Jim Garinger | Colliers International | Fort Myers

Jim Garinger


Executive Managing Director

License # BK697880

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Professional Summary

I am the Executive  Managing Director in the Fort Myers office of Colliers International Southwest Florida. I have over thirty years of experience as a business development professional which allows for a unique perspective in understanding the needs and goals of businesses as they relate to commercial real estate. I specialize in land sales and multi-tenant investment sales, although my primary focus is my relationship with my clients. I’m involved in every aspect of a transaction from start to finish. Through a hands-on approach, I provide unmatched service and strategy for my clients.

My experience specializing in investment properties provides the insight into the market my clients need to make informed decisions. In addition to my experience, my clients receive the benefit of three of the best networks in the world. As a part of Colliers International, CCIM and SIOR, I’m able to provide unparalleled national and international exposure to maximize value for my clients.

I’ve assembled a top-notch, goal-oriented team of the most talented commercial real estate professionals in Southwest Florida. With a proven team approach, clients are able to take advantage of the diverse knowledge and abilities of each team member while receiving the highest level of service and efficiency.


  • My team and I have successfully completed well over $300 million in transactions throughout the past few years.
  • SIOR’s top 100 office transactions for 2017
  • I’m honored to have been named one of Colliers Internationals top 5 outstanding producers and have won numerous awards as a top producer for the Largest Land Sale, Largest Investment Sale, Largest Retail User Sale and Largest Office Lease.
  • Having achieved my Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society Of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designations, I’m part of a small, elite group of professionals to have earned both of the top commercial real estate designations.
  • I’ve served in leadership positions in many local organizations including Board Member for the Horizon Council and President, Vice President, Treasurer and Sponsorship Chairman of the Southwest Florida CCIM District. I’ve also been appointed to the Board of Governors for the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS).
  • I’ve been a speaker at several local conferences and events on various real estate topics, including the annual Southwest Florida CCIM Outlook Conference and the Bonita/Estero Market Pulse.


Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida,

 CCIM and SIOR designations

Bachelors of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Memberships & Involvements

- Licensed Real Estate Broker, Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR),  CCIM Institute (CCIM), (SIOR) Society of Industrial Office Realtors.


Land Sales, Investment Properties, Mixed-Use Properties
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Capital Markets, Tenant Representation
Property Type
Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily
Land Advisory

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Featured Research
May 7, 2020
Actrivity Remains Positive, but Challenged by Impacts of COVID-19
The first quarter of 2020 will forever be marked as one of the most dynamic quarters in history for the office market throughout Southwest Florida. After three consecutive quarters of positive absorption, the 2020 year began optimistic for continued growth. Lease rates continued to climb quarter over quarter and leasing transaction volume remained above normal. Interest rates were at near all-time lows providing cost-effective financing helping to bolster and carry-on the 10-year record growth of development and investment activity experienced throughout the market. Unemployment in the region, the lowest in recent history and well below the national average, was championed by many in the local market.
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Featured News
May 3, 2018
Jim Garinger was number 58 in the Top 100 Transactions for 2017 by the SIOR community
Jim Garinger was number 58 in the Top 100 Transactions for 2017 by the SIOR community.
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Jul 27, 2017
Colliers International handles waterfront land sale in Naples for $19.7 million
Vanderbilt Naples Holdings, LLC an affiliate of Stock Development, LLC has purchased a 3.55-acre waterfront property in Naples for $19.7 million from Vanderbilt Real Estate Holdings, Ltd.
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