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Dorothy Jackman | Colliers | Tampa

Dorothy Jackman

Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Dorothy has been in the student housing industry for 25+ years, having started her career on property in Gainesville, FL then as General Manager of the local locator company.  As a recognized expert, owners and developers consistently looked for her input on market conditions and suggestions on how to make their properties perform optimally for the student population.

Prior to joining Colliers International in 2012 as Executive Managing Director of the National Student Housing Group, she was a Sr. VP with a national firm.  There she was instrumental in building a platform of student housing brokerage. Through these efforts, Ms. Jackman formed a group dedicated to student housing brokerage, training, mentoring and hiring other agents to work on the team. Her team provided early reports and data which were difficult to come by in the early years of student housing. As a result, her team was regarded as a resource, and it was through those initial efforts that the brand became prominent.

Her role with Colliers is to continue strengthening relationships with owners, management companies, developers, investors and equity providers in the industry. She continues to mentor junior brokers and believes the industry is one of the most interesting asset classes in commercial real estate.

 Ms. Jackman has presented and moderated at the most prominent conferences in the space and is considered to be one of the industry’s preeminent experts. Dorothy believes in the premise of “performance before pay” and making the client’s needs her focus while assisting them in achieving their goals.


Since beginning her career as a student housing asset specialist, Dorothy has closed over 4,200 units for a total transaction volume of over $1 billion.

Dorothy has earned several prestigious awards for her work in the student housing industry. She is recognized as having closed one of the largest student housing portfolios to date, representing both the seller and the buyer in the transaction.

Dorothy’s additional accomplishments include:

• 2011 Woman of Influence
Real Estate Forum
• One to Watch in 2010
Multi Housing News
• 2010 Power Broker
• Top Woman in Commercial Real Estate
Florida Real Estate Journal, 2008
• Ranked #1 Broker in Tampa/Jacksonville
Ranked in Top 30 Brokers Nationwide,
Marcus and Millichap, 2008
• National Achievement Award
Marcus and Millichap, 2006 & 2007
• Gold Sales Achievement Award
Marcus and Millichap, 2007


Dorothy earned a Degree in Business from State University of New York at Buffalo.


American Campus Communities, Campus Crest Communities, Harrison Street Real Estate, Investment Property Advisors, Bridge Partners, Dinerstein Company, The Preiss Company, Pierce Education Properties, Midtown Partners, Diamond Realty Advisors, Woodlark, Scion, MMA Financial, Huntington National Bank, CW Capital, The Collier Companies, SEB, ASB



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Jan 8, 2020

Colliers International's Dorothy Jackman was among the first to recognize the potential for student housing and build a career around it.

Dorothy Jackman is convinced she works in the sexiest of commercial real estate sectors: Student housing. "Hands down, it's the sexiest of all the commercial real estate food groups," says Jackman, an executive managing director with commercial real estate brokerage firm Colliers International, who runs the firm's national student housing practice from Tampa.
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