Colin Nicholson, CCIM, (above) is the president of SVN First Coast Real Estate Specialists.

Led by a team of 10 seasoned advisors, SVN First Coast will serve the Northeast Florida commercial real estate market

Jacksonville, Fla. (October 14, 2019) – SVN First Coast Commercial Real Estate Specialists has opened in Jacksonville, providing SVN with a strong and expanding presence in the nation’s largest city by geography. The group of 10 commercial real estate professionals has deep knowledge in a variety of property types and has served the Northeast Florida market for a number of years.

Colin Nicholson, CCIM, is the president of SVN First Coast Real Estate Specialists. He is well-known in the market and previously led a team of advisors that managed transactions in several states.

“We’re very excited to be part of the SVN family,” said Nicholson, who has 15 years of commercial real estate experience. “The tools here are some of the industry’s very best and the collaboration at SVN is outstanding. Jacksonville is full of opportunities and we’re looking forward to pursuing them, enthusiastically.”

Accompanying Nicholson at SVN First Coast are advisors Kimberly Aselton, Kathy Bissell, David Enicks, Chas Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, Chip Sistare, Anthony Migliore, Lou Govreau and Glenn Palmer.

In addition to the culture of collaboration and the resources available, Nicholson cited SVN’s sole focus on commercial real estate as a key benefit. “Being able to hone in exclusively on commercial real estate provides us with the right focus to best serve our clients,” Nicholson said. “We’re all very excited to be part of the SVN family.”

Jacksonville’s economy has enjoyed strength in recent years, with unemployment rates hovering around only 3 percent in mid-2019. The city’s deep-water port is one of the nation’s busiest and a source of economic vitality for the area.

“There’s so much activity going on in this market: The ports, the Naval Air Station, the University of North Florida – these all contribute greatly to Jacksonville’s strength,” said Kelly Bush, chief operating officer, SVN First Coast Real Estate Specialists. “There’s also a lot of expansion taking place, with the Jaguars’ NFL team, concert venues, the St. Johns Town Center and surrounding retail. Industrial properties have more demand right now than supply.”

Jerry Anderson, CCIM, executive managing director of SVN Florida, said that the move of these professionals to SVN should prove mutually beneficial. “Having a group of successful, experienced professionals on the team will enable us to better serve Jacksonville’s commercial real estate needs,” Anderson said. “In return, it will benefit them because of the high-level collaboration and the technology available to help them achieve optimal performance.”

SVN First Coast Commercial Real Estate Specialists is located at 4348 Southpoint Blvd, Suite 310, Jacksonville FL.


Ken Zeszutko, Z Corp. PR, 321-213-1818 / [email protected]