Kristin Blount: Championing Women in Real Estate with Work Ethic, Integrity and Generosity

Kristin Blount, EVP, Colliers

BOSTON- Kristin Blount, an Executive Vice President at Colliers, has been a long-time leader in the real estate community in Boston. Her expansive knowledge of Boston and large urban properties is ever evolving, much like the city itself. Known for her expertise on market dynamics, Blount has become the best in the business for supporting companies both large and small, guiding them through the Boston landscape, and selecting outstanding properties that best fit their needs.

Blount has solidified herself as a leader in the industry, approaching each client relationship with creativity, tenacity, and drive. Some of Kristin’s most notable clients include Nitsch Engineering, McKinsey, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Globe, and Beth Israel Lahey.  Blount also represented CBT Architects intheir recent headquarter relocation to One Constitution Road in Charlestown, MA.

Photo: One Constitution Wharf

With an intimate understanding of her clients’ strategy and goals, Blount can find tremendous success again and again on behalf of her clients. She provides sound counsel and unwavering commitment to her clients, many of whom she has worked with throughout her career.

Blount’s clients and community recognizes her for her work ethic, integrity, and generosity with both her time and talent. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications for her leadership, contributions, and achievements within the Boston real estate industry, spanning her more than twenty-year career. A dedicated member of many industry networks and organizations, she has sat on the board of directors of the CREW Network and the Commercial Brokers Association, serving as CREW’s North American president in 2010 and CBA’s president in 2011.

When not achieving on behalf of her clients, Blount has worked to make change within the commercial real estate industry. A true champion for women in an industry that has not always made room for female leaders, Blount has harnessed her influence in the community to establish herself as a mentor, a resource, and a voice that raises other women leaders up to help them succeed in the business.

Every day, Colliers experts deliver commercial property services that drive exceptional results and enduring value for our clients. The company is dedicated to creating customized solutions that work for their customers’ unique needs and exceeding their expectations. Colliers’ Boston network of enterprising commercial real estate brokers and advisors means customers have access to local market knowledge and insights, whenever and wherever it is needed.

Colliers’ insight maximizes the power of space, wherever their clients do business. Each customer’s needs are unique, and Colliers’ passionate experts deliver an unparalleled service experience to meet them — whether applied to one single site or a complex global portfolio.

Their platform consists of strategic urban advisors who provide tenant advisory and landlord representation services within the Boston urban market. With a research-backed and relationship-driven approach, combined with decades of experience, Colliers helps to uncover the opportunities customers need to make informed decisions about their real estate goals.

Boston Real Estate Times asked Kristin Blount a few questions as a part of our coverage of the 2022 Outstanding Women in Real Estate Awards.

Boston Real Estate Times: How has real estate changed your life?

Kristin Blount: My dad was a lawyer and my mom was a residential real estate broker.  They also had a small development and investment company, purchasing or building suburban strip centers and apartment buildings.  As a kid, my plan was to be a lawyer like my dad.  I worked with my dad during school breaks in high school and in my first years of college.  When I was offered a position at Meredith & Grew, Colliers’ predecessor, I accepted thinking it might help me with my future law career.  Boy, was I wrong!  I immediately learned that I loved working in commercial real estate and it was what I wanted to do for my life.  I’ve had a great career and have enjoyed every minute of it.

BRET: In your experience, how has the industry changed in recent years as far as technology, markets and demands are concerned?

KB: As far as brokerage is concerned, the biggest change I’ve seen is the availability of information.  Clients can find options online.  So – my job has changed from one that involves providing information to one that provides knowledge and judgment. As a broker who practices as an advisor, this is good for my practice.  The other thing I’ve noticed is that technology has reduced people’s expectations over waiting for information.  In order to stay committed to my goal of over communicating with my clients, I remain committed to my clients via email, virtual meetings, and text.