Advisory Board Member

Nathan S. Collier

Collier Photo CEO, The Collier Companies
220 N. Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 375-2152
Email (nathan.collier at

  • Board member since: 2000
  • UF alumnus: Undergrad, Finance, 1974; MBA, , 1978; Doctorate, Law, 1982.
  • Location: Gainesville/Ocala area.
  • Real estate role:
    • Owner/Investor
  • Bio: Nathan S. Collier is principal and chairman of The Collier Companies and The Paradigm Group, which are focused on apartment markets in the southern and eastern United States. Under the Collier/Paradigm umbrella, Collier owns 9,600+ apartments homes in Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Ocala, and Tallahassee, Florida, and Norman, Oklahoma. Collier/Paradigm is one of the largest owners of apartments in the state of Florida, housing almost 20% of the off-campus student body of the University of Florida. He is a licensed real estate broker, a building contractor, a CPA, and an attorney. Collier is a life member of the board of the University of Florida Foundation and is on the board of the National Multi Housing Council, serving as chair of its Student Housing Committee, one of the organization’s five standing committees; he also is a member of Urban Land Institute and NAREIT. He is an avid racquetball player, a voracious reader, and life-long learner. Collier loves to travel, and enjoys teaching occasionally as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida. Collier is active in World Presidents’ Organization and supports the local arts, including the Hippodrome State Theatre, UF’s Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Dance Alive! He earned a BSBA in Finance from UF in 1974 and an MBA in 1978. Collier passed the CPA exam on the first sitting, scoring among the top ten individuals in the state of Florida. In 1982, he received his J.D. from UF’s Levin College of Law, scoring in the 97th percentile on the LSAT. He is lead author of "Construction Funding,"a textbook published by John Wiley & Sons, now in its fourth edition. Collier is an avid blogger; his blog on personal leadership and business ethics can be found at
  • Board activity:
    • Executive Committee, 2000-current
  • Support: Mentor to MSRE student 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007; 2006 Spring Retreat