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James Mitchell

Executive Vice President

James Mitchell Executive Vice President
Orlando SunTrust Center
200 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 2100
Orlando, FL 32801

Professional Experience

James Mitchell, Executive Vice President at CBRE, is a trusted advisor to his clients and a recognized market leader in the Florida retail brokerage business. During the past 15 years, Mr. Mitchell has executed more than $850 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 15-year tenure at CBRE, Mr. Mitchell has represented notable retailers such as Office Depot, McDonalds, Charles Schwab, 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.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Registered Florida Salesperson
  • CCIM Candidate
  • CBRE Retail Advisory Council (RAC)
  • Retailer One on One - Committee Member
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • CBRE Retail Services Group


  • Top 5 Broker for CBRE Orlando – 2013, 2014, 2016-2018
  • Top 10 Broker for CBRE Orlando – 2008, 2010-2018
  • Top 25 Broker for CBRE Florida – 2008, 2010-2012, 2014-2018
  • #1 Retail Broker CBRE Southeast Region - 2016-2018
  • #1 Retail Broker CBRE Florida – 2011, 2012, 2014-2018
  • Top 3 Retail Broker for CBRE Florida – 2008, 2010-2018
  • Top 10 Retail Broker for CBRE Eastern Region – 2011, 2014-2018
  • Top 20 Retail Broker for CBRE Eastern Region - 2011, 2013, 2014-2018
  • Top 25 Retail Broker for CBRE National Retail Services – 2011, 2014-2018
  • CBRE America's Top 300 Producer- 2016
  • CBRE America's Top 600 Producer - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • NAIOP Central Florida Retail Broker of the Year – 2012-2017
  • McDonald’s Retail Broker of the Year - Florida Region – 2008, 2012, 2013
  • McDonald’s Top Producer Award – Florida Region – Over 70 Deals Completed


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Central Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Finance, University of Florida
  • CBRE University, Advanced Retail Graduate

Significant Assignments

  • Fifth Third Bank – Disposition representation, Central and West Coast of Florida

  • Arby’s Restaurant Group – Brokerage representation and strategic planning, Central Florida

  • McDonald's – Strategic planning, site selection and transaction management, Central, North and Gulf Coast of Florida

  • SunTrust Bank – Disposition brokerage representation, Central and North Florida

  • PGA Tour Superstore – Strategic planning and site selection representation, Central Florida

  • RaceTrac Petroleum – Single point of contact, $28M national sale-leaseback portfolio

  • Kitson & Partners – Landlord Representation on 1.5M± SF, Central Florida Portfolio


  • Arby's
  • Boot Barn
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chase Bank
  • Chevron
  • E-Z Rent A Car
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Kitson & Partners
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • Marco's Pizza
  • McDonald's
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • PGA Tour Superstore
  • RaceTrac Petroleum
  • Red Wing Shoes
  • Rita's Italian Ice
  • Smile Brands, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Trammell Crow Development
James Mitchell Executive Vice President
Orlando SunTrust Center
200 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 2100
Orlando, FL 32801

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