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Alex Smith


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Professional Summary

Alex is an Associate with Colliers International | Cleveland-Akron specializing in retail and office landlord representation, tenant representation and sales, along with land assemblage and disposition. With a background in real estate finance, planning and zoning, Alex brings a diverse skill set that allows him to effectively serve a variety of clients.

Born and raised a Clevelander, Alex has a thorough understanding of the Cleveland-Akron market. His detailed-oriented analysis and problem-solving skills along with his ability to read and identify market trends are some of the critical attributes that he applies when representing corporate, institutional and local clients in the leasing, sale and consultation of retail, office and land transactions.

Alex began his career at Colliers as an intern with the James | Bitton Group, a top-producing retail brokerage team in the Columbus office, where he developed an extensive understanding of valuation, prospecting and analysis of retail investment properties. After graduating from Ohio State University in May 2018, Alex returned to his hometown to continue working with Colliers in the Cleveland-Akron market.


Colliers Cleveland-Akron Rookie of the Year, 2020


The Ohio State University, BSBA in Real Estate and Urban Analysis with a minor in City and Regional Planning

Memberships & Involvements

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) - Young Leaders Commitee Member


A&C Ventures, Inc


Cross Development

Dimension Development Partners

DRA Advisors

DTLR | Villa


LNR Partners, LLC

Nassimi Realty Corp

The NRP Group

Twin Shores

Quest Diagnostics



Financial Analysis, Investment Properties, Land Marketing, Land Sales, Healthcare, Mixed-Use Properties, Restaurants, Retirement Living, Seniors Housing, Shopping Centres, Site Sales

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Property Type

Retail, Land, Office

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Featured Research

May 5, 2021

2021 Q1 Retail Cleveland Report Colliers

The constantly evolving retail market has faced headwinds due to a surplus of space, competition with e-commerce, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Although a surge in consumer spending is expected to provide some relief for the hard-hit asset class, there is a bumpy road ahead.
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Jan 28, 2021

2020 Q4 Retail Cleveland Report Colliers

Market fundamentals for the Cleveland/Akron retail market continued to weaken as the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic drove both temporary and permanent store closures.
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Oct 29, 2020

2020 Q3 Retail Cleveland Report Colliers

The Cleveland/Akron retail market recorded negative net absorption of 195,552 square feet during the third quarter of the year, driven primarily by the regional and neighborhood center sectors. Overall market vacancy increased by 20 basis points (bps) from the end of Q2 to 8.4%.
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Featured News

Sep 17, 2020

Colliers International Dealmakers - August 2020

Colliers International | Cleveland is pleased to announce the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions from our office in Cleveland in August 2020
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Feb 18, 2020

Colliers International Dealmakers: Recent purchases, sales, leases and investments in Cleveland-Akron in January 2020

Cleveland-Akron, Ohio – Colliers International | Cleveland-Akron is pleased to announce the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions from our office in Cleveland-Akron:
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