Kristan Cole

Kristan Cole

Kristan joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer in July 2021.  Kristan offers over 16 years of strategic and creative marketing experience in the commercial and residential real estate industries, as well as higher education. Kristan is responsible for leading the marketing, communications, and brokerage services platform for the company, which includes the successful planning, development, administration, and execution of all marketing programs, branding and design items.

Prior to joining Thalhimer, Kristan served as the Director of Marketing at Commonwealth Commercial Partners, LLC, as well as in leadership roles at both Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Awards & Accolades

  • Rising Star Award at Commonwealth Commercial Partners 2019
  • Grand Award in Online Innovation/Experimentation for the Official Virginia Tech Emoji Keyboard CASE District III Awards 2017
  • Excellence in Technology Retail Award for VCU RamTech store, National Association of College Stores 2015
  • Member of Inaugural Class for ICLA Mentorship Program 2013-14
  • Marketing Excellence Award, Home Builders Association of Richmond 2009, 2010
  • Best Community Website, Home Builders Association of Richmond 2010
  • Best Community Brochure, Home Builders Association of Richmond 2010
  • Best Merchandising of a Model, Home Builders Association of Richmond 2009, 2010


Professional Affiliations & Community Service

  • CREW Richmond
  • American Marketing Association – Richmond Chapter 
  • International Collegiate Licensing Association 2012-2017
  • Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Building Association of Richmond 2008-2011    
  • Recruitment and Marketing Advisor for Virginia Tech chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority