Erica Waltermire, one of greater Tampa Bay area’s top retail brokers, has joined Colliers International Tampa Bay in the role of Executive Managing Director, Retail Services.
Erica’s focus will be providing retail advisory services to property owners to maximize value on retail assets, as well as provide national and regional retailers with market strategies for their site selection needs.
“With Erica’s deep knowledge and experience in Tampa, she has the ability to see retail leasing from both the landlord and tenant perspectives,” said Danny Rice, Managing Director and Market Leader for Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central & Southwest Florida. “This, in turn, has led to successful, long-term relationships for her and expands upon our already dominant Colliers retail team.”
Prior to joining Colliers, Erica spent over 10 years at CBRE, most recently as Vice President of Retail Advisory and Transaction Services. Her primary focus during this time was representing landlords and tenants, leasing retail space in multiple property types, including grocery anchored shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, regional malls, restaurant buildings and urban mixed-use projects.
She has worked with many recognized clients such as Banyan Street Capital, Goldman Sachs, Novare Group, MetLife Real Estate, JP Morgan Chase and Sprint. To date, Erica has executed over $250 million in retail real estate transactions.
“We have built one of the nation’s top retail brokerage and leasing groups in Florida, and Erica is a great addition,” said Ryan Kratz, Colliers International’s Southeast Region President. “We have a far-reaching marketing platform, but what really makes the difference for our clients is the quality of our sales and leasing experts.”
Colliers grew its Florida retail capabilities dramatically last year with the purchase of Coral Gables-based Continental Real Estate Companies Commercial Properties Corp. (CREC), and has been recruiting highly successful retail experts for its offices around the state.
“I am excited to join the Colliers retail team and be associated with a company that has a solid reputation and strong market presence,” Erica said. “Joining the team will allow continued growth in an industry I’m passionate about and will provide a collaborative opportunity to share my expertise with some of the top retail brokers in the market.”
About Colliers International Group Inc.
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