Julia Rettig

Julia Silva

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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Professional expertise

Ms. Rettig is the Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa Industrial Team. This is Central Florida's Industrial User and Landlord Leasing Practice with over 11.5 million square feet in Agency work. In 2017 the team leased or sold over 5 million square feet in more than 85 transactions, including over 1.7 million square feet of tenant rep work.Transaction highlights include Amazon: 1,100,000 sf sold, Blue Linx: 165,535 sf sold, Tenant Rep. Assignments included: Chewy.com: 611,676 sf, Star Distribution: 350,000 sf, NFI: 200,000 sf, Lasership: 43,000 sf, SLV Lighting: 50,000 sf, and Atosa Refrigeration: 50,000 sf. In addition to being Tampa’s dominant Landlord team, they can also provide 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 can deliver over 2.5 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.

Ms. Rettig was The Florida Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association’s #1 industrial producer in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and was awarded "Most Lease Transactions in 2017. 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 was a founding board member of CREW Tampa Bay, served as its' president in 2012; she received the 2016 and 2017 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 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.        

landlords served 

  • Agellan Commercial REIT
  • Duke Realty            
  • DRA Advisors, LLC
  • Cabot Properties
  • Colony Northstar
  • Exeter Property Group
  • High Street Realty Company
  • IDI Gazley
  • Keating Resources
  • McCraney Property Company
  • McDonald Development Company
  • Peter Lawrence Commercial
  • Ridge Development  
  • TriGate Capital