Russell Collins joined Avison Young in February of 2020, taking a leadership role in developing the project/construction management vertical as a part of REMS.
Russell’s background in CRE development and asset management spans over 22 years. His asset and portfolio experiences include new office tenant, low rise residential, retail mixed use, hotel, arena, retail space and more, spanning the US and New Zealand. His positive attitude and team leadership has allowed him to excel in multiple industry sectors including commercial, hospitality, healthcare, gaming, retail, nonprofit, civic, senior living and education. Well-versed in the full development cycle of real estate investments. His expertise includes development oversight, capital planning, financing, entitlements, design team coordination and full project controls.
Recently, Russell served as VP/Director of Real Estate Assets, Development and Construction for UPBRING, a non-profit agency providing social service programs throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. He has been a Founding Principal and Capital Development Construction Executive for a commercial design-build architecture and owner’s rep. firm in NYC.
He holds a Masters of Architecture and Minor in Urban Planning & Civil Engineering from Texas Tech.
LEED-AP©- Accredited Professional
CPM Candidate, IREM Institute of Real Estate Management
PMP Candidate, PMI©, Project Management Institute
Associate Member, AIA, American Institute of Architects
Member, American Planning Association, Texas Chapter
Member, BOMA, Building Owners Management
Association International Member, CoreNet Global,Central Texas Chapter
Member, RECA, Real Estate Council of Austin
Member, ULI, Urban Land Institute
Board : Austin Regional Growth Council