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Colliers International in Gainesville was founded on the firm belief that success in life comes from helping others. The value behind this foundation has shaped our reputation and success as the leader in commercial real estate services in North Central Florida. Our Gainesville experts focus on accelerating our clients’ success by leveraging decades of local knowledge and community involvement with the global reach of Colliers International. We offer a full range of services to investors, property owners, tenants and developers across a broad range of property types.

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Making a difference in Gainesville

Gainesville offers the best of small town living with the amenities and resources of a much larger city.

It is home to the University of Florida, the #8 Ranked Public University and one of the nation's leading research and premier healthcare systems, UF Health. It is also home to Santa Fe College the #1 Ranked College in America. Residents enjoy beautiful weather and unparalleled access to cultural and natural amenities such as Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Natural History, Paynes Prairie State Park, and San Felasco Hammock State Park, to name a few. Gainesville truly has something to offer for everyone!

We are nationally recognized as

  • Top 50 Best Places to Live & Launch (Fortune Small Business Magazine)
  • Top 50 Best Places for Businesses & Careers the last 4 years (Forbes.com)
  • Top 25 of the Smartest Cities in America, according to Forbes.com.
  • Popular Science Magazine has named Gainesville the Top Tech City in Florida.
  • Florida Trend has ranked Gainesville #2 "Hot Spots for Research in Florida".
  • Livability.com annually ranks Gainesville in the Top 100 Best Places to Live and Top 10 College Towns in the US.

Gainesville is many things, but our experts call it Home.

Community involvement is at the core of who we are at Colliers Gainesville. We donate our time, talents and resources to improve our community for current and future generations. The team supports causes that are meaningful to our employees, their families, and our clients.

Board Membership (current and past):

  • Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida
  • Rotary club of Gainesville Sunrise Chapter
  • Climb for Cancer Foundation
  • Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way of North Central Florida – Small Business Leadership Council
  • Eldercare of Alachua County
  • First Federal Bank of Florida
  • Builders Association of North Central Florida

Other Organizations:

  • American Heart Association
  • The Community Foundation of North Central Florida
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Gainesville
  • Gainesville Quarterback Club

At Colliers, we accelerate our clients' success by anticipating their needs and executing them with professionalism and efficiency. 

From Fortune 500 brands and global institutional investors to family owned business and private investors, we represent dynamic clients in North Central Florida who seek us out for our unparalleled expertise of the area and unique attention to the overall client experience.

We forge long-term client relationships based on mutual trust and respect that are reinforced by a long history of results. Our team has cultivated long standing relationships with members of the Gainesville community based on these values.

  • SIOR Transaction Award Winner - Largest Dollar Volume for Redevelopment
  • Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors (GACAR) Innovative Marketing Award
  • CCIM Education Foundation Scholarship
  • GACAR Honor Society
  • Florida Association of Realtors (FAR) Education Foundation Scholarship

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Local leadership


Dan Drotos

Senior Director
Gainesville

As the Senior Director of the Gainesville office for Colliers International, I lead the firm's presence in Alachua County and the surrounding sub-markets by providing commercial real estate solutions for our clients. The Drotos Ryals Team specializes in commercial and land transactions (sales & leasing) including office, retail, industrial, and multi-family. With well over 100 years of combined local knowledge and service, we strive to continuously raise the bar for our clientele. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, I served as Vice President of the Commercial and Land Division at a small independent firm in Gainesville where I was a partner in The Drotos Ryals Group. Our team has successfully transacted over $1 billion in local (Alachua County) commercial real estate. I hold both a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) and Master of Building Construction (MBC) from the University of Florida along with multiple professional designations, including Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). I am also involved in several industry, civic, and non-profit organizations such as: The Urban Land Institute, Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida, First Federal Bank of  Florida, United Way, and Leadership Gainesville.

Christian Oldenburg

Managing Director/ Market Leader
Jacksonville

Christian Oldenburg is a dynamic commercial real estate executive with 15 years of experience and total transaction involvement in excess of $1 billion. As the Managing Director of Colliers International Northeast Florida, Christian is responsible for all aspects of Colliers’ operations in the North Florida region, with a focus on financial management, development of human capital and new business generation. Christian leads a team of 30 brokers and 15 support staff who are focused on advising clients who wish to sell, purchase or lease retail, office, medical, industrial, land and multifamily assets. Christian also collaborates with the firm’s Real Estate Management Services and Valuation and Advisory divisions on identifying and sourcing new business opportunities.


Christian’s real estate career began with Northmarq Capital as an Investment Analyst, a role in which he assisted in placing more than $350 million in debt and equity financing. He further developed his career with Regency Centers, where he held multiple financial and operational roles over his ten-year tenure culminating as Vice President of National Property Operations. Most recently Christian served as Senior Vice President of Block One Ventures – the real estate investment arm of a significant local family office. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of the company’s operations with a focus on ground-up development and asset management of land and multifamily assets valued around $300 million.

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