Senior Client Services Coordinator
I joined Colliers International Florida in March 2019 as a Client Services Coordinator. I relocated to Jacksonville in 2013 from South Florida to attend the Unviersity of North Florida, and started working in the area shortly after completing my education - recognizing the rapid growth in the area as a sign of opportunity.
I support the Sumner Figg Retail Team & the Hurst and Harrell Team, and am primarily responsible for the implementation of marketing strategies and techniques to optimize property visibility. As of May 2020, I am a licensed agent. I not only manage marketing efforts but also assist with research, administrative responsibilities, as well as property showings. My professional background is heavily focused in digital marketing. I am proficient in the creation & management of digital marketing campaigns. Since joining Colliers, my knowledge in commercial real estate has grown immensely to focus on retail landlord representation and tenant representation.
May 2020 | Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
University of North Florida | 2016 - Bachelor of Science in Communications
I most recently served as a North Florida market Partner and Senior Leasing Advisor for The Shopping Center Group, where I managed 40 properties totaling more than 7.5 million square feet of retail space. I have over 12 years’ experience in landlord representation and lease negotiations in retail services to grow Colliers International
Northeast Florida’s landlord services. I specialize in neighborhood shopping centers, ground-up, mix-use retail, grocery-anchored and redevelopment projects through a meticulous understanding of the surrounding trade areas giving landlords analysis of the voids within the submarket to attract new retailers.
Prior to joining Colliers International Northeast Florida, I was a Director for Franklin Street Retail Services. In that role, I helped oversee a portfolio of more than 3.1 million square feet for national and regional clients. I also specialized in Tenant Representation; retailers represented include Dollar Tree, Brixx Pizza, Scout & Molly, Grabbagreen, Honeybaked Ham, Cato Fashions, Pure Barre, Save A Lot, Tijuana Flats, Great Clips, Smoothie King, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Newks Express Cafe, Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Panda Express, Retro Fitness & Phenix Salon among others. I am a former International Council of Shopping Centers Jacksonville Next Generation program Chair, and have now assumed the role of State Chair for the Next Gen program for 2018/19.
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.
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.