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Colliers | South Florida is focused on delivering results for our clients by providing a full range of commercial real estate services to real estate users, owners and investors. We operate across the tri-county region in Coral Gables, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. Our professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients across the nation and around the world.
Executive Managing Director
Miami - Coral Gables
As Executive Managing Director and Market Leader for the South Florida region, Julie directly oversees all Brokerage operations and service lines in South Florida, which includes offices in Miami/Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. She also focuses on new business development, talent recruitment, talent retention, growth and marketing.
Julie has more than 15 years of industry experience, offering an in-depth knowledge of utilizing innovative sales and marketing strategies to differentiate and win business. Prior to joining Colliers, Julie served as Regional Sales Director for CBRE’s Midwest Division, where she filled two valuable roles: Sales Management Leader and interim Managing Director of Corporate Client Solutions. Prior to her work at CBRE, Julie held executive leadership roles in the financial services industry, including as Senior Vice President, Mortgage Executive at Fifth Third Bank.
Vice President, Transaction Management
Joined Colliers International in November 2011 as Managing Director for our Miami based Latin America Corporate Services Division. Fernando came to Colliers from Nortel Networks Corporate Real Estate, where he acted as Director of Corporate Real Estate Operations for Latin America and the Caribbean (CALA) since 1994. In his role at Nortel, Fernando was responsible for all Real Estate Operations that included; asset management, project management, facility and property management. With a diverse Real Estate portfolio in excess of 1,000,000 sqft with presence in most of the Latin American counties, this included office, industrial, and manufacturing facilities. In his years at this role, Fernando managed multiple cycles of accelerated growth as well as downsizing.
Vice Chairman Institutional Investor Services
Ken Krasnow serves as Vice Chairman of Institutional Investor Services for the Florida region. In this role, he is responsible for broadening the company’s platform by developing key client relationships, leading major projects and transactions, maintaining senior real estate industry and political relationships and recruiting new talent. Ken brings more than 30 years of acclaimed expertise in the commercial real estate industry, offering an exceptional level of on-the-ground market knowledge.
Since joining Colliers as Market Leader in 2015, Ken has overseen the tremendous growth of the business from less than two dozen professionals to more than 150 as of year end 2018 during which time the firm acquired high profile companies such as CREC, Pointe Group and MF&Co. During that same period, revenues more than quadrupled while maintaining solid margins of profitability.
Krasnow launched his career as a commercial leasing broker and was responsible for more than three million square feet of Class A office building agencies in New York City. As the markets in Florida continue to rapidly evolve, I am proud to have a responsive approach to management, curating talent and specialties to help us always provide best-in-class service for our clients and community.
CEO LATAM Region & President, Valuation & Advisory Services Americas
Ed Alegre is a real estate professional and executive with over 25 years of successful experience in diverse areas of the commercial real estate industry including, consultation, brokerage and appraisal. He has led projects and completed assignments both in the US and Latin America.
Making a difference in South Florida
South Florida serves as headquarters for more than 1,400 multinational corporations, including American Airlines, American Express, Citrix Systems, Oracle and Carnival Corporation with a diverse labor force and growing talent pool. Current economic indicators point to a growing and thriving economy attracting companies from across the world to expand or relocate to South Florida.
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The South Florida Impact
Colliers | South Florida is deeply rooted in the local communities in which we live, work and play. Our eclectic and ever-evolving culture spans from Palm Beach south to Miami-Dade County. The vibrant food and music scene, paired with sunshine and beaches, has solidified the communities of South Florida as a backdrop for many creative and vital community organizations.
From educational organizations such as The Council for Educational Change, to transformative-development groups like The Underline and youth-focused organizations such as the Wayne Barton Study Center, we are proud to have partnered with many of the same groups that weave the identity of our communities. Through a smart mix of fundraising and volunteering, we are able to give back to the neighborhoods and people that make South Florida our home.