Senior Vice President
Chris Read specializes in the sale and leasing of retail property for Colliers | Virginia. As the Southeast Retail co-team leader, he has extensive recent and long-term experience generating positive results to owners, developers and tenants in the retail sector for over 25 years.
On behalf of national and regional clients, Chris has achieved success on a multitude of assignments including shopping center leasing, site selection, new retail developments, land subdivisions and parcel sales, tenant-mix strategies, big box leasing, redevelopment projects, portfolio leasing/sales, tenant representation, complex contract negotiations, investment sales and surplus property dispositions. This knowledge base presents a thorough understanding of special requirements to furnish a personalized approach to individual client needs.
- Past recipient of the Broker Employee of the Year award
- Gold Award, Tidewater Association of Realtors Member, Million Dollar Sales and Leasing Club
- Bachelor of Science, Old Dominion University
- Master of Science, Old Dominion University
Memberships & Involvements
- Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Member, Greater Hampton Roads Real Estate Association
- Member, Old Dominion University Real Estate Board
Senior Vice President
Norfolk - Main
Jeff Parker, CCIM, is a Senior Vice President in the Norfolk office of Colliers International. Jeff is a Hampton Roads native and has over 22 years of experience in commercial real estate as a broker, national retailer, manager, and principal. Jeff started his career in the Norfolk office of CBRE specializing in investment sales and leasing. Mr. Parker transitioned to Dollar Tree Inc./ Family Dollar as real estate portfolio manager where he handled lease restructuring and portfolio improvement for over 1,200 stores and received a hands-on education from one of the most prominent international retailers. He then transitioned to Director of Leasing for a Virginia based REIT where his team consistently exceeded industry average rent spreads increasing value for a portfolio of 60 shopping centers with over 5.5 million square feet in 12 states.
Jeff returned to his former CBRE office, now Colliers International, after the acquisition of the Virginia offices. Jeff leads his own investment properties brokerage team, and since his return has completed many notable investment sales and leases.
Jeff is a seasoned and trusted advisor who has a comprehensive understanding of multiple asset classes which allows him to consistently create and preserve value for his clients.