Tampa, Fla. (March 8, 2017) – Colliers International has announced two new appointments to
its Florida leadership team: Ryan Kratz and John K. Scott have been named as President and
Managing Director, respectively, for Colliers International Florida.
The new leadership structure comes as part of the commercial real estate firm’s move toward a
cohesive statewide platform in Florida.
Kratz, most recently serving as President of Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central &
Southwest Florida, will now manage the brokerage and marketing operation for the entire state.
Since joining Colliers in 2010, Kratz helped grow revenue for the Tampa Bay, Central and
Southwest Florida offices by more than 100 percent. The three offices have also grown by 47
new brokers in that same timeframe, marking a 45 percent percent increase.
As president of Colliers International Florida, Kratz helps develop and implement overall
statewide strategies and oversees most aspects of the firm’s business, including brokerage
services, business development, operations and marketing. He is also responsible for the firm’s
statewide corporate strategy and will work closely with other Colliers leaders in such areas as
property management, valuation, business development and client retention.
In his new statewide role, Kratz leads a team of over 140 brokers and 40 marketing and
technical professionals specializing in a wide range of commercial real estate sectors, including
office, retail, industrial, land and investment sales, as well as specialty disciplines such as
multifamily, student housing, hotels, seniors housing, health care and mortgage banking.
Scott was most recently Senior Vice President of Real Estate Management Services for Colliers
International Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida. He joined Colliers in 2012 and brings
more than 30 years of real estate asset management experience to his new role. In his tenure
with Colliers, Scott has nearly doubled the management portfolio in the Tampa Bay, Central, &
Southwest Florida markets, bringing the square footage of managed assets from 7 million
square feet to 12 million square feet.
As Managing Director of Real Estate Management Services for Colliers International Florida,
Scott leads the firm’s statewide real estate management efforts with direct oversight of over 190
retail, office and industrial properties exceeding a total of 18.9 million square feet. His statewide
team has over 87 professional and support personnel specializing in property management,
accounting and facilities maintenance.
“We have the utmost confidence in Ryan and John and firmly believe that under their
leadership, Colliers will continue to gain prominence as a key commercial real estate force in
Florida,” said Martin Pupil, President of U.S. Brokerage for Colliers International, who Kratz will
now report to.
Lee Arnold, Executive Chairman of Colliers Florida, will continue to offer strategic oversight
throughout the state, while also assisting with business development, client retention, real
estate technology and innovation implementation. Arnold is the founder of Colliers International
Tampa Bay, Central & Southwest Florida and remains Chairman for those offices.
“Ryan and John have demonstrated tremendous leadership skills with Colliers and their
transition into statewide roles is a natural move for the firm,” said Arnold. “The superior
knowledge and experience they bring to their new roles will be vital as Colliers grows and
strengthens its platform across the state.”
While Kratz oversees the firm on a statewide basis, Ken Krasnow will continue to lead Colliers
International South Florida as Executive Managing Director, and Robert (Bob) Selton will
continue to lead Colliers International Northeast Florida as President and CEO.
For further information, please contact:
Tyler Killette, Account Executive
Office: (727) 895-5030 ext. 107
Cell: (813) 270-7854