Colliers Brings On Two Veteran Brokers

Written by on November 13, 2012 in News - No comments

Colliers International South Florida is pleased to announce that Ronald A. Schagrin, SIOR and Elias Porras, CCIM, SIOR have joined the firm as Senior Vice Presidents.

Schagrin and Porras have both been in the business for over 25 years and have worked as a team representing industrial and office landlords and tenants throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties.

“Ron and Elias are game changers for Colliers South Florida,” says Stephen Nostrand, CEO. “Their experience and track record of memorable client service and expertise in the field of both industrial and office leasing is a perfect fit with our existing team.”

Prior to joining Colliers, Schagrin was a co-founding partner along with Porras of Commercial Property Realty Advisors, a full service real estate firm that operated for nine years, which later became Commercial Property Realty Group. He served as Senior Vice President at Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate South Florida. His commercial real estate career began at Colliers International South Florida where when he left in 2001 he served as Senior Director. He is a founding Board Member of Gilda’s Club South Florida and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Currently Schagrin serves as President for the Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation which provides scholarships to vocal majors attending Florida universities and colleges.

“With the menu of services Colliers is able to provide, combined with my experience of understanding market trends, our clients and our prospects will receive world class commercial real estate options,” says Schagrin.

Porras partnered with Schagrin in the operation of Commercial Property Realty Advisors, LLC (CPRA). He also acted as Vice President/Broker with Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate South Florida. He began his brokerage career back in the 1980s with Colliers International. Porras is on the National Recruitment Committee with SIOR. He is a member of the South Florida Office Broker’s Association, the Society of Commercial Realtors, National Association of Realtors and Industrial Brokers of South Florida.

“Having vast experience in real estate market trends, relocation services, stabilization and disposition of distressed or underperforming properties, Colliers International’s global offerings will provide my clients with an array of solutions, as well as the ability to tap in to the strength of over 12,300 professionals around the world,” says Porras.

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