Guy Preston | Colliers International | Jacksonville

Guy Preston


Executive Director

License # SL605992

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Professional Summary

As an Industrial Specialist, Guy’s role is to provide his clients with expert and comprehensive advice in Industrial Sales and Leasing; Land Sales; Industrial Investment Sales; Port Site Sales and Leasing; Site Selection and E-commerce Distribution and Fulfillment Center Occupier Services.

One of his outstanding strengths is the ability to problem-solve to propel even the most complicated deals to the finish line.

He is a member of the Colliers International Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group, a practice group dedicated to delivering focused industrial real estate advisory services to better address the global economy. Guy has earned the SIOR Designation. SIOR is a society comprised of the most capable and experienced practitioners, delivering best in class service to clients.

Guy has closed transactions over $400M and in excess of 10M SF, as well as thousands of acres of land.

After graduating from Troy University with an Accounting Degree, Guy completed a four-year tour as a Missile Launch Officer in the United States Air Force. He then began his career in commercial real estate, where he continually strives to provide client centric service.


  • NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year 2018

  • NAIOP Land Sale of the Year 2018

  • Finalist - NAIOP Industrial Sale of the Year 2018

  • NAIOP Industrial Sale of the Year 2016

  • NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year 2015

  • NAIOP Land Sale of the Year 2008 & 2012

  • CoStar Power Broker

  • SIOR Designee

  • Transactions over $400M and in excess of 10M SF, as well as thousands of acres of land




    Troy University, 1989, Troy Alabama Bachelor of Science in Accounting, minor in Aerospace Studies

    Memberships & Involvements

    National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) 2018 Board of Directors Bus Tour Committee Co-Chair

    Colliers International Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

    SIOR , the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors


    • Amkin Dames Point
    • Auld & White Partnership
    • Becknell Industrial
    • DS Services of America
    • Fanatics, Inc.
    • Florida East Coast Industries
    • Georgia Pacific
    • Greenfield Partners
    • Gresham Smith and Partners
    • Ja-Ru
    • Lafarge
    • Norfolk Southern 
    • Plymouth Industrial REIT
    • Sam's East
    • Schafer Development




    “I would strongly recommend the Colliers team led by Guy Preston. I’ve worked with Guy closely over the last several years with many different clients on challenging, complex projects. The Colliers team becomes a vested, trusted advisor to their clients focusing on the long-term success of the project, not just getting to a closing. As a senior executive in the Design and Construction Industry, I am often asked to recommend a brokerage team and have never hesitated to offer Guy’s name.”

    HDR specializes in high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, including architecture, engineering, environment and construction services.

    Trevor Lee, AIA

    Principal | HDR, Inc.


    “I have had multiple great experiences with the Colliers team.   When we were discussing the expansion of our distribution network, we had a comprehensive and thoughtful search to locate our facilities and wound up with a creative solution that we later monetized in a sale leaseback transaction.   We had a comprehensive search for a possible headquarters location that the Colliers team worked on that ultimately fell through due to a change in strategy, but we felt we were presented with creative ideas that fit an ever-changing list of requirements.   After we downsized our project, we renovated a Class B space in a very cost-effective manner that the Colliers team helped us with throughout the process.   We have engaged the team for our current project, and they provided solid financially astute advice as to our options and I would highly recommend them and will use them for our needs in the future.”

    Tom Baumlin

    Chief Executive Officer | Money Solver


    “I have worked with Guy Preston and the team at Colliers for the past 8 years. I can honestly say they were my go-to brokers and I highly recommend them. Their expertise with complex transactions was second to none and they clearly help get deals over the finish line”

    United Pacific is the largest independent gas stations and convenience store chain in the western United States, operating stations under the 76, Conoco and Shell banners, as well as its own United Oil brand. United Pacific’s network includes 365 company-operated stores and 55 fee-operated locations.

     Adam Furstein

    Chief Development Officer | United Pacific



    Land Marketing, Land Sales, Site Sales, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Ground lease, Project Leasing, Project Marketing, Residential Development Sales, Transactions Services, Transit Oriented Development, Lease Advisory
    Service Lines
    Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Occupier Services
    Property Type
    Industrial, Land
    Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

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    Featured Research
    Jul 2, 2020
    2020 Q2 Northeast Florida Industrial Market Report
    The reopening of the economy in late Q2 has calmed some nerves and led to a general increase in activity from what was a slow April. While it will not come without setbacks, we expect that momentum in the industrial market will continue to increase as we move into the third and fourth quarter.
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    Apr 7, 2020
    2020 Q1 Northeast Florida Industrial Market Report
    The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a minor interruption to the local industrial market this quarter. This is attributable to the deferments of the natural exchange of goods and services worldwide. The first half of Q120 began bullish; sales and leasing activity remained healthy and the market was anticipated to stay on this course throughout the remainder of the quarter.
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    Mar 3, 2020
    2019 Q4 Northeast Florida Industrial Market Report
    As anticipated in our Q3 market report, vacancy increased 0.4% in fourth quarter. At the time of this report, vacancy in the Jacksonville metro market totals roughly 4.4%. This increase is a result of ongoing healthy construction levels in the marketplace.
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    Featured News
    Apr 1, 2020
    Cardinal Health plans to relocate its distribution center to Westlake Industrial Park
    Colliers' Guy Preston and Seda Preston represent Becknell in landlord leasing and property management. The new tenant, Cardinal Health, ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.
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    Mar 17, 2020
    CoStar names Colliers' Jacksonville office and several associates as Top Deal Makers
    Colliers was recognized as a Top Leasing and Sales Firm in the Jacksonville MSA, and six brokerage associates with Colliers' Jacksonville office were recognized as 2019 CoStar Power Brokers.
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    Feb 10, 2020
    Keystone Terminals purchases the 39.5 acre waterfront terminal near the Tallyrand terminal from Norfolk Southern for $8 million
    Keystone Terminals purchases the 39.5 acre waterfront terminal near the Tallyrand terminal from Norfolk Southern for $8 million. The deal closed on Jan. 31. Norfolk Southern will continue servicing the site, the railroad already services the adjacent Keystone property.
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    Dec 17, 2019
    Guy Preston and Seda Preston with Colliers International announced the sale of 171 acres to Becknell Industrial for $9 million
    The Prestons said Colliers was instrumental in supporting the underwriting process of Becknell Industrial. The announcement said that before the purchase, Becknell invested due diligence to allow it to move quickly to clear and mass grade the site in the first quarter and pursue full permitting of a 477,000-square-foot facility expandable to 1.1 million square feet.
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