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Southwest Florida Office

13241 University Drive
Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL
United States

Tel: +1 239 418 0300 

How We Started

Colliers International proudly traces its roots back to a local firm founded 1898. Today, our offices in 68 countries are aligned under a single brand and leadership, providing our clients with best-in-class resources while maintaining our historical flexibility and local ties.

Colliers was one of the first truly global commercial real estate organizations, formed more than 30 years ago as a network of independent firms. As client needs evolved, Colliers embraced the the opportunity to build an integrated global platform of professionals and property services to meet the demand for globally consistent service, accountability and integration.

Our local history

Originally founded in Clearwater, Florida in 1974 as Lee Arnold & Associates a commercial real estate , in 1980 Lee Arnold & Associates grew to incorporate a property management division, in ’86 we added an appraisal division. Growth was steady and in 1993 Lee Arnold & Associates acquired its offices in Tampa, Florida.

In 1995 Lee Arnold & Associates Joined Colliers International and became Colliers Arnold. Just a year later in 1996 our central and southwest Florida offices opened in Orlando and Fort Myers respectively.

Since then our property management team expanded into the Jacksonville region in ’06 and in 2010 Colliers Arnold was rebranded to Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida.

Throughout the years regardless of our name our mission has been simple, to be the superior supplier of commercial real estate services and solutions with an absolute commitment to ethics and integrity. When you choose to work with Colliers, you choose to work with the best. Put the expertise, innovation, passion and local market knowledge of over 15,000 Colliers professionals across the globe to work for you. 

Did You Know?

Colliers was one of the first global companies to expand operations in Asia, Central Europe and Latin America. We're committed to providing our clients with access to emerging markets around the world.

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