Top-Producing Florida Retail Investment Sales Team Joins Colliers

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Brad Peterson, Whitaker Leonhardt and Michael Brewster expand Colliers' retail investment services

TAMPA, Fla. - Rezul -- A top-performing Florida retail investment sales team with brokers Brad Peterson, Whitaker Leonhardt, and Michael Brewster has joined Colliers. Based in Orlando, the team works with institutional and private capital investors to facilitate retail investment sales transactions.

"The addition of this team is part of the continued evolution of Colliers' expansion into the institutional retail owner space and our growth in Florida and further enhances our other services in retail including leasing, debt, and financing, project and development management, as well as property management," said Ryan Kratz, President, Southeast and Mid-Central Regions, U.S. Brokerage, Colliers.

The team, previously at JLL in Orlando, has handled $750 million in transaction volume since January 1, 2021.

"Despite being a large global commercial real estate services company, Colliers has a very entrepreneurial mindset and tempo in the way they do business, which aligns well with how our team operates and wants to grow," said Brad Peterson, Executive Vice President, Retail Investments, Colliers.

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In his 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Peterson has been involved in the sale of more than 350 shopping centers and single-tenant investments with an aggregate value of more than $5.5 billion. Prior to joining Colliers, he led the JLL Orlando Capital Markets Group.

In his 15 years of commercial real estate experience, Leonhardt has been involved in more than $2.5 billion in sales and financing transactions. He was a Senior Director in the Orlando office of JLL Capital Markets (and HFF until JLL's acquisition in 2019) for 10 years.

At HFF and then JLL, Brewster served as a net lease specialist and focused on the sale, purchase, and recapitalization of single-tenant net leased assets in the U.S.

"Colliers continues to enhance our retail capabilities in Florida, recently hiring additional brokers for leasing services and now expanding on our already extensive retail investment team," said Danny Rice, Executive Managing Director, Market Leader Central/West Florida, Colliers. "Brad, Whitaker, and Michael will be an exceptional fit with our company culture as well as our clients."

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Colliers is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 63 countries, our 17,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For 27 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.5 billion and $87 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people. Learn more at Twitter @Colliers, LinkedIn, and https://corporate.colliers.com/en.



Source: Colliers International

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