FORT MYERS, FLA. – Growing its already strong retail presence, Colliers International Southwest Florida hired seasoned retail broker Rob Warstler as Director, Retail Services, the company announced today. Warstler was previously the Director of Retail Services for Colliers International South Florida, located in Miami.

In his new role, Warstler will focus on tenant representation, landlord representation, and investment sale opportunities throughout Southwest Florida, with the primary focus in the Naples area. He joins forces with Karen Johnson-Crowther, Colliers International Southwest Florida’s Principal, Director, Retail Services, who has spent more then 20 years in the Southwest Florida commercial real estate industry.

Warstler has been a leader in the commercial real estate industry for more than 25 years. During his career, he has handled over 400 sale and lease transactions, totaling more than $250 million. His deep experience includes the development, acquisition and entitlement of more than 15 shopping centers and mixed-use developments.

In addition, Warstler has represented and completed transactions with a number of regional and national tenants, including Walmart, Sears, Dollar Tree, Shoe Carnival, Starbucks, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Taco Bell and Moe’s Southwest Grill.

“Colliers International’s retail practice is growing rapidly in Southwest Florida,” said Lee Arnold, CCIM, CRE, CEO and Chairman of Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Southwest Florida. “Rob’s talent and experience as a seasoned, senior broker representing national and local tenants, landlords and developers helps accelerate our growth in this market.”

Prior to serving as Director of Retail Services for Colliers International Miami, Warstler served as the CEO and Director of Retail for Colliers International Indiana Region. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Warstler holds real estate licenses in Florida and Indiana. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a past member of the Colliers International Retail Steering Committee.

“I’m looking forward to continuing with Colliers International and collaborating with the talented brokers in the Southwest Florida office,” Warstler said. 

About Colliers International

Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world, with over 12,500 professionals operating out of more than 482 offices in 63 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), it focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News magazines ranked Colliers International the top U.S. real estate company. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second-most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.