Gary Montour joined Colliers International in 1983 and has consistently been one of North Florida’s Top Producing Commercial Brokers. He completes 60 to 80 transactions per year and has generated more than $145 million in sales and leasing over the past five years.
Gary has closed deals ranging from small leases, through medium and large sales and lease transactions, to the largest of investment sales. His $30 million multi-property investment deal in 2007 was the biggest among 10,000 Colliers brokers.
Prior to joining Colliers Gary spent 9 years as a college professor, men's Intercollegiate Division I Baseball coach, men's Intercollegiate Division II Tennis coach and an athletic department administrator. These experiences helped provide insight into Gary's unique "team oriented" commercial real estate business model.
Gary has spent 30 years developing and promoting the "team concept" in commercial real estate, growing from one persoonal assistant to training 4 junior agents (now top performers). The junior agents now assist him in handling over 180 property listings and dozens of tenant representation assignments. Leveraging Gary's talents with his experienced agents have made "Team Montour" one of the most powerful commercial brokerage groups in the state of Florida. His sales pitch to those seeking his services is "why hire one broker when you can hire 4 "experienced" brokers working for the same fee.
Gary has extensive experience in asset valuation, management, investment strategies, asset disposition, site selection, purchase negotiations, as well as financial and market analysis. He understands the development process from the ground up because he has purchased, owns, and manages, with the help of his team, 10 commercial single tenant properties for his own personal portfolio. He works closely with engineers, architects and understands the entire development and lending process. This knowledge is critical in helping a variety of property owners (leasing, sale and management activities). Gary is clearly a broker (not a developer) who has developed some small commercial assets, and not a competitor for development projects.
Bachelor in Science and Master’s Degree in Education from State University of New York at Buffalo. He earned his Doctorate Degree in Education from the University of Florida. He served as a Professor at SUNY/Buffalo (1974-1978) and at Florida International University in Miami (1978-1983) before entering the commercial real estate industry.
Memberships & Involvements
International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Industrial ＆ Office Properties (NAIOP), Northeast Florida Association of Realtors Association of Realtors (NEFAR)
Large, medium, and small rental tenants, scores of restaurant's, various home builders, phone companies, major bank operation centers, many doctors and hospitals, Insurance companies, home health care companies, various other office and warehouse users