Colliers Grabs Investment Sales Pro Rawles Wilcox in DC Office [Updated]


Global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group has hired Rawles Wilcox as a senior vice president, Commercial Observer has learned. Wilcox joined the firm’s international capital markets team focusing on multifamily services in the Washington D.C. office on Jan. 17.

Wilcox said he went to Colliers (CIGI) because of its “diversified and professional investment sales team in a non-competitive environment.”

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With nearly a decade of experience commercial banking, real estate and marketing, Wilcox has underwritten over 450 properties, involving 120,000 multifamily units, in the D.C. region that are valued in excess of $19 billion, according to a Colliers press release.

Before joining Colliers, Wilcox was a senior director at Greysteel from 2016 to 2018, according to Wilcox’s LinkedIn page. Prior to that, Wilcox worked at the Mid-Atlantic office at investment advisory firm ARA.

As a senior analyst at ARA he worked on deals including AIMCO’s sale of the 1,222-unit Riverside property in Alexandria, Va., to WRIT for $244.8 million in 2016, JBG Smith (JBGS)’s sale of the 276-unit Louis at 14th building in D.C. for $176.5 million to TIAA-CREF in 2014 and Insight Property Group’s $69.5 million sale of The Shelby in Alexandria, Va., to PASSCO Companies in 2016.

Wilcox’s expertise in multifamily investment sales “will help us expand that specialty” in the D.C. market, David Parker, an executive managing editor at Colliers, told CO. Parker said that Wilcox will also collaborate with Colliers groups in Atlanta, Norfolk, Va., Boston and New York.

Update: This story has been edited to clarify that Rawles Wilcox worked at Greysteel prior to ARA and that he was working as an analyst on deals for ARA.