Dan Drotos | Colliers International | Gainesville

Dan Drotos


Senior Director

License # BK3255693

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Professional Summary

As the Senior Director of the Gainesville office for Colliers, Dan leads the firm's presence in Alachua County and the surrounding sub-markets by providing commercial real estate solutions for his clients. His team specializes in commercial and land transactions (sales & leasing) including office, retail, industrial, and multi-family. With well over 100 years of combined local knowledge and service, they strive to continuously raise the bar for their clientele. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, Dan served as Vice President of the Commercial and Land Division at an independent firm in Gainesville where he was a partner in The Drotos Ryals Group. His team has successfully transacted over $1 billion in local (Alachua County) commercial real estate. Dan holds both a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) and Master of Building Construction (MBC) from the University of Florida along with multiple professional designations, including Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He also also serves in several industry, civic, and non-profit organizations such as: The Urban Land Institute, Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida, First Federal Bank of  Florida, United Way, and Leadership Gainesville.


Society of Industrial and Office Realtors - Office Specialist (SIOR)

SIOR Transaction Award Winner - Largest Dollar Volume for Redevelopment (2018)

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)




The University of Florida Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Finance (BSBA-FIN) 2009

The University of Florida Minor - Urban & Regional Planning (URP) 2009

The University of Florida Minor - Real Estate 2009

The University of Florida - Master of Building Construction (MBC) 2011

The University of Florida - Master of Science in Real Estate  (MSRE) 2012

Florida Real Estate Broker 

CCIM Designation Courses

Memberships & Involvements

The Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida - Board of Directors (Secretary)

First Federal Bank of Florida - Advisory Board Member

Urban Land Institute - Young Leaders Group - Past Chair

The United Way of North Central Florida - Small Business Partner

Leadership Gainesville (40th Class)

SIOR Florida Chapter

The University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies

National Association of Realtors (NAR) - Affiliate Member


Building Consultancy, Business Space Lease Advisory, Ground lease, Land Sales, Lease Administration, Lease Advisory, $name, Project Leasing, Restaurants, Seniors Housing, Shopping Centres, Student Housing, Supermarkets, Transactions Services, Transit Oriented Development, Warehouses
Property Types
Healthcare-Medical, Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily, Retail
Life Sciences Group

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Featured Research
Jul 8, 2020
2020 Q2 Research and Forecast Report
The Gainesville office market has softened given the recent surge in uncertainty. Companies are reevaluating their current footprints, deciding whether to expand for social distancing or to downsize for work from home. Some industries, like technology, are better suited to work from home arrangements than other industries more focused on service and interpersonal relationships.
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Mar 12, 2020
2019 Q4 Gainesville Research and Forecast Report
Currently, the commercial real estate inventory totals 41 million square feet of office, industrial and retail property. In the fourth quarter of 2019 (Q4), the average lease rate for office space was $17.76 PSF annually; absorption reached 42,316 SF; there were a total of 20 sales transactions; and the average sale price per square foot equated to $134.
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Featured News
Apr 21, 2020
With Students Gone, Gainesville Focuses on Medical Sector
When the University of Florida closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic a couple of weeks ago, it sent ripples through the university town of Gainesville. Classes will be held online until the fall.
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Mar 31, 2020
Dan Drotos serves as part of the pre-launch teams for two recently published Commercial Real Estate books, “Adapt” and “Knowing Isn’t Doing”.
Dan Drotos, Senior Director for Colliers International in Gainesville, FL served as part of the pre-launch teams for two recently published Commercial Real Estate books, “Adapt” and “Knowing Isn’t Doing”. Dan had the privilege of reading the text and providing commentary and reviews to the authors prior to the public release.
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Mar 31, 2020
SIOR REPORT: Welcome to The New Day of Hiring Talent!
Like it or not, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Disruptors—to use a phrase that’s all the rage these days—to the traditional way of doing things abound, from how we communicate with each other to our methodology for funding real estate projects. But nowhere are disruptors more clearly evident than in hiring and retention, a process that merges two of the most frightening disruptors of all: technology and the generation gap. And boomers who cannot adapt to new expectations of what employment means run the risk of rendering themselves irrelevant.
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Mar 31, 2020
Colliers International Gainesville facilitates NovaBone’s purchase of 28,868-square-foot building in Alachua
Colliers International’s Gainesville office has facilitated a transaction between Simon Willard LLC (the seller) and NBP Properties, LLC, an affiliate of NovaBone Products (the buyer), in the purchase of a 28,868-square-foot building located at 13510 U.S. Hwy. 441 in Alachua. The transaction closed on February 28, 2020.
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