Nancy Sumner | Colliers International | Jacksonville

Nancy Sumner

Senior Director

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Professional Summary

I most recently served as a North Florida market Partner and Senior Leasing Advisor for The Shopping Center Group, where I  managed 40 properties totaling more than 7.5 million square feet of retail space.  I have  over 12 years’ experience in landlord representation and lease negotiations in retail services to grow Colliers International
Northeast Florida’s landlord services. I specialize in neighborhood shopping centers, ground-up, mix-use retail, grocery-anchored and redevelopment projects through a meticulous understanding of the surrounding trade areas giving landlords analysis of the voids within the submarket to attract new retailers.



• CoStar Power Broker Award 2012 - 2017
• Real Estate Forum magazine’s “Tomorrow’s
Leaders in the Southeast” She received a CoStar Power Broker award for successfully closing more than 200,000 square feet in retail transactions in 2017. Her expertise includes ground-up, mixed-use retail, redevelopment projects and grocery anchored, power and neighborhood shopping centers.


I attended the University of Georgia from 2003-2007 and focused on a bachelors degree in Family and Consumer Economics and Real Estate with a minor in Spanish.  I graduated in May 2007 Magna Cum Laude. 

Memberships & Involvements

International Council of Shopping Centers




Development Consulting, Shopping Centres
Service Lines
Landlord Representation
Property Type

My Team

Featured Research
Jan 13, 2021
2020 Q4 Northeast Florida Retail Market Report
While challenging for most of 2020, Jacksonville’s retail market is showing signs of life that bely the headline numbers. It is true that many retailers have failed as a result of shutdowns and vacancy is increasing rapidly. Today, headline vacancy stands at 5.2% - an increase of 50 bps since 1Q but far from alarmingly high. Market rent has been flat for most of the year and is showing signs of retracing some of this cycle’s gains.
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Oct 5, 2020
2020 Q3 Northeast Florida Retail Market Report
The Jacksonville retail industry is shifting across the board due to the prolonged economic effects of COVID-19. This situation has caused vacancy levels to rise and asking rents to decrease throughout the retail sector. In response to this “new normal,” restaurants have reconfigured their dining floorplans to accommodate for social distancing, outdoor seating and pickup/delivery services.
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Jul 8, 2020
Q2 2020 Northeast Florida Retail Market Report
The state of the retail market in Jacksonville – as with most other markets across the country – is tentative. For now, vacancy and market rent remain largely unchanged. Grocers, drug stores, home improvement operations and even some restaurants that have been able to pivot to takeout models are thriving
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Featured News
Sep 9, 2020
Congratulations on the Broker Promotions in Jacksonville!
Today I am thrilled to announce the promotion of five of our North Florida team members.
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Aug 7, 2020
Harbor Freight Tools Lease Recognized at Q2 2020 CoStar Power Broker Quarterly Deal Awards
Harbor Freight Tools, a discount tool and equipment retailer out of California, signed a lease to open a new store at San Jose Plaza. "This deal will help fill the hardware void on San Jose Boulevard for people to capitalize on home improvement projects amid the pandemic," said Nancy Sumner of Colliers International Northeast Florida, which represented shopping center owner Taraz Darabi in the deal.
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Mar 17, 2020
CoStar names Colliers' Jacksonville office and several associates as Top Deal Makers
Colliers was recognized as a Top Leasing and Sales Firm in the Jacksonville MSA, and six brokerage associates with Colliers' Jacksonville office were recognized as 2019 CoStar Power Brokers.
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Mar 6, 2020
Colliers' directors of retail Katy Figg and Nancy Sumner represent VyStar at 100 W. Bay Street in lease agreement with Bread & Board.
The Bread & Board is coming Downtown, and it’s not coming alone. The Jacksonville restaurant announced March 6 it will open at 100 W. Bay St. this summer. The building is part of VyStar Credit Union's headquarters campus. The 7,200-square-foot project will include a specialty marketplace called Bread & Board Provisions, a “farmers-market bazaar of sorts” with culinary offerings and local retailers. The restaurant will be about 5,000 square feet and the marketplace is 2,200 square feet.
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