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Dan Drotos | Colliers | Gainesville

Dan Drotos

CCIM, MSRE, SIOR

Senior Director

License # BK3255693

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About

Professional Summary

As the Senior Director of the Gainesville office for Colliers, Dan leads the firm's presence in Alachua County and the surrounding sub-markets by providing commercial real estate solutions for his clients. His team specializes in commercial and land transactions (sales & leasing) including office, retail, industrial, and multi-family. With well over 100 years of combined local knowledge and service, they strive to continuously raise the bar for their clientele. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, Dan served as Vice President of the Commercial and Land Division at an independent firm in Gainesville where he was a partner in The Drotos Ryals Group. His team has successfully transacted over $1 billion in local (Alachua County) commercial real estate. Dan holds both a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) and Master of Building Construction (MBC) from the University of Florida along with multiple professional designations, including Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He also also serves in several industry, civic, and non-profit organizations such as: The Urban Land Institute, Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida, First Federal Bank of  Florida, United Way, and Leadership Gainesville.

Accomplishments

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors - Office Specialist (SIOR)

SIOR Transaction Award Winner - Largest Dollar Volume for Redevelopment (2018)

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

SIOR Transaction Award Winner - Largest Land Transaction (2020)

 

 

Education

The University of Florida Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Finance (BSBA-FIN) 2009

The University of Florida Minor - Urban & Regional Planning (URP) 2009

The University of Florida Minor - Real Estate 2009

The University of Florida - Master of Building Construction (MBC) 2011

The University of Florida - Master of Science in Real Estate  (MSRE) 2012

Florida Real Estate Broker 

CCIM Designation Courses

Memberships & Involvements

The Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida - Board of Directors (Secretary)

First Federal Bank of Florida - Advisory Board Member

Urban Land Institute - Young Leaders Group - Past Chair

The United Way of North Central Florida - Small Business Partner

Leadership Gainesville (40th Class)

SIOR Florida Chapter

The University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies

National Association of Realtors (NAR) - Affiliate Member

Testimonials

“Dan and Mike were instrumental in assembling this opportunity for our team. Without their deep relationships in the community, tenacity, and patience none of this would have been possible. Simply put, this was a very complicated transaction with numerous variables over a long period of time. Dan and Mike managed the process efficiently and effectively. It is an honor for us at The 908 Group to be able to put our mark on the most recognizable corner in Gainesville and we are excited for our new residents to join us in the Fall of 2022.” – Andrew Harris, Director 908 Group.

“Dan did a great job finding this off-market opportunity for our growing team in the middle of the pandemic. It allows us more space and cash flow from two established Tenants in a great location, which is what we were looking for.  Consisting of two separate transactions, we were very pleased at how the process was managed efficiently and effectively to meet everyone’s goals and timelines. We would highly recommend Dan and his team for your next commercial transaction.” 
– Fritz Reichardt, Branch Manager Landmark Mortgage Planners.

“We had worked with Dan and his team over the past few years with various leasing assignments and they have always done a great job. Although we were not actively looking to sell, Dan brought a strong offer in the middle of the pandemic, which we were pleased with. The transaction went smoothly, and we appreciated the opportunity given the uncertainty in our world today. Please consider Dan and his team for your next commercial transaction.”

-Patrick H. Perry, Partner Perry & Vloedman, Attorneys at Law
 

“Dan did a great job finding this off-market opportunity for us in a very targeted location.  We were very pleased at how the process was managed efficiently and effectively to meet everyone’s goals and timelines. We would highly recommend Dan and his team for your next commercial transaction.”

– Matt Britten Regional Partner, Brightwork Real Estate.

“After almost four decades in our current location, we are excited for the new opportunity to provide the same excellent customer service plus quality of food our patrons have come to know and love. Working with Dan and his team from Colliers was a pleasure. Purchasing a restaurant during the pandemic came with it’s challenges and through Dan’s persistence and organization, we were able to secure this building which will serve us for generations to come.”

– Paul Cakmis Owner 43rd Street Deli and Breakfast House.

“Dan and his team were instrumental in facilitating this transaction for us Through their persistence and patience we were able to overcome additional development challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. They managed the process efficiently and effectively and we are very excited to bring Novo Markets West to Gainesville”

– Mike Griffin, Director Shelton McNally.


“It was a pleasure working with Dan and his team to a successful closing on the 21+ acre multifamily parcel. We are looking forward to the synergy Novo Markets West will bring to the overall project and community.

- Gary Weseman, Manager Tanglewood Properties
 

Services

Skills

Building Consultancy, Business Space Lease Advisory, Ground lease, Land Sales, Lease Administration, Lease Advisory, $name, Project Leasing, Restaurants, Seniors Housing, Shopping Centres, Student Housing, Supermarkets, Transactions Services, Transit Oriented Development, Warehouses

Property Type

Healthcare-Medical, Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily, Retail

Specializations

Life Sciences Group

My Team

Featured Research

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