The award recognizes the fastest-growing companies owned or led by USF alumni
TAMPA, Fla. (May 5, 2016) – Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida has been named one of the University of South Florida’s “Fast 56” – the fastest-growing USF alumni-owned or led businesses in the world.
The commercial brokerage firm, led by USF class of ’74 alumnus Lee Arnold, was one of 56 companies inducted into the Fast 56 program by USF System President Judy Genshaft and the USF Alumni Association on April 29.
Recipients of the award were ranked by cumulative annual growth in revenue on a percentage basis, as documented by Cherry Bekaert, a public accounting firm based in Tampa. To be considered for the Fast 56, an organization must have been in business for at least three years, have revenues of $250,000 or more for the most recent 12-month period, and be owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.
Under Arnold’s leadership as CEO, Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida has grown revenue by 65 percent over the past three years. In 2015, the firm handled $1.1 billion worth of real estate transactions. Arnold founded the company in 1974, and today it employs 165 professionals.
“The USF Fast 56 Award is a great honor, and truly demonstrates Colliers’ tremendous growth, as well as our strength in commercial real estate throughout Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida,” Arnold said. “I’m proud to receive this award alongside my fellow USF alumni.”
The USF Alumni Association names 56 companies to the Fast 56 each year, in recognition of the year USF was founded, 1956.
“We’re proud to recognize Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida as one of the 56 fastest-growing USF Bull-led businesses in the world,” said Bill McCausland, Executive Director of the USF Alumni Association.
The USF Fast 56 award ceremony was held at the Marshall Student Center Ballroom and Oval Theater at the USF Tampa campus.
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