Joe Rossi | Colliers | Orlando

Joe Rossi


Executive Managing Director

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Professional Summary

Joe Rossi, CCIM, is the Executive Managing Director of Investment Services at Colliers International in Central Florida, leading Colliers’ Capital Markets platform with a focus on office, medical and industrial properties throughout the State of Florida. Joe, a 24-year veteran, is a highly regarded professional within the Florida real estate investment markets and has established a vast network of investors and financial contacts. Throughout his career, Joe has sold more than $600 million worth of property across 6,000,000 square feet of space. Joe provides expert guidance and advisory services to his clients throughout all stages of their ownership cycle.

Prior to joining Colliers, Joe's business background includes:

  • Senior Vice President – Investment Services at Lincoln Property Company for four years where he handled office, industrial and retail investment sales. He closed transactions in excess of $64M across 15 transactions, acting as a receiver where needed. 
  • Senior Vice President – Investment Services Group with Grubb & Ellis for 6.5 years and was a key member of their Financial Services Asset Management and Distressed Property Services groups with over $170 million in 32 transactions.
  • Manager - Real Estate Investments at The St. Joe Company from 1998-2004, directing the disposition of over 1M square feet of commercial properties. 
  • Real Estate/Budget Analyst for Koger Equity, performing underwriting analysis and research across more than 1.6 million square feet of office development projects and 2 million square feet of office acquisitions. Joe was also responsible for the budgeting and cash flow projections for the entire 36 million square foot portfolio.


  • NAIOP Orlando President (2018); Board of Directors 2012-Current
  • Colliers Central Florida Awards: Top Ten Producer (2017, 2018), Largest Office Sale (2017, 2018), Largest Industrial Sale (2017)
  • NAIOP Orlando Chapter Awards: Investment Broker of the Year (top 3 investment brokers) 2007, 2008, 2009; Largest Transaction of the Year 2010, 2012; Unique Deal of the Year 2011; President’s Award 2013
  • CoStar Awards: Sales Power Broker 2006, 2007, 2012
  • CFCAR Hallmark Awards: Top 10 Producer and Overall Top Producer - Investment 2012
  • Grubb & Ellis Company Awards: Rookie of the Year 2005; Top Producer 2006; Managing Directors Council (top 3 brokers in the office) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


  • University of North Florida - BA in Music Performance
  • University of North Florida - BBA in Accounting 
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Florida Real Estate Broker 

Memberships & Involvements

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association)
    • NAIOP Orlando President, 2018
    • Board of Directors, 2012 to Present
  • Colliers Investment Services Group (CISG)
  • Colliers Asset Resolution Team (CART)


Asset Resolution Services, Financial Analysis
Service Lines
Capital Markets
Property Type
Office, Industrial

My Team

Featured Research
Dec 8, 2020
Challenges Remain as Activity Begins to Return
Throughout the third quarter of 2020, the effects of the economic challenges attributed to COVID-19 continued to impact the Central Florida office market. Like the previous quarter, overall leasing activity within the market remained below average, however, pockets of activity are beginning to return, especially in the suburban markets. Recently completed lease transactions increased by 16.2% from the previous quarter, with the total square footage of those transactions up over 30%. As the pandemic continues, nearly all businesses continue to assess their current and future space utilization plans putting potentially additional pressure on market vacancy. In some cases, occupiers will look to sublease their space as either a short-term reactionary approach or long-term strategy with the hopes and ability to further experiment with flexible or work-from-home employee plans.
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Nov 10, 2020
Increasing Activity Leading the Way Forward
Across nearly all sectors of the Central Florida Industrial market, strong activity continued throughout the third quarter. Leasing, absorption, and investment activity all experienced a noticeable uptick that is expected to continue well into the fourth quarter. The current environment has offered a unique opportunity, albeit potentially short term, as new entrants (typical office and retail asset investors) were seen shifting their focus to the industrial market due to its resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Aug 4, 2020
Increasing Activity, Optimistic Road Ahead
Although the true long-term impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the broader economy remain unknown, the local industrial market in Orlando remained active, albeit cautious heading into the second half of the year. Net absorption registered a negative 536,773 square feet during the quarter, however, many of the move-outs where tenants relocating in the market to a recently built industrial product. Recently signed lease transactions, which is a precursor to future absorption, increased during the second quarter registering over 2.8 million square feet of recently signed leases and renewals. This represents a 1.4 million square feet increase in total square footage leased compared to the previous quarter.
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Featured News
Apr 2, 2020
Investor purchases FARO Technologies, Inc. U.S. production facility in Lake Mary
In October 2019, A joint venture between The RSP Companies and Great Point Properties, both New York-based investment firms, has purchased the FARO U.S. manufacturing facility in Lake Mary for $5.15 million.
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