Executive Director - Capital Markets
Harry A. Blyden joins Colliers with more than 25 years of experience in real estate investment and sales, capital market transactions and asset and portfolio management. As Executive Director, Capital Markets, Mr. Blyden provides expert services in sales and financing of commercial real estate, as well as equity placement and structuring of real estate investments for individual and institutional investors, and also leads the receivership team on a variety of workout and receivership assignments.
Prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Blyden previously worked at CREC where he completed in excess of $1 billion of sales and capital market transactions of numerous premier office buildings and shopping centers including but not limited to the $10 million sale of Heathrow International, a 71,160 SF office building in Orlando, FL; the $27.35 million sale of Turtle Crossing, a 99,174 SF SuperTarget anchored retail center in Coral Springs, FL; the $23.1 million sale of El Mercado, a 96,000 sf Publix-anchored shopping center in Miami, FL; and the $57.5 million sale of 2121 Ponce, a 165,000 SF office building in Coral Gables, FL.
Previously, Mr. Blyden served as Senior Vice President and Director of Asset Management for Terranova Corporation. He also worked with KPMG Consulting in Miami as Senior Manager of the Real Estate and Capital Markets Group, with Stiles Corporation in Ft. Lauderdale as Vice President/Director of Investment Services, and Copley Real Estate Advisors (d/b/a AEW Capital Management) in Boston as a Principal/Senior Portfolio Manager.
Mr. Blyden received his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Boston University and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Memberships & Involvements
He is a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesperson, Licensed Florida Mortgage Broker and former Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Managing Director
I am an Executive Managing Director at Colliers International and senior member of the South Florida Investment Services Team primarily focused on the sales and leasing of commercial properties in South Florida. For over 25 years I have successfully worked with clients to meet their commercial real estate needs. Whether buying, selling, leasing or financing real estate assets, I am consultative and client-centric, creatively structuring transactions and strategies to meet my client’s investment objectives. With involvement in over $2.5 billion of transactions across all asset classes, I have worked with investors of all types including institutional investors, high net worth private clients, developers and financial institutions in South Florida.
Prior to joining Colliers, I served as a Principal of Avison Young and member of its Florida Capital Markets team. Prior to that, I held senior leadership positions with Newmark Knight Frank, Amerivest Group, Savills Studley and JLL.
West Palm Beach
As a Director, my focus is primarily on investment sales and providing the highest level of service to my clients throughout the South Florida region. I am proficient in valuating assets of all property types and implementing financial analysis through Argus Enterprise and Excel. During my tenure at Colliers international, I have been involved in deals exceeding a combined value of $350 Million. I have also engaged in select landlord representation, which has only enhanced my experience and ability to fully valuate and transact both income-producing and distressed assets.
My professional accomplishments include researching and analyzing historic and current data for the retail, office and industrial sectors in each submarket and creating individual, detailed reports for all three sectors in the tri-county area of South Florida. I also earned my Argus Enterprise certification to further enhance my skills, while earning my Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Northwood University in 2015 and my Master of Science in International Real Estate from Florida International University in 2016.
I was born in Munich, Germany, where I have family ties to Colliers International. My family founded the Munich office and I subsequently completed an internship before moving to the USA. My time in the Munich office only made me eager to further my experience in the industry and drove my decision to move to Florida to pursue my degrees, while working in the Palm Beach Gardens office.
As Vice Chairman, Capital Markets | Florida, Warren oversees a full spectrum of Colliers services including real estate investment sales, capital market transactions and development activities.
As the former Co-Founder and Chairman of CREC, Warren brings more than 30 years of real estate industry experience and leadership to Colliers. Under his direction, CREC closed more than $3 billion in sales transactions and executed more than half a billion in workout assignments. Colliers acquired the leading, independent CRE firm in November of 2018.
While at CREC, Mr. Weiser also served as Chairman of The Continental Group (“TCG”), a residential management company with a total portfolio of 50,000 units. Prior to co-founding CREC and TCG, Mr. Weiser was the Vice President of Development for The Continental Companies for eight years.
Client Services Specialist
As a Client Services Specialist on the South Florida Capital Markets team, I provide marketing support to enhance the team’s service offering to the marketplace. Our team specializes in office, industrial, and land investment sales, with expertise in investments, build-to-suits and land.
The team includes Warren Weiser, Vice Chairman; Mark M. Rubin, Executive Managing Director; Harry Blyden, Executive Director; and Bastian Laggerbauer, Director.
I assist in developing innovative marketing strategies for each client and property, including print and digital marketing. In support of business development, I prepare highly effective listing proposals, presentations, offering memorandums and property brochures. I also coordinate with research and GIS to develop demographic maps, market intelligence and research data to market properties and aid tenants in making strategic location decisions.
As a results-driven professional, I recognize the value of a collaborative environment and strong relationships to support the success of the team and its clients. I am committed to being highly responsive and keeping all parties fully informed throughout the marketing process.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a marketing coordinator for Capital Markets, Industrial Services, and Occupier Solutions with Avison Young in Fort Lauderdale, providing marketing and sales support to office and industrial brokers.
My experience includes more than 13 years in commercial real estate marketing working across all asset classes, 6 years in real estate law and 2 years in video production.
Associate | Financial Analyst
As the Financial Analyst on the Colliers | South Florida Investment Services Team, I focus on the financial analysis, underwriting and preparation of marketing materials for the sales and leasing of investment properties in the South Florida market. I use my extensive comparative market knowledge to help in canvassing the market for qualified buyers.
Prior to joining Colliers, I successfully earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate from The Florida State University in 2018. Upon graduating, I began my career with CBRE as a Research Analyst in Jacksonville, FL, where I was responsible for the local Office and Industrial market. Concluding my time in North Florida, I was relocated to CBRE’s Miami office, where I was the local research lead for the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County Industrial markets. (± 380.0 million square feet).