Rick Spiller is a Partner at Wilson, Hull & Neal Real Estate
Rick began his real estate career in 1980 when he was hired by Merrill Lynch Realty as part of the Industrial Group. He continued assisting both Landlords and Tenants while at Brantley & Company, Colony Management and his own company before joining Wilson, Hull & Neal in 1986.
In 2017 Rick was elected and served as Georgia Chapter president of SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and is currently serving on the SIOR Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter which he has done since 2013. Rick regularly attends the SE Regional and National SIOR Conventions.
Rick has qualified for the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club every year since joining WHN and received the Phoenix Award in 1997 and the Silver Phoenix award in 2012.
In 2001 Rick participated in two of Atlanta’s Top 20 Industrial Leasing Deals according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a 903,000 SF lease to the Kellogg Company and a 176,000 SF lease to Weyerhaeuser.
In 2002 he was recognized as one of the Top Three Industrial Real Estate Brokers based on production volume and in 2003 and 2005, as a Top Ten Producer in the Industrial category. In 1987 he received the Top Ten Industrial Broker Professionalism Award and in 1992 he received the Top 3 Leasing Professionalism Award both presented by Dorey Publishing Company.
During Rick’s career he has successfully completed over 500 transactions with companies including ABC Touchstone, Underpriced Furniture, Deutz, Mud Pie, Ampco Distribution, McMaster-Carr, Weyerhaeuser, SP Richards Company, Savannah Distributing Company, Alstom Power, Roofing & Insulation Supply, Larson-Juhl, Airgas-Refrigeration, Marvin L. Walker, 4 Seasons Distribution and Dyke Industries. In addition, Rick has leased facilities for major feature film productions including: Taken 3, Vacation 2 and Anchorman 2.
A few of the Landlords with whom Rick has either represented properties or placed clients are Duke Realty, Prologis, Clarion Partners, DCT, Panattoni, Seefried Properties, Pattillo, IDI Gazeley, First Industrial, Panattoni, AMR Partners, Wesley Properties, Rooker, AMB, Meritex, RREEF, Liberty Industrial Trust, Selig Enterprises, RACO and Highwoods.
2017 SIOR Georgia Chapter past President and currently on the 2018 SIOR Board of Directors.
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and served on the 2017 Board of Directors.
Active member in NAIOP.
Rick grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA in Business Administration. He resides in Sugarloaf with Melanie and has three children, Samantha married to husband Steve with daughter Kennedy, Danny married to Hally and Ross at Kennesaw State.