Colliers International South Florida is expanding its retail division with the addition of Katy Welsh, who will serve as Senior Vice President of Retail Services covering the South Florida region.
Welsh has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience leasing and marketing shopping centers.
Her expertise and knowledge of South Florida's retail market will be a tremendous asset to Colliers which is committed to building a first-class team of brokers to service South Florida's growing retail landscape. From urban, high street, institutional and tenant representation retail, Colliers is strategically expanding its expertise to take a 360-degree approach to servicing this niche property type.
Prior to joining Colliers, Welsh was with Konover South, where she was responsible for all aspects of leasing and marketing company and third-party shopping centers, including business development, deal analysis, annual budgeting, and creating recommendations for property improvement to the third-party owners. Notable recent deals include the Lowes Home Improvement Center located at Plaza at Davie, which redeveloped the shopping center.
Previously, Welsh served as Broker/President of Hunter Real Estate Brokerage from 2008-2014 and Director of Real Estate for Kimco Realty from 2003-2008. Her commercial real estate career has also included various retail leasing positions with Equity One/IRT Property Company, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Concord Assets Group and Millennium III Real Estate Corp.
Active in her discipline, Welsh has been a prominent figure for ICSC, the trade organization for the international shopping center industry. She is the 2017 ICSC Florida Conference Committee Chair and has held numerous positions as chair or co-chair of the county chapters in years past. Additionally, she was also the past Chair of the South Florida IDEX.
Welsh holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University. She has earned the designations of Senior Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), both ICSC-established credentials which recognize an elite group of experienced shopping center leasing professionals.