• Colliers International Florida announces new statewide leadership

    Ryan Kratz named President of brokerage and marketing; John K. Scott will oversee real estate management as Managing Director

    Tampa, Fla. (March 14, 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.

    About Colliers International Group, Inc.
    Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry-leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.

    Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that help clients accelerate their success. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 12 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm.

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    Office: (727) 895-5030 ext. 107
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