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Dan Drotos serves as part of the pre-launch teams for two recently published Commercial Real Estate books, “Adapt” and “Knowing Isn’t Doing”.

As of the end of March, both books have seen instant success as detailed below.

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Dan Drotos, Senior Director for Colliers International in Gainesville, FL served as part of the pre-launch teams for two recently published Commercial Real Estate books, “Adapt” and “Knowing Isn’t Doing”. Dan had the privilege of reading the text and providing commentary and reviews to the authors prior to the public release.




Adapt, the second release from Blaine Strickland, CCIM held its full release on March 18th and instantly shot up the Amazon Best Sellers list and currently resides at #2 in the commercial real estate category. The book serves as a deep look into what disruptions are heading towards the commercial real estate industry and details steps on how to navigate these disruptions. Technology, transparency, access to information, freelancing, e-commerce, and the aging out of the Baby Boomers are all addressed. The topic of disruption is more appropriate now as the world deals with COVID-19. Will you be prepared  or will you be left behind? Order your copy today on Amazon. On a personal note, Blaine and Dan have known each other since 2012 when Blaine taught Transaction and Market Analysis through the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program at The University of Florida.


Knowing isn’t Doing


The third release from Rod Santomassimo, CCIM held a soft release of 300 copies on March 11th and sold out before noon. The official launch nationally will happen in October. In Knowing Isn’t Doing, Rod lays out a roadmap for any independent contractor or solopreneurs looking to build a sustainable and thriving business that will enhance ones personal and professional margin. Many of the concepts in this book are derived from the training tools created through Rod’s professional coaching company, The Massimo Group which coaches some of the top producers in Commercial Real Estate around the country. Detailed in the book are the 7-Step Sales Playbook, 3-Tiered Personal Marketing Plan, 4-Part Blueprint for Navigating Opportunities, 3 Key Elements of a Revenue focused Operations plan and much more. The overarching theme is that while knowing what needs to be done is important, taking action, no matter how challenging, is the critical piece. Don’t K.I.D. yourself (Knowing Isn’t Doing). Look for the national launch in October.


For more information about these books or assistance with commercial real estate decision making in Alachua County, please reach out to Colliers Gainesville at 352-420-9989 or engage with us on social media @ColliersGville

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Dan Drotos

Senior Vice President


As the Senior Vice President of the Gainesville office for Colliers, Dan leads the firm's presence in Alachua County and the surrounding sub-markets by providing commercial real estate solutions for his clients. His team specializes in commercial and land transactions (sales & leasing) including office, retail, industrial, and multi-family. With well over 100 years of combined local knowledge and service, they strive to continuously raise the bar for their clientele. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, Dan served as Vice President of the Commercial and Land Division at an independent firm in Gainesville where he was a partner in The Drotos Ryals Group. His team has successfully transacted over $1 billion in local (Alachua County) commercial real estate. Dan holds both a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) and Master of Building Construction (MBC) from the University of Florida along with multiple professional designations, including Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He also also serves in several industry, civic, and non-profit organizations such as: The Urban Land Institute, Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida, First Federal Bank of  Florida, United Way, and Leadership Gainesville.

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