Jason Ryals

Jason Ryals

Executive Director

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Professional Summary

Jason has over 16 years of experience in commercial real estate in Northeast Florida. He has completed over $400,000,000 in transactions in his career. His brokerage activities are focused on Tenant representation and expansion for National and Regional restaurant and retail chains, outparcel marketing and asset disposition.

Jason has extensive knowledge of the North Florida market, along with strong relationships with the dominant landlords and development companies in the region


  • In 2012, he was selected "Top 40 under 40" in the city of Jacksonville by Jacksonville Business Journal.
  • In 2011, Colliers Everest Award Winner.
  • In 2008, he was awarded "Top 30 brokers under the age of 30" by Florida Realtor Magazine.
  • In 2008, he was among the "Top 5 Colliers agents nationally" for total retail sales.
  • Jason has received numerous Power Broker awards consecutively since 2006.
  • Awarded Top MCA Worldwide for Colliers

Jason has handled assignments ranging from a 180-acre assemblage for a big box power center development to a 15-store expansion in Northeast Florida for O'Reilly's Auto Parts. Jason has also represented 7-Eleven in 19 lease and purchase transactions in Northeast Florida. Jason has represented Kimco, Ramco Gershenson, Regency Centers and other REIT's with their disposition of outparcels.


Jacksonville University - Bachelor of Science in Geography

Memberships & Involvements

International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)


7-Eleven, Family Dollar, Ramco Gershenson, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Regency Centers, IHOP, Office Depot, ALDI, Cheddars, Ashley Furniture, Bank of the Ozarks

Featured Research
Jul 8, 2020
Q2 2020 Northeast Florida Retail Market Report
The state of the retail market in Jacksonville – as with most other markets across the country – is tentative. For now, vacancy and market rent remain largely unchanged. Grocers, drug stores, home improvement operations and even some restaurants that have been able to pivot to takeout models are thriving
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Apr 13, 2020
2020 Q1 Northeast Florida Retail Market Report
The coronavirus pandemic is likely to trigger substantial economic interruption in Jacksonville. The course of the economy in Jacksonville and the retail market is contingent on how the outbreak progresses and how much longer the control policies such as social distancing need to be in place.
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Dec 12, 2019
2019 Q3 Northeast Florida Retail Market Report
Brick and mortar retail is not dead — far from it. Northeast Florida’s retail market continues to perform at a very high level. Vacancy in the market currently stands at 3.9%, an all-time low. Market rent also continues to move solidly upward. It now stands at $18/square foot, which is almost 5% higher than this time last year. These vacancy and rent growth statistics closely match those of the vaunted industrial marketplace in Jacksonville (difference in macro headwinds notwithstanding).
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Featured News
Jan 13, 2020
Retail construction to slow down in Jacksonville in 2020
Retail construction, rent and occupancy rates have been steaming full speed ahead in the region in recent years, but that growth could well slow this year, Colliers International Northeast Florida says in its most recent semiannual retail report.
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Nov 27, 2019
Colliers' Executive Director Jason Ryals talks keeping Jax's holiday shopping local
Black Friday might bring throngs of shoppers to major retailers nationwide and Cyber Monday has consumers clicking away for the best online deals, but in between the two is a day just for the locals: Small Business Saturday. “It’s expected to be the most lucrative shopping weekend ever,” said Jason Ryals, executive director at Colliers International. There's more disposable income right now; the economy is strong and they're expecting huge amounts of income.”
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Sep 12, 2019
Jason Ryals speaks on Sears' decision to close Avenues location
Retail real estate brokers say the impending December closure of Sears at The Avenues mall gives the Southside shopping center a chance to fill the space with a more successful and vibrant tenant.
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Jul 6, 2019
Commercial development grows in scope and scale in St. Johns County
Commercial market valuation has nearly doubled year-over-year in St. Johns County, largely due to pent-up demand for retail space as well as the increased scale of commercial projects.
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