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Guy Preston | Colliers | Jacksonville

Guy Preston


Executive Director

License # SL605992

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Professional Summary

As an Industrial Specialist, Guy’s role is to provide his clients with expert and comprehensive advice in Industrial Sales and Leasing; Land Sales; Industrial Investment Sales; Port Site Sales and Leasing; Site Selection and E-commerce Distribution and Fulfillment Center Occupier Services.

One of his outstanding strengths is the ability to problem-solve to propel even the most complicated deals to the finish line.

He is a member of the Colliers International Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group, a practice group dedicated to delivering focused industrial real estate advisory services to better address the global economy. Guy has earned the SIOR Designation. SIOR is a society comprised of the most capable and experienced practitioners, delivering best in class service to clients.

Guy has closed transactions over $400M and in excess of 10M SF, as well as thousands of acres of land.

After graduating from Troy University with an Accounting Degree, Guy completed a four-year tour as a Missile Launch Officer in the United States Air Force. He then began his career in commercial real estate, where he continually strives to provide client centric service.


  • NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year 2018

  • NAIOP Land Sale of the Year 2018

  • Finalist - NAIOP Industrial Sale of the Year 2018

  • NAIOP Industrial Sale of the Year 2016

  • NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year 2015

  • NAIOP Land Sale of the Year 2008 & 2012

  • CoStar Power Broker

  • SIOR Designee

  • Transactions over $400M and in excess of 10M SF, as well as thousands of acres of land




    Troy University, 1989, Troy Alabama Bachelor of Science in Accounting, minor in Aerospace Studies

    Memberships & Involvements

    National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) 2018 Board of Directors Bus Tour Committee Co-Chair

    Colliers International Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

    SIOR , the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors


    • Amkin Dames Point
    • Auld & White Partnership
    • Becknell Industrial
    • DS Services of America
    • Fanatics, Inc.
    • Florida East Coast Industries
    • Georgia Pacific
    • Greenfield Partners
    • Gresham Smith and Partners
    • Ja-Ru
    • Lafarge
    • Norfolk Southern 
    • Plymouth Industrial REIT
    • Sam's East
    • Schafer Development




    “I would strongly recommend the Colliers team led by Guy Preston. I’ve worked with Guy closely over the last several years with many different clients on challenging, complex projects. The Colliers team becomes a vested, trusted advisor to their clients focusing on the long-term success of the project, not just getting to a closing. As a senior executive in the Design and Construction Industry, I am often asked to recommend a brokerage team and have never hesitated to offer Guy’s name.”

    HDR specializes in high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, including architecture, engineering, environment and construction services.

    Trevor Lee, AIA

    Principal | HDR, Inc.


    “I have had multiple great experiences with the Colliers team.   When we were discussing the expansion of our distribution network, we had a comprehensive and thoughtful search to locate our facilities and wound up with a creative solution that we later monetized in a sale leaseback transaction.   We had a comprehensive search for a possible headquarters location that the Colliers team worked on that ultimately fell through due to a change in strategy, but we felt we were presented with creative ideas that fit an ever-changing list of requirements.   After we downsized our project, we renovated a Class B space in a very cost-effective manner that the Colliers team helped us with throughout the process.   We have engaged the team for our current project, and they provided solid financially astute advice as to our options and I would highly recommend them and will use them for our needs in the future.”

    Tom Baumlin

    Chief Executive Officer | Money Solver


    “I have worked with Guy Preston and the team at Colliers for the past 8 years. I can honestly say they were my go-to brokers and I highly recommend them. Their expertise with complex transactions was second to none and they clearly help get deals over the finish line”

    United Pacific is the largest independent gas stations and convenience store chain in the western United States, operating stations under the 76, Conoco and Shell banners, as well as its own United Oil brand. United Pacific’s network includes 365 company-operated stores and 55 fee-operated locations.

     Adam Furstein

    Chief Development Officer | United Pacific




    Land Marketing, Land Sales, Site Sales, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Ground lease, Project Leasing, Project Marketing, Residential Development Sales, Transactions Services, Transit Oriented Development, Lease Advisory

    Service Lines

    Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Occupier Services

    Property Type

    Industrial, Land


    Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

    My Team

    Featured Research

    Sep 30, 2021

    Q3 2021 Jacksonville Industrial Market Report

    The Jacksonville industrial market is on fire. Headline vacancy is 4% but actual vacancy in class-A & B product is closer to 1%, which is far less than what is needed for the market to function efficiently.
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    Jul 9, 2021

    Q2 2021 Jacksonville Retail Market Report

    Jacksonville’s industrial market continues to be white hot. Leasing activity is consistently strong, building sales are almost always oversubscribed and entitled land is hard to come by. Despite a small uptick in vacancy vs. the 2018 lows, rents continue to increase steadily as new inventory is leased rapidly. JAXUSA reportedly has more than 90 active projects in the works, which underscores the level of interest we are seeing in North Florida. Occupiers and investors alike have taken notice of the positive population trends and are moving operations in record numbers.
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    Mar 29, 2021

    Q1 2021 Jacksonville Industrial Market Report

    If there were a phrase to describe the current state of Jacksonville’s industrial market, it might be ‘all ahead full’. The industrial market benefited last year from a pandemic economy driven by e-commerce and it will continue to benefit from a reopening economy.
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    Featured News

    Sep 17, 2021

    VanTrust sells Imeson Park Building B for $50.8 million

    Kansas City-based VanTrust Real Estate sold its Imeson Park Building B for $50,832,000 to a group controlled by David Miller, CEO of Hawksbay LLC.
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    May 12, 2021

    $300 million distribution center planned at Westlake Industrial Park

    CT Realty said it will be the largest speculative industrial development in Jacksonville. Guy Preston and Seda Preston represent buyer and seller in the deal.
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