Hal Colbert

Hal Colbert

Senior Vice President | Houston

License # 633242

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Professional Summary

Hal brings more than 30 years commercial real estate brokerage experience to each assignment. Colbert specializes in land sales, site selection and disposition for free standing retail tenants and his in-depth knowledge and attention to detail has led to a loyal client list that is a virtual “Who’s Who” in the retail industry serving both US and EMEA based clients, Hal is licensed in both Florida and Texas and is one of the "go to" real estate professionals in the Colliers organization in both the Southeast and Texas.

Specific experience for Fortune 500 and Mid-Cap users includes lease renewals, market evaluation, site search and selection, disposition strategies and lease/sale negotiations. Hal has gone on to partner with his corporate clients providing both external and supporting internal strategic market planning and sale/leaseback of owned properties and arranging and managing build-to-suit programs for expanding requirements.

Hal also serves on the Colliers Restaurant Group in and is a member of Colliers Land and Tenant Rep Practice Groups.


Financial Service, Pharmacy and Casual & QSR Dining Retail: 

  • Closing over $500M in sales volume over 400 transactions
  • Over 150 complex land assemblages to meet client criteria
  • Multiple Capital (Ground) Leases 
  • Multiple Net Lease/Investment sales post development
  • Prevailing expert witness, providing testimony on Eminent Domain, Valuation and Use cases for the Florida Attorney General's Office 

Professional Accomplishments

  • Founding Director and past President of the Tampa Bay Commercial Brokers Association
  • Repeat Top 10 Colliers Producers
  • Vice President and Market Lead for Merrill Lynch Commercial Real Estate
  • Senior Vice President, General Manager Royal LePage
  • President and CEO of Corporate Real Estate Services until merging with Colliers International in 1991


  • Real Estate Sales Agent's License, Texas
  • Served with the First Armored Division, Nuremberg, West Germany
  • Lieutenant, Armor Branch of the United States Army
  • Triple Major in Marketing, Management and Finance, Western Carolina University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Downtown Partnership
  • Committee of 100
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


  • Airheads USA
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Armstrong Development
  • Asbury Automotive Group
  • Black Walnut Cafe
  • Boulder Venture Group
  • Buckley Shuler Development Company
  • Burger King
  • Capstone Group
  • Chili's
  • Creative Dining Concepts
  • CrossLander
  • CVS Drug Store
  • Darden Restaurant Group
  • DeBartolo Development Group
  • Drs. Schrobsdorff & Herrmann Int'l Inc.
  • Family Steakhouse of Florida
  • First Community Bank
  • Florida Capital Bank
  • Gorman's Casual Gourmet
  • McDonald's
  • Northstar Bank
  • Pilot Bank
  • Probonis Gmbh
  • RaceTrac Petroleum
  • Ruby Tuesday Restaurant
  • Sonic Drive-in
  • Southern Exchange Bank
  • Stroh Brewery
  • SunTrust Bank
  • TGI Friday's Restaurant
  • Wachovia Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Zaxby's Chicken


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