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PaulaClair Smith


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Professional Summary

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.


Paula has been involved in the Tampa Bay commercial real estate market since leaving a marketing career in 1998. She works with  a variety of local investors and business  owners along with very special non-profits  such as the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and  the Tampa Bay SPCA.

Her notable accomplishments include  participating in the All Children’s Hospital  expansion throughout the Tampa Bay area for the past 17 years, and she continues building alongside as a tenant and buyer representative. The

Paula’s insatiable curiosity and expertise in the surrounding communities and Tampa Bay businesses gives her clients, such as GCP Ventures and Houghton-Wagman Properties an advantage in leasing and sales.

Prior to transferring her skills to the Colliers platform, Paula worked at local brokerage firms. She remains active in identifying and contracting on medical office buildings, industrial/manufacturing facilities, the leasing of multi-tenant complexes and assembling urban downtown blocks for redevelopment. Paula has worked in conjunction with most municipalities in Pinellas County and attributes much of her long-standing success to those relationships. 


Paula holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Miami University and earned her CCIM
designation in 2006.

Memberships & Involvements

Paula is a decade-long supporter of New Life Solutions and an active contributor to community non-profits and charities.

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM); CCIM - Florida West Coast District President-Elect 2021
  • Tampa Bay Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of REALTORS; FGCAR - Golf Chair & Pinnacle Award Winner
  • Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Board Member


Pinellas County, Florida

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

City of Largo, Florida

St. Petersburg Free Clinic

SPCA Tampa Bay


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Office, Healthcare-Medical, Hotels, Land, Retail

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