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Southwest Florida Office Market Report - Q1 2020

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Activity Remains Positive, but Challenged by Impacts of COVID-19

The first quarter of 2020 will forever be marked as one of the most dynamic quarters in history for the office market throughout Southwest Florida. After three consecutive quarters of positive absorption, the 2020 year began optimistic for continued growth. lease rates continued to climb quarter over quarter and leasing transaction volume remained above normal. Interest rates were at near all-time lows providing cost-effective financing helping to bolster and carry-on the 10-year record growth of development and investment activity experienced throughout the market. Unemployment in the region, the lowest in recent history and well below the national average, was championed by many in the local market.

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Southwest Florida Office Market Report - Q1 2020

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Ryan Kratz

President - Southeast and Mid-Central Regions | US Brokerage


As President of Colliers International's Southeast and Mid-Central Regions | US Brokerage, Ryan is responsible for a geography consisting of 30 offices in the Southeast and Mid-Central US. He is responsible for a team of more than 875 personnel including 475+ brokers, 15 Market Leader managers, and 350 employees including a large support team of Marketing, GIS/Research and Market Analytics, Digital Marketing, and Core Marketing personnel. The brokerage teams Ryan is responsible for comprise leasing (landlord and tenant representation) and sale specialists in the areas of office, medical, retail, industrial, land, investment sales, debt/equity mortgage banking, and specialty disciplines, such as multifamily, student housing, hotels, marinas/golf, manufactured housing, tax credit housing, education, and seniors housing. He is the executive sponsor and liaison for Colliers’ Tenant Advisory Council (TAC), an 80-broker team of elite office tenant rep brokers throughout the country. 

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William Mankin

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Bill Mankin specializes in office and industrial leasing and sales. He believes in using integrity and honesty to best provide for the needs of his clients.
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I am a passionate marketing professional and team player. I provide a high level of dedicated marketing and graphic design support to a team of commercial real estate agents for projects that span multiple segments in the commercial real estate arena. I am a licensed sales associate with 17 years experience in real estate marketing and project management, as well as email marketing.



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With over 13 years of experience, Danny brings to Colliers a depth of knowledge with commercial real estate brokerage & technology, having started, worked for and/or coordinated with various tech companies across the country that are helping to accelerate the success of brokers and their clients.  His hands-on approach and knowledge of the brokerage business and intersection with technology ultimately allows Danny to share and deliver new ideas that benefits our clients.

In his role, Danny works directly with the other leaders on the executive team to develop and execute the overall corporate strategy for Colliers International in the Central Florida markets As Colliers and the Central Florida markets continue to expand, his focus is to develop, recruit and assist the top brokers in the markets and provide our clients with a high-level of service.

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Dan Miller

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As a leader in Industrial and Land Services in the Southwest Florida Market, I specialize in sales, leasing and project development.

I have a 36+ year history of development, construction and entrepreneural experience in a diverse product mix. My strong client relationships span from the institutional investor and developer to the business base that make Southwest Florida work. I am known for finding and capitalizing on the hidden values of the property and work within the market parameters at the time. 

Through my experience in not only land and building sales but also project development, build-to-suit / lease and design build prospects, I take a holistic approach to client representation. My significant development projects today include Premier Airport Park for Principal Real Estate Investors. This institutional  quality, class A distribution project totals 1,875,000 SF being constructed on a 225-acre campus.

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Fred Kolb

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Brandon Stoneburner

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