Bobby  Palta

First Vice President


Bobby Palta is a First Vice President with CBRE, adding over 17 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.
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 pre-development 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.


  • CBRE, Inc. - Top 50 Retail Producers Award - Americas Region - 2014
  • CBRE, Inc. - Top 5 Producers Award - Orlando - 2014
  • CBRE, Inc. - Most Creative Deal of the Year Award: Skyplex Land Assemblage - Orlando - 2014
  • Orlando Business Journal - Best Real Estate Deals: Top Rehabilitaiton / 
    Renovation of Retail / Hospitality - SKYPLEX, International Drive - 2013
  • CBRE, Inc. – Krista Haverly Spirit Award: Outstanding Dedication and
    Unwavering Passion for the Retail Business – 2012
  • Orlando Business Journal – Best Real Estate Deals: Developed Retail and
    Hospitality – Mango’s Tropical Cafe, International Drive – 2012
  • Orlando Business Journal – Best Real Estate Deals: Developed Retail and
    Hospitality – Plaza Cinema Cafe, Downtown Orlando – 2008
  • Orlando Business Journal – Best Real Estate Deals: New Retail and
    Hospitality – Lofts at SoDo Orlando, Downtown Orlando – 2008
  • CCIM Institute, Florida Chapter – Leading Scholarship Award – 2003
  • National CCIM Institute – CDEP Scholarship – 2003