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Bob Shanahan | Colliers | Sacramento

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 six scintillating 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, I strive to always be learning more and staying on the leading edge of market trends and remaining abreast of all pertinent real estate transactions and developments. Passionate about real estate and cities, I remain dedicated to taking Colliers to the next level by providing market-leading thought leadership and trends analysis for my team of internal and external clients.. I am a journalist by trade and a natural-born storyteller, always digging into the statistics in order to craft 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. At Colliers | Sacramento,  from mid-2018 to today,I have accelerated my career in the support of 40 brokers across the Capital City region. In late  2020, I was tasked with overseeing the Reno market while managing a new research associate. Over the last few years, I have extensive experience across many sectors of commercial real estate, including office, industrial, multifamily, retail, capital markets, healthcare, and life science. 



  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 from January 2020 to December 2020 
  • Commercial Property Research Certificate (CPRC), Colliers University, 2015
  • Loyola Marymount University (2008-2012), B.A. in English, writing emphasis

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. 



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

Aug 23, 2021

Summer 2021 Northwest Region Multifamily Market Report

Multifamily continues to drive investment as capital shifts with demographic and migration patterns
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Aug 11, 2021

2021 Summer Reno Retail Market Research Report

Retail Market Sees Surging Demand - As in-store sales rebound and exceed pre-pandemic levels, we are encouraged about the future of retail.
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Aug 3, 2021

2021 Q2 Sacramento Retail Market Report

Sacramento’s retail market restart began with the removal of business restrictions across California in mid-June 2021. Though businesses are now operating at full capacity, many employers are struggling to fill open kitchen and staff roles despite elevated unemployment levels. Net absorption is negative through the first six months of the year, but leasing activity is starting to pick up. Leasing demand is propelled by grocery stores, discount stores, quick service restaurants, home improvement stores, and fitness operators. Though the retail market faces ongoing challenges, the region’s strong population growth since the pandemic and rising housing construction should lead to higher demand and activity in the second half of the year. 
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Featured News

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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Nov 12, 2020

Housing Upheaval

Covid-19 creates unexpected fluctuations in real estate market
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