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Business Observer Friday, Sep. 21, 2018 4 years ago

Colliers International promotes Ryan Kratz to head Southeast U.S.

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CRE executive has led Florida operations since March 2017
by: Kevin McQuaid Commercial Real Estate Editor

Commercial real estate brokerage Colliers International Group Inc. has promoted Ryan Kratz, already president of the firm’s expansive Florida offices, to lead its operations throughout the entire Southeast.

As part of his new job, Kratz will oversee more than 20 offices — stretching from Memphis to Richmond, Va., to Naples, and work to increase Toronto-based Colliers’ market share and recruit and retain “top-tier” talent.

“Ryan is a well-respected brokerage leader and his new appointment is further evidence of our commitment to strengthening our U.S. business,” says Gil Borok, the company’s COO for its U.S. operations.

The move to oversee Southeast operations marks the latest in a string of promotions for Kratz, who joined Colliers International’s Tampa office from NorthMarq Real Estate Services in 2010 to be the company’s director of brokerage. He was later named managing director of the office.

In 2013, Kratz was named president of Colliers’ Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida operations, which put him in charge of a territory stretching from Tampa to Naples.

Early in 2017, Kratz was elevated again, to president of Colliers International’s Florida operations, a shift that dovetailed with the company’s efforts to consolidate ownership of franchise locations nationwide. The company maintains nine offices in Florida.

Today, Colliers International maintains 69 offices with some 13,000 real estate and other professionals, and last year generated corporate revenue of $2.3 billion. It also manages in excess of $20 billion in assets.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to organize our Southeast operations in a meaningful structure to benefit our clients,” Ryan says in a statement.

 

 

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