Dave Preston

Dave Preston

Executive Managing Director - Retail Services

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Professional Summary

As Executive Managing Director | Retail Services, Dave Preston brings more than sixteen years of experience working in retail commercial real estate in South Florida, primarily representing major retailers, restaurants, and financial institutions on multi-unit rollouts, in addition to urban and suburban landlord representation, acquisition, disposition, investment sales, and development.

Prior to joining Colliers International, Mr. Preston worked for eight years at Newmark Knight Frank, where he spearheaded South Florida’s retail leasing team.  Previous to Newmark, he worked for six years in the leasing department of a leading regional commercial real estate firm, where he gained valuable experience in both landlord and tenant representation, responsible for leasing and overseeing over one million square feet of shopping center space early in his career.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Preston has been responsible for retail lease and sale transactions totaling more than 425,000 square feet and valued in excess of $365 million. He has completed transactions for such current and past clients including Automotion, BankUnited (BKU), Benihana, Inc, (BNHN), City National Bank, EQ3, Franklin Templeton (BEN), Yolk, Anna's Linens, SportClips, Havertys (HVT), Orvis, Pieology, Banco Popular, BB&T (BBT), TA Realty and BVT.

Mr. Preston is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a past chairman of ICSC's Miami-Dade event planning committee.

A Miami native, Mr. Preston received his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Florida

Memberships & Involvements

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)



  • BankUnited 
  • Benihana
  • Franklin Templeton 
  • Yolk
  • Orvis
  • BB&T 
  • GolfTEC 
  • Higher Ground Education 
  • Skilken Gold
  • Offerdahl's


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types

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Featured News
Jan 22, 2019
Colliers International grows South Florida office with three of the area's top retail brokers
Colliers International continues to expand its South Florida retail services platform by adding a dynamic team of three of the region's top retail brokers - Jonathan D. Carter, David Preston and Jenny Gefen.
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