Lori Hellstrom | Colliers International | Clearwater

Lori Hellstrom

Managing Director

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Professional Summary

Lori has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.  In 2008, Lori earned her CCIM designation, which is recognized as the global standard of excellence in commercial real estate.  Specializing in Landlord Representation for commericial properties                            

Prior to joining Colliers, Lori was the Director of Leasing for a portfolio of commercial properties totalling 1.7 million square feet in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay area. Her responsibilities included marketing, forecasting, lease analysis and negotiation, coordinating with architectural, construction and property management teams, as well as working with senior management to achieve the performance goals of the portfolio.


• From 2009 - Present, completed lease transactions valued at over $140 million
• 2016 Pinnacle Award for Top Producer for Office Leasing in the Tampa Bay area,  second place, presented by the Florida  Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors
• 2014 National Commercial Award  for excellence in the commercial real  estate industry, presented by the National  Association of Realtors.
• 2014 President, Commercial  Investment Division of the Sarasota Association of Realtors (CID) 
• 2009 - 2013 Board member, Commercial  Investment Division of the Sarasota Association of Realtors (CID)
• 2008 Graduate of the Leadership of Sarasota County Program offered through the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 


• B.A. Business Administration University of South Florida
• Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
• CCIM Institute

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Service Lines
Landlord Representation
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Featured Research
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The second quarter of 2020 began with an unprecedented pause in activity. The CMBS markets were nearly frozen. Investors were pencils down. Lenders halted underwriting and decision making. Tenants paused or delayed tours. And many properties were pulled off the market in a wait and see approach. However, as the quarter progressed, the office market throughout greater Tampa Bay began to thaw, and although new leasing and investment closings were down, overall activity began to hint of signs of life heading into the second part of the year.
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