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Barry Zoob | Colliers | Omaha

Barry Zoob

Senior Vice President | Omaha

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Professional Summary

Barry Zoob joined Colliers International in April of 1999. His areas of emphasis include corporate real estate relationships, and the sales and leasing of high-grade commercial office space. Barry also focuses on investment sales for individual and institutional clients. His responsibilities encompass listing negotiation, marketing, contract negotiation, tenant representation, and strategic services coordination. 

Zoob's significant accomplishments include: supporting the Gallup Organization in their site selection of their 60-acre campus; the representation on a national basis of a major publicly held information services company; the sale of a 100-acre parcel of land; the sale and development of a large previously undeveloped parcel of land to a national big-box retailer; represented one of the nation’s largest privately owned companies (Tenaska) on a 100,000-square-foot build-to-suit; and site selection for a build-to-suit for a Fortune 100 company.

Barry’s substantive business background as an owner and as an executive enables him to offer insightful expertise to corporate and institutional clients. He also served as the leader of Colliers International’s Office Advisory Services team and has completed over $450 million in transactions. Barry is also Co-Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Summit. Now in its 31st year, the CRE Summit is an annual gathering of Omaha and Lincoln’s commercial real estate community and business leaders.   

Beyond business, Barry still carries a 5 handicap on the golf course and spends a lot of time with his 3 children and 7 grandchildren. And as important as any other part of his life is his commitment to community service and his 40 year term as a member of the board of directors of the Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a testimony to Barry's commitment to make this world a better place and now serves as Chairman Emeritus.


  • 2018 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame
  • 2017 Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2018 and 2016 CRE Summit Chairman’s Award
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013 Colliers | Omaha Chairman’s Club
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 CoStar Power Broker
  • 2018, 2013, 2010 and 2003 Deal of the Year Award
  • 2018 and 2013 CRE Summit Deal of the Year
  • 2010 Broker of the Year Award
  • 2009 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2000 Rising Star Award


Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison​

Memberships & Involvements

Vistage International, Association for Corporate Growth


  • Husch Blackwell
  • C&A Industries
  • The Gallup Organization
  • Pitney Bowes
  • InfoGroup
  • Blumkin Family
  • Herzing University
  • Election Systems & Software
  • TPG TeleManagement
  • Tenaska
  • Firstar Fiber
  • Broadmoor Development
  • Physicians Mutual Insurance
  • Flywheel
  • NT&T Security
  • Applied Underwriters
  • Proxibid


"Barry Zoob provided us outstanding counsel throughout negotiations of a 45,000 square foot, 15-year lease. He further assisted us in applying for all Nebraska tax advantages which will provide immeasurable reductions to our operating costs." Lisa Defalco, CEO, TPG TeleManagement

"Through Barry's timely focus, he kept us on task with our relocation. Barry has exceptional business and negotiating skills and we could not be more pleased with the transaction he completed on our behalf." Linda Warton, District Manager, ATI Title

"Barry did an outstanding job of negotiating ten-year renewals on 85,000 square feet in 2010 as well as our expansion in 2016. His business expertise was of great value to ensure we received significant landlord concessions and a fair rental structure. Barry is considered an integral part of our team, and we look to him for all our of real estate requirements throughout North America." Aldo Tesi, CEO, Election Systems & Software

"Barry does a terrific job in leasing our Omaha office portfolio consisting of over 800,000 square feet. He also sourced an outstanding asset we acquired in 2010. Barry is a valuable part of the IRET team." Chuck Greenberg, Vice President, Asset manager, IRET Properties



Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

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