Go BackTeam
Phil Fischler
Phil sees potential in deals when others cannot.
Joe Bonora
Catalyst Management, Tampa, Florida

Phil Fischler, Founder + President

Phil is trusted by prominent U.S. and international companies with the investment in and development of high-profile mixed-use, multi-family and commercial properties from Montana to South Florida. Clients turn to him for his integrity, creativity, versatility and wide-ranging experience spanning engineering to real estate brokerage to bank advisement. With an uncanny ability to recognize opportunities and predict real estate trends, Phil’s resourcefulness inspires action and delivers results. Highly regarded for honoring commitments and achieving goals, he has a track record to back up his reputation.

In 2009, Phil founded Fischler Property Company with a mission to build a legacy through inspiring investment in and restoration of Southwest Florida while helping to positively shape its inevitable growth.

A third-generation Floridian, Phil graduated from Florida State University with degrees in civil engineering and mathematics. He then joined the national engineering firm Kimley-Horn, where he led one of the firm’s highest-producing divisions, was among the youngest shareholders, and launched the acclaimed Land Development University, an intensive internal training program that developed the firm’s young talent. While there, he spearheaded substantial growth for numerous household names including Costco, Target, Lowe’s, Lincoln Property Company and AMLI. Just prior to starting his own firm, Phil served as Vice President of Development for North American Properties-Southeast, where he helped develop Class-A, Publix-anchored shopping centers across Florida.

Phil earned the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, is a recognized CoStar Power Broker, is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, a licensed real estate broker in Florida, and a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Florida. He has been involved in over 10 million square feet of commercial real estate development with an investment value over $1.3 billion.

Phil paid his way through college by working as a waiter and bartender in fine-dining restaurants, where on slow nights he often landed in the kitchen and subsequently learned to cook French and Italian cuisine, a skill he credits for the success of his marriage to his wife, Angela. Come summertime, they can be found alongside their daughter-and-son twins exploring America’s greatest cities and national parks. Otherwise, you’ll find Phil decompressing while sport fishing or enjoying the outdoors.  He’s a Coastal Conservation Association Life Member, as well as an active supporter of the United Way and various youth athletic programs and has served in leadership roles at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Phil also serves on the Florida Gulf Coast University College of Business Economics and Finance Executive Board.