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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. 425 Business - Colliers Crunches the Number on Downtown Bellevue Office Space (2/2/2017)

  16. 425 Business - Homeward Bound (11/1/2016)

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

  18. 425 Business - Colliers International Report Predicts Future of Downtown Bellevue (10/10/2016)

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

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

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

  22. 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

  • 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

Service Lines


Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily, Retail, Healthcare

My Team

Featured Research

Aug 3, 2022

2022 Q2 Sacramento Retail Market Report

Retail tenant demand remains strong throughout the Sacramento region with the local economy surpassing pre-pandemic employment and population continuing to rise. Despite a negative quarter of net absorption, year-to-date demand is still positive, and vacancy is level with its pre-pandemic rate. Demand is outpacing supply as construction continues at a measured pace, concentrated in growing suburban areas like Roseville, Rancho Cordova, and Folsom.
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Jul 14, 2022

2022 Q2 Reno Industrial Market Research Report

Sub Single Digit Vacancy with Relief on the Horizon - Northern Nevada’s industrial market has seen healthy leasing activity, a robust construction pipeline, and continued rent growth throughout the first half of 2022.
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Jul 13, 2022

2022 Q2 Sacramento Industrial Market Report

Sacramento’s industrial market is still on solid ground as tenant demand holds strong throughout the first half of 2022. The vacancy rate rose due to new speculative product hitting the market though rising construction costs and interest rates are starting to give some developers pause on starting new developments. Amazon’s pull back from the market has impacted a couple of future projects but overall tenant demand from expanding local occupiers is keeping pace with new supply.
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Featured News

Oct 22, 2021

Report: Sacramento Office Occupancy Continues to “Fall Deep into the Red”

While suburban office markets have generally fared better than their more urban counterparts, the challenges of COVID-19 remain.
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Jan 7, 2021

Amazon reportedly filling 1.3 million-square-foot Metro Air Park building

Years after Amazon kicked off Metro Air Park's development with an 855,000-square-foot warehouse, the e-commerce giant is apparently going even bigger in the same development.
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