Verity Mosquera

Verity Mosquera

Research and Consulting Manager

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Professional Summary

As Research and Consulting Manager in the South Florida market, I apply my experience in analytics, leadership and international business to monitor the global economy and make projections that help guide our brokers and clients in strategic decision making. My expertise in both leasing and investment sales ranges across multiple asset types including retail, industrial, office and multifamily.  

Prior to joining Colliers International, I worked for The Washington Economics Group, Inc., where I led a team of eight economists as Manager of Client Services to prepare detailed economic impact analyses of a number of high-profile transportation and real estate projects in South Florida, including SkyRise Miami and All Aboard Florida. Other notable South Florida clients that I have worked with include Tate Capital, Odebrecht, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and the International Speedway Corporation. Prior to moving to the United States in 2011, I graduated from law school and was a data analyst for Equity Insurance in Brentwood, UK.

I am active in the commercial real estate community through multiple organizations and committed to strengthening the participation of young leaders in the real estate sector through my current role as Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leadership Group.

I also have a strong passion for teaching and mentoring students to help prepare them for careers in commercial real estate. I served as an adjunct professor for Miami Dade College School of Business teaching Principles of Management to undergraduate students pursuing their Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and have recently served as a guest lecturer at Florida International University’s Tibor and Hollo School of Real Estate teaching market research skills to graduate students in the Masters in Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) program. 

While earning my MBA at St. Thomas University, I served as president of Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda and spoke numerously on business and women career issues. St. Thomas University awarded me with the Outstanding Graduate Award and the Women in Leadership Award in recognition of these efforts.


I played an instrumental role in the research, analysis and management of the following sample economic impact studies:

  • Economic Impacts of the All Aboard Florida Intercity Passenger Rail Project
  • The Economic Impacts of the MDX FY 2015-2019 Five Year Work Program: Providing Mobility Solutions to the Miami Dade County Community


  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) specializing in International Business,  St. Thomas University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Anglia Ruskin University’s School of Law in London
  • In-progress: Commercial Property Research Certification (CPRC), Colliers University


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Featured Research
Feb 24, 2020
Large Leases and Portfolio Sales Dominate Fourth Quarter Activity in Miami-Dade County’s Industrial Market
E-commerce has been the main driver behind the increasing size of industrial tenant leases as evidenced throughout South Florida. Miami-Dade County has seen the top three leases, for two consecutive quarters, above 100,000 square feet. This quarter, large leases include American Fine Food Corp at International Corp Park (145,855 square feet), Apollo Export Warehouse at Airport North Logistics Park (120,590 square feet), and HAPCOR at Bridge Point Commerce Center (114,808 square feet). Despite the large size of deals signed, the vacancy rate remained unchanged quarter-to-quarter at 4.1 percent. Leasing activity was strong in the fourth quarter of 2019 as 878,320 square feet delivered to the market while still achieving a positive net absorption of 952,450 square feet.
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Feb 24, 2020
Big Box Space in High Demand as Retail Leasing Activity Remains Strong Throughout Miami-Dade County
In the fourth quarter of 2019, vacancy rates continue to be stable at 4.5 percent, no change from the prior quarter, despite the delivery of approximately 178,000 square feet of new retail product. Meanwhile, net absorption was positive, above 100,000 square feet, and the overall net absorption for the year of 2019 recorded over 671,000 square feet as new construction and vacated space continues to lease up.
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Feb 24, 2020
Broward County Has Reached a Post-Recession Record for Retail Space Under Construction
At the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, close to 1.2 million square feet of retail space was under construction in Broward County, the largest amount since the Great Recession. While there is some concern of oversupply, the County has balanced incoming supply with a consistently low vacancy rate of below 5 percent since the start of 2016. In the fourth quarter of 2019, the vacancy rate stood at 4.3 percent, a minimal increase of only 10-basis points quarter-over-quarter.
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