Leasing and Tenant Representation

As a full-service firm, we offer our clients both landlord and tenant representation services for lease acquisition or renewal, relocation, and consolidation. We work for you, solely focused on your needs as your representative to ensure you obtain maximum value in your lease at the best price possible and informed by accurate data.

Our brokerage boasts an impressive research team and proprietary mapping systems and access Reis, Capital Analytics and other industry-leading data sources. We keep our finger on the pulse of available properties and prices and report quarterly on the commercial real estate industry in our Market Report.

Our team will seek out potential sites and comparables. Combined with expertise in our market demographics and a thorough understanding of the cost of occupancy for tenants on the ground in the locations we serve, we provide in-depth counseling and strategy development.


  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Development
  • Demographic Analysis
  • Market Research and Assessment
  • Cost of Occupancy Analysis
  • Negotiations

Dedicated Leasing and Tenant Representation Experts

Gary is a recognized subject matter expert on retail and commercial properties. His experience includes the complete spectrum of commercial real estate services. In addition, he is a successful real estate developer, investor, and group investment sponsor. 

From the early 1990s through 2004 Gary was the president and a member of the board of directors of Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) the industry leader in single-tenant corporate net-leased real estate. During that time he guided the company’s growth from less than $15 million in real estate assets to over $1.5 billion. Gary is recognized as the most accredited commercial real estate practicing professional in the nation. He a senior instructor for the CCIM Institute and a member of the board of directors of the CCIM Institute and the Education Committee and a sought-after expert in commercial real estate.

Lauren Ralston Smith, CCIM, CPM

Lauren Ralston Smith, CCIM, CPM

Asset Manager & Senior Advisor

Lauren works with clients to increase the value and performance of their real estate investments. She believes that evaluating each property carefully to determine its strengths and weaknesses allows for maximum efficiency and profitability.

Lauren has worked in the real estate industry for over ten years, handling every aspect, such as sales, leasing, property management & development. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). In 2021, Lauren earned her Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Also, she has worked in business development, assisting several small businesses with their accounting, marketing, human resources & operational needs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Florida Southern College.

Linda Schultz

Linda Schultz

Associate Advisor

Linda serves clients with property management, leasing, and tenant representation needs and also analyzes properties for the firm. Linda brings diverse experience to the firm. She joined CBCSRD after working in a law firm in downtown Orlando, and recently passed her Florida bar exam. She also managed an accounting firm in Gainesville, Florida for four years.