Eric W. Deckinger


Eric Deckinger has over 40 years of commercial real estate development experience on a national and international basis including acquisition and ground up development of more than 20 million square feet of retail, office, hotel and mixed-use properties.

As Vice President of Opus South, which was part of a $2.5 billion multi disciplined Development Company, he had responsibility for all commercial development on the east coast of Florida. He supervised activities relating to project development, including planning, market analysis, entitlements, construction, financial feasibility, governmental approvals, marketing and leasing.

For more than 20 years prior, he held various positions with Leonard L. Farber Inc., a national and international commercial and retail development company serving as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Leasing and for nine years as President.

Deckinger had the good fortune of being born into a real estate family. From the time he was 10 years old he was intrigued with building shopping centers, which often was the subject of family discussions. His summers while in high school and college were typically occupied with roles on construction sites and observing how real estate development functioned. These very early exposures lead to his lifelong interest in the development business.

The formation of Collarmele Partners in 2008 was a dream opportunity. Each of the partners represents the best in their field of the development industry. All disciplines are covered by “A” players that have a level of skill that comes from years of actual experience in the successful execution of some of the most notable projects in North America.

When he isn’t hard at work, Eric likes to watch the Miami Heat win basketball games. He also enjoys sailing, salt water fishing and any excuse to be in the Keys or the Caribbean.

• National Association of Industrial & Office Properties / South Florida Chapter – Board Member
• International Council of Shopping Centers – Member, past State Director
• Urban Land Institute – Member
• University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies – Board Member