Associate Vice President
Jason Hurst is a Chicagoland native who graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005 with a Masters of Business Administration from the School of Business & Industry at Florida A&M University with a concentration in Finance. He has 7 years of successful experience with a variety of Fortune 100 companies such as Pfizer, Inc., JP Morgan, and State Farm Insurance. Jason began his career as a Private Wealth analyst in Manhattan with JP Morgan Private Bank and has endeavored into both finance and sales during his corporate career. Jason also has experience as a savvy entrepreneur as he has run three successful businesses across various industries throughout the State of Florida. Jason served for six years as a Director and Senior Vice President at Avison Young as a leading Agency Leasing broker for the Florida Retail Team. Jason had the pleasure of representing institutional clients such as Kimco Properties, Regency Centers, Site Centers, Washington Prime and several private shopping center owners throughout the state of Florida. Personally, Jason serves on the City of Gainesville Plan Board and as an active member of ICSC and ULI North Florida Chapter, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Florida A&M University (Masters of Business Administration) - 2005
Memberships & Involvements
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Member
- Urban Land Instituite - North Florida Leadership Committee
- United Way of North Central Florida - Community Investment Committee
- Kimco Properties
- Regency Centers
- Site Centers
- Stafford Properties
- CA Ventures
- Landmark Properties
- VEL Co-working Cafe
- City Food Hall
- Fyzical Therapy
- Sus Hi Eatstation
- Dunkin Donuts
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Bennett moved to Gainesville, Florida where he graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in Food and Resource Economics with a specialization in business management and marketing. Upon Graduating from the University of Florida in 2017, Bennett joined a local boutique real estate firm specializing in both residential and commercial sales and leasing. Prior to joining Colliers International in 2020, Bennett was an associate with Avison Young specializing in both landlord and tenant representation for retail, office, and industrial clients.
Bennett brings to colliers both the managerial and marketing skills needed in any given real estate transaction, but also the personal skills that are often needed to get a transaction successfully to the finish line leaving all parties involved satisfied.
Damaris, a Massachusetts native, moved to Gainesville in 2018. Damaris loves the perfect combination of Gainesville's blend of charm and larger city amenities. After years in the food service industry, Damaris decided to pursue a life-long passion for real estate and interior design. Damaris joins the Colliers family from a boutique real estate firm in the Gainesville market. Damaris’ greatest character traits are patience and flexibility which have been developed from working as a house parent and caring for orphaned children with her husband during her time living in Mississippi. In her personal time, Damaris enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exploring nature, traveling, but most of all, DIY home projects. . Damaris is looking forward to being a contributor to the Colliers team and ensuring that her clients’ experience is a great one.
Client Services Lead
Tracy joined Colliers in February 2020 as a Client Services Coordinator and was promoted to Client Services Lead in June 2021. She assists several broker teams with their marketing needs.
Advanced administrative and organization skills make her an asset to her teams. She has working knowledge of many digital programs such as Smartsheet, Basecamp, Hubspot, Email Studio and Brandcast, and she is eager to learn new software that will allow her to be a more beneficial team member.
She creates and maintains listing specific marketing materials such as brochures, email campaigns and property websites and verifies accuracy of listings on digital platforms.
Since joining Colliers, she has grown professionally in commercial real estate knowledge, design and local market knowledge.