CBRE - Bobby Palta | Vice President | Retail Services

Bobby Palta is a Vice President with CBRE, adding over 16 years of market
knowledge and experience to the Orlando office. In that time, he has
executed over $120 million in volume via more than 120 sales and lease
transactions throughout Florida, focusing on a handful of niches within
retail brokerage.
Vice President
T: 407.279.0050
F: 407.404.5001
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− Ace Cafe
− Azteca Mexican Restaurant
− Beal Bank
− Blaze Pizza
− Buffalo Wild Wings
− BurgerFi
− CenturyLink / Embarq
− Culver’s
− Gander Mountain
− Gentle Dental
− Gymboree / Crazy 8
− Harley Davidson
− J. Crew
− Keke’s Breakfast Cafe
− Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
− Mango’s Tropical Cafe
− Marlow’s Tavern
− Massage Envy
− Medifast
− Nike
− Panda Express
− Pei Wei
− Spoleto
− Sprint
− Toys R Us
− Verizon
− Wells Fargo Financial
In his site selection and tenant representation practice, Mr. Palta procures
high revenue locations while negotiating favorable terms for dozens of
national and regional retail concepts. In his retail leasing practice he
merchandises shopping centers for optimal tenant mix while minimizing
risk and maximizing value for owners. He also concentrates on predevelopment or revitalization of mixed-use retail properties as well as
building, outparcel and raw land dispositions.
Prior to his brokerage career at CBRE, Mr. Palta held roles in research,
analytics, mapping / GIS, corporate marketing training and publications
editing for Colliers International, a development investment fund as well as
his own market analytics consulting firm.
In 2012, he was appointed to CBRE’s global Retail Advisory Council and
was shortly thereafter selected as chairperson. The RAC is a group of
hand-picked retail brokers worldwide collaborating with senior
management to guide the direction of the Retail Practice at CBRE. Always
looking to employ the latest technologies, he combines old-school tenacity
with new-school innovation to deliver results for his clients.
Mr. Palta is quoted regularly and writes articles for such publications
as Retail Traffic, Southeast Real Estate Business, GlobeSt, Florida Real
Estate Journal, Orlando & Jacksonville Business Journal and the Orlando
Sentinel. He is also a frequent speaker at ICSC events and at industry
conferences such as the Crittenden Real Estate Finance Conference and
Society for Marketing Professional Services. He also started and continues
as the voice behind the global @cbreRetail Twitter feed.
Orlando Business Journal – Best Real Estate Deals: Top
Rehabilitation / Renovation of Retail / Hospitality – SKYPLEX,
International Drive – 2013
CBRE, Inc. – Krista Haverly Spirit Award: Outstanding Dedication &
Unwavering Passion for the Retail Business – 2012
Orlando Business Journal – Best Real Estate Deals: Developed Retail
& Hospitality – Mango’s Tropical Cafe, International Drive – 2012
Orlando Business Journal – Best Real Estate Deals: Developed Retail
& Hospitality – Plaza Cinema Cafe, Downtown Orlando – 2008
− American Campus Communities
− CFT Developments LLC (Panda
− GE Capital Solutions (formerly
Trustreet Properties)
− Gemini Real Estate Advisors
− Intram Investments
− Inverlad Real Estate
− Morgan Stanley/Kitson Partners
− Obligo Real Estate
− Pebb Enterprises
− RP Realty Partners
− Tower Realty
− Wendy’s
− Wood Partners
− Zilber Group
Orlando Business Journal – Best Real Estate Deals: New Retail &
Hospitality – Lofts at SoDo Orlando, Downtown Orlando – 2008
CCIM Institute, Florida Chapter – Leading Scholarship Award – 2003
National CCIM Institute – CDEP Scholarship – 2003
State of Florida – Licensed Real Estate Broker
CBRE Global Retail Advisory Committee – Chair
Technology Committee Chair, Mapping Committee Member
ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) – Active Member
CBRE Retailer Service Group – Active Member
CBRE Restaurant Service Group – Active Member
ULI (Urban Land Institute) – Former Social Committee Chair
City of Orlando – Mayor’s City Academy – Spring 2009
CBRE Junior Retail Advisory Committee – Former Technology
Committee Chair
CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) – Former Candidate
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Bachelor of Science. Major:
Urban Development & Geography; Minor: Economics
CBRE Center For Professional Education – CB 101 & 102 Graduate
CBRE Center For Professional Education – Retail Specialty I & II
CBRE University – Advanced Retail 201 Graduate
ULI Urban Plan II Facilitator – Olympia High School; University of
Central Florida;
CBRE Cares Facilitator – Orlando, FL