Associate Vice President
Fran started her real estate career in 1988 as a business consultant to real estate firms in Florida. She developed business strategies and play books on growth and profitability to assist and accelerate growth within these firms. With over 33 years’ experience as a Commercial Real Estate Professional her focus is on Healthcare, Medical, Non-Profits, Investors and Office Tenants. With her educational background in finance her strengths are in negotiating complex sales and leasing transactions, financial analysis, site selection, contract negotiations, business development, identifying economic development opportunities; market conditions and trends and long-term financial planning for her clients. Because she understands her clients, their short-term needs, and long-term goals, she is considered one of the most well -respected Brokers in her field. Fran takes a hands-on approach to her clients’ real estate needs and not only assist the TEAM but becomes one of the TEAM members.
Fran works closely with Healthcare & Medical Owners/Tenants, Nonprofit Organizations, Professional Clients, Administrators, Facility Planning Departments and Real Estate Departments to create and maximize value by securing strategic cost-effective solutions. Her clients typically face issues of growth, consolidation, inflexible landlords, staff and/or patient logistical concerns and facility obsolescence.
My approach has always been to find solutions and opportunities by first listening to my clients and then to best assist them in reaching the most optimal outcome. I become a real estate partner and an advocate for my clients’ interest and stay with them throughout the entire process. I provide a critical link to resources and services which makes the entire transaction flow smoothly.
Over the last several years, Ms. Pepis has closed on $900 Million in sales and leasing transactions and has leased over 1.5 MSF of commercial space. Throughout her 33 years in commercial real estate, she has been fortunate to work with a number of local, regional, national and international investors, owners/users and tenants.
Keys to her success has been her ability to equip every client an unrivaled understanding of the real estate market tailored to their unique needs to accelerate their success.
>> 2017- Commercial Real Estate Woman (CREW) Impact Award
>> 2016 - With her business partners, successfully took Colliers Dickinson Inc. public and sold to Colliers International.
>> 2013- 2016 - Became a principal owner in Colliers Dickinson, Inc. Commercial Real Estate as CFO and Broker
>> 2013 -2016 - Jacksonville Business Journal Bizwoman Mentor
>> 2013 - Jacksonville Business Journal " Women of Influence' Honoree
>> 2004, 2007-2010, 2013: CoStar Power Broker for Office and Retail Leasing/Sales
>> 2008- :NAIOP Office Broker of the Year
>> 2006-2007, 2009-2010: NAIOP Nominee for Office Broker of the Year
>> 2006- NAIOP Chapter Merit Award for Distinguished Service
>> 2004- NAIOP Nominee for Largest Office Sale of the Year
>> 2003- Top Woman Produces for the State of Florida
>> MBA in Finance and Business Administration from Pace University.
>> Certifications in Financial Analysis, Business Management and Cost Accounting, from the University of Hartford, Connecticut.
>> Completed courses in Growth Management, Site Selection, Malpractice Suits, Budget Preparation, Contract/ Agreement Negotiations, Due Diligence and Long-Range Financial Planning
Memberships & Involvements
>> National Association of Industrial Office Properties Past Board Member and Board Chair for Charity Committee and Programs Committee >> Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce >> Northeast Florida Board of Realtors, >> Haven Hospice of Northeast Florida. Governing Board of Director and Community Advisory Board >> ElderSource - Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities - Wise Owl Property Management Board >> PACE Center for Girls - Believing in Girls Fundraising Program s>> Jacksonville Speech and Hearing - previous Board Member for 10 years and fundraising committee.
Her clients include UF Shands, 21st Century Oncology, Clay County Department of Health, Cardiovascular Consulting Associates, , San Jose Imaging, Cranial Technology, Ortho One Jacksonville, Haven Hospice of North Florida, Humana Health Insurance, Travelers Insurance, All State Insurance, North Florida Surgeons, RSM McGladrey, Inc, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, Hormone Replacement Centers of Northeast Florida, State of Florida, Department of Health, Nemours Children Hospital, Hair Club for Men, Pace Center for Girls; H & R Block, Pacer Logistics, APL Logistics and RiverCity Science Academy.
"Fran you are a very hard worker, and it shows how much you like your job. You are a person who we can rely on to deliver. Your knowledge and your experience made everything look easy for us."
Dr. Raouf & Suha Nakhkeh MD
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Mayo Clinic Hospital