Executive Managing Director, Retail Investments
License # SL3050691
Ron has been representing clients in both the acquisition and disposition of retail real estate investments for twenty years, successfully managing thousands of transactions with a deep understanding of the capital markets environment. Ron’s expertise includes strategically underwriting and delivering comprehensive investment valuations of existing single and multitenant retail investments, retail repositioning opportunities, and ground-up retail development. Ron's is well-respected for providing best of class real estate investment services. Ron's commitment to excellence has enabled him to successfully complete transactions totaling over $1 billion to date.
Ron Schultz specializes in providing superior retail investment advisory services. Ron has successfully managed thousands of retail shopping center, strip center, and single-tenant (NNN) investment-grade retail sales throughout the United States.
Ron has one of the most active databases of Buyers and a strong network of local, regional, national, and international investors that he uses to create the most competitive market environment for properties Ron represents. Ron has a distinctive ability to tap the best of class buyers and experience in vetting and selecting the right buyers who will close at highest price.
Ron understands what is important to his clients and owners of retail assets: best in class marketing, reaching the most active and competitive buyer pools, communication, completing transactions at the highest price, in the shortest amount of time … while anticipating, minimizing and removing any potential speedbumps along the way.
Memberships & Involvements
- 10-Year Pinellas County Redistricting Board (2021-Present) Director
- Pinellas County Local Planning Agency (2011-Present) Past Chairman
- Palm Harbor Community Services Agency (2019-Present) Director
- Camelot Community Care (2011-Present) Chairman
- Lansbrook Masters Association (2014-2019) Past President
- Council of North County Neighborhoods (2006-2015) Vice-President
- East Lake Community Library (2009-2014) Past Chairman
- Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Org. CAC (2008-2012) Director
- Leadership Pinellas (Class 2010)
- Fallbrook HOA (2003-2011) Director
- Pinellas County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy (Class 2008)
"Ron has sold a number of centers for us. Most transactions were complex with tight timelines. Ron did an exceptional job representing our interest from start to finish. During contract phases, our interest were always thoroughly represented and protected with well thought-out strategies and solutions. All transitions closed on time and at very competitive price points. We give Ron highest marks as the utmost professional broker and highly recommend him to any seller wanting to achieve maximum value and timely closing." Jim White, President - White Development
“On behalf of Nationwide, we were very pleased with the Sanibel Beach Place transaction that you represented us in. Your team was very thorough on all fronts and made this one of the smoothest transactions that I have been involved in.”
Michael Scotti - Nationwide Insurance
“Ron Schultz has been navigating our real estate investment portfolio for almost 15 years, representing all of our fifteen 1031 exchanges and over twenty retail investment sales. Ron shattered record CAP expectations every time.”
Phil Reed - Reed Properties, LLC
“Ron Schultz is the partner you want in all your real estate investment transactions. Ron’s keen retail investment insight and depth of relationships have been helping us understand each of our property’s potential, direction, and value for years. I know my properties in the market. Ron knows the market for my properties.”
James Kotsiviris - Gandy Ventures, LLC
Senior Client Services Specialist
Chris’ focus is within the Tampa Bay retail sector of the commercial real estate market. He prides himself on providing highly detailed and relevant marketing materials to aid his team in providing the highest and best services possible.
By staying up to date on relevant market data and measuring marketing programs, Chris is able to further enhance client’s specific goals. The analysis of this research is used to develop contact lists, determine sales conditions and provide logistical comparative information in a particular market.
With these materials and information, Chris collaborates with his Retail Investment Team to put together pro-active marketing strategies for each specific project. His ability to produce effective marketing materials is backed through his experience with graphic design, market research, direct mail campaigns and staying on top of new technology.
Executive Managing Director
Nathan Lynch worked with CBRE for 10 years prior to joining Colliers International. Nathan was a graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, OR with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in mathematics.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Nathan specialized in debt and equity finance with CBRE. Nathan has been directly involved in the placement of over $2 billion in commercial real estate debt and has originated over $500 million in commercial debt in Europe and the U.S. Nathan also managed a servicing portfolio of 200 loans totaling over $1.2 billion.
Executive Managing Director, Market Leader - Central/West Florida
Danny joined Colliers in early 2018 as Managing Director/Market Leader for the Central Florida markets, which encompass the major metropolitan areas of Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Ft Myers and Naples.
As the Managing Director and Market Leader, Danny manages the company’s Central Florida operations and business strategy. With a team of over 80+ brokers and client service brokerage coordinators as well as GIS, Research, Digital Marketing and Core Marketing personnel. The team focuses on the leasing and sales of all property types, including Office, Medical, Industrial, Retail, Multifamily, Land, and Debt/Equity Mortgage Banking throughout the Central Florida market and specialty practice areas such as Student Housing, Seniors Housing, Marinas, Golf Courses, and Hotels/Hospitality, which are practiced nationally
With over 13 years of experience, Danny brings to Colliers a depth of knowledge with commercial real estate brokerage & technology, having started, worked for and/or coordinated with various tech companies across the country that are helping to accelerate the success of brokers and their clients. His hands-on approach and knowledge of the brokerage business and intersection with technology ultimately allows Danny to share and deliver new ideas that benefits our clients.
In his role, Danny works directly with the other leaders on the executive team to develop and execute the overall corporate strategy for Colliers International in the Central Florida markets As Colliers and the Central Florida markets continue to expand, his focus is to develop, recruit and assist the top brokers in the markets and provide our clients with a high-level of service.
President - Southeast and Mid-Central Regions | US Brokerage
As President of Colliers International's Southeast and Mid-Central Regions | US Brokerage, Ryan is responsible for a geography consisting of 30 offices in the Southeast and Mid-Central US. He is responsible for a team of more than 875 personnel including 475+ brokers, 15 Market Leader managers, and 350 employees including a large support team of Marketing, GIS/Research and Market Analytics, Digital Marketing, and Core Marketing personnel. The brokerage teams Ryan is responsible for comprise leasing (landlord and tenant representation) and sale specialists in the areas of office, medical, retail, industrial, land, investment sales, debt/equity mortgage banking, and specialty disciplines, such as multifamily, student housing, hotels, marinas/golf, manufactured housing, tax credit housing, education, and seniors housing. He is the executive sponsor and liaison for Colliers’ Tenant Advisory Council (TAC), an 80-broker team of elite office tenant rep brokers throughout the country.
Ryan is a member of the Colliers US Executive Leadership Team. He works closely with the leadership counterparts in property management and valuation on new business development and client retention initiatives
Executive Chairman, Florida
Lee is the Executive Chairman of Colliers International Florida as well as Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Arnold Companies consortium of private companies including: Colliers International – Florida Markets (1974-2016), L.A. Financial, and Clearwater Bay Associates. Collectively these companies provide commercial and investment brokerage, property management, valuation, development, and capital market services. In January 2016. Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIG), a global leader in commercial real estate services with more than $3.5 B revenues, 18,000 professionals operating from 554 offices in 68 countries acquired Colliers Arnold, Lee remains Executive Chair of Colliers International Florida.
For more than forty six years Lee’s real estate experience has been centered around his specialization in large, one-of-a-kind marketing assignments with an emphasis on problem properties. Lee’s development and investment activities have been conducted under various partnerships and corporations. Development projects have ranged from a 2,300 acre Development of Regional Impact (DRI) in New Tampa to five star mobile home parks, office buildings, shopping centers, self-storage facilities, freestanding retail developments, multifamily projects, and industrial /office parks.
Lee actively establishes, manages and invests in numerous joint ventures including syndications in real estate, technology, early stage investments, and banking.
- Founding Director of American Momentum Bank $3 billion, representing the largest financial institutional capitalization in Florida’s history, exceeding $150 million. www.amomentumbank.com
- Principal and Director of Bayshore Solutions, an award winning interactive web marketing firm. www.bayshoreresolutions.com
- Principal and lead investor of FairWarning, a leader in information security services to the healthcare industry. Today FairWarning products and services are used in over 1,500 hospitals and a total of over 7,500 medical facilities worldwide. Fairwarning for the Salesforce platform was launched in 2015. www.fairwarning.com. A successful partial exit 2018.
- Principal of SITE ZEUS, a company that delivers the most powerful location intelligence technology to the Industry. www.sitezeus.com
- Principal and Advisor for APTO, a cloud based Salesforce driven tool set for the commercial real estate industry. www.apto.com
- Lead Investor for Florida Funders. Florida Funders is an early stage investment company that uses crowd sourcing to fund investments www.floridafunders.com
In 2016, Lee’s early stage investment and advisory role increased with multiple start up companies including: Peerfit, Marxent Labs, Pikmykid, Next Gen Biologics, Silk and EPIC.