Claire Calzon | Colliers International | Tampa

Claire Calzon

NAIOP

Executive Managing Director

License # BK413520

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Professional Summary

Claire Calzon has over 36 years of commercial real estate and project leasing experience (landlord representation) which includes primarily high end, Class A and B core assets and Class A and B suburban office buildings. Experience includes leasing several downtown Tampa high rise towers, such as SunTrust Financial Center, Fifth Third Center, Wells Fargo Center, Park Tower and Rivergate Tower, over an 18 year period, from 2000 to 2018. Currently handles the lead leasing and marketing assignments for the following assets, with business partner and Director of Office Leasing,  Joanne LeBlanc:

  • Westshore 500, a 130,000 SF, 10-story Class A suburban office building located in the heart of Westshore. Owned by The Green Company out of S. Florida.
  • Arrow Point Plaza, a Class A 100,000 SF, three-story suburban office building located in the Gateway submarket in St. Petersburg. Owned by Arrow Point, LLC, a private equity group. Currently 100% leased.
  • Bay Vista Pavilion, a Class A 140,000 rsf, three-story suburban office building located in the Clearwater/N. Pinellas submarket. Owned by Bay Vista Pavilion, LLC, a private equity group.
  • Cypress Point, a Class B multi building, 165,000 rsf campus located in the Northwest submarket. Owned by Cypress Point Office, LLC and WS Cypress Point Office, a private equity group.
  • Lafayette Arcade, a historic three story Class A, 35,000 rsf office/retail building built in the 1920’s and located across from the University of Tampa in the Downtown submarket. This asset is owned by Tricera Capital out of S. Florida.
  • Park Centre at Telecom Park, a Class A, 85,000 SF, three-story suburban office building located in Tampa Telecom Park in the Northeast submarket and owned by Starwood Capital Group.

Accomplishments

  • Top 10 Producer - Colliers International Tampa Bay Florida for 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and top 20 in 2019.
  • Largest Office Lease - Colliers International Tampa Bay Florida 2008, 2010 and 2012 and top 2 in 2016.
  • Landlord representation experience over 36 years includes institutional investors such as Trammell Crow Company, USAA, Equus Capital Partners, Sterling American Property, Inc., TIAA-CREF, Bridge Investment Group, Fairlead Commercial Real Estate, Cigna/ Times Square, Colonial Properties Trust, AEW Capital Management, LaSalle Investment Management, Great Point Investors, Principal Real Estate Investors, TA Associates Realty, Parkway/Cousins Properties, ITT Hartford, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Morgan Stanley, Lend Lease Real Estate Investment, and J.P. Morgan.
  • Before joining Colliers International in 2007, Ms. Calzon was the Sr. Vice President in charge of project leasing for Trammell Crow Tampa providing strategic, tactical, and marketing efforts relative to landlord representation. Her portfolio included over 3 million square feet of Class A office high rise towers, located in the Downtown Tampa and Westshore submarkets.

Education

  • B.A. in Business Management from the University of South Florida
  • Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Memberships & Involvements

  • Tampa Downtown Partnership
  • Westshore Alliance
  • NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Colliers International Sustainability Team

Services

Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Type
Office
Specializations
Sustainability Group

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Featured Research
Jul 28, 2020
Navigating Uncharted Waters
The second quarter of 2020 began with an unprecedented pause in activity. The CMBS markets were nearly frozen. Investors were pencils down. Lenders halted underwriting and decision making. Tenants paused or delayed tours. And many properties were pulled off the market in a wait and see approach. However, as the quarter progressed, the office market throughout greater Tampa Bay began to thaw, and although new leasing and investment closings were down, overall activity began to hint of signs of life heading into the second part of the year.
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Apr 30, 2020
Steady Activity, Head Winds Ahead
The first quarter of 2020 will forever be marked as one of the most dynamic quarters in history for the office market in Tampa Bay. As the 2020 year began, activity throughout (sales, leasing, construction) remained positive following three consecutive quarters of positive net absorption in 2019. Lease rates continued to climb quarter over quarter and leasing transaction volume remained above normal. Interest rates were near alltime lows, providing cost-effective financing helping to bolster and carry on the 10-year record growth of development and investment activity experienced throughout the market. Unemployment in the region, the lowest in recent history and well below the national average, was championed by many in the local market.
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Feb 25, 2020
From Submarkets to Micro-Markets, Tampa’s Evolving Office Landscape
Over the past few years, Tampa’s economic growth has spurred increased interest from outside investors, developers and tenants. Many buildings have traded hands, vacancy has markedly declined, and lease rates continue to rise. As the market expanded, areas that historically have been less sought-after are now prime targets for redevelopment and growth.
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Featured News
Aug 5, 2019
Galen College of Nursing expands footprint to Tampa Bay
Galen College of Nursing is expanding its footprint in the Tampa Bay area with a 26,026-square-foot expansion of its St. Petersburg campus. The school will soon be the largest tenant in Arrow Point Plaza, located at 10200 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N, occupying 95,164 square feet of the 97,340-square-foot office building.
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