Senior Client Services Specialist
Laurie Bell joined Colliers International | Tampa Bay in October of 2017, shortly after relocating to the area from the suburbs of Washington, DC. With nearly two decades of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Laurie is a seasoned veteran, having worked with landlords, tenants, sellers, and buyers on properties in every asset class.
Laurie works in Colliers’ Clearwater office, supporting three senior brokers and one junior broker in the disposition, acquisition, and leasing of commercial properties of all types. She is involved in the design and production of customized marketing materials, as well as the administration of the many lease and sale transactions for her team. Her years of experience allow her to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines for a dedicated and active brokerage team.
Prior to Colliers, Laurie held the position of Commercial Leasing Coordinator at Vanguard Realty Group (now known as Promark Partners) in Rockville, Maryland. In that position for more than 11 years, she provided direct support to the Managing Director as well as the company’s entire team of commercial brokers. A dynamic professional, Laurie prepared legal documents, processed all department transactions, and created promotional and marketing materials, along with a host of other responsibilities. Her dedication and proven performance led to an ever-expanding role within the company, as she also provided support on select projects to Vanguard’s CEO, Principal, and property management.
Earlier in her career, Laurie served as the Office Manager/Senior Administrator at Grubb & Ellis Company for over five years, where she supported a team of six agents, managed the office, and supervised one administrative assistant.
Licensed Florida Sales Associate
Executive Managing Director
Alan is the Executive Managing Director of Office Services in Pinellas County, Florida, and has been associated with Colliers since 1994, specializing in landlord and tenant representation. With over 40 years of experience in commercial real estate, Alan’s expertise includes the sale and lease of office and flex space, property management, market analysis, and working with local government to finalize building development issues.
Paula Clair Smith, CCIM, joined Colliers as a Director of Commercial Services in February 2016 and was promoted to Managing Director by the end of 2017. As a longtime Pinellas County resident, Paula conveys a wealth of knowledge of the local commercial real estate market. Her experience in office, industrial and redevelopment spans 20 years, making her extremely valuable to Colliers and her clients.
Amy Barrett, CCIM is a Director with the Manufactured Housing & RV Group at Colliers International. Since joining Colliers in 2013, Amy has brokered investment sale transactions in several asset classes and, until 2020, focused primarily in the Tampa Bay MSA. With the MHRV Group, Amy provides acquisition and disposition services of stabilized, value add, and development opportunities of manufactured housing & RV communities to clients across the country.
An 19-year industry veteran, Amy is a highly-regarded professional within the Florida real estate occupier services and investment markets. She has established a vast network of contacts and provides expert guidance and advisory services to her clients throughout all stages of their ownership cycle. Amy’s local expertise, together with the Colliers International platform providing global reach, produces total client success.
Christine Daly joined Colliers in Tampa Bay in February of 2019 as a Sales Associate in the company’s Clearwater office. Teaming with Paula Clair Smith, CCIM in commercial services, Paula and Christine form the Smith | Daly Duo of Colliers to assist sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants with any and all real estate concerns ranging from simple to complex.
As a vital part of the Smith | Daly Duo, Christine emphasizes on office and flex leasing in the Mid/South submarkets of Pinellas County. Her analytical background and passion for local market research enables her to assess commercial properties, understand current and potential long term concerns, and guide clients to the best solution.