Christine Daly joined Colliers in Tampa Bay in February of 2019 as a Sales Associate in the company’s Clearwater office. Teaming with Paula Clair Smith, CCIM in commercial services, Paula and Christine form the Smith | Daly Duo of Colliers to assist sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants with any and all real estate concerns ranging from simple to complex.
As a vital part of the Smith | Daly Duo, Christine emphasizes on office and flex leasing in the Mid/South submarkets of Pinellas County. Her analytical background and passion for local market research enables her to assess commercial properties, understand current and potential long term concerns, and guide clients to the best solution.
Christine has immersed herself in the Tampa Bay commercial real estate market since graduating from college. Both individually and with her team, she works with a variety of local investors and business owners along with very special non-profits, such as Lutheran Services of Florida and the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
Her notable accomplishments include assisting Pinellas County in securing a site for a vaccination center during the Covid pandemic, and she continues to represent the County with various real estate projects.
Christine worked as a multifamily investment sales agent with the Meoli Donaldson Partners of Marcus & Millichap before transferring her skills to the Colliers platform. Through this experience, Christine gained invaluable skills by advising clients in individualized real estate investment strategies, marketing applicable listings to qualified buyers, and analyzing client properties, including broker opinions of value.
She began her commercial real estate career with an internship at NAI Northern California in San Francisco where she gained valuable experience in multifamily, office, retail and land real estate. She also is in the process of earning her CCIM designation.
Christine received her bachelor’s degree in both finance and real estate from Florida State University.
Memberships & Involvements
FGCAR - Board of Directors 2021
CCIM - Florida West Coast Member
Managing Director, Commercial Services
Paula Clair Smith, CCIM, joined Colliers as a Director of Commercial Services in February 2016 and was promoted to Managing Director by the end of 2017. As a longtime Pinellas County resident, Paula conveys a wealth of knowledge of the local commercial real estate market. Her experience in office, industrial and redevelopment spans 20 years, making her extremely valuable to Colliers and her clients.
Senior Client Services Specialist
Laurie Bell joined Colliers International | Tampa Bay in October of 2017, shortly after relocating to the area from the suburbs of Washington, DC. With nearly two decades of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Laurie is a seasoned veteran, having worked with landlords, tenants, sellers, and buyers on properties in every asset class.
Laurie works in Colliers’ Clearwater office, supporting three senior brokers and one junior broker in the disposition, acquisition, and leasing of commercial properties of all types. She is involved in the design and production of customized marketing materials, as well as the administration of the many lease and sale transactions for her team. Her years of experience allow her to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines for a dedicated and active brokerage team.
Prior to Colliers, Laurie held the position of Commercial Leasing Coordinator at Vanguard Realty Group (now known as Promark Partners) in Rockville, Maryland. In that position for more than 11 years, she provided direct support to the Managing Director as well as the company’s entire team of commercial brokers. A dynamic professional, Laurie prepared legal documents, processed all department transactions, and created promotional and marketing materials, along with a host of other responsibilities. Her dedication and proven performance led to an ever-expanding role within the company, as she also provided support on select projects to Vanguard’s CEO, Principal, and property management.
Earlier in her career, Laurie served as the Office Manager/Senior Administrator at Grubb & Ellis Company for over five years, where she supported a team of six agents, managed the office, and supervised one administrative assistant.