Bringing 20 years of experience in print media and broadcast design to his new role, Jorge previously served as a Graphic Designer at CBRE where he supported top producing brokers in creating marketing materials including property brochures, posters, interactive PDF’s, online campaigns and web marketing, among others, for high-end and luxury commercial real estate properties.
Executive Managing Director - Urban Core
In 2016, I joined the South Florida offices of Colliers International, launching the firm’s Urban Core division.
As co-leader of this group, our team specializes in urban renewal, off-market sales, and assemblages across core South Florida neighborhoods.
With a strong foundation of building-level market data and a knack for navigating the complexities of urban zoning and approvals, I have established myself as the premier real estate expert in the Downtown Miami area. I have been a driving force behind the market transformation from a neglected business corridor to a revitalized destination for real estate investing and community.
Through my perseverance and keen eye for highest and best use, I have sold many of these cherished historical buildings - some of which had been left unused for years and will now be reenergized with an influx of capital and urban renewal efforts. These landmark buildings include the Old Post Office, Dade Commonwealth Building, Thomas Center and Courthouse Tower.
Prior to Colliers, I was an instrumental player in major assemblages, including being the lead broker on behalf of investor Moishe Mana, who has acquired a major presence in downtown Miami. Since 2014, I brokered 53 transactions worth $306 million targeting commercial properties on East Flagler Street and surrounding areas.
I began my career in real estate in late 2006, learning the ropes on the tail end of Miami’s last boom. Always on the grind, I sold notes in the dry years that followed. When the market began to recover, I turned my attention to the emerging neighborhoods in Miami’s urban core. I became known for my keen intuition in pinpointing blighted areas that were poised for explosive growth, well before they were on the radar.
Director - Urban Core
As a member of the firm’s Urban Core division, I focus on all product types in dense urban areas throughout South Florida.
I use my extensive background in mortgages, real estate investments, property acquisitions, management, and auctions to assist clients with their brokerage and business development needs.
Prior to joining Colliers International South Florida, I was with Realty Masters Advisors (RMA) of Fort Lauderdale, where my team and I made a name for ourselves during the real estate downturn, having transacted over $500M worth real estate statewide. Most notably the Naples Square project, whereby I put together joint venture to purchase the 20-acre mixed-use downtown Naples development site from Regions Bank. Other notable transactions include: the Riverbend Walmart site on Broward Boulevard, several Flagler Village multi-family sites, a prime re-development project on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale and many other income-producing east Broward assets.
Prior to moving to South Florida in 2010, I was on a business development team in the Chicago office of Sheldon Good & Company. Our team focused on the accelerated disposition of assets during the real estate downturn of primarily excess developer inventory within condominium, townhome, and single-family projects all throughout the eastern half of the country, totaling more than $50 million.
In 2004 I was integral part of a boutique start-up real estate investment company which focused on the buying and selling of residential properties in Florida, Illinois, California and Arizona.
I am licensed in Florida and Illinois as a real estate broker and a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.
As an Associate, I work directly with the growing Urban Core division, preparing research and analysis of the team's niche neighborhood data, including rate trends, zoning, comps and due diligence. I also provide support on a variety of marketing and business development initiatives.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a Leasing Coordinator and Project Manager for Great American Land Management, Inc., where I worked on a team overseeing the property management of more than one million square feet of retail space and assisted in the property marketing and lease documentation of the space. As a Leasing and Market Research Intern for ACRE in Orlando, FL, I analyzed market conditions and researched new business opportunities in conjunction with prospect outreach.
I am bilingual in Spanish and hold a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License. Additionally, I bring experience on a multitude of industry platforms, including Xcelligent, Salesforce and ARGUS.
Director of Business Development & Strategic Resources, Southeast & Mid-Central Regions
Kris has over eleven years of experience in client service and marketing in the commercial real estate industry. As the Director of Business Development and Strategic Resources for the Southeast and Mid-Central Regions, he is responsible for supporting a team of more than 100 skilled marketing and research experts across the region in 16 markets. He serves as a strategic business partner and advisor to the regional president, division leadership, managing directors, and markets.
Through his partnership with local and regional leadership teams, Kris uses creative strategies to elevate service while providing a consistent client experience and improving on our ability to mobilize our client strategy and business development opportunities.
Digital Marketing Specialist
As a Digital Marketing Specialist in the Fort Lauderdale office, Mathew adds depth to the corporate services platform, including video creation and social media presence. Mathew brings more than two years of experience developing engaging and innovative digital and print designs for clients in a broad range of industries.
Prior to joining Colliers, Mathew served as Marketing Coordinator for Beauty Schools of America, where he partnered with the graphic design to team to deliver client content and supported marketing initiatives.
Mathew also served as Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate for the Law Offices of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C., where his responsibilities included spearheading the design and execution of print and digital marketing packages and managing the firm's website and social media accounts.