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Paula Clair Smith selected President, CCIM West Coast District

Colliers’ Managing Director will serve as president for 11-county district in Florida

Paula Clair Smith, CCIM, Managing Director of Commercial Services at Colliers, has been selected to serve as the 2022 President of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Florida Chapter’s West Coast District. 

CCIM is a global professional organization whose designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate. CCIM Florida’s West Coast District has approximately 250 members and serves 11 counties, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota and Manatee.

“The members of the Florida CCIM West Coast District devote time and energy to pursue a professional standard of deal-making and education. As president, I hope to increase the value of district membership, accelerate recognition of our members within the district and assist candidates with attaining the prestigious CCIM designation. I am thrilled to step into leadership following a tremendous year for our chapter.”    -Paula Clair Smith, CCIM, Managing Director, Colliers

Smith earned her CCIM designation in 2006 and joined the CCIM Florida Chapter’s West Coast District the same year. Prior to stepping into the role of President, she served as President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Communications Chair for the chapter.

Smith began her commercial real estate career in 1998 and joined Colliers in 2016 as Director of Commercial Services. Her experience in office, industrial and redevelopment spans more than 20 years, with clients including Pinellas County, City of Largo, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg Free Clinic and SPCA Tampa Bay.

The complete Florida CCIM West Coast District 2022 leadership team includes:

  • President: Paula Clair Smith, CCIM
  • President-Elect: Gregory K. McNutt, CCIM
  • Treasurer: David Hungerford, CCIM
  • Secretary: Richard Harris, CCIM 
  • Immediate Past President: Jack Koehler, CCIM

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PaulaClair Smith

Managing Director, Commercial Services


Paula Clair Smith, CCIM, joined Colliers as a Director of Commercial Services in February 2016 and was promoted to Managing Director by the end of 2017. As a longtime Pinellas County resident, Paula conveys a wealth of knowledge of the local commercial real estate market. Her experience in  office, industrial and redevelopment spans 20 years, making her extremely valuable to Colliers and her clients.

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