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From our office in Fort Myers, Colliers serves the region of Southwest Florida. We represent a broad base of brokerage and property management clients with local experts serving the area from Fort Myers to Naples.
Executive Managing Director, Market Leader - Central/West Florida
Danny joined Colliers in early 2018 as Managing Director/Market Leader for the Central Florida markets, which encompass the major metropolitan areas of Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Ft Myers and Naples.
As the Managing Director and Market Leader, Danny manages the company’s Central Florida operations and business strategy. With a team of over 80+ brokers and client service brokerage coordinators as well as GIS, Research, Digital Marketing and Core Marketing personnel. The team focuses on the leasing and sales of all property types, including Office, Medical, Industrial, Retail, Multifamily, Land, and Debt/Equity Mortgage Banking throughout the Central Florida market and specialty practice areas such as Student Housing, Seniors Housing, Marinas, Golf Courses, and Hotels/Hospitality, which are practiced nationally
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.
EVP | Eastern US
P.J. Cusmano, MAI, MRICS, is currently the Executive Managing Director of the Florida Region for the Colliers Valuation & Advisory Services team, which includes professionals in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, Destin, and Sarasota. Mr. Cusmano has been actively engaged in real estate valuation and counseling since 1996. He has prepared appraisal reports for a wide variety of clients, and has extensive experience with all major property types, including multifamily residential, retail, industrial, office, hospitality/lodging, and agricultural. Specialized experience includes self-storage, manufactured housing communities, senior housing, healthcare, and special purpose properties.
Comprehensive specialized expertise in multifamily properties, specifically conventional apartment communities, affordable housing communities, condominium and townhouse projects, and student housing. Aside from conventional financing, he has significant experience with various specialized financing programs utilized for these projects including FNMA DUS, Freddie Mac, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), SAIL, and USDA Section 538 programs.
Mr. Cusmano is nationally known for his expertise with various FHA/HUD programs, including 221(d)(4), 223(f), full market studies, and preliminary market studies.
Mr. Cusmano is a state-certfied appraiser in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. He formerly served on Integra Realty Resources' Corporate Development and Marketing committees. He also served on the Advisory Board for the FSU Real Estate Program’s committee for FSU’s annual Real Estate Trends and Networking Conference, as well as the Board of Directors for Bayshore Little League in Tampa, Florida.
Managing Director | Florida, REMS
John K. Scott, Managing Director REMS Florida, is a member of Colliers International Executive Leadership team in Florida. As the MD John has direct responsibility and oversite of the Florida Real Estate Management Services (REMS) department, where he directs a portfolio of over 285 retail, office and industrial properties totaling more than 32 million square feet. He leads a team of over 110 professional and support personnel specializing in real estate management services.
Our property marketing reaches new heights
Your Colliers expert will work with you to determine the most effective marketing strategy to generate high-quality leads, utilizing a vast array of tools, ranging from digital marketing and 3D virtual tours to drones to tried-and-true print methods. By constantly monitoring progress and building in opportunities to evaluate the marketing efforts, we lead you through a nimble and productive process that delivers results.
Making a difference in Fort Myers
The Southwest Florida industrial, office and retail market remained stable through 2017. It's a landlord’s market with vacancy rates below 4% across all Southwest Florida submarkets. Demand did slow, but vacancy declined throughout the market. Tenants who expanded were able to do so within their existing space. Leasing activity slowed slightly as most tenants made their space decisions and are now in place for the duration of their leases.
The third quarter of 2017 revealed continued strength in the Southwest Florida multifamily market. Capitalization rates have been steady for investors and buyer demand continues to be strong. While construction activity remained active, it is slowing down as recent apartment deliveries are entering the market.
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History of Colliers | Southwest Florida
Originally founded in Clearwater, Florida in 1974 as Lee Arnold & Associates, the firm grew over the next 10 years to add property management and appraisal divisions.
In 1995, Lee Arnold & Associates joined Colliers International and became Colliers Arnold. A year later, our central and southwest Florida offices opened in Orlando and Fort Myers.
Our property management team also expanded into the Jacksonville region in 2006. In 2010, Colliers Arnold re-branded to Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida.