Managing Broker & Founder – Fortress Commercial Real Estate, Tampa, FL

Specializing in sales and leasing of industrial and office properties from the West Coast of FL in Tampa Bay to Orlando, primarily near the Airports, Seaports and the I-4 and I-75 corridors.

Prior to starting Fortress Commercial Real Estate,Kostas was a Senior Associate at CBRE, Associate Director of Industrial Sales and Leasing for Cushman & Wakefield and Sales Associate at Grubb & Ellis in Tampa.

Kostas hasover 18 years of real estate experience in Florida.  The last 15 years have been focused in Tampa Bay and the I-4 Corridor, with over 14.4 million SF of transactions closed, and many thousands of acres of land sold in Central and SW Florida, totaling over $300 million in transactions.

In the past 15 years, he has closed over 750 deals with clients such as Amazon, Mettler-Toledo, Bunzl, Innovation Cabinetry, Cintas, Red Bull, Cardinal Health, McKesson, ADP, Publix, Star Distribution, Saddle Creek, Rooms To Go, Hostess, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, International Paper, GE, Pitney-Bowes, USPS, UPS, NFI, Gemaire, ThyssenKrupp, Otis Elevators, Oldcastle, MetLife, ProLogis, EastGroup, Duke, Liberty, Blackstone, Link Industrial, etc.

Fortress CRE is a forward-looking brokerage firm based in Tampa, FL, offering a strong technology foundation.  Fortress CRE helps both small businesses and large corporations assess their commercial real estate needs by using tech tools and efficient process expertise.  Fortress CRE provides a wide array of commercial real estate leasing and management services, which include property searches, negotiations, marketing, property management, asset management for investment funds, acquisition and disposition services, as well as promoting local tech, real estate and philanthropic networking events.

Kostas holds an MBA from the University of Tampa, an MS in Management/Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BS in Management Information Systems from The Florida State University.

He is active on committees and boards including the Bay Area Advisors, Tampa Bay WaVE, and Professional Philanthropic Network helping raise millions of dollars for local non-profits and charities.

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