Wade Powers

Wade Powers


License # SL3311455

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Professional Summary

My current brokerage practice is focused on corporate services, providing real estate consultation to public and private entities. One of my largest accounts is the local transportation entity, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. I manage both their surplus disposition efforts and their acquisition strategy. Their portfolio is valued at over $30 million. I provide a wide range of services, including but not limited to property sales, property acquisition, market analysis, lease analysis, government affairs and general market intelligence. I am frequently involved with executive level discussions and interact with their Board regularly. Additionally, I represent the St. Vincent’s Hospital Ministry for Ascension Health here locally. I manage dispositions, acquisitions and their income and expense leasing activities. My largest national account is Torchmark/Liberty National. I work with their Director of Real Estate to identify new office space for their insurance brokers across the country.

In addition to my traditional real estate practice, I have been successful in assisting numerous cannabis related businesses with their real estate requirements (dispensaries, grow & manufacturing facilities) here in Florida, as well as coordinating with other Colliers offices in Oregon, Colorado and California.

I am a native born JacksonvillIian. I attended Stanton College Preparatory School before graduating from Florida State University in 1997 with a B.S. in Political Science. After school, I moved to Washington, D.C. to begin a career in politics. After stops in multiple Congressional offices, the Republican National Committee, FEMA and a government affairs firm, I was given the opportunity to begin a career in real estate back home in Jacksonville in 2005. Working for a small development firm, we  developed 50,000+ square feet of Class A  office condominiums throughout Northeast Florida. I was the lead on bank and investor negotiations for investment capital and loan arrangements.

I was called to duty once more in D.C., taking a position as Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Political Affairs Department from January 2012 until October 2014. I managed the program’s voter education campaigns and political intelligence gathering.


2018  CoStar Power Broker (office)

2012-2014, Managed the execution of independent expenditures, including TV, radio and digital for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s voter education program, with a $60,000,000 budget

2011, Campaign Manager, Jim Bailey for Mayor, Jacksonville, FL

2001, Political Appointee, Confidential Assistant to the Director of FEMA

2000, Member of the 2000 Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition Team


Florida State University
B.S. - Political Science


“Wade Powers and his team in Jacksonville have been helping me find office locations all over the country for the past two years. His level of service and expertise is second to none. We look forward to a long lasting partnership.”

  • Bernard Blassingame, Senior Regional Sales Director

“Our national requirements are usually unique and often exist under difficult circumstances, but Wade and his team in Jacksonville always pull it off. Their level of professionalism and ability to execute never cease to amaze me. I look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”

  • Annie Hunt, General Counsel


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Corporate Solutions
Property Types
Land, Office

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Featured Research
Apr 14, 2020
2020 Q1 Northeast Florida Office Market Report
The coronavirus pandemic will trigger temporary economic interruption in the global economy and Jacksonville as well. The course of the economy in Jacksonville and the office market is contingent on how the outbreak progresses and how much longer the control policies such as social distancing and stay at home policies needs to be in place.
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Jan 14, 2020
2019 Q4 Northeast Florida Office Market Report
The Jacksonville office market closed out 2019 with an availability rate roughly in line with the rest of the year: approximately 10.7%. As mentioned in previous reports, this is the lowest availability rate our experts have ever seen in the Jacksonville office market.
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Aug 28, 2019
2019 Q2 Northeast Florida Office Market Report
Jacksonville’s office market continues to steadily strengthen, even as cracks in the macroeconomic picture begin to appear. The availability rate for office space in Jacksonville remains basically unchanged this quarter at 8.5%, while average market rents moved up to $20.92, an impressive 5.2% increase from the same time last year.
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Featured News
Mar 10, 2020
Wade Powers is honored at the NAIOP Northeast Florida Awards Ceremony
Director Wade Powers' 10 acre parcel is recognized as the Land Sale of the Year for 2019
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Dec 5, 2019
Paycor leases 33,696 square-feet of space in Southside's Innovation Park office complex
Colliers International Northeast Florida announced Tuesday that Paycor leased 33,696 square feet of space in Innovation Park, an office complex at 6735 and 6737 Southpoint Drive S. Chuck Diebel, Matt Entriken, Wade Powers and Bob Selton of Colliers International Northeast Florida represented the landlord, SUS Holdings LLC, in the transactions.
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Sep 11, 2019
Wade Powers and Bob Selton represent JTA in $6.73 million sale to Presidium
Texas-based Presidium intends to start development immediately on the $60 million, 370-unit Presidium at Town Center apartments along AC Skinner Parkway off Butler Boulevard.
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Apr 25, 2019
SS&C Technologies lease extension and expansion
Colliers International | Northeast Florida is pleased to announce the 33,952± SF lease expansion and the 73,005± SF extension of Glenfield Capital in the Gramercy Woods Office Park in Jacksonville, FL.
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