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CoStar names several Colliers Jacksonville associates as Top Deal Makers

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CoStar Power Broker Awards

CoStar Group, Inc., just announced this year’s Power Broker Award recipients, recognizing professionals and firms who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial real estate deals and leads in their respective markets.

Five brokerage associates with Colliers' Jacksonville office were recognized as 2021 CoStar Power Brokers. 

Please help us in congratulating the following recipients on their respective 2021 Power Broker Awards.

Top Industrial Leasing Brokers
Guy Preston
Seda Preston

Top Office Leasing Brokers
Matthew Clark

Top Retail Leasing Brokers
Matthew Clark
Katy Figg
Nancy Sumner
Eric Yi

View the full list of winners here

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Guy Preston

Executive Director

Jacksonville

As an Industrial Specialist, Guy’s role is to provide his clients with expert and comprehensive advice in Industrial Sales and Leasing; Land Sales; Industrial Investment Sales; Port Site Sales and Leasing; Site Selection and E-commerce Distribution and Fulfillment Center Occupier Services.

One of his outstanding strengths is the ability to problem-solve to propel even the most complicated deals to the finish line.

He is a member of the Colliers International Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group, a practice group dedicated to delivering focused industrial real estate advisory services to better address the global economy. Guy has earned the SIOR Designation. SIOR is a society comprised of the most capable and experienced practitioners, delivering best in class service to clients.

Guy has closed transactions over $400M and in excess of 10M SF, as well as thousands of acres of land.

After graduating from Troy University with an Accounting Degree, Guy completed a four-year tour as a Missile Launch Officer in the United States Air Force. He then began his career in commercial real estate, where he continually strives to provide client centric service.

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Seda Preston

Associate Director

Jacksonville

Seda began her career as an Industrial Specialist in 2016 and has amassed an accomplished list of clients and transactions. Her expertise is in leasing and sales of industrial assets, with particular focus on Agency and Tenant representation.

Utilizing her advisory skills and strengths in persistence and organization, Seda has closed leasing transactions of over 2.5M SF and sales transactions of over $200M. She is currently representing 3.2M SF of Agency industrial distribution product in Jacksonville.

 

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Katy Figg

Senior Director

Jacksonville

Sumner-Figg Team

Katy Figg and Nancy Sumner, Senior Directors of Colliers Northeast Florida, are consistent in providing real results for their clients with their dynamic approach to Landlord representation. Katy and Nancy are the sole retail brokerage team in the region exclusively dedicated to Landlord leasing, supported by a multi-faceted international firm that offers a range of services to benefit their diverse portfolio.

The team’s concentration in this niche provides their clients with invaluable resources and unparalleled expertise.  Their experience extends to engaging across all phases of ground-up, mixed-use retail, and redevelopment projects. Katy and Nancy’s portfolio of 2.5 million square feet consists of grocery anchored and power centers, boutique retail, and mixed use developments. The team has a comprehensive approach to marketing a project, including an in-depth understanding of the trade area and competition, creating a an intentional merchandising plan to deliver the highest and best uses that incentivize cross- shopping between retailers, and developing strategic target list using void analysis, retail marketplace profiles, along with several other Colliers resources.

Katy and Nancy continue to grow their revenue along with their portfolio year over year; in 2021 the team closed 56 deals with a transaction total of over $31m, with over 113,000 square feet leased and over 212 acres sold. Both Nancy and Katy have been active members of ICSC for over 15 years, are consistently named Costar Power Brokers, and have provided their expertise in a number of media articles focused on commercial real estate in North Florida. 


 

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Nancy Sumner

Senior Director

Jacksonville

I most recently served as a North Florida market Partner and Senior Leasing Advisor for The Shopping Center Group, where I  managed 40 properties totaling more than 7.5 million square feet of retail space.  I have  over 12 years’ experience in landlord representation and lease negotiations in retail services to grow Colliers International
Northeast Florida’s landlord services. I specialize in neighborhood shopping centers, ground-up, mix-use retail, grocery-anchored and redevelopment projects through a meticulous understanding of the surrounding trade areas giving landlords analysis of the voids within the submarket to attract new retailers.


 

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Matthew Clark

Senior Director

Jacksonville

Matthew has experience with a broad spectrum of retail and office real estate product types, including urban retail streets and districts, New Urbanism developments, mixed-use developments, traditional strip malls, and grocery-anchored community centers. From multi-level marketing campaigns for retail and office assets to detailed operational analyses and strategic repositioning of underperforming assets, Matthew provides professional services that enable landlords to realize the highest value for their office or retail properties.

Prior to joining Colliers International, Matthew served for more than a decade as Senior Vice President at Jacksonville-based Prime Realty. There he oversaw combined sales and leasing transactions of more than $250 million over an aggregate 1.5 million square feet.

Matthew’s office portfolio at Prime encompassed some 330,000 square feet with a focus on urban-infill opportunities. There he worked with landlords to reposition and rebrand office assets for growth in occupancy rates and market value. He also helped tenants spanning multiple industries negotiate leases and prepare for acquisitions.

Likewise, in retail settings, Matthew was instrumental in repositioning markets and assets to garner higher rental rates. In Jacksonville’s Five Points submarket, his work with new local and regional tenants realized a 167 percent rent increase over a five-year period. He also assisted in site selection on behalf of a diverse portfolio of regional- and national-name tenants.

Before joining Prime, Matthew served as Program Manager at Ponte Vedra Beach-based MarketingExperiments, the first internet-based marketing research lab. There, he and his team optimized marketing and sales processes on behalf of companies such as Royal Bank of Canada, Reuters, the New York Times and Schlumberger. Prior to that, he developed and implemented marketing strategies and digital tools to showcase residential properties for The Vestcor Companies.

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Eric Yi

Director

Jacksonville

Prior to joining Colliers, Eric was a Senior Associate in the retail division at NAI Hallmark. He specializes in landlord and seller representation, and has also executed investment sales of multi tenanted retail properties. In his 7 years in the industry, he has overseen a portfolio of over 2 million square feet of retail and mixed use properties. Eric grew up in Jacksonville, attending Stanton College Prep before graduating from FSU. He's a proud father of three.

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