Douglas Blair

Douglas Blair

Senior Director

License # BK3047176

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Professional Summary

Douglas joined Colliers in 2001 where he served as Director of Research.  The result was developing and implementing a first-class sustainable research platform for North Florida providing the sound methodology and reporting standards needed in today's business environment.

In 2003 Douglas entered into investment sales analysis, land sales and development consulting specializing in Multifamily and Residential land for development. 

His past experience and skill set in financial evaluation, underwriting, development consulting and construction established him to take a leadership role in the Multi-Family Investment Specialty Group.

Douglas now serves as Senior Director of the Multifamily Investment Sales Team and is widely utilized company-wide for his specialized knowledge in ground-up development initiatives.


Prior to the Real Estate Industry Douglas spent 17 years owning and operating a remodelling and construction company in Texas and Michigan before relocating to Florida in 1989.  While in the interim of completing his Bachelors' degree at the University of North Florida and Masters' at Florida State University, he worked as a Therapist and State Investigator before entering the Real Estate field in 2001.

In 2003, he became licensed as an agent and began utilizing his skill sets in financial evaluations, underwriting, land development as a sales agent and development consultant.


Bachelors-University of North Florida
Masters - Florida State University

Multiple publishing in Southeast Real Estate Business, Jacksonville Business Journal and the Florida Times-Union.


Memberships & Involvements

National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Colliers Multifamily Advisory Group (CMAG), Colliers Land Advisory Group (CLAG), First Coast Apartment Association (FCA), Florida Apartment Association (FAA), National Apartment Association (NAA)


Development Consulting, Financial Analysis
Service Lines
Capital Markets
Property Types
Multifamily, Land
Land Advisory

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Featured Research
Aug 8, 2019
2019 Q2 Northeast Florida Multifamily Market Report
After crossing the billion-dollar mark in transaction volume for the 3rd consecutive year in 2018, the Jacksonville multifamily market continues to be one of the highest performing and most sought-after multifamily markets in the US. That success and continued job growth has led to significant developer interest and record setting construction starts over the last two years.
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Feb 2, 2018
Year End Multifamily Report 2017
Multifamily 2017 Year End Report
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Featured News
Aug 21, 2019
Jacksonville Sees Record High Occupancy As Construction Of Multifamily Homes Soar
Some 8,200 new multifamily units are under construction in the Jacksonville metro area. Despite all the construction, Jacksonville’s vacancy rate is projected to remain below 5% through 2019. The occupancy rate is currently at a record high of 96.5%, according to a new multifamily housing report out from Colliers International for the second quarter of 2019.
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Aug 8, 2019
Jacksonville's average rent rises 6.3% in just one year
Monthly statistics show Jacksonville’s average rent continues to steadily rise even as the area sees a record amount of multifamily housing construction. RENTCafé reported the average rent rose $64 per month over the past year.
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