Senior Director, Office Services
With more than 33 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and a vast knowledge of the South Florida market, Tom Burst leverages his expertise and qualifications to advise clients on all aspects of commercial real estate, from disposition to tenant representation, with a primary focus is on Landlord Representation for office and medical office buildings in South Florida and the Treasure Coast. As a trusted advisor to building owners, Tom has a storied history of success in turning around troubled properties by focusing on their individual strengths, and designing specific marketing plans to capitalize on those strengths, to maximize the value of each unique asset.
Tom's philosophy is to build long-term client relationships through hard work and a steadfast commitment to integrity. After completing multiple transactions over a period of years with his clients, he feels that his success is defined by his client base, and the longevity of his client relationships.
Before joining Colliers, Tom was the owner of Burst Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., which he founded in 1996. He also served as a Broker for GMH Associates serving as Director of Marketing for the Florida Region. Burst originally began his career in the commercial real estate industry as an associate with CB Commercial Real Estate Group (now CBRE) specializing in the sale and leasing of office properties in Palm Beach County. While at CB, Tom was the top producer in the West Palm Beach office market and one of the top producers for CB Commercial in South Florida.
Tom has worked extensively with the Boy Scouts of America, is a volenteer Hunter Safety Instructor with Florida Wildlife Commission and current President of Ducks Unlimited, Palm Beaches Chapter
- Florida State University
Client Services Lead
West Palm Beach
As Client Services Lead in South Florida, Carras Perez provides guidance, training and general support to the Client Services team and brokers in our region. Carras also supports a team of brokers in all service lines of real estate for lease or sale in various markets on a local and national basis. She is involved in every step of the process beginning with the creation of proposals, the coordination and execution of the marketing campaigns, and transaction coordination. In support of her brokers, Carras leverages all resources in order to collaborate with the marketing, research and GIS teams to successfully produce quality marketing materials in service to our clients and brokers. Carras is adept at providing clear and concise materials and client update reports to ensure the client is aware of our efforts and fully satisfied with our services.
As the local contact and trainer for our company tools and resources, Carras is always excited to introduce newcomers to Colliers' extensive tools and provide best practices to implement their use. Her focus is to accelerate the success of every individual, broker or team, showing our clients and competitors the Colliers Difference.
Carras has been in the commercial real estate industry since 2008, she began her career in the industry in property management which provided a unique understanding of commercial real estate properties and only enhanced her knowledge of the commercial real estate sector.