Senior Vice President
Jeff Parker, CCIM, has over 19 years of experience in commercial real estate as a broker, national retailer, landlord. Jeff’s diverse real estate background ensures that he can competently advise his clients to achieve their real estate objectives.
Starting in 2000, Parker spent 10 years in leasing and investment sales at CBRE Norfolk, VA. Jeff earned his CCIM designation in 2006 and was consistently awarded annually for his high level of production.
In 2010 Parker transitioned to Dollar Tree Inc., a Fortune 135 company, as real estate portfolio manager where he handled lease restructuring and portfolio improvement for over 1,200 stores. Mr. Parker gained an invaluable education in lease negotiation and corporate real estate best practices from one of the most active and successful retailers in the world.
Parker was then brought on as Director of Leasing for a Virginia based shopping center REIT in 2014. His prior experience as a broker and national retailer resulted in his team consistently exceeding industry average rent spreads while driving value and increasing occupancy across a portfolio of 60 income producing properties with 5.5 million square feet in 12 states.
Mr. Parker returned to CBRE in late 2017, now Colliers International after the 2019 acquisition of the Virginia offices. An integral part of the Colliers retail services and investment team, he has completed multiple investment sales and leases and was chosen to lease Coastal Virginia’s premier 69-acre mixed-use town center, Summit Pointe, a $350 million-dollar extension of the Dollar Tree / Family Dollar international corporate headquarters.
Mr. Parker has a proved track record of outstanding relationships and success in commercial real estate having negotiated numerous sales and leasing transactions on behalf of his clients.
Achieved CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 2006. CCIM is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate.
Named Hampton Roads Inside Business “Top 40 under 40”
- Bachelor of Science in History, Hampden-Sydney College
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Virginia and North Carolina
Memberships & Involvements
- CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Virginia and North Carolina
- ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
- HRACRE (Hampton Road Association of Commercial Realtors
- Virginia Beach Vision (Board of Directors)
- Hope House Foundation (Past Board of Directors)
Norfolk - Main
I have a long history in the retail arena which attracted me to the retail brokerage side of commercial real estate when I started my journey in 2004. Colliers has now given me the platform to assist my Clients and Owners to achieve their goals.
I came to a Colliers Affiliate in 2015 to start the retail team in Norfolk, Virginia. I was involved in both growing our retail presence in this area with landlord representation as well as tenant representation in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina markets. In February 2019 I joined the newly acquired Colliers Virginia team. The Colliers philosophy of collaboration and their reputation across the United States and Internationally has made this transition extremely rewarding.
I grew up in this market called Hampton Roads and my intimate knowledge of the dynamics involved in this and surrounding areas is a great asset when working with clients.
My colleagues and clients would describe me as assertive, trustworthy and approachable. I am a big believer in communication and my clients often compliment me on this and appreciate that there is never a delay in action or feedback concerning their needs. I will continue my focus on Landlord Services, Tenant representation along with sales and dispositions.
Senior Vice President
Norfolk - Main
Chris Read specializes in the sale and leasing of retail property for Colliers | Virginia. As the Director of the Retail Services Team in Norfolk, Virginia, he has extensive recent and long-term experience generating positive results to owners, developers and tenants in the retail sector for over 24 years.
On behalf of national and regional clients, Chris has achieved success on a multitude of assignments including, but not limited to, shopping center leasing and sales, site selection, new retail developments, land subdivisions and parcel sales to end users, tenant-mix strategies, architectural guidance/shopping center design, big box leasing, redevelopment projects, portfolio leasing/sales, tenant representation, complex contract negotiations, investment sales and surplus property dispositions. This knowledge base presents a thorough understanding of special requirements to furnish a personalized approach to individual client needs.
Norfolk - Main
Brian Davidson joined Colliers as an Associate, specializing in leasing and sales for office and flex buildings, representing both tenants and landlords. Having listed over 450,000 SF in the Hampton roads area, Brian has represented both regional and institutional owners, implementing successful leasing and sales strategies. Clients have included medical practices, defense contractors, national corporations, and local businesses.
Prior to joining Colliers, Brian graduated from the University of Virginia, where he majored in Economics. He was born and raised in Virginia Beach and has extensive knowledge of the local market.