James  Mitchell

Senior Vice President

Professional Experience


James Mitchell, Senior Vice President at CBRE, is a trusted advisor to his clients and a recognized market leader in the Florida retail brokerage business. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Mitchell has executed over $550 million in transactions on behalf of his clients.

He focuses his business model on site acquisition, disposition and transaction management for national and regional users of retail real estate. A specific focus within this model, Mr. Mitchell specializes in tenant representation of large retail anchors, junior anchors, outparcel and inline users. During his 14 year tenure at CBRE, Mr. Mitchell has represented notable retailers such as Kohl's, Office Depot, McDonalds, ExxonMobil, Bank of America, Boot Barn, SunTrust Bank, Chevron, RaceTrac Petroleum, PGA TOUR Superstore, 5th/3rd Bank and Smile Brands Dental in their go-to-market expansion. Additionally, he specializes in surplus property disposition for many of these clients. Mr. Mitchell has extensive knowledge of all the markets in Florida and has excellent working relationships with the local, regional and national developers/landlords that own and develop in these respective markets.

Mr. Mitchell also provides landlord advisory services to retail developers and large institutions to assist them in their full development process from initial land acquisition to full lease up and eventual exit sale. Currently, Mr. Mitchell represents over 1.2 million square feet of institutional grade retail product as well as several ground-up new retail developments.

Additionally, Mr. Mitchell is a member of the CBRE Retail Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC is a global group of hand-picked retail brokers collaborating with CBRE senior management to guide the overall direction and macro strategy of CBRE Retail Services.

Mr. Mitchell’s two main goals are to accelerate his clients’ success while at the same time create a great client experience.




  • Top 5 Broker for CBRE Orlando – 2013, 2014 
  • Top 10 Broker for CBRE Orlando – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Top 25 Broker for CBRE Florida – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • #1 Retail Broker CBRE Florida – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Top 3 Retail Broker for CBRE Florida – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Top 10 Retail Broker for CBRE Eastern Region – 2011, 2014, 2015
  • Top 25 Retail Broker for CBRE National Retail Services – 2011, 2014, 2015
  • CBRE America's Top 600 Producer - 2015
  • NAIOP Central Florida Retail Broker of the Year – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • McDonald’s Retail Broker of the Year - Florida Region – 2008, 2012, 2013
  • McDonald’s Top Producer Award – Florida Region – 2013 (14 Deals)