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Whitaker Leonhardt | Colliers | Orlando

Whitaker Leonhardt

Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

Whitaker is a Senior Vice President, responsible for originating multi-tenant and single tenant retail investment sales transactions. Whitaker has 15 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved with the sale of more than 200 shopping centers and single-tenant investments with an aggregate value of more than $4.0 billion.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2022, Whitaker was a Senior Director in the Orlando office of JLL Capital Markets (and HFF until JLL’s acquisition in 2019) for 10 years. Prior to joining JLL (HFF) in 2012, Whitaker was the Director of Investment Sales and Leasing at Crossman & Company where he focused on property dispositions and project leasing.


  • NAIOP - Top Retail Investment Sales Broker, Central Florida
  • CoStar - Top Retail Investment Sales Broker, Central Florida
  • ICSC - Fiala Fellow


  • Master of Science, Real Estate; University of Florida, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Economy; Georgetown University, 2007

Memberships & Involvements

  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson: Florida
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member
    • Florida ICSC Conference - Planning Committee (2019-present)
    • Next Generation Leadership Board Past Chair
    • West Florida Idea Exchange Past Chair
  • University of Florida Bergstrom Council
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity


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22Q3 | Central Florida Retail Market Report

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Top-Producing Florida Retail Investment Sales Team Joins Colliers

Brad Peterson, Whitaker Leonhardt and Michael Brewster expand Colliers’ retail investment services.
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