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
LIST OF QUOTED WORK IN ONLINE & PRINT MEDIA
The Sacramento Bee: Will turning state offices into housing help solve Sacramento's affordability crisis? (6/11/22)
Sacramento Business Journal: Sacramento's Office Space Shakeup (6/9/22)
The Registry Bay Area Real Estate - Sacramento Industrial Poised for an Active Year Ahead, According to Colliers Report (5/6/22)
425 Business: PNW Multifamily Investment Sales Recover from Pandemic Downturn (3/24/22)
Portland Business Journal: 'Constant undersupply:' How investors are cashing in on Portland's tight apartment market (3/18/22)
The Registry Bay Area Real Estate: Multifamily Report: "No Market is Really Struggling" (2/24/22)
Commercial Property Executive: Buzz Oates Plans $750M Sacramento-Area Business Park (2/21/22)
Commercial RealEstate Direct: Sacramento, Calif., Industrial Market Sees Major Growth (1/3/22)
The Registry Bay Area Real Estate - Report: Sacramento Office Occupancy Continues to "Fall Deep into the Red" (10/22/21)
Sacramento Business Journal - Amazon reportedly filling 1.3 million-square-foot Metro Air Park building (1/7/21)
The Sacramento Bee - Even in a pandemic, Sacramento rents are spiking again. Why the Bay Area is to blame (10/14/20)
Colliers Knowledge Leader - Fall 2020 Northern California Multifamily Market Research Report (10/6/20)
Sacramento Business Journal - Downtown Dilemma: Covid-19's implications for Sacramento's urban core (7/23/20)
Sacramento Bee - High rents, too much competition: Is downtown Sacramento's restaurant scene in trouble? (9/26/19)
GlobeSt - Sacramento: The Last Frontier for Industrial Options? (3/12/19)
GlobeSt - The Family Doctor is No Longer (In)dependent (3/4/19)
Comstock's Magazine - The Herb Column: How Commercial Landlords Protect Their Assets in the Age of Legal Bud (12/27/18)
GlobeSt - With net zero energy goal, solar leads the charge (11/30/18)
Sacramento Business Journal - Colliers warns of central Sac reaching bar/restaurant tipping point (9/24/18)
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento had state's second highest rent increase. But there's good news for tenants too (9/6/18)
425 Business - Colliers Crunches the Number on Downtown Bellevue Office Space (2/2/2017)
425 Business - Homeward Bound (11/1/2016)
The Registry Puget Sound Real Estate - A Bay Area Public Transit Proxy for Puget Sound Region (10/10/2016)
425 Business - Colliers International Report Predicts Future of Downtown Bellevue (10/10/2016)
The Registry Puget Sound Real Estate - Downtown Bellevue Looks Ahead To Significant Growth In Its Multifamily Sector (10/5/2016)
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - Sky is not falling in Bellevue (8/4/2016)
GeekWire - Coworking companies approaching 1M square feet of space in Seattle region (6/22/2016)
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
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Since 2007, I have worked alongside Tom Walcott, Jason Rutherford, Kris Reilly, and Scott Bennett providing honest and intelligent guidance to local and regional owners of office property throughout the Sacramento Area. Working with integrity, I handle my client’s commercial real estate needs as if they were my own.
While pursuing my own smaller tenant, landlord, and investor projects, I also provide support to my partners through the coordination of marketing, contracts, and transaction management. Through this experience, I have developed significant knowledge of the procedures necessary to transact a real estate deal.
Within Sacramento Brokerage, I oversee the research department. In this role, I manage the creation of our quarterly market reports, gather and distribute information regarding deals and market activity, and provide our brokers with tools and knowledge to help them better service their clients. This opportunity has made me more aware of market activity and the trends that affect all specialties such as industrial and retail commercial real estate. I can provide a more unique perspective to my clients than those who focus on one market sector.
My greatest accomplishment in life is being a father to my two daughters. I am actively involved in their extra-curricular activities including coaching softball & soccer and being a founding board member of Land Park Softball.
As a Research Analyst in Reno, I perform database maintenance and work with the Northwest Research team to produce quarterly reports for the region. I also track market activity to provide meaningful insights for our excellent group of advisors. My areas of interest include the Industrial, Office, and Retail sectors. With a background in finance, I enjoy the creative problem solving involved in research.
Outside the office my passions are film, music, and rock climbing.
I am an experienced researcher who craves information and learning new industries. This is evident by my diverse work experience which began with managing multi-family units in Stockton California during 2014. I have since expanded my management portfolio into Sacramento and maintain pristine conditions of my buildings. In 2018 I worked as an executive assistant for the California High-Speed Rail Authority where I researched and recorded acquired land parcels, created and presented overview of the project and future plans for construction, and wrote progress reports. In 2021 I started working as the Legislative Correspondence Analyst for the California Board of Registered Nursing where I expedited licensure of over 200 registered nurses, transcribed informational data and produced reports, created training packages for new hires, and acted as the primary liaison between the Governor’s office and the board. That same year I started working as a residential real estate agent, closing my first deal by April of that year. I have since worked with nearly a dozen residential clients and have now begun my journey into the commercial sector as a research associate with Colliers.