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Colliers International Gainesville Facilitates Sublease for eda engineers-surveyors-planners, inc. at Innovation Square

Gainesville, Fla. — March 16, 2020 — Colliers International Gainesville has facilitated a sublease on behalf of eda engineers-surveyors-planners, inc., bringing a new tenant to the Innovation District.

eda, a Gainesville-based firm that provides civil engineering, urban planning, design and land surveying services to clients throughout Florida, will sublease the entire third floor of the Ayers Building, located at 720 SW 2nd Avenue. eda will relocate from its current office at 2404 NW 43rd Street in mid-March 2020.

The Colliers Gainesville team represented both the tenant and the sublessor, Mindtree Limited, in the transaction. The sublease backfills the space previously occupied by Mindtree Limited, bringing an established business to the growing Gainesville Innovation District.

“The Innovation District was designed to attract and retain some of Gainesville’s most creative companies, like
eda,” said Dan Drotos, Senior Director of Colliers Gainesville. “eda has been at the forefront of Gainesville’s community planning and development since 1976. We are certain this new location will serve their growing team’s needs by providing an inspirational atmosphere that is conveniently located between Downtown and campus.”

 

“Dan and the Colliers Gainesville team worked diligently on a short timeline to not only address our spatial needs, but also efficiently navigate the layers involved with a corporate sublease,” said Clay Sweger, Principal and Director of Planning at eda. “We are excited for this new chapter and to bring our company to the Innovation District.”

Colliers Gainesville can be reached at 352-420-9889 and on social media at @ColliersGville.


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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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Rory Causseaux

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Rory graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in civil engineering and has spent the past 35 years in Gainesville as a professional consultant in the land-development industry. Shortly following his graduation, Rory founded CHW Professional Consultants. Serving the company for the last 30 years, Rory’s roles shifted from Vice to President, to CEO and later to Founder. Under Rory’s leadership, the company grew from 13 employees to 85 employees and increased its gross revenue to well over $10 million.

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