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Bob Shanahan


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Professional Summary

I entered commercial real estate at the start of 2015 at Colliers in Seattle/Bellevue and have accumulated more than four years of commercial real estate research experience. A writer by nature, I am always trying to tell the story behind the numbers and go above and beyond to add value to our team of brokers. Forever teachable and eternally curious. Passionate about real estate and dedicated to taking Colliers to the next level. I strive to stay abreast of all pertinent trades and significant transactions in whatever market I am tracking, providing up-to-date analytics, market knowledge, and forward-thinking thought leadership. I am a journalist by trade and a natural-born storyteller, digging into the statistics and crafting a forward-looking narrative, providing valuable insights to the brokers I support.

I have ample experience in office, industrial, multifamily, and retail research, assisting brokers in the leasing and selling of property. I focused primarily on the office and industrial markets in the Seattle/Puget Sound region from 2015-2017. From the fall of 2017 to early 2018, I was the office market research analyst at JLL in Sacramento, spending most of my time on Downtown office landlord rep-related work. Since May 2018, I have been back at Colliers in my hometown of Sacramento. Forever curious. Avid writer. Tireless researcher. Flexible collabotator. 



  1. Sacramento Business Journal - Amazon reportedly filling 1.3 million-square-foot Metro Air Park building (1/7/21) 

  2. The Sacramento Bee - Even in a pandemic, Sacramento rents are spiking again. Why the Bay Area is to blame (10/14/20)

  3. Colliers Knowledge Leader - Fall 2020 Northern California Multifamily Market Research Report  (10/6/20)

  4. Sacramento Business Journal - Downtown Dilemma: Covid-19's implications for Sacramento's urban core (7/23/20)

  5. Sacramento Bee - High rents, too much competition: Is downtown Sacramento's restaurant scene in trouble? (9/26/19) 

  6. Comstock's Magazine - Are You Recession Ready? (7/11/19) 

  7. GlobeSt - Sacramento: The Last Frontier for Industrial Options? (3/12/19)

  8. GlobeSt - The Family Doctor is No Longer (In)dependent (3/4/19) 

  9. Comstock's Magazine - The Herb Column: How Commercial Landlords Protect Their Assets in the Age of Legal Bud (12/27/18) 

  10. GlobeSt - With net zero energy goal, solar leads the charge (11/30/18) 

  11. Sacramento Business Journal - Colliers warns of central Sac reaching bar/restaurant tipping point (9/24/18) 

  12. Sacramento Bee - Sacramento had state's second highest rent increase. But there's good news for tenant's too (9/6/18) 

  13. 425 Business - Colliers Crunches the Number on Downtown Bellevue Office Space (2/2/2017)

  14. 425 Business - Homeward Bound (11/1/2016)

  15. The Registry Puget Sound Real Estate - A Bay Area Public Transit Proxy for Puget Sound Region (10/10/2016)

  16. 425 Business - Colliers International Report Predicts Future of Downtown Bellevue (10/10/2016)

  17. The Registry Puget Sound Real Estate - Downtown Bellevue Looks Ahead To Significant Growth In Its Multifamily Sector (10/5/2016)

  18. Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - Sky is not falling in Bellevue (8/4/2016)

  19. GeekWire - Coworking companies approaching 1M square feet of space in Seattle region (6/22/2016)

  20. Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - Valve eyes big space in Lincoln Square tower (5/5/2016)

List of articles authored and posted on LinkedIn


Currently taking classes for Colliers Management Development Program, Level 2 in partnership with Harvard Business School, through Harvard Manage Mentor after completing the first year-long course in December 2020. 

Commercial Property Research Certificate (CPRC), Colliers University, 2015

Loyola Marymount University (2008-2012), B.A. in English, writing emphasis


Memberships & Involvements

Greater Sacramento Ecomomic Council Certified Champion


Please reach out to me for my references and colleagues or former colleagues who can vouch for my work ethic and expertise. 



Business Development, Demographic Mapping, Geographic Information Systems GIS, Public Relations

Service Lines


Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily, Retail, Healthcare-Medical

My Team

Featured Research

Apr 16, 2021

2021 Q1 Sacramento Industrial Market Report

Sacramento’s industrial market continued to benefit from the rise of e-commerce and a recovering economy in the first quarter. Surging tenant demand and minimal availability have combined to place upward pressure on asking rents. Speculative development continues to lease up as development activity is clustered at the many options at Metro Air Park and the last remaining parcels in Southport.
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Apr 14, 2021

2021 Q1 Reno Office Market Research Report

Reno’s Resilient Office Market - While other West Coast office markets have seen substantial vacancy rate increases and notable occupancy losses, Reno’s office demand has stabilized in recent months and vacancy has only slightly ticked up over the last year.
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Apr 7, 2021

2021 Q1 Sacramento Office Market Report

Sacramento’s office market fundamentals continue to be impacted by the ongoing economic disruption from a year-long, once in a century pandemic. Over the last six months, the office market has recorded negative one million square feet of net absorption, driven primarily by new vacant sublease spaces in Highway 50 East and Roseville and large block vacancies Downtown.
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Featured News

Oct 14, 2020

Even in a pandemic, Sacramento rents are spiking again...

It’s yet another sign of a new Bay Area migration to the Sacramento region: Apartment rents in the ultra-expensive San Francisco area plummeted this summer, while increasing in the capital region.
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Oct 6, 2020

Colliers Northern California Releases First Multifamily Market Report

New biannual regional multifamily market report provides comprehensive analysis and outlook on seven markets, 15 counties and nearly 878,000 multifamily units
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