Paula Clair Smith, CCIM, joins company as a Director of Commercial Services
CLEARWATER, Florida (Feb. 4, 2016) – Colliers International Tampa Bay has hired Paula Clair Smith, CCIM, a leading broker with over 18 years of experience in Pinellas County’s commercial real estate market. Smith joins as a Director of Commercial Services and will be based in Colliers’ Clearwater office where she will focus on office, retail and industrial transactions.
Smith has been involved in the Tampa Bay real estate market since 1998 and has worked with a wide range of corporate clients along with such local nonprofits as Salvation Army and St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
Her notable accomplishments include playing a major role in helping All Children’s Hospital expand in the Tampa Bay area for the past 15 years. Smith helped the hospital find land for its surgery center in Brandon and for its corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg. She also represented SPCA Tampa Bay in its purchase of a 12,500-square-foot space in St. Petersburg for its Veterinary Hospital and Spay and Neuter Clinic.
Most recently, Smith worked at Coldwell Banker, where she worked with Pinellas clients on identification and purchase of medical office buildings, disposition of industrial manufacturing facilities, leasing multi-tenant complexes, and transacting substantial blocks of office and retail space, along with land assemblage and redevelopment. She also worked for Coastal Commercial Real Estate and Merritt Realty Corporation, both located in St. Petersburg.
“As a longtime Pinellas County resident with extensive knowledge of the local commercial real estate market, Paula brings a wealth of knowledge to Colliers’ work in St. Petersburg and the entire Tampa Bay area,” said Lee Arnold, CEO of Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida. “Her experience in office, retail and industrial transactions will make her extremely valuable to our team and our clients.”
Smith holds a bachelor’s of fine arts from Miami University and earned her CCIM designation in 2006. In the community, Smith is a member of Women Working Together for Animals at SPCA Tampa Bay, is involved in FGCAR as a member and former board member, and is a board member of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce.
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