professional with extensive experience that includes • Asset/Portfolio Management • Market Segmentation • Site Selection & Inspections • Brand & Brokerage Development • Recruitment & Retention, training professionals on various technical, procedural, and moral content to be champions with integrity. Her creative solutions have proven to remain advantageous for those she represents and lead. She has been rightfully deemed, “The Deal Maker” for her artful deal handling, sourcing and bringing a myriad of geographical dispersed players together. Her natural and professional knack for re-engineering systems and processes as placed her central to consulting with organizations geared to improving operations and advancement of workplace 20/20 initiatives. Mrs. Butler is an active member of CREW, the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and supportive of various non-profit organizations with a focus on affordable housing, financial literacy and youth mentorship. Her cheerful disposition is sure to compel you to look on the "brighter side" of life.

David Lanier

David Lanier

Sr. Managing Broker

David Lanier is a Senior Managing Director in CBRE’s Atlanta office, where he has management oversight of agency leasing, as well as the public sector, educational institutions, medical office and institutional capital markets service lines. He focuses on integrating CBRE's institutional service lines, including property leasing, management, project management and investment sales to provide comprehensive solutions to clients in the Southeast market. Mr. Lanier has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate.

Prior to a merger with CBRE, Mr. Lanier worked with Trammell Crow Company in the capacity of Area Director. While he was there, he was responsible for oversight of all service lines for the Atlanta metropolitan area, including a portfolio of 53 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties.

Mr. Lanier is an active member of NAIOP and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. In 2005, he served as the President of the Georgia Chapter of NAIOP. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta History Center and is still active on several committees.

Bob Mathews

Bob Mathews

Colliers International
President & CEO

Mr. Mathews has been involved in the leadership of Colliers Atlanta since 1993. Colliers Atlanta has 70 plus brokers, 275 employees and 102 million square feet under management, which generate over $3.0B in annual transaction volume from 11 service groups. Mr. Mathews’ commercial real estate brokerage experience spans over 30 years

F. Keene Miller

F. Keene Miller

Brokerage Ackerman & Co.

Keene Miller began his career in commercial real estate at Ackerman & Co. in 1984 as an Associate in the Brokerage division. He left the company in 1991 as the number one broker in the firm to join NAI Brannen Goddard, where he spent eight years as a Vice President. In 1999, Keene rejoined Ackerman as President of its Brokerage Division, overseeing some 40+ office, healthcare, retail and industrial brokers.

Keene brings 25 years of commercial brokerage experience to bear for his clients, both users and owners of commercial property. He has developed a formidable brokerage practice that includes transactions in all major submarkets of the Metro Atlanta area as well as across the U.S. and internationally.

John O'Neill

John O'Neill

Cushman & Wakefield
Managing Principal

John O’Neill serves as Managing Principal for Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office. He has the good fortune of working alongside an outstanding team dedicated to C&W’s core values and client-focused culture. In addition to Mr. O’Neill’s management responsibilities, he serves on the firm’s Executive Committee for the Tenant Advisory Practice Group, and has been involved in many exciting and successful projects including Intercontinental Hotels Group (486,000 square feet), Carter’s (292,000 square feet), Primerica (344,000 square feet), Marsh-Mercer (136,000 square feet) and Graphic Packaging (110,000 square feet).

C&W feels strongly about supporting the communities it serves. As such, Mr. O’Neill is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and active with the following organizations: Vice-Chair, Atlanta Police Foundation; Board member: Metro Atlanta Chamber, Rotary Club of Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta Leadership Council and Fernbank Museum’s Corporate Leadership Council; Past President of Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors; former Chairman of the Board and current Advisory Board member, Chastain Park Conservancy.

Mr. O’Neill earned a Psychology degree from the College of Charleston and an MBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is a recipient of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors’ Top Ten Producer, Phoenix Award and the prestigious President’s Award.

Scotland Wright

Scotland Wright

Scotland Wright Associates
President & Founder

Scotland is an Atlanta native and has been in the business for over 30 years. With a heart for his community, he and his wife are active board members on numerous non-profits. And as a car enthusiast, Scotland has raced at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for years. The Wrights have two children and a granddaughter.

Michael Ulin

Michael Ulin

Vice President

Michael specializes in office and healthcare tenant representation. He has a track record for supporting corporate office users throughout the Southeast. He focuses on providing representation and consultation services for companies in optimizing their real estate strategy. Mr. Ulin focuses on providing his clients the ultimate level of service by drawing from both personal real estate expertise, corporate finance background and JLL's extensive resources.

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