Julia Rettig - Cushman & Wakefield
Julia Rettig

Julia Rettig

Senior Director

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    201 North Franklin Street
    Suite 3300
    Tampa, FL 33602-5163
    United States

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    +1 813 204-5332

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 Ms. Rettig is the Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa’s Industrial Team, Tampa’s largest Industrial User and Landlord Leasing Practice. The team leased or sold over 3.8 million square feet in more than 90 transactions, including over 1.7 million square feet of tenant rep work in 2016. Transaction highlights include Amazon: 1,100,000 sf sold, Blue Linx: 165,535 sf sold, Chewy.com: 611,676 sf tenant rep, Star Distribution: 350,000 sf leased, SLV Lighting: 50,000 sf tenant rep, and Atosa Refrigeration: 50,000 sf tenant rep. In addition to being Tampa’s dominant Landlord team they can also provides expertise in industrial tenant representation, building sales, land transactions and the redesign and re-positioning of challenging industrial properties. The team is currently representing three industrial development projects that will deliver over 1.5 million square feet of new product in Tampa and Lakeland.

Ms. Rettig has been active in Tampa Bay commercial real estate since 1992. Prior to joining Cushman and Wakefield Ms. Rettig was directly responsible for the leasing and development of both industrial and office properties for some of the largest public and private real estate operators in the country including Prologis, Duke, and Liberty Property Trust. There, she had direct project specific leasing responsibilities as well as overall responsibility for those firms local marketing groups. Ms. Rettig joins the company after overseeing the leasing and management for the Tampa operation of the Penn Florida Companies' $50 million dollar office portfolio. There, she repositioned the assets and improved occupancy in one asset from 20% to 85% percent in one year.

She was The Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association’s #1 industrial producer in 2015 & 2016. Ms. Rettig is a Past President of NAIOP’s Tampa chapter as well as NAIOP's Florida state chapter one of the industries most prestigious Commercial Real Estate Associations. She's was a founding board member of CREW Tampa Bay, served as its' president in 2012 and received the 2016 Industrial Lease Excellence Award. Ms. Rettig has been heavily involved with the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, REIC (Real Estate Investment Council), and the editorial advisory board for the Florida Real Estate Journal. She was awarded the Top 40 under 40 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and is widely recognized as one of Tampa Bay's most prominent and visible female real estate executives. Cushman & Wakefield was also recognized as the Brokerage Firm of the Year in 2016 by the NAIOP.

Professional Affiliations

  • Past President of NAIOP’s Tampa chapter as well as NAIOP's Florida state chapter 
  • Founding board member and 2012 Past President of CREW Tampa Bay
  • REIC (Real Estate Investment Council)
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • Editorial advisory board for the Florida Real Estate Journal

Awards & Associations

  • 2016 CREW Tampa Bay’s Industrial Lease Excellence Award
  • Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association’s #1 Industrial Producer in 2015 & 2016
  • Top 40 under 40 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal


  • Amazon: 1,100,000 sf sold
  • Blue Linx: 165,535 sf sold
  • Chewy.com: 611,676 sf tenant rep
  • Star Distribution: 350,000 sf leased
  • SLV Lighting: 50,000 sf tenant rep
  • Atosa Refrigeration: 50,000 sf tenant rep


  • Duke Realty            
  • DRA Advisors, LLC
  • Cabot Properties
  • Colony Northstar
  • Exeter Property Group
  • High Street Realty Company
  • IDI Gazley
  • Peter Lawrence Commercial
  • McCraney Property Company
  • McDonald Development Co.
  • Ridge Development