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Bob Shanahan


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Professional Summary

Bob entered commercial real estate at the start of 2015 at Colliers in Seattle/Bellevue and has more than seven years of commercial real estate research experience. A writer by nature, Bob is always trying to tell the story behind the numbers and go above and beyond to add value to his brokerage partners. Forever teachable and eternally curious, Bob strives to always be learning more while staying on the leading edge of market trends and remaining abreast of all pertinent real estate transactions and developments. Passionate about real estate and urban planning, Bob is dedicated to taking Colliers to the next level by providing market-leading thought leadership and trends analysis for his internal and external clients.. Bob is a natural-born storyteller, always digging into the statistics with unmatched nuance to craft a forward-looking narrative and outlook across the many sectors of commercial real estate he tracks.  

With extensive experience in office, industrial, multifamily, and retail research, and a developing competency in capital markets, life science, and healthcare/medical office, Bob assists brokers in the leasing and selling of property, providing best in class research support. He regularly provides market presentations for internal brokerage teams and external organizations. Bob focused primarily on the office and industrial markets in the Seattle/Puget Sound region from 2015-2017. From fall 2017 to early 2018, Bob was the office market research analyst at JLL in Sacramento with an emphasis on Downtown landlord-rep related research. 

Since May 2018, Bob has been back at Colliers in his hometown of Sacramento. Since mid-2018, Bob bas accelerated his career in the support of 40 brokers across the Capital City region. In late  2020, Bob was tasked with overseeing the Reno market while managing a new Research Analyst, and has taken on an increasing leadership role in the Northwest region, including leading the regional multifamily market report comprised of 10 markets from Northern California and Northern Nevada to Oregon and Washington. Bob has invested in his leadership development, recently completing the two year Management Development Program at Colliers in partnership with Harvard Business School and completing the year long Leadership Sacramento Class of 2021 through the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation.  


  • Colliers Northwest  / North Central Region Researcher of the Year, 2021 
  • Colliers Sacramento Outstanding Team Member, 2021 
  • Colliers Sacramento Most Media Mentions, 2020-2021 



  1. The Sacramento Bee: Will turning state offices into housing help solve Sacramento's affordability crisis? (6/11/22)

  2. Sacramento Business Journal: Sacramento's Office Space Shakeup (6/9/22)

  3. The Registry Bay Area Real Estate - Sacramento Industrial Poised for an Active Year Ahead, According to Colliers Report (5/6/22)

  4. 425 Business: PNW Multifamily Investment Sales Recover from Pandemic Downturn (3/24/22)

  5. Portland Business Journal: 'Constant undersupply:' How investors are cashing in on Portland's tight apartment market (3/18/22) 

  6. The Registry Bay Area Real Estate: Multifamily Report: "No Market is Really Struggling" (2/24/22)

  7. Commercial Property Executive: Buzz Oates Plans $750M Sacramento-Area Business Park (2/21/22) 

  8. Commercial RealEstate Direct: Sacramento, Calif., Industrial Market Sees Major Growth (1/3/22) 

  9. The Registry Bay Area Real Estate - Report: Sacramento Office Occupancy Continues to "Fall Deep into the Red" (10/22/21) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. 425 Business - Colliers Crunches the Number on Downtown Bellevue Office Space (2/2/2017)

  23. 425 Business - Homeward Bound (11/1/2016)

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

  25. 425 Business - Colliers International Report Predicts Future of Downtown Bellevue (10/10/2016)

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

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

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

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


  • Colliers Management Development Program, Levels 1 - 2, in partnership with Harvard Business School  | November 2021 Graduation 
  • Commercial Property Research Certificate (CPRC), Colliers University | 2015
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A. in English, writing emphasis |  2012 

Memberships & Involvements

  • Urban Land Institute Sacramento (Young Leaders Group) 
  • Leadership Sacramento Class of 2021 | Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation
  • 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. 



Demographic Mapping, Geographic Information Systems GIS, Public Relations

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Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily, Retail, Healthcare

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Featured Research

Mar 20, 2023

2022 Year End Northern California Industrial Market Report

This report will highlight industrial market trends through year-end 2022 along with a 2023 outlook across six Northern California industrial markets – Sacramento, Oakland, Stockton, Solano & Napa Counties, Pleasanton, and North I-680/Hwy 4 Corridor, which consists of the nine counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, and Napa. There is a combined 549.4 million square feet of existing inventory across these six markets.
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Mar 14, 2023

2022 Year End Northwest Region Multifamily Market Research Report

The Northwest Region’s multifamily market fundamentals exhibited significant softening throughout the second half of 2022. Sales activity similarly began to taper off at the end of 2022, however, pricing held up and buyer demand remains strong. 2023 will be a year of normalization for both rent growth and cap rates as new supply comes online and higher interest rates continue to disrupt in the capital markets.
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Mar 9, 2023

2022 End of Year Reno Office Sales Report

Uncertainty surrounding interest rates in 2022 compressed average pricing down and slowed investment activity toward the end of the year.
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Featured News

Jan 17, 2023

Newport Beach firm Phelan Development works on spec industrial project in Metro Air Park, with option for more

Reflecting an ongoing shift in what's getting built at Metro Air Park, a Newport Beach developer has joined the massive business park in Sacramento County with a spec industrial project.
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Dec 29, 2022

Badiee Development sells two new industrial buildings in Metro Air Park to Canadian firm BentallGreenOak | Colliers Sacramento

Two new industrial buildings in Metro Air Park that sold recently aren't the behemoths of recent years, but they're a good sign for the sector overall, according to a broker on the deal.
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