Transwestern Hires CBRE Director to Lead Mid-Atlantic Team


Transwestern has hired a former CBRE director, Renee Collins, as its new senior managing director of construction management for the mid-Atlantic region.

“This is a meaningful opportunity to use my past experience to lead a dynamic team and create transformative growth for Transwestern’s mid-Atlantic construction management service line,” Collins told Commercial Observer. “I’m excited to be part of an organization that fosters a culture of empowerment, innovation and inclusion.” 

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In her new role, Collins will identify strategic opportunities for growth, overseeing all aspects of the project management process from concept to completion, including tenant build-out, capital improvements and asset repositioning for the mid-Atlantic region.

“My immediate goals are to strengthen internal and external relationships to build on Transwestern’s great work delivering comprehensive real estate solutions and best-in-class service to our clients,” Collins said.

Throughout her career, Collins has managed interior build-outs totaling more than 900,000 square feet with a value of more than $150 million. She has also served as project designer, architect and project manager, overseeing interior build-outs ranging in size and complexity, including data centers and high-security government facilities

“Eighteen-plus years in the industry, combined with an interior design and technical background, has equipped me with a broad range of experience, best practice knowledge and leadership acumen to work successfully with clients of all types and sizes,” Collins said. 

Phillip McCarthy, Transwestern’s executive managing co-director, said he was elated to welcome Collins to the firm and add her invaluable expertise and vision to the team. 

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