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Bobby Palta

First Vice President

CBRE, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker


Bobby Palta First Vice President CBRE, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker
Orlando SunTrust Center
200 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 2100
Orlando, FL 32801

Professional Experience

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.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • 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


  • 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


  • University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Bachelor of Science
  • Major:  Urban Development and Geography Minor: Economics
  • CBRE Center For Professional Education – CB 101 and 102 Graduate
  • CBRE Center For Professional Education – Retail Specialty I and II Graduate
  • CBRE University – Advanced Retail 201 Graduate


    • ULI Urban Plan II Facilitator - Olympia High School; University of Central Florida
    • CBRE Cares Facilitator - Orlando, FL


Current And Past Retail Clients Represented

  • Ace Café
  • Azteca Mexican Restaurant
  • Beal Bank
  • Beall's Department Store
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • BurgerFi
  • Century Link / Embarq
  • Chamberlin's
  • Culver's
  • Gander Mountain
  • Gentle Dental
  • GNC
  • Gymboree / Crazy 8
  • Harley Davidson
  • J. Crew
  • Keke's Breakfast Café
  • Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Mango's Tropical Café
  • Marlow's Tavern
  • Massage Envy
  • Medifast
  • Nike

Current And Past Landlord/Developer Clients Represented

  • American Campus Communities
  • CFT Developments LLC (Panda Express)
  • 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
Bobby Palta First Vice President CBRE, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker
Orlando SunTrust Center
200 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 2100
Orlando, FL 32801

Available Properties